Displaying items by tag: multicultural traditions http://www.kepler.edu Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:01:51 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb V100 Mapping Your Destiny: Indian Astrology for the Western Astrologer http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/489-v100 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/489-v100 This manuscript from Nepal, in Newari and Sanskrit, dating from around 1900, contains a number of miscellaneous prayers and spells with illustrations on a long strip of stiff paper folded into a compact book. In addition to being a basis for the writing and painting, the yellow background may also be an insect repellent containing arsenic. Represented here are deities of the planets, who are propitiated to prevent the bad things their position in a horoscorpe may threaten. In the Indian system, there are nine planets, the seven visible ones plus the two

Primary Instructor: Kenneth Miller
This course may be taken as a diploma program elective
Indian Astrology, called JYOTISH or Vedic Astrology is India’s method for understanding your Destiny.

Click here for a guided tour of the course by Kenneth Miller

Imagine a way to access the details of your life-script (your karma). You could gain understanding of your life purpose, know when to seize opportunity, and have the foreknowledge to remediate difficult circumstances. This is the tradition of Jyotish, the astrology of India. This courses gives you tools to make use of the concepts and practices of Indian astrology, including how it can play a healing role in our lives, and how it can be an adjunct to your Western Astrological work.
The course will be hands-on with multiple example charts. Your astrological analytic skills will be strengthened through the use of the charts of ordinary people.

By the end of the term you will learn:

  • The rules for evaluating a planet’s aptitude and temperament, and how it will play out in the life.
  • To make sense of the often contradictory indications shown in the chart.
  • How the Varga (Divisional charts) provide additional insight on a specific topic.
  • The timing method of Dashas which determines when a planet will deliver on its promise.
  • Additional methods, including Indian transit principles, yogas (special planetary combinations), and the fascinating history of this unbroken astrological tradition.
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    kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:08:25 +0000
    CS101: Classical Horary Astrology http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/487-cs101 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/487-cs101 CS101: Classical Horary Astrology

    Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman
    This course can be used as an elective for the diploma. 
    This is not an introductory course. CS100 Essential Dignities Workshop or equivalent is required. 

    You may have used natal astrology to tell that you are likely to move this year - but is the house you just looked at a good match? Your client's chart may show relationship issues, but is the guy she just met last weekend a prince or a frog? And what if your cousin's birth time is uncertain - he still has questions! This course will give you the depth and experience to answer all of these questions - and many more!

    This 10-week course includes a coursesite with weekly assignments, discussion forum and resource materials along with 90 minutes of on-line questions and exercises per week, on Tuesdays evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm Pacific / 8:30 - 10:00 pm Eastern

    Text Copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 J. Lee Lehman:

    Horary astrology is a part of one of the oldest branches of divination: that of asking questions. Normally, when we use the word horary, we refer specifically to the particular sets of rules for interpreting an astrological chart drawn for the moment of asking a question, a type of astrology also known under the Sanskrit name prashna. However, let us not forget that the urge of humans to obtain answers to important questions by divining, or asking the gods, is much older. Horary astrology in a sense is merely a technology for reading that divine answer, like the I Ching, or Tarot.

    In Shang Dynasty China, the king would ask questions frequently, often involving the question of what sacrifice the gods wanted. In ancient Babylonia, all manner of omens – really, any deviation from business as usual, whether unusual birth, unusual weather, or unusual bird formations, as an opportunity to divine the message from the gods. As astrology gradually gained primacy as a method for reading the heavens, and hence the place of the gods, so it later became a preferred means of similarly reading the gods’ messages.

    We all ask questions. Some of these questions are more important than others. What makes a question important? It's not how much money is on the line, or whether you really need to move. It's whether you care more about knowing the answer than about what the answer is. Suppose you're driving to work, and thinking about that new person you interviewed yesterday. You could be thinking, "I wonder if Jane would be good for the job." Or you could be very impressed with Jane, and convinced that she could really help you with that next big project, so you say, "Will my company hire Jane?" The first is not a horary question, while the second one may be. A horary question is one in which the person asking the question really wants to know the answer. It is this serious interest which allows a horary astrologer to interpret the moment when the question is asked. Casual curiosity is not enough.
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      enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:29:13 +0000
      CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/486-cs102 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/486-cs102 CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology

      Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhD
      This is not an introductory course. CS100 Essential Dignities Workshop or equivalent is required.
      This course can be used as an elective for the diploma.

      There are correspondences between the physical body and the astrological chart. From ancient times to the Renaissance, medical doctors used these correspondences to help them in their practice. 

      The purpose to this course is not to engage in medical practice as understood legally. But these traditional tools can help the astrologer  offer specialized services to their clients, mainly concerning the timing and circumstances of medical care provided by licensed practitioners.

      Required Text: Traditional Medical Astrology by J. Lee Lehman, available at www.leelehman.com

      Syllabus for the Full Course:

      1. Temperaments
      2. Hippocrates and the Homeopathy/Allopathy Debate
      3. Humors, Lifestyles and Wellness/ How to Use the Elements
      4. Vitality and Longevity
      5. The Body, Health and Disease in the Natal Chart
      6. The Spirit, Health and Disease in the Natal Chart
      7. The Houses and their Meanings & Uses.
      8. Parts of the Body Chronic Tendencies (Physical or Mental) and their Magnitude
      9. Crisis and the Development of Disease
      10. The Medical Master Piece.

      This 10-week course includes a coursesite with weekly assignments, discussion forum and resource materials along with 90 minutes of on-line questions and exercises per week.

       

       

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        enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:29:05 +0000
        EV101 Evolutionary Astrology – the Pluto Material http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/449-evolutionary-astrology http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/449-evolutionary-astrology EV101 Evolutionary Astrology – the Pluto Material

        Instructor: Laura Nalbandian
        The question of the soul has fascinated humans since the beginning of time. Through his own quest to find deeper meaning, Jeffry Green began to develop the Pluto material; exploring at the nature of the soul in the natal chart.  By the mid 1980's his book "Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul" was published.  The material strives to cut to the core issues of the soul - answering the questions of "why am I here, what are my lessons?"  
        In this 13 week course, we'll examine this groundbreaking work. We'll start with the discussion of the three evolutionary states of consciousness and the basic rules of the Pluto methodology.  Then move onto exploring the twelve house placements of Pluto.  By the end of this course, students will be able to:

        1) identify the states of evolution
        2) identify the rules for interpretation
        3) analyze a natal chart using Evolutionary Astrology techniques

        Requirements: must have an understanding of the planets, houses, signs and aspects.  
        Required reading: "Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul"

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          kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Sun, 28 Apr 2013 02:46:24 +0000
          E511 Symmetry in Astrology 2 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/439-e511 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/439-e511 E511 Symmetry in Astrology 2

          Symmetrical Astrology in the Modern World -
          New Tools for the Ancient Arts

          Instructor: Gary Christen

          This course will aquaint the participant with the background, materials and methods behind the emerging Symmetrical Astrology. Symmetrical Astrology is a modern framework for astrology comprising the work of Arthur Blackwell, Alfred Witte, Rob Hand and Gary Christen. It affords astrology the possibility of a truely structured form with common rules, observations and methods in keeping with modern times. Please note that this course only references Uranian Astrology and uses the Uranian System as a departure point for the structural integration of future astrological possibilites.

          Because students are expected to practice the  techniques each week, there will be a discount for the course and a 1/2 price discount for the software used to work with symmetrical astrology, Nova Chart Wheels.

          Symmetrical Astrology is a modern framework for astrology comprising the work of Arthur Blackwell, Alfred Witte, Rob Hand and Gary Christen. It affords astrology the possibility of a truly structured form with common rules, observations and methods in keeping with modern times. Please note that this course only references Uranian Astrology and uses the Uranian System as a departure point for the structural integration of future astrological possibilities.

          Symmetrical Astrology can be distinguished from anything else that has come before it. It breaks from the past without losing the conceptual basis of astrological practice.

          Symmetrical Astrology is a work in progress spanning close to 100 years. While the core technique of Uranian Astrology is widely practiced all over the world, Alfred Witte, the principle designer, could only re-conceptualize what was available in his era and more discoveries in our field have been made since his time.

          Many practitioners think that his ideas mainly concern funny dials and non-existent planets and such opinions are wrong. Witte thoroughly examined all the available ancient sources (and prior to WW1 these sources were considerable), creating underlying principles that conceptually tied together previously unrelated material. However, he wasn’t exposed to any knowledge of the emerging discoveries of pre-Greek astrology.

          Witte didn’t study Mayan or Babylonian sources as most didn’t exist or weren’t accessible in a useable way during his era. His development of a language of astrology and other viewpoints were based on planes and the Greek concept of the horoscope as a point in time – very two-dimensional. Arthur Blackwell conceived of the Babylonian direction early on as the translations of the cuneiform texts became available to the scholarly public. Blackwell introduced three-dimensional, very practical ways of looking at the heavens. His concepts combined with Witte’s core elements opens up an amazing amount of data and possible research possibilities.

          Rob Hand has suggested that astrology is a dangerous knowledge that, by its very existence, threatens the current worldview and scientific paradigm. He provides the spark to make our work have great meaning and purpose. I consider these concepts to be his greatest contribution to the field.

          In this course, we will learn these underlying principles in a practical, useful way. You should, by the end, be equipped to help build new and modern astrological forms to bring what was known in the past into the new cultural world that is emerging and transforming everything.

          Topics include: The personal points and their use in delineating the horoscope; connections and planetary pictures, the 360 degree dial, variations of planetary pictures, introduction to difference theory, working with solar arc, working with oblique angularity and the polar azimuthal equidistant project format, 3-D planetary pictures, integration of aspect and house frameworks, working with event charts, natal analysis and predictive techniques, reconsidering the philosophy and implications of symmetrical astrology.

          Requirements: This is not a beginning course. Students should have a strong grounding in the basic astrological symbols and natal interpretation. E510 is highly recommended because this course assumes students have a basic knowledge of the principles involved in symmetrical astrology.


          Note:

          The Uranian system of astrology, also known as the Hamburg School of Astrology, had its origins in the early part of the twentieth century. It was first established by Alfred Witte (1878-1943) and his student and colleague Friederich Sieggrum (1877-1951), both well-known German astrologers.

          Uranian astrology, and its offshoot Cosmobiology developed a specific set of highly useful techniques. Most well known are midpoints and the 90 degree dial, which have gained wide usage. But there is far more to Uranian astrology than just these two methods.

          The techniques of Uranian astrology are precise and specific in both their natal interpretations and their application to pinpointing events.

           

           

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            kepler@kepler.edu (Kepler) Symmetrical Astrology Tue, 19 Feb 2013 02:40:54 +0000
            E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/432-e510 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/432-e510 E510 Symmetry in Astrology 1: An Introduction

            Instructor: Bruce Scofield.

            10-week online class. Students will have a course site with course materials, discussion forums and more. Students will also meet once a week for an online conference to discuss the materials.

            This course considers a range of astrological techniques that share a common principle – symmetry. Much of astrology is done using signs, houses and aspects which are essentially spatial, but do not necessarily involve symmetricality. The astrological chart itself is a grid on which planets are located in specific compartments, i.e. houses and signs. The planets can be shown to relate to each other by aspects based on the the division of the circle by various integers. In this way a delineation is produced. In this course we will consider only astrological techniques that are based on symmetry, which turns out to be quite a few.

            Many of the fundamental principles of astrology are based on symmetry. Best known is the distribution of signs by element and quality, a scheme that is based on equal distances along the ecliptic and that produces perfect triangles and squares.

            Another example of symmetry in astrology is the arrangement of traditional sign rulerships. In the scheme sometimes called the “ladder of the planets,” an axis is established between Cancer and Leo, and Capricorn and Aquarius. With this axis in place, planetary rulerships are equally divided laterally in spite of the varying angular relationship between signs ruled by the same planet. For example, both Venus and Mars rule signs that are in a quincunx relationship, but in the rulership scheme they form a symmetrical pattern relative to Aries/Taurus and Libra/Scorpio cusp. The one exception is the single sign rulership of the Cancer and Leo by the Moon and Sun, respectively.

            A third example is found in the positions in the zodiac of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions over a long period of time – roughly 800 years. The conjunction of these bodies happens evey 20 years, but not in the same sign sucessively. The conjunctions take place in signs of the same element, but move one sign backwards in the zodiac. After roughly 200 years, the conjunctions will shift element, this change being thought to mark significant shifts in collective behaviors that generate historical events.

            A major part of the course will concern itself with an organized set of techniques that are entirely based on the positioning of points and planets at equal distances from each other. These techniques have an ancient pedigree in the form of antisica and parts, but they blossomed in the 20th century as the core principle of the Hamburg School, or Uranian Astrology. This development, surely one of the most important technical developments of the entire century, has had a profound influence on modern astrology in Europe and in the eastern United States. More than half of this course will be concerned with the methodology of this radical development in modern astrology. For those who wish to take this study further, there will be a more advanced course offered next year taught by Gary Christen.

            This is a 10-week in-depth online course. The course website will have readings, discussion forums, assignments and more. There is also a live 1 hour online meeting each week to discuss the material and ask questions

            Topics include: Coordinate systems - measuring the sky; Declination and Latitude; Antiscia and proportional arcs, equal openings; Lots (Arabic Parts); Introduction to Uranian Astrology; Midpoints and Planetary Pictures on the 360 degree dial; Midpoint trees, midpoint sorts, arc openings; The 90 degree dial and houses; Solar arc and the TNPs; Edith Wangeman and the Composite Chart

            To read some additional information on the development of Symmetrical Astrology, please see Gary Christen's articles at Astrolabe: 

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              bcscofield@juno.com (Bruce Scofield) Symmetrical Astrology Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:33:34 +0000
              WH101 The Brilliance of Hellenistic Astrology: Introduction http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/403-wh101 http://www.kepler.edu/home/index.php/classes/electives/item/403-wh101 Istanbul Archaeological Museum - Gigantomachy (the battle among the Greek gods (at the left side is depicted Athena) and the Giants, portrayed here as Tritons). Hellenistic art of the Roman period, 2nd century AD. From Aphrodisias.

              Primary Instructor: Joseph Crane

              The student should have a background in the basics of modern astrology prior to taking this course.

              The Hellenistic underpinnings of modern astrology are being re-discovered as more texts are translated. Using primary texts of the Hellenistic astrological tradition and modern commentaries, this certificate introduces the student to Hellenistic techniques and procedures plus develops basic chart interpretation skills in both natal and predictive.

              Every serious student of astrology should at least take an introduction to this tradition in order to fully appreciate the richness of our own astrological history!

              Using primary texts of the Hellenistic astrological tradition and modern commentaries, this certificate introduces the student to Hellenistic techniques and procedures plus develops basic chart interpretation skills in both natal and predictive.

              Joseph Crane, author of Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy, brings together various Hellenistic sources to show students how they can incorporate the richness of these older techniques into their own natal practice.
              The course introduces students to ancient terminology and concepts, philosophical underpinnings, and how this applies to chart interpretation and synthesis. Along the way, Joseph will highlight where Hellenistic and modern astrological methods are similar and where they differ.

              Topics include:

              • planetary symbolism and application,
              • signs, house definitions and house systems,
              • planetary sect and dignity, planetary assessment,
              • lots, fixed stars.

              Students will apply these concepts to the natal chart to assess fame and fortune, relationships, vocation, and character. 

               

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                enewberg@kepler.edu (Enid Newberg) Multi-Cultural Perspectives Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:46:45 +0000