Explore the role of spirits and conjure in astrological magic.

 

Held August 27, 2016 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

The workshop is sold out, but we will be rescheduling this series again in November. You can also purchase all three recordings (for delivery on September 3) by CLICKING HERE

Along with energetic notions of astral influence, of ‘the starry dynamo in the machinery of night’, the history of astrology – especially astrological magic! – is full of endeavours to conjure astral spirits. From planetary ‘Intelligencies’ to the seven archangels standing before the throne of the Creator, to angels (and demons!) of the ever-revolving Zodiac, to the countless spirit catalogues ascribed to the divisions of the sky such as the haunted mansions and ancient decans, astrological magic can be a thoroughly enspirited practice, strengthened and deepened with a sort of astral animism. 

Steven Forrest has another perspective on Evolutionary Astrology that complements the methods developed by Jeffrey Wolf Green.

Five Saturdays, beginning September 10, 9:00Am – 11:00AM PST
Instructors: Barbara Millios 

This course can be taken by itself. You do not need the first course to participate.

This is the second course in a series that explores the modern iterations of Evolutionary Astrology as a methodology within mainstream astrology. This course focuses on the variation developed by Steven Forrest. Along the way, students will also see how Steven's approach fits into the history of astrology (particularly in the last 150 years).

Explore the different dimensions of our experience of soul. Discover how soul, psyche and astrological psychology are entwined.

 Meets Thursdays evenings beginning at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
 There is also an online course site with additional materials
 and discussion forums

The ancient world saw soul as body and mind, as breath and life force, as our basic nature that outlives the body, and as the self that reveals itself to others. Here are the beginning investigations of why we say someone is a "good soul" and how the cracks and breaks in soul express in "character flaws." These ideas also form the bedrock of what we consider "the Good Life” and how a soul can act in harmony with itself and the world. 

Throughout this course, students will grow their understanding of how astrological psychology incorporates these concepts and how this understanding can enliven and deepen astrological interpretation. Students will also play the astrological daemons (planetary guides) and how they can be applied to an individuals’ natal charts.

And since Eastern ideas have also been a strong influence in how we view the soul, we will also take a short excursion to the East to look at the development of the subtle body and subtle energy midway between body and soul. Topics include:

  • Tantra and Yoga: Eastern Dimensions of Body and Soul
  • Soul’s Relationship to Body and Astrology’s Planets
  • Soul, the Virtuous Life, and Astrology
  • The Soul as Self in Modern Astrology and Psychology

The required book is: 
Cousineau, Phil, Soul: An Archeology. (1994) Harper/San Francisco

This course is part of a series on different aspects of the soul and how differing ideas can be reflected through different astrological techniques. Sign up for all three workshops and save! One workshop will be held each term. Click here to enroll in all three.

register blueAdd a compelling new chart to your U.S. charts arsenal.

This October 22nd - a two-hour workshop
from 1:00-3:00 PM PDT / 4:00-6:00 PM EDT

In this workshop, Gary Lorentzen will introduce you to a new chart for American Independence based on the first majority vote calling for independence from England on the afternoon of July 1, 1776. He will outline the history of the three-day period, July 1 through July 4, 1776, and present the details of how this chart came to be and how it fits in with the more commonly known and accepted U. S. charts.