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Origins - The Babylonian and Egyptian
contribution to Western Astrology
A Promotional Conference in Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA, 13 - 15 May 2011,
for the MA Degree in Cultural Astronomy & Astrology

The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, UK

OriginsThis event is unique in the USA. For the very first time, staff from the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK will be teaching an intensive, exploring the Babylonian and Egyptian contribution to Western Astrology.
Your teaching staff will be Nick Campion Ph.D. and Bernadette Brady M.A.

There are two approaches a delegate can take to this 3-day intensive:

  • You can simply come along with a desire to deepen your knowledge of the history, philosophy and practice of ancient astrology.
  • – or –
  • You can apply to take the MA and, if successful, decide to take up an offer of a special scholarship of 20% off the first year’s fees, which is available to delegates only.
  • The MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology Programme is a distance-learning programme run by the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK, the third oldest university in England and Wales after Oxford and Cambridge.

    More information and booking: University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, UK
    Prague Astronomical Clock - 600th Anniversary Show
    Youtube Video - entry: 8-02-2011

    Video-mapping show on the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square that celebrates the 600th anniversary of the construction of the clock. Amazing!

    iKairon for iPhone OS
    iPhone Astrology Calculation Software

    iKaironKairon is an astrology calculation software for highest precision calculations. Kairon will not do any interpretations for you, nor will it teach you astrology.


    • ACS-Atlas, 230.000 locations worldwide, automatically adjusts for daylight savings and local time, 12 house systems, 9 Anayamsas, 21 Aspects
    • It contains the Ephemeris data for Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, true and mean Nodes.
    • Additionally you have the following Asteroids and Objects built in: True and Mean Lilith, Chiron, Pholus, Nessus, Lilith (Asteroid), Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, Isis, Quaoar, Sedna, Vulcan, Part of Fortune, Part of Spirit, Vertex.
    • You can cast your charts from the years 1200 - 2399 for all those objects, Sun - Pluto along with the Nodes and Liliths, Quaoar, Sedna and Vulcan even from 0 - 2399.
    • There are two Zodiacs, one with twelve equal signs, the other with those twelve equal signs surrounded by 13 differently sized signs that reflects the actual sky at night.
    • The following Methods are implemented: Synastry, Composite, Combine, Solar, Lunar, Transits, Progressions.

    More information: Kairon Website
    iKairon in the iTunes Store

    BIRTHA Postgraduate conference
    Conference July 10th and 11th 2010, Bristol

    Imagining Astrology: Painted Schemes and Threads of the Soul
    A Two-Day International Conference at the University of Bristol

    Imagining Astrology Supported by the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts and the Centre for Medieval Studies July 10th and 11th 2010

    Organized by Darrelyn Gunzburg and Liz Greene

    See the webpage for pg bursary information.

    Conference abstract:

    Astrology as a way of understanding the world has woven its thread into cultures since Mesopotamian times. Along with its technical descriptions of calculation and interpretation, whether written on clay tablets or vellum, using stylus, quill or printing press, it has also taken form in sculpture, mosaics and painting, as well as inhabiting such esoteric bodies of knowledge as Kabbalah, alchemy and magic. Modern scholarship, viewing astrology from the outside, pays little attention to the language incorporated in such esoteric lore and has assigned it solely a cultural meaning, assuming astrology to be a form of divination, shaped by Aristotelian cosmology and Neo-Platonic philosophy. In so doing the Academy has failed to understand that astrology forms a lingua franca stitching together multiple paradigms of thinking. These fall beyond cultures, and bind, underpin and flow through them, reflective of and inherently part of human experience.


    Ronald Hutton
    Professor of History, The University of Bristol 'The Strange History of Astro-Archaeology'

    Elliot Wolfson
    Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University 'Theosis, Vision, and the Astral Body in Medieval German Pietism and the Spanish Kabbalah'

    Kocku von Stuckrad
    University of Groningen (from September 2009) 'Jewish Astrological Imagery in Late Antiquity'

    Roger Beck
    Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto 'Imagery and narrative in an ancient horoscope: P. Lond. 130 (Greek Horoscopes no. 81)'

    Peter Forshaw
    Assistant Professor in Western Esotericism, University of Amsterdam 'Astronomia Inferior et Superior: Some Medieval and Renaissance Instances of the Conjunction of Alchemy and Astrology.

    Geoffrey Shamos
    Postgraduate research student, University of Pennsylvania 'Astrology as Sociology: Depictions of the "Children of the Planets," 1400-1600'

    Liz Greene
    Postgraduate research student, University of Bristol 'The magical astrology of the British occult revival, 1885-1939'

    Bernadette Brady
    Postgraduate research student, Bath Spa University 'The visual cartography of the sky since Mesopotamian times'

    Darrelyn Gunzburg
    Postgraduate research student, University of Bristol 'Medieval frescoes and sculptures as astrological documents'

    More information and registration form: University of Bristol
    2010 Sophia Centre conference
    Conference 24 - 25 July 2010, Bath

    Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture
    Conference 2010, "Astrologies"

    Sophia CenterThis year's conference will examine the nature, ideas, cultural context and intellectual lineage of modern (post-1700) western astrology.

    The 2010 Sophia Centre conference will be held on Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 July 2009 at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-19 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN, UK.

    All inquiries: Dr Nick Campion
    Speakers confirmed so far: Bernadette Brady (University of Wales, Lampeter), Nick Campion (University of Wales, Lampeter, Kepler College), Vanessa Chambers (University of Exeter), Clare Goodricke-Clarke (University of Exeter), Nicholas Goodricke-Clarke (University of Exeter), Martin Gansten (Lund University), Liz Greene (University of Wales, Lampeter), Philippa Mansur (University of Sidney), Kocku von Stuckrad (University of Groningen).

    More information and booking: University of Wales, Sophia Center
    Cosmic Intelligence Agency CIA
    Website - 22-06-2009

    C*I*AThe C*I*A is a growing global network of Astrologers who aim to unite astrological thought and ideas and promote a greater understanding worldwide. We focus on the Anima Mundi, the astrological outlook for every quarter at Solstice and Equinox cardinal Ingresses. We invite all to a partcipate in consciously co-creating our future through the lens of Astrological thought and ideas. HQ are in Melbourne Australia

    Website - 11-12-2008

    yogaYogastrology, released in 2008, is the creation of yoga therapist Diane Booth Gilliam, MA, CYT. There are several ways to use Yogastrology and each way is designed to enhance health, wellness, and understanding of yoga and astrology. Traditional astrology correlates every sign of the zodiac with an area of the human body. Yogastrology brings these correlations together with yoga. There's yoga for your sun, moon or rising sign. Yoga for the Current Sign, an online journal, is published monthly.

    More information: www.yogastrology.com
    Signs Of Zodiac Body Painting
    Slide Show - 09-12-2008

    Astrological body paintings by Rudi Everts, Australia.

    Free Planetarium Software for Windows, Mac and Linux - 09-12-2008

    stellariumStellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go. Stellarium works on Windows, Mac and Linux Computer.

    More information and download: www.stellarium.org
    Astrological Tai Chi by Daniel Lally and Jeff Baugher - 09-12-2008

    Astrolo-Chi® is a new body-centered, yin & yang approach to the Zodiac, developed by tai chi instructor Daniel Lally and professional astrologer Jeff Baugher in 1999. Astrolo-Chi® teaches the twelve signs of the Zodiac step-by-step with a series of body movements similar to tai chi.

    More information: www.astrologicaltaichi.com/

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