Is there a connection between our soul, the larger universe, and our calling in life?
Can astrology tell us anything about our soul and our calling?

 Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg
 6 Weeks on Thursdays, beginning at 5:30 pm Pacific Time
 Students can take E520A, E520B and E520C to apply toward a diploma elective.

In the Second Course of Character, Karma and Calling: Astrologies of Soul, we look at the connection between the Soul and the World. We begin in the Renaissance with an investigation of how soul is also universal. Thus we are part of and within the universe’s grand plan – this is soul as Calling.  What is the intersection of individual and universal soul?  We can call it magic.

register blueCharacter, Karma and Calling: Astrologies of Soul - Psyche & Character. 
 Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg. 
 6 Weeks on Thursdays, beginning at 5:30 pm Pacific Time. 
Students can take E520A, E520B and E520C to apply toward a diploma elective. 

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

In this course, students will start their travel in the ancient world. Here we find soul described as our energetic presence in the world that manifests in our we live our life. Moving through the centuries, students will see how this concept is still present in modern times in our ideas about character, in psychology and in astrological interpretation.

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. 

Weekly topics include:

  1. Origins and Development of Soul, West and East
  2. Tantra and Yoga: Eastern Dimensions of Body and Soul
  3. Soul and Body in the Ancient World
  4. Soul, the Virtuous Life, and Astrology
  5. Soul and Self in the Modern Era
  6. Applications to Astrology; Student Project

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

This book has a large number of excerpts from works from ancient through modern times that all relate to different perspectives on soul. Many of these excerpts will be on the reading lists for all three of these short courses on soul (E520A, E520B, E520C).

The soul’s crises and cultivations are one of the reasons we work with astrology. And this concern for the soul has been part of astrology throughout its history. This three-part program is the most comprehensive treatment of soul and astrology offered anywhere. It traces the connections between our ideas about soul in philosophy, religion and astrology, through Western and Eastern history and practice. It will introduce you to a range of perspectives and applications that can aid in living a good life and help sustain the spirit through life's transitions.

Instructor: Elena Lumen. 

Traditional horary astrology is one of the most potent and precise forms of divination, it allows us to find answers by aligning or understanding the Universal planetary cycles. In this course, students will examine the foundational principles of horary that can be used by modern or traditional astrologers in their practice. Throughout the class, students will be expected to create and interpret horary charts. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to traditional horary astrology, brief history and philosophy underlying the art, and considerations against judgment
  • Planetary archetypes
  • The Moon in horary astrololgy
  • Career charts
  • Relationship charts
  • Finding items with horary
  • Pregnancy and health issues
  • Financial matters

Instructors: Georgia Stathis and Bruce Scofield

When should I get married?
What is the best time to buy a car?
What is a good time to incorporate my business?

In electional astrology, the astrologer selects the most appropriate time for a particular activity. This can be challenging because you need to know not only the planet but the house that best reflects the event.

In this course students will consider electional astrology from a broad spectrum perspective. Methodologies considered will include classical, modern and Uranian procedures. Students will be required to demonstrate capabilities of electing times in several systems.

This course can be used as a diploma program elective.


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