Kepler

Kepler

Today you may carry a smart phone to help you calculate astrological charts while traveling. “For medieval physicians, the mnemic apparatus of choice was what is sometimes today known as a folding almanac or a belt book. There are thought to be just 29 such almanacs that have survived to the present day.”

The almanac was made using vellum, a tough paper made from an animal skin. It was folded, strung on a cord and hung from the belt. It was particularly useful for doctors as they made house calls.  Read More from The Atlantic.

The Kepler Board of Trustees is delighted and proud to welcome to new members: Chris Brennan and Tamira McGillivray. The Board also thanks outgoing member Georgia Stathis for her years of dedication and assistance. Georgia was a member of the Board from 2007 through January of 2012.

The Astrological Association and the Astrological Journal proudly presents a competition for original essays by young astrologers. We are looking for great new talent ready to show the world their astrological ideas.

If you are aged between 18 and 35 years old by the closing date of 1st August 2013 you could enter and be our winner!

1st prize
£100, your essay published in the Journal and free AA membership and Astrological Journal for 1 year

2nd prize
£50, your essay published in the Journal and free AA membership and Astrological Journal for 1 year

3rd prize
£25 and your essay published in the Journal

4th and 5th prize
Your essay published in the Journal

We would like young astrological writers to send us their essays (up to 3,500 words) on any astrological topic. Maybe you have a fascinating Horary story to tell, you have insights into the current world astrology, traditional techniques or the latest psychological ideas. Whatever your astrological focus we want to hear from you and have great prizes to give out as well as the chance to be published in the UK’s prestigious Astrological Journal.

Get writing – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Rules:

  1. All essays must be previously unpublished and your own work
  2. Essays must be between 2,000 and 3,500 words including any endnotes. They can be on any subject of general and specific interest to all serious astrologers. You should include a short bio of up to 100 words and a recent photo of yourself with the entry
  3. Include graphical horoscopes and data sources with your copy. Any diagrams required for the text should be sent separately and not included as part of the text. All graphical content should be of 300dpi resolution and in .jpg, or .tiff format
  4. The competition opens on 1st May 2013, and closes at 23.59 BST on 1st  August 2013.  Entries may be submitted at any time between the opening and closing dates. Entries received after the closing date will not be considered. You may only submit 1 entry to the competition.
  5. The competition is open to all astrologers aged 18 – 35 by the 1st August closing date
  6. All entries must be in English and submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject heading – Astrological Journal Essay Competition

Entry:

  1. The file must be in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word Document (*.doc  or   *.docx) ; Open Document Text (*.odt) or Rich Text File (*.rtf)
  2. The entrant is responsible for ensuring that the file is readable and uncorrupted
  3. The file cannot be amended or changed in any way once it has been submitted
  4. Any entrant who submits a file or e-mail containing a virus will be immediately disqualified
  5. We will acknowledge receipt of entries by e-mail
  6. The entries will be judged by a panel of the Astrological Association and the Editor of the Astrological Journal. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be announced in a future edition of the Journal
  7. When published the Editor reserves the right to amend, cut or otherwise make editorial decisions in line with normal journalistic practice. The Editor’s decision is final
  8. General writer’s guidelines are available here: http://www.astrologicalassociation.com/pages/publications/writersGuidelines.php
  9. Copyright of the essay remains with the author except that the Astrological Association retains the right to publish any essay in the Journal and/or AA website and republish the material in full, once, without further permission from the author

3 Workshops over 3 terms
Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg

Each individual 5-week workshop is $195, $530 if you take all three (students signing up for all three courses get $50 off the price of taking the courses individually). All three workshops are required to be counted as a diploma elective or for the Multi-Cultural Traditions Certificate.

The cultivation of soul is the key to human flourishing and happiness, in this life and in future lifetimes. This is a basic truth held by wisdom traditions of all kinds – Eastern and Western, ancient and contemporary – yet this means different things in different traditions.

Most of us have also experienced a “soul crisis” or “dark nights of the soul” in which we feel our very existence is called into question and when we find our way back – we sense we have changed in a fundamental way.

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 program is the most comprehensive treatment of soul and astrology offered anywhere. It traces the connections between concepts of soul, from 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.

All three courses survey the traditions that astrologers inherited and created and apply their ideas to astrological practice.