astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, mundane astrology, Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions
Introduction to Traditional Mundane Part 1

This presentation introduces traditional mundane astrology, beginning with Ptolemy’s method for interpreting and timing eclipses, prices and weather, and historical astrology: framing history into larger and smaller periods, especially using Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions. Length 1:16:09, 36MB.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Abu Ma'shar, al-Qabisi, Alchabitius
Introductions to Traditional Astrology: Abu Ma’shar & al-Qabisi

Introductions to Traditional Astrology (ITA) is a joint translation of two classic introductory works: Abu Ma’shar’s Abbreviation of the Introduction to Astrology, and al-Qabisi’s Introduction to Astrology. It also includes numerous passages from Abu Ma’shar’s Great Introduction (never before published in English) and other medieval astrologers on interpretating traditional concepts. (425 pages)

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, ancient philosophy, esoteric
Logos & Light 1: Introductions

Volume 1 of the Logos & Light series introduces the series with introductions to traditional astrology, philosophy, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. See longer description below. Length: 6.5 hours, 388MB.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Presocratics, ancient philosophy, esoteric, Pythagoras
Logos & Light 2: The Presocratics

Volume 2 of the Logos & Light series introduces the “Presocratics,” Greek philosophers prior to Socrates who taught many things important for later astrology, religion, and philosophy, including Pythagoras, Heraclitus, and sacred geometry. See longer description below. Length: 11 hours, 606MB.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Plato, ancient philosophy, esoteric
Logos & Light 3: Plato

Volume 3 of the Logos & Light series presents the philosophy of Plato, which was so important to later philosophy and astronomy. Special emphasis is given to the Platonic Forms and how Platonism relates to traditional astrology and magic. See longer description below. Length: 13 hours, 383MB.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, natal astrology, Masha'allah, Abu 'Ali al-Khayyat, Book of Aristotle, al-Andarzaghar
Persian Nativities I: Masha’allah & Abu ‘Ali

This first volume of the Persian Nativities series contains a translation of The Book of Aristotle (thought to be by Masha’llah) and On the Judgments of Nativities by his follower, Abu ‘Ali al-Khayyat.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, natal astrology, 'Umar al-Tabari, Abu Bakr
Persian Nativities II: ‘Umar al-Tabari & Abu Bakr

This second volume of the Persian Nativities series contains two books, a translation of Three Books of Nativities by ‘Umar al-Tabari and On Nativities by Abu Bakr.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, prediction, solar revolutions, solar returns, profections, transits, firdaria, Abu Ma'shar
Persian Nativities III: On Solar Revolutions

This third volume of the Persian Nativities series is a translation of the surviving Latin version of Abu Ma’shar’s On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities. It covers all of the primary predictive techniques: profections, solar revolutions, distributions, transits, and firdaria.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Saturn, mundane astrology
Saturn in Traditional Mundane Astrology

This special lecture for RubiCon Astrology looks at the role of Saturn in traditional mundane astrology, beginning with Abu Ma’shar’s planetary hierarchy and Saturn’s role as the king and lawgiver, then moving to Saturn-Jupiter mean conjunctions, transits of and/or to Saturn, and Saturn-Mars conjunctions in Cancer. Approx. 1 hour, with audio and slides. $20

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, zodiac, signs, houses
Signs and Houses – AFA 2011 Lecture

This lecture from the highly successful AFA 2011 Conference in Arizona combines material on signs, dignities, house classifications, aversions, and interpretation. Much of this will be new to purchasers of other lectures, but it is valuable to beginners in traditional astrology. Length 1:15:00, 36MB.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, horary astrology, Book of the Nine Judges
The Book of the Nine Judges

The great medieval compendium of Persian and Arabic masters

The Book of the Nine Judges is the largest traditional compilation of horary astrology, drawn from nine Persian and Arabic astrologers. Translated from Arabic sources chiefly by the 12th-Century Latin translator Hugo of Santalla, it achieved legendary status but has never before been translated into any modern language. It includes material by Masha’allah, ‘Umar al-Tabari, Abu Ma’shar, Sahl bin Bishr, al-Kindi, Abu ‘Ali al-Khayyat, “Dorotheus,” “Aristotle,” and Jirjis. Click here for a PDF excerpt.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, horary astrology, electional astrology, al-Kindi
The Forty Chapters of al-Kindi

The famous, “first” Arab philosopher, al-Kindi (ca. 801-870 AD) wrote many instructional letters and works on astrology and the universe. The Forty Chapters is on horary and electional astrology: answering questions and choosing auspicious times to act. It is the second volume in the horary trilogy, preceded by The Search of the Heart and followed by The Book of the Nine Judges.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Benjamin Dykes
Traditional Astrology for Today: An Introduction

Traditional Astrology for Today is a clear and approachable set of short chapters answering important questions for the contemporary astrologer about many traditional techniques, attitudes, concepts of counseling, and answers modern objections to traditional practice.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, aversion, decimation, overcoming
Two Special Configurations: Aversion and Decimation

This downloadable audio lecture describes two important configurations in traditional astrology, illustrating them with chart examples. See longer description below. Contains MP3 audio, slides, and a handout. (Length: 1:12:00, 33MB.)

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Sahl, horary astrology, electional astrology, natal astrology, mundane astrology, Masha'allah
Works of Sahl & Masha’allah

Sahl bin Bishr (Zahel) and Masha’allah were two of the most influential medieval astrologers from the Arabic period. In a new work of 618 pages, Dr. Benjamin Dykes translates 16 of their most important works–many of them for the first time in any modern language! This essential work in medieval astrology includes many charts and lengthy introductory remarks and explanations by the translator.

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