FAA 2010: Relationships and sexuality
This lecture introduces traditional techniques for delineating sexuality and relationships in the chart, from the 7th house to Venus, to predictive techniques using the Lot of Marriage. Length 1:15:46, 35MB.
Astrology of the World II: Revolutions & History
Ingresses and conjunctional theory from the Persians
Astrology of the World II: Revolutions & History is the second in a trilogy of writings from medieval astrologers, focusing on astrological theories of history, mundane time lords and predictive techniques, Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions, and annual ingresses. Many texts have been translated directly from Arabic, and authors include Masha’allah, Abu Ma’shar, Sahl, ‘Umar al-Tabari and Kankah, al-Qabisi, and al-Rijal (Haly Abenragel).
Astrological Magic: Basic Rituals & Meditations
Astrological Magic: Basic Rituals & Meditations is designed for both beginning and experienced ritualists. Written by two veteran ritualists with twenty years of experience apiece, it describes magic in terms of spiritual healing, and is especially written for contemporary astrologers (both traditionalists and modernists) who want a more hands-on, ritualized, and astrologically-based spirituality to complement their chart-reading practices.
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)
Hermann of Carinthia: The Search of the Heart
“Every question of astronomy… is either in thought or in speech.”
In the 1140s AD, Hermann of Carinthia assembled instructions from medieval Arabic-speaking authorities on interpreting the unstated thoughts of clients (now called “consultation charts”), often using a “victor” or mubtazz or almuten for topics or the chart. Hermann also offered his own reflections on the proper balancing of dignities, house rank, and planetary strength.
FAA 2010 Lecture: Introduction to Solar Revolutions
This short lecture introduces several solar revolution techniques, part of the Persian suite of annual predictive techniques: profections, the solar revolution chart, and transits. Length 1:08:57, 31MB.
AFA 2011 Traditional Astrology Conference
In September 2011, the oldest American astrological association, the American Federation of Astrologers, hosted a three-day traditional astrology conference. Held in honor of James Holden's research into and historic translations of traditional texts, Benjamin Dykes, Demetra George, and Chris Brennan gave extensive presentations on numerous traditional concepts and techniques. Running at 13 hours of audio (375 MB), this audio download contains MP3 recordings of the proceedings, plus many PDF slides and study aids. See list of lectures below.