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.
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.
Thought-interpretation, or The Search of the Heart
This lecture describes “thought interpretation” or the practice of finding what is in a client’s “heart,” in traditional astrology. (Length: 1:00:00, 28MB.)
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.
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.)
Victors, Almutens, and the Holy Guardian Angel
This audio download explains the concept of victors or “almutens” in traditional astrology: how to calculate and understand several types, and how to use Renaissance methods to determine the planetary category and name of one’s personal Angel or Higher Genius. See longer description below. Contains: MP3 and slides. (Length: 2:53:00, 83MB.)
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.
Workshop: Elements of Solar Revolutions
This 2.5-hour workshop shows in great detail how to understand and combine several traditional techniques for analyzing a native's chart from year to year, using solar revolutions (solar returns), profections, and the direction of the Ascendant of the solar revolution. Length 2:34:55, 71MB.