BEGINS: Thursday June 22, 2017 (4 weeks)
TIME: 11:00 - 12:00 AM PDT
Join us for the book hour. Over the course of 4 weeks we will explore a book related to the theory and philosophy of astrology. As the signs change, so will our book! With the Sun in Cancer we are starting with The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient Techniques of Theurgy by Patrick Dunn. Your moderators will be Donna Woodwell and Enid Newberg.
Many astrologers today are exploring the spiritual traditions of esoteric astrology and astrological magic. This book looks at the ancient world of Egypt, Greece, and Rome and the practice of Theurgy, or "godwork." The author of the book, Patrick Dunn, PhD is a poet, linguist, Pagan, university English professor, and a Hellenistic astrologer who also practices magic.
To quote from the introduction:
This book attempts to explore and revitalize the spiritual techniques of diverse times and places all under the loose heading of "theurgy." Theurgy is a collection of spiritual practices ranging from antiquity to modern times by people of many different religious and spiritual backgrounds. In its heyday, the Late Antiquity, it competed with Christianity and other religious and philosophical movements. In fact, ideas from theurgy planted themselves in Christian, Muslim and Jewish practices and remain there even today.
Dunn combines history, original sources, scholarly exploration and practical exercises as he examines the potent power of theurgy.
This is a book discussion group. To participate, you will need to purchase a copy of the book (the Kindle edition on Amazon is $9.99 and the hard copy version is $15). We will take it in stages so you don't need to worry about having read the entire thing by the first week!