Do you miss the chance to talk over a book with fellow enthusiasts? Are you craving intellectual and meta-magical discussion? We are currently delving deeply into Thomas Moore's The Planets Within. But there are still new books and new discussions on the horizon!
NEXT SESSION BEGINS: Thursday August 24, 2017 (4 weeks)
TIME: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT / 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
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! Your moderators will be Donna Woodwell and Enid Newberg.
Begins August 24
Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft (Ronald Hutton)
Triumph of the Moon is the first scholarly work ever written on the birth and rise of modern Paganism. Hutton follows the thread from Spiritualism and Romaniticism of the 1800s, with secret esoteric societies such as Freemasonry and the Rosicrucians, with the Golden Dawn, Thelema and Gardenarian Wicca, to weave the tapestry that has become modern Paganism -- which the book calls "the only religion England has given the world."
Begins September 21
In his Medieval poem “Divine Comedy,” Dante recounts his epic journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. What is little understood by astrologers (and academics) is how much Dante’s work is infused with astrology’s rich cosmological heritage. Psychologist, astrologer and Kepler Instructor Joseph Crane brings Dante’s astrological underpinnings to light in a way that makes all astrology students proud of their heritage once again.
Begins October 26
For those new to magic, this brief guide gives you food for thought about how magic works, and how you can work it. And, for more experienced practitioners, it's a chance to reflect on your own experiences and thinking process. Bill Duvendack has had more than 20 years of his own experience in the Golden Dawn, Thelema, the Spiritualist tradition and more.
Begins December 21
How does the philosophy of Plato, the Stoics, and the Buddha hold up to the investigation of modern science? In his broad reaching book the Happiness Hypothesis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores how the roots of the world’s great spiritual traditions still resonate today. If you’re looking to bridge the gap between ancient and modern beliefs, this book will give you much food for thought.