E301A Modern Astrology's Heritage

Astrology has a rich heritage stretching back thousands of years. This class offers a survey of the history of astrology from the late Renaissance to modern times, primarily in the West.

In this course, students will:

  • See how astrology was embedded in mainstream culture and utilized on a regular basis
  • Study how different astrological lineages and various cultural movements impacted the development of modern astrology
  • Critique the intellectual shifts in religion and philosophy that led to the modern scientific and secular worldview, and the rejection of intuitive ways of knowing
  • Explore how changes in 20th century philosophy and science affected the arts and sciences, and how 21st century research is moving toward a more inclusive world view.

This course can be taken as an elective for the Diploma program and will also count toward a certificate in multi-cultural traditions. 

Instructor: Inga Thornell

Thornell Inga 200pxInga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program. 

She has returned to Kepler College as a Teaching Assistant in the Counseling and Relationships track. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice in Seattle, WA. Her interests include astrology, mythology and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients to better understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at will. Please see www.dunthor.com for information.