What can we tell from an astrological chart about the soul and potential past lives? It's a really good question and astrologers have been finding answers since ancient Greece. This course looks at the intersection of ideas about the soul and astrological interpretation from ancient to modern. Each week, students will have a chance to work with a different technique, applying it to their own charts and the charts of others.
The latest incarnation of the Recurring and Evolving Soul emphasizes astrological techniques along with a deeper understanding of karma. Topics covered:
1. Planets are divine!
The Western tradition
Meeting all the characters
The ascendant and descent of the soul
Talking to your planets
2. Daemons are Forever
Find your soul's guardian spirit - Techniques from our astrological ancestors
How to help out a planet in need
How to get help from your strongest planets
3. Catching up with Karma
Karma and astrology from the Indian perspective.
Using the entire chart to talk of soul, incarnation and reincarnation.
4. The rebirth of reincarnation
The soul's ghostly rise - Spiritualism
Theosophy's multiple children consider reincarnation and the astrological chart:
Theosophy, the Wheel of the Zodiac and the Seven Rays
5. The Evolution of Evolutionary Astrology
Birth and rebirth in modern times
Students' final project will be a chart analysis using one of the reincarnation techniques presented in class.
This course presents an overview of reincarnation's role in astrological practice and is students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in both the live sessions and in online discussion forums. A basic knowledge of astrology is required, for we’ll look at different astrological techniques that have been used to tease out information about the soul's incarnations.
Anyone is welcome to join
This course has two parts (1) an online course site with supplemental material and online discussion forums and (2) a weekly live interactive online conference. The live portion of the course is recorded and students will receive a copy of the recording.
Joseph Crane, M.A. Received BA from Brandeis Universe with a major in philosophy, an M.A. from Lesley University with an Independent Study degree. Joseph is a consulting astrologer, teacher, and author. As the co-founder of the Astrology Institute in the early 1990’s, Joseph has conducted training programs on astrological interpretation and counseling skills for astrologers. He has been involved with the Kepler College and Certificate Program since 2007.
Joseph is the author of A Practical Guide to Traditional Astrology (1997), Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy (2007) and Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante’s Divine Comedy (2012). Joseph publishes a monthly astrology newsletter that contains current planetary phenomena and astrological profiles of historical and contemporary public figures. Newsletters and other information can be found at The Astrology Institute. Joseph is also a psychotherapist and a Buddhist practitioner. He lives in Rhode Island. You can find out more at his website: https://www.astrologyinstitute.com/
Enid Newberg earned a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MA from Antioch University in Whole Systems Design. She first joined Kepler College as a board member in 1993, and was president when the college first opened in 2000 through the end of 2001. In November 2004, she rejoined Kepler College as the Registrar and Director of Student Services. Enid also has an extensive background in information systems and online learning. In July 2006, she was re-appointed President of Kepler College.
Enid discovered astrology in the 1970's. She went with friends to listen to a lecture by Dane Rudhyar. From that point on she was hooked. She particularly enjoys introducing students to the dynamic livingness of an astrological chart. She is also fascinated by astrology's history and philosophy as well as its intersection with magic, culture and spirituality.