INSTRUCTOR: Enid Newberg
5 WEEK COURSE
TIME: 5:00-7:00 PM PDT / 8:00-10:00 PM EDT
How do we find meaning? Systems theorist Gregory Bateson famously answered this question by stating that meaning is the pattern that connects. Astrologers understand this. It is only by finding the patterns of the chart that we can synthesize our interpretations into a deeper meaning.
General Systems Theory provides a structure and framework for thinking about wholes that can enhance how we work with the astrological chart. Students will learn and practice applying the basic principles of system thinking as a method of helping build their skill in making chart interpretation more meaningful for themselves and their clients.
The course begins with an introduction to systems theory and how this branch of science thinks about systems and wholes. We then quickly move into working on the practical application of this approach and how it applies to both chart interpretation and working with clients.
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.