CATEGORY: Self-Directed Courses

E300 Astrological Heritage

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

This counts as an elective for the
Professional Diploma or an Elective.

Course name:  E-300 Astrological

Instructors: Inga

Course length: 10
Weeks – 6-month self-study

Course cost:  $ 560

Required Books:

A History of Western Astrology Volume
I: The Ancient and Classical Worlds Original title:
The Dawn of Western Astrology: The Ancient and Classical Worlds 
by Nicholas Campion

A History of Western Astrology Volume
II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds by Nicholas

Suggested Texts:

If you are interested in learning more about the

– A History of Horoscopic Astrology

James Herschel Holden
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: American Federation of Astrologers, Inc.; 2nd edition (October 1,
1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0866904638 ISBN-13: 978-0866904636

– Mythology Cliff Notes

Cliffs Notes study guides offer expert commentary
on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical

Pre-requisite: No

Course description:


  • Examine
    how astrology originated in various cultures and what questions it sought
    to address
  • See
    how astrology became embedded in mainstream culture in these societies
  • Study
    the lineages in which different astrological theories developed
  • Examine
    the relationship between the history of science and religion, philosophy
    and mythology
  • Examine
    the changes in cosmology throughout history and how these changes affected
    society’s attitudes.
  • Critique
    the intellectual shifts in religion and philosophy that led to the modern
    scientific and secular worldview, and the rejection of intuitive ways of
  • 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 is required for the Certificate
Diploma, although it can also be taken as an elective.

Weekly topics:

Mesopotamian Contributions

Egyptian Contributions

Greek Contributions

Hellenistic Astrology

Rome and Astral Religions

Early Christianity and Astrology

The Islamic World

The Latin West

The Renaissance

10. Other

Instructor bio:

Inga 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 an
instructor. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice. Her interests
include astrology, mythology, and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients 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 for information

Inga is an instructor in:

E300 Astrological Heritage

E305A Astro-Mythology: An Introduction

E301A Modern Astrology’s Heritage

W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology


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