CATEGORY: Spring 2023-2024

H106 – Astrology in Sacred Literature: Western – Spring 2023-24

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Course description:

Follow astrology down the sacred paths in the written word. The greatest collection of works on the soul and, surprisingly, its intersection with astrological concepts, come from traditional religions. And where else can you explore the Torah, New Testament, and the Koran and discuss astrology? 

This 5-week course explores the belief that the firmament has a correlation to conditions on earth and man through passages from the Jewish Torah, the Christian New Testament, and the Islamic Koran. Each week students will explore the astrology references in the sacred literature and explore the related arguments for natural science versus support for astrology and/or refutation of it. 

Literature has long been the vehicle to establish and maintain cultural identity through stories of origin, heroes, and history. These stories in time become mythology or even codified sacred literature. You may not realize, but the three primary Western religions all have astrology embedded in their sacred works. If you have an interest in spiritual traditions or do soul work with your clients, take advantage of this unique course now! You won’t find anything like it anywhere else! 

Astrology got it right, what’s wrong with the rest of the world?” quipped a well-known astrologer when discussing the connection between sacred literature and the common phrase, “As above, so below.” This has been a phrase understood by every astrologer from ancient to modern times. Indeed, the concept has roots in much of the world’s sacred literature.’

Highly Recommended Text:

-Dockery, Goodwin, Goodwin, The Student Bible
Dictionary, Barbour Publishing, Inc., Uhrichsville, OH, 2000,
www.barbourbooks.com, ISBN 978-1-57748-985-6 It’s full of historical
information, maps, comparative tables and lists. Lots of visuals.

Optional Supportive Texts
(for long term study):

-Bierlein, J. F., Parallel Myths: A Fascinating
Look at the Common Threads Woven Through the World’s Greatest Myths-And the
Central Role They Have Played Through Time, A Ballantine Wellspring Book, Random
House Publishing Group, New York, 1994

-Novak, Philip, The World’s Wisdom: Sacred Texts of
the World’s Religions, Harper Collins, San Francisco, 1995, 425 pps., ISBN 10:
0-06-066342-1

Pre-requisite: none

Weekly topics:

1.   
Ancient Mid-Eastern influences on
Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Sacred Literature Transference

2.   
Common Ancestor of Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam

3.   
Prophets and Proverbs: Forecasts, and
good advice

4.   
A Jew fulfills the Messiah Prophesy in
The Gospels

5.   
Islam emerges from a common Ancestor:
The Koran and forecasting

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