CATEGORY: Winter 2023-2024

RH115 – Astrological Heritage: Babylonia Through Hellenistic – Winter 2023-24

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

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

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

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