Instructor: Inga Thornell
Day: Saturday, beginning February 10, 2024
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Course Length: 5 weeks – all live sessions are recorded
This five week history course covers the beginning of recorded astrology, offering a survey of the historical periods incorporating astrologically significant events and discoveries. We’ll explore the major periods from Mesopotamia to the Hellenistic Era and discuss the contributions of each.
Students will also be introduced to concepts such as The Origins of science and philosophy, Christianity, Islam, Hellenophilia, Orientalism, Scholasticism and Humanism.
- 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
- Explore the changes in cosmology throughout history and how these changes affected society’s attitudes.
- Mesopotamian Contributions
- Egyptian Contributions
- Greek Contributions
- Hellenistic Astrology
- Rome and Astral Religions
- 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 Campion
- A History of Horoscopic Astrology by James Herschel Holden
Registration closes at 7:00am on Wednesday February 14th, 2024