Ascensional Times: Theory and Practice
This lecture explains the meaning and uses of ascensional times (measuring how fast the signs rise), from their philosophical meaning to their use in elections, map-making and climes, distributions (a kind of primary direction), judging sect in a chart, personality types across the world, symbolic predictions with triplicity lords of the sect light, and calculating solar return Ascendants.The download includes PDF slides and a handout. Length 1:13:31, 48MB.
Bonatti on Basic Astrology
This volume contains Treatise 1-3 of Bonatti’s Book of Astronomy, which covers all areas of basic astrological principles and interpretation, as well as a defense of astrology. Click here for a PDF excerpt.
Bonatti’s 146 Considerations
The famous handbook of Considerations for judging charts retranslated. Coley’s paraphrased edition is superseded by this version, including key passages on the role of God and freedom in horary. (89 pp). Click here for a PDF excerpt.
Dorotheus’s Carmen Astrologicum (2nd Updated Edition)
This new translation of the Arabic version of Dorotheus contains extensive explanations, notes, diagrams, and the Greek prose Excerpts.
For a short list of errata in the 1st Edition, click or save here.
Introduction to Traditional Astrology
This lecture covers eight major differences in technique, attitude, and approach which distinguish traditional astrology from modern types. (Length 38:20, 18MB).
Introductions to Traditional Astrology: Abu Ma’shar & al-Qabisi
Introductions to Traditional Astrology (ITA) is a joint translation of two classic introductory works: Abu Ma’shar’s Abbreviation of the Introduction to Astrology, and al-Qabisi’s Introduction to Astrology. It also includes numerous passages from Abu Ma’shar’s Great Introduction (never before published in English) and other medieval astrologers on interpretating traditional concepts. (425 pages)
Leopold of Austria: Compilation on the Science of the Stars
Leopold of Austria’s Compilation is a handy 13th Century guide to all branches of astrology, written around 1271. Sometimes called a “shorter Bonatti,” Leopold draws on many of the same Arabic astrologers as Bonatti does, but often from different Latin translators. These include Sahl b. Bishr, Abu Ma’shar, ‘Umar al-Tabari, ‘Ali al-‘Imrani, al-Kindi, and others.
The Astrology of Sahl b. Bishr
This volume contains numerous works by the famous medieval astrologer Sahl b. Bishr, newly translated from Arabic. This volume is a required text for Benjamin Dykes’s traditional natal astrology course.
For a short list of errata, click or save here.
The Great Introduction to the Science of the Judgments of the Stars
The complete translation of Abu Ma’shar’s famous Great Introduction to the Science of the Judgments of the Stars.
The Traditional Astrology Natal Course
Enrollments for Part 1 are closed, all spaces are filled.
Part 1 begins March 25, ends approximately January 6, 2024.
Another Part 1 will probably begin in Autumn 2023.
Essential facts and requirements
Traditional Astrology for Today: An Introduction
Traditional Astrology for Today is a clear and approachable set of short chapters answering important questions for the contemporary astrologer about many traditional techniques, attitudes, concepts of counseling, and answers modern objections to traditional practice.
Works of Sahl & Masha’allah
Sahl bin Bishr (Zahel) and Masha’allah were two of the most influential medieval astrologers from the Arabic period. In a new work of 618 pages, Dr. Benjamin Dykes translates 16 of their most important works–many of them for the first time in any modern language! This essential work in medieval astrology includes many charts and lengthy introductory remarks and explanations by the translator.