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.
Astrological Prediction: A Handbook of Techniques
This new work by popular Turkish astrologer Öner Döşer embodies an important new trend in astrology: the harmonizing of traditional and modern techniques for contemporary astrologers. The traditional techniques here include: Ptolemy’s Ages of Man, triplicity periods, distributions or directions through the bounds, primary directions, profections, and firdaria. Contemporary techniques include secondary progressions, solar arcs, and transits. Click here for a PDF excerpt.
Astrological Works of Theophilus of Edessa
This is the first translation of the astrological works of Theophilus of Edessa, from Greek sources and Arabic excerpts. It includes mundane, electional, and natal astrology.
Bonatti on Nativities
A treasure of natal astrology, drawing on Abu 'Ali, 'Umar al-Tabari, Ptolemy, and al-Ridwan's commentary on the Tetrabiblos, among others. A detailed treatment of longevity calculations is followed by sections on physiognomy and personal character, and then all matters pertaining to the houses: prosperity and wealth, siblings, parents and their longevity, children, servants and illnesses, marriage and enemies, death, spirituality and travel, reputation and profession, friends, secret enemies. Lastly, Bonatti provides information on primary directions, profections, and other predictive techniques (309 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.
Eminence and Status in Traditional Astrology
This lecture describes numerous traditional techniques for evaluating eminence and status in a natal chart. All of the techniques are applied to two charts of famous individuals, Michael Jackson and Bill Gates. Length 2:33:00, 70MB.
Financial Significators in Traditional Astrology
As part of a new series published by The Cazimi Press, this release by leading Turkish astrologer Öner Döşer explains how to assess financial opportunities and earning capacity in the birth chart, using planetary significators like Jupiter, houses and their lords, and Lots.
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 complete translation of the most important Latin astrology book from Late Antiquity.
Persian Nativities I: Masha’allah & Abu ‘Ali
This first volume of the Persian Nativities series contains a translation of The Book of Aristotle (thought to be by Masha’llah) and On the Judgments of Nativities by his follower, Abu ‘Ali al-Khayyat.
Preview the introduction here.
Preview The Book of Aristotle here.
Persian Nativities II: ‘Umar al-Tabari & Abu Bakr
This second volume of the Persian Nativities series contains two books, a translation of Three Books of Nativities by ‘Umar al-Tabari and On Nativities by Abu Bakr.
Preview the introduction here.
Persian Nativities III: On Solar Revolutions
This third volume of the Persian Nativities series is a translation of the surviving Latin version of Abu Ma’shar’s On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities. It covers all of the primary predictive techniques: profections, solar revolutions, distributions, transits, and firdaria.
Persian Nativities IV: On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities
The complete translation of Abu Ma’shar’s book on natal predictive techniques, from the original Arabic.
This volume is a required text for Benjamin Dykes’s traditional natal astrology course.
Professional Significators in Traditional Astrology
As part of a new series published by The Cazimi Press, this release by leading Turkish astrologer Öner Döşer explains how to assess professional skills and career in the birth chart, using planetary significators, houses and their lords, and Lots.
The Art of Horary Astrology
As part of a new series published by The Cazimi Press, this release by leading Turkish astrologer Öner Döşer explains the powerful art of horary astrology: casting a chart in order to answer pressing questions of the moment.
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.
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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.