AFA 2011 Traditional Astrology Conference
In September 2011, the oldest American astrological association, the American Federation of Astrologers, hosted a three-day traditional astrology conference. Held in honor of James Holden's research into and historic translations of traditional texts, Benjamin Dykes, Demetra George, and Chris Brennan gave extensive presentations on numerous traditional concepts and techniques. Running at 13 hours of audio (375 MB), this audio download contains MP3 recordings of the proceedings, plus many PDF slides and study aids. See list of lectures below.
Astrology of the World I: The Ptolemaic Inheritance
Astrology of the World I: The Ptolemaic Inheritance presents numerous selections by Arabic and Latin authors on areas of mundane astrology inspired by Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos. Many texts have been translated directly from Arabic by Benjamin Dykes. Authors include al-Kindi, ‘Umar al-Tabari, al-Rijal, Masha’allah, Abu Ma’shar, ibn Labban, Dorotheus, and ibn Ezra.
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.
Introduction to Traditional Mundane Part 1
This presentation introduces traditional mundane astrology, beginning with Ptolemy’s method for interpreting and timing eclipses, prices and weather, and historical astrology: framing history into larger and smaller periods, especially using Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions. Length 1:16:09, 36MB.
Introduction to Traditional Mundane Part 2
This audio lecture download discusses numerous techniques in traditional mundane, including eclipses, Saturn-Jupiter conjunctions, triplicity shifts, mundane profections, and Aries ingresses (see full description below). The download includes: MP3 audio, a handout, and slides.Length: 1:55:00, 54MB.