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.
FAA 2010 Lecture: Introduction to Solar Revolutions
This short lecture introduces several solar revolution techniques, part of the Persian suite of annual predictive techniques: profections, the solar revolution chart, and transits. Length 1:08:57, 31MB.
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).
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.
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.
Workshop: Distributions Through the Bounds
This special, hands-on workshop will teach you how to use “distributions,” an ancient and powerful predictive technique, in both natal and solar return charts. Length 3:03:00, 84MB.
Workshop: Elements of Solar Revolutions
This 2.5-hour workshop shows in great detail how to understand and combine several traditional techniques for analyzing a native's chart from year to year, using solar revolutions (solar returns), profections, and the direction of the Ascendant of the solar revolution. Length 2:34:55, 71MB.