Kepler College Online Course
Soul: Eternally Recurring and Evolving
6 Classes, Thursdays, April 23 -May 28. 5:30-8:30 PT or 8:30-10:30 ET
Conducted by Joseph Crane, Enid Newberg
Here we consider the individual's karma and the soul's movement through many lifetimes. We explore the contributions from India, astrological perspectives toward reincarnation. In this context we will take a comparative and critical look at many version of spiritual astrology in the modern world, from Leo through Rudhyar and Bailey to the Forrest and Green. We will see many ways to apply the idea of the soul's incarnations to astrological delineation and practice.
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For his 750th birth year, a special summer course:
Dante's Divine Comedy:
Cosmology, Astrology, and Redemption
By Joseph Crane
The Arlington Center
369 Mass Ave, Arlington Mass.
June 17 and 24, July 1, 8, 15, and 29
$180 (with book discount if you need it)
Based on Between Fortune and Providence: Astrology and the Universe in Dante's Divine Comedy: (How do you think an astrologer who's a Buddhist would approach Dante?)
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to register, contact Joseph at (401) 527-2035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Articles by Joseph Crane
Self-Educating the Modern Astrologer
(Adapted from "How and Why to Learn Astrology", May 2013)
By Joseph Crane April 2015
Most people do not want to learn and practice astrology because they see money falling from the sky or because they want to show their loved ones how successful they are in the world. Pursuing astrology is more like answering a call than making a reasoned decision.
A Planet and Its Visibility – Does It Matter?
Most modern astrologers don’t bother considering planets and their visibility conditions, but there are major differences between those planets we can see and those we need a telescope to see – the modern planets Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, all the asteroids and many other planetary bodies within our solar system. For planets that we see, does our astrology change when they are hidden within the beams of the Sun? Read More.......
Firmicus Maternus Mathesis: A Glance at Book I.
Part Two of a Series, based on James Holden’s translation
Now we begin to examine the astrology in the Mathesis by the third century Roman Firmicus Maternus, focusing on Book I and its discussion of the range of astrology and the issues of higher mind, the stars, and "fatalism". We look at the effects of the planets on groups and individuals.
Astrological Profile Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882):
Prophet of American Religious and Political Liberalism
(Revised from August 2012)
This seems like a good time to examine the contribution to American thought and culture by “Sage of Concord”, Ralph Waldo Emerson from the nineteenth century. In many ways he represents the origins of American political and religious liberalism. Although a schoolteacher in early adulthood and then a Unitarian minister, Emerson was a “public intellectual” through most of his adult life, making a living through giving public lectures and through his writings. Read More......