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Astrology and the Stoics: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Contentment

New course by Joseph Crane and Enid Newburg with Kepler College.

People try to get away from it all—to the country, to the beach, to the mountains. You always wish that you could too. Which is idiotic: you can get away from it anytime you like. By going within.

Marcus Aurelius

The development of astrology in the West owes a great debt to the philosophy of the Stoics.  Their depictions of human bondage and freedom, their quest for serenity and their emphasis on nobility of character continues to influence astrology’s techniques and astrology’s underlying understanding of the human condition.

This course begins with a three-hour workshop on Saturday, October 10 that introduces the main ideas and the astrological applications of the Stoics.  The week of October 19-25 is “Stoic Week” hosted by that combines meditations, contemplations, and exercises to give people a hands-on experience of the pursuit of greater understanding and serenity – and positive action in the world.

Two Saturday workshops (October 31 and November 7) follow to give people a chance to process, exchange ideas, and apply astrology.


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