In a series of seven sessions over the weekend, Graeme Tobyn demonstrates the light that astrology can cast on the important topics of health and illness and the constellating of the practitioner-client relationship. After an introduction to astrology as divination and the judgment of a horoscope on the first evening, there will be on Saturday a presentation on the history of astrology in medicine and technical sessions on the traditional weighting of factors in a horoscope, the astrological calculation of temperament type and how the reading of the horoscope as a whole goes beyond these traditional depictions, including an interactive session (bring a copy of your natal chart!). On Sunday there will be an introduction to the astrological prognosis of illness events from horary and decumbiture charts, supported by example horoscopes and case studies, and presentations on Galenic, Neo-platonic, Hermetic and Paracelsian influences on Culpeper and his astrological rulerships of medicinal herbs.
Students and practitioners with little knowledge of astrology who are interested in attending will be supported in advance by a powerpoint presentation on planetary aspects with accompanying exercises, a bibliography for reading up on the basic meanings of planets, zodiac signs and horoscopic houses and a short astro-medical vocabulary. These will be released in the new year.
Graeme Tobyn is a senior lecturer in the College of Health at the University of Central Lancashire, a Fellow of the National institute of Medical Herbalists and a member of the Company of Astrologers, London. He has taught and lectured on both herbal medicine and the history and practice of medical astrology internationally and is a published author. His most recent study is ‘Dr. Reason and Dr. Experience: Culpeper’s assignation of planetary rulers in The English Physitian’, in C. Burnett and D. Greenbaum (Eds.) From Masha’allah to Kepler: Theory and Practice in Medieval and Renaissance Astrology (Sophia Centre Press, 2015).
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7 from 7-9pm and April 8-9, from 9:00am-5:00pm, 2017
Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until February 15)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until February 15)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until February 15)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.
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