Key Concept: A New Astrological Revolution for Kepler

Saturday 17 Feb, 2018
16.00 - 18.00 GMT

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Join us for an Online Key Concept Lecture from the
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

To Support the Publication of Kepler's Astrology

By the Institute for the Study of
Cosmology and Astronomy in History, Philosophy and Culture

Supported by the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, Sophia Centre Press and the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

This ground breaking book for the first time makes available over 800 of Johannes Kepler's horoscopes in his own hand.

Johannes Kepler is one of the most influential figures in western astrology. He advised some of the most powerful people in early 17th century Europe, worked towards a reform of astrology and emphasised aspects in horoscope interpretation.

The horoscopes have been obtained from the archives in St Petersburg, and have never before been available. In this lecture we will look at how Kepler actually did astrology.

- Dr Nicholas Campion: How did Kepler do Mundane Astrology?
- Karine Dilanyan: How did Kepler Forecast the Weather?
- Dr Dorian Greenbaum: How did Kepler work with Synastry?

The cost of the seminar is £30 and the income from the seminar will support the publication costs. By signing up you will support a unique scholarly project in the history of astrology.

Each delegate will be entitled to a £10 discount on the volume, cover price £30.

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Nicholas Campion

Lecturer: Nicholas Campion is Director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, the only academic centre in the world to consider humanity's relationship with the sky. He is Programme Director of the University's MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. His books include the two-volume History of Western Astrology (London: Continuum 2008/9), Astrology and Cosmology in the World's Religions (New York: New York University Press, 2012) and The New Age in the Modern West: Counter-Culture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day (London: Bloomsbury 2015) and his current projects include the six volume Cultural History of the Universe (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), for which he is General Editor.

Photo by Dr Darrelyn Gunsburg


Karine Dilanian

Lecturer: Karine Dilanian (Moscow, Russia) holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK. She has organised International Astrological Conferences and Schools in Moscow since 1993. Karine has been teaching astrology since 1990 and is a cofounder of AGAM -professional astrology school in Moscow, an ISAR affiliated school, whose programs correspond to the international astrology educational standards. She teaches classical Western astrology with special focus on Hellenistic, Medieval, and Renaissance astrology. She is a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Cosmology and Astronomy in History, Philosophy and Culture.


Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum

Lecturer: Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum is a tutor at the University of Wales Trinity St David. Her PhD from the Warburg Institute formed the basis of her book, The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology: Origins and Influence (Leiden/Boston 2016). She has written articles for Blackwell's Encyclopedia of Ancient History and Springer's Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, and edited/co-translated the volume Kepler's Astrology (Lampeter, Wales 2010). Recent publications include (with co-editor Charles Burnett) From Masha' Allah to Kepler: Theory and Practice in Medieval and Renaissance Astrology (Lampeter, Wales 2015); and Eternity in the Astrology of Vettius Valens and Eternity: A History, ed. Yitzhak Melamed (Oxford 2016). Her article Porphyry of Tyre on the Daimon, Birth and the Stars will appear in A. Timotin and L. Brisson, eds, Neoplatonic Demons and Angels, Leiden/Boston.


The Key Concept lectures are part of the Sophia Centre's public outreach programme and draw on material in the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's programme in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. The programme is distance-learning and online and offers flexible options for study: take one or two modules as an Occasional Student, three modules for a Certificate, six modules for a Diploma and write a 15,000 word dissertation to gain the full MA. For further information e mail the Programme Director, Dr Nicholas Campion.

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