The 22nd International Conference will be a memorable journey into participating in the transition and transformation of our tradition. Our theme Transforming the Tradition is a tribute to the ongoing process of integrating astrology’s time-honoured tradition with contemporary practice. Therefore this conference is dedicated to respecting the divisions in our tradition, not as separations or splits, but as representative of the diversity and breadth of astrological application and its unified capacity for marking out the human condition.
Traditional versus Modern Astrology has reverberated throughout the practice of astrology for the past two decades. With the translations of primary texts, reclamation of ancient methods and more awareness of our history, modern astrology has often been represented as lacking or incomplete by traditionalists. Yet modern astrology has significantly developed the art of consultation, extended its application into new areas and contributed significant new techniques to astrological practice. A major astrological download has taken place.
The intention of the conference is to create a learning environment to support an intelligent synthesis of past and present philosophies, procedures and practice. To this extent we have asked our speakers to participate in celebrating the diversity and coherence of our tradition. Therefore we look forward to not just creating a conference, but an experience of belonging to an ancient tradition that is continually evolving.
We will move through the traditional ways that spoke of good and evil daimons to Horary and Electional Astrology, from Ayurvedic medicine to Decumbiture, from Mundane to the mandalas in the Red Book and from the conventional to the radical. We hope you will join us for our celebration of the transformation of our tradition.
All lectures will be classified in order to help you make your choice. We have endeavoured to try and bring together the eclectic presentations under 12 signposts as follows: