Dorian Greenbaum – The Daimon and our Lots: Ancient Traditions in Astrology
This workshop will combine two of my favourite topics: the daimon, and lots.
First, I’ll answer the question ‘What is a daimon, and what does it have to do with astrology?’ We’ll discover that there is not one single definition of daimon, and that it is ubiquitous in the ancient Mediterranean world. We’ll find out what the daimon has to do with fate and what we are allotted in our lives on earth.
Second, I’ll give you a brief history of lots, both in Mediterranean culture and in astrology, and we’ll see how they connect with practices in ancient divination. Then we’ll talk about how lots and the daimon connect in astrology, and how ancient astrologers used them in practice. Finally, we’ll put all this together in exploring how to find and use the daimon in your own chart.