NORTHERN CALIFORNIA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
March 1-5, 2019
Topic: Sex, Death and the Occult
Location: Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, California
Pricing: Rates vary. Contact Joyce for details.
To register, please contact Joyce Van Horn at email@example.com or at 415-518-5818. This program is often sold out in advance so please register early.
This seminar is not for the faint of heart! It is essentially an in-depth exploration of the mysterious eighth house, where we are confronted with some territory that scares most of us, at least if we are honest about it.
Death comes to everyone, but how might we prepare for it? In many traditions, it is not simply “the end,” but rather the greatest evolutionary challenge—and opportunity—of one’s life. What face might our own death present to us? Your chart tells you more about that than you might imagine. We will not be attempting to determine the date of one’s death—a dubious enterprise from both practical and ethical perspectives—but rather to help ourselves and our braver clients in the life-long task of preparing for it.
Much of that preparation, we will discover, depends upon the establishment of relationships with “beings and energies,” both visible and invisible. This brings us to a realm halfway between the province of psychology and transcendent mysticism – a realm sometimes called the “Occult.” Here, the evolving consciousness encounters sources of powers normally latent in the mind: magick, divination, healing. How might the birthchart cast light on these esoteric matters? How might the evolutionary astrologer, working with spiritually sophisticated clients, wrestle with these strange possibilities and potentials?
Completing our survey of this eighth house terrain, we will consider the deeper and more conscious aspects of sacred sexuality—another area where we can potentially gather the energy needed for “occult” work and for conscious dying . . . or squander it, if our choices there are not constructive or healthy.
As usual, Steven will present the core material at a theoretical level, then, in order to demonstrate the principles in action, we will reach into the Sorting Hat for the charts of volunteers from the class.
Learn more about the bi-annual Astrology Apprentice Retreat in Northern California on the NoCal Program home page.
For general information about Steven’s apprenticeship program, visit our Astrologer Apprentice Program page.
This workshop is worth 4 Credits towards certification.