The tuition fee/s comprise all the audio/visual on power point and lecture and any PDF handouts for each class. Appropriate reading lists for leading and significant astrology, psychology, mythology books, websites and more are included.
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THE CLASSES are all enhanced with rich power point presentations for which Erin is well known, and were recorded on GoToMeeting. The mv4’s are easily downloaded, and organized for you to create your own folder filing of the “Foundations of Archetypal Psychological Astrology in Practice” Course . . . thank you! Each class leads to the next and each Module to the next. Erin uses horoscopes from the classes (this is a “live” course), to show how we live our lives out in so many ways possible with particular examples – living the archetypal life in practical, fulfilling ways . . . working with difficult and graceful aspects.
- Classes are 2.5 hours each (*n.b. Module 1, Class 1 is a 4 hour seminar) Gods and Mortals: Cosmos to Chaos – the Introduction to the foundational classical gods and their archetypal underpinning of the psyche and our planets in contemporary psychological astrology.
MODULE 1: Astrology, Mythology and the Psyche
CLASS 1: OF GODS AND MORTALS: FROM CHAOS TO COSMOS (Introductory 4 hour seminar)
Emissaries of the Psyche – An astrological/psychological genealogy of the origins of the Western Classical Gods: from Chaos, the genesis of all things, to the birth of Gaia and her creation of Ouranos and their astrologically relevant offspring. The focus is on the Gods who people our Horoscopes. We explore their realms both classically and psychologically to see how nothing has changed in the realm of the archetypal. How the archaic content of our collective unconscious “became” our planets’ names, thence psychic contents. The synchronicities of Gods and Planets – and their familial relationships – are dramatized as they are enacted in our own lives:
“The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stands this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change” . . . Joseph Campbell from “Myths To Live By”
CLASS 2: THE BIG PICTURE: THE GREAT FAMILY OF PLANETS
An introduction to archetypes and their astrological expression. We will explore the possibility of how the symbols in our horoscopes are ambassadors from our deep core-Self to our reality world – from the archaic archetypes to their most personal expressions; from the Global ethos, to our Society/Culture, to our Family and, ultimately, to YOU. E.g.: Shadow; Anima/Animus; Parental archetypes; Authority conflict; Siblings; Group/Tribal affinities and more. The archaic vestiges of psyche from earliest humanity continue to sleep in our deep Self/psyche, and ‘modernize’ or awaken in numinous – unusually affective – feelings, dreams and clinging sensations. We could say they were messages from the gods – personal ambassadors from our family of planets.
CLASS 3: INTERNALIZATION OF THE GODS
How we Became Personally Responsible: The Development of the Ego/Self is explained. Understanding the psychological concept and content of the Self and its “seed” of our becoming. Taking our psychological planetary tasks (Fate) and shaping them (self awareness) is a work never done, it is our magnum opus. Planets do not make us “do” anything, however they seem to be remarkably in collusion with the archetypes of the deep Self. And our planets! When we can no longer blame the stars and the gods, but see the horoscope and its planets, signs and aspects as unique personal motivation, we are liberating our Self. We will be continuing on from Class 2 ad hoc.