In this course students will become acquainted with the nature of Mesoamerican astrology and its foundations in the cosmology and mythology of the several cultures that flourished in ancient Mexico and northern Central America. 

This counts as an elective for the Professional Diploma or an Elective.

Course name:  E-300 Astrological Heritage.

Instructors: Inga Thornell

Course length: 10 Weeks – 6-month self-study

Course cost:  $ 560

Required Books:

-       A History of Western Astrology Volume I: The Ancient and Classical Worlds Original title: The Dawn of Western Astrology: The Ancient and Classical Worlds by Nicholas Campion

-       A History of Western Astrology Volume II: The Medieval and Modern Worlds by Nicholas Campion

Suggested Texts:

If you are interested in learning more about the topics:

A History of Horoscopic Astrology

by James Herschel Holden
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: American Federation of Astrologers, Inc.; 2nd edition (October 1, 1996) Language: English ISBN-10: 0866904638 ISBN-13: 978-0866904636

- Mythology Cliff Notes

Cliffs Notes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background.

Pre-requisite: No prerequisite.

Course description:

 Students will:

  • Examine how astrology originated in various cultures and what questions it sought to address
  • See how astrology became embedded in mainstream culture in these societies
  • Study the lineages in which different astrological theories developed
  • Examine the relationship between the history of science and religion, philosophy and mythology
  • Examine the changes in cosmology throughout history and how these changes affected society's attitudes.
  • Critique the intellectual shifts in religion and philosophy that led to the modern scientific and secular worldview, and the rejection of intuitive ways of knowing
  • Explore how changes in 20th-century philosophy and science affected the arts and sciences, and how 21st-century research is moving toward a more inclusive world view.

This course is required for the Certificate Diploma, although it can also be taken as an elective.

Weekly topics:

1.    Mesopotamian Contributions

2.    Egyptian Contributions

3.    Greek Contributions

4.    Hellenistic Astrology

5.    Rome and Astral Religions

6.    Early Christianity and Astrology

7.    The Islamic World

8.    The Latin West

9.    The Renaissance

10. Other Astrologies

Instructor bio:

Inga Duncan Thornell graduated from Kepler College with a BA in East-West Studies and a minor in Mythology. She continued her studies at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the Cultural Astronomy and Astrology program.

She has returned to Kepler College as an instructor. She also works with clients in a private coaching practice. Her interests include astrology, mythology, and ritual.

Inga’s goal is to help her clients better understand and constructively utilize the planetary energies in their lives by recognizing them within themselves and others and to invoke their powers at will. Please see www.dunthor.com for information.

Inga is an instructor in:

E300 Astrological Heritage

E305A Astro-Mythology: An Introduction

E301A Modern Astrology's Heritage

W103 Fundamentals III: Building Delineation Skills

W104 Fundamentals IV: Natal Practicum

WR201 Counseling Issues in Astrology


Astronomy is the study of the nature, motions and history of the Earth's cosmic environment. Astronomy is a highly developed science and encompasses many technical subjects. In this course, Kepler E400, the emphasis is on subject matter relevant to a general and non-technical understanding of astronomy. The course is a unique introduction to astronomy presented at the 12th grade or first year college level, and would benefit students of astrology or anyone seeking a practical overview of the subject.

This is a self-motivated course that requires the student to set aside time each week to study the material presented. Learning in this course depends on taking the time to go over the assigned readings, listening to the lectures, and doing the weekly assignments. The readings overlap with the lectures and provide additional information. The assignments are based primarily on the lectures which set the parameters of each week's topic. In addition to the lectures and assigned readings, assignments for the course include online forums, multiple choice questions, and a short report on a relevant topic.

Most chart interpretation is done on the ecliptic using standard aspects and sign and house positions. But there are other ways to get similar information from a chart that are based entirely on symmetry. Probably best known of the symmetrical techniques is declination, planet distance relative to the celestial equator. Other traditional techniques that employ symmetry include antisia and Arabic points. The Hamburg School, aka Uranian Astrology, and later Ebertin's Cosmobiology, place a major emphais on symmetry and nearly all interpretive work is based on it.

This course can be taken as an elective for the Diploma program and counts toward the movement certificate.

Course name: E536A: Ancient Movement Techniques and Application

Instructors: Öner Döşer and Tamira McGillivray

Course length: Self-directed course (4 months to complete)

Course cost: $295

Required Books: Astrological Prediction: A Handbook of Techniques

Dec 15 2014- by Oner Doser and Benjamin N Dykes

It is also recommended that you gather a handful of charts that you wish to work on and apply the techniques in each week (these might be personal or famous with access to a large biography or willing to answer questions)

 Other Recommended books:

-Professional Significators in Traditional Astrology

Nov 16 2018 - by Oner Doser and Benjamin N Dykes

 -Financial Significators in Traditional Astrology

Nov 12 2018 -by Oner Doser and Benjamin N Dykes

 -Astrology of the Famed: Startling Insights into Their Lives (Llewellyn's New World Astrology Series) by Noel Tyl (1996-05-08)

 Pre-requisite: None

Course description:

Predicting the future is an intuitive need in human nature. The ability of astrologers to make predictions is one of the main reasons why astrology has stood the test of time. The skilled make more accurate predictions, and it is this skill that can lead to higher wisdom.

Predictive techniques like Secondary progressions, Solar Return Charts, Solar Arc progressions, and especially Transits are widely used by modern astrologers. Some of the predictive techniques of classical astrology are often the source of our modern practice and can be successfully blended with modern methodologies.

 Traditional predictive techniques help us to understand the patterns of fate. First, an individual's life is divided into main periods and then these periods are divided into small sub-periods. Thus we are able to both see the details and the general course of our life. The predictive techniques in Traditional Astrology are systemized and orderly. They give us certain rules for analyzing the chart and making predictions. They propose a deductive approach while predicting the general course of life.

In this course you will learn and practice using:

 

  •  To use the Ages of Man technique for determining longer periods within a lifetime
  •  Prediction by Fidaria, a planetary period system from Abu Mashar which is similar to the dasha system in Vedic astrology
  •  Direction by terms and bounds which describes the types of events and developments that take place during specific time periods
  •  Direction by triplicity in 25-year segments applied to each of the houses
  •  Integration of the above traditional predictive techniques

 

Weekly topics:

1. Ages of Man

2. Firdaria

3.  Directing by Terms and Bounds

4.  Direction by Triplicity

5. Putting it all Together

 

Instructor bio:

Öner Döşer, the founder of AstroArt School of Astrology, School of Astrology Publishing, and Astrology TV is an astrology consultant, author, and lecturer, who completed the Robert Zoller Medieval Astrology Course and has been rewarded with a Diploma in Medieval Astrology (AMA). He has written 37 books, 14 of them translated into English, and his articles have been published in The Astrological Journal, The Career Astrologer, and the ISAR website.


Öner has participated in several organizations abroad as a lecturer. He is a member of The Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI), International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) proficiency certificate holder, and Turkey Satellite of Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA). He is teaching at the AstroArt School of Astrology and giving periodical classes at Kepler College.

Contact: onerdoser@gmail.com / www.onerdoser.com / www.astrolojiokulu.com

Öner teaches the following course: 

 

Tamira McGillivray holds a BA in East-West Traditions & Astrology (2007) through Kepler College. is NCGR Level III Certified, the Past President of the San Diego chapter of the National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR), and is a certified Astro*Carto*grapher with Continuum. She is currently not only an instructor at Kepler but is also the Vice-Chair on the Board of Trustees and Admin Team. She is currently a Masters Candidate at the University of Wales, Cultural Astronomy & Astrology.

 Tamira has a Professional Astrological Practice dedicated to connecting ancient wisdom to the modern world through speaking engagements, workshops, one-on-one consultations.

 As a Meditation teacher, Usui / Karuna® Reiki and Holy Fire® Master (1996-2019), she studied with Dolores Cannon as a PLR/Quantum Healing (QHHT) Practitioner Level II and RYT Yoga Teacher (Through Roots & Wings Yoga Studio Vista California), Tamira is dedicated to using a variety of methods and energy techniques to meet her client's individual needs, her website is navigatingthestars.ca. Tamira has a regular meditation group practice called Inner Circle Reiki and also teaches local Astrology and Reiki Classes.

Tamira teaches in the following courses

  • Introduction to Astrology Workshop (for the very beginner)
  • W101 Fundamentals I: Introduction 
  • W113A Practicum: Applied Forecasting in the Client Session