$250 – $600

STA Practitioner's Level Medical Astrology Course

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This 5-day intensive course will be offered at Michael Lutin's Office in NYC over two consecutive weekends: October 12 - 14 & 20 - 21, 2018. A detailed syllabus will be provided closer to the event with meeting times, but students can expect instruction to commence at 10am and conclude by 5pm each day, with morning, noon and afternoon breaks.


ABOUT THE COURSE

From the time of the Greek physicians and the Hippocratic-Galenic synthesis of the Roman Empire, through to Pasteur’s theory of pathogens, traditional medicine saw disease as dis-ease and adopted the belief that the body’s naturally healthy state is disrupted by injury or stress, resulting in illness unless the body can naturally right its imbalance. This medical outlook was combined with astrology in the late Hellenistic era, and traditional medicine, often with its astrological overlay, was used as the theory behind traditional Western herbalism. This system also survives into the present era in the practice of Unani medicine.

In our current era of possibly over-engineered medical intervention, in which care is often substituted for cure, many people choose to explore traditional medicine as an adjunct to modern treatment. It is here that medical astrology holds importance: Medical astrology is not a form of medicine, but an add-on to traditional medicine. It provides a timing system, and an alternate method for evaluating the dynamics of humoral distribution in the body. In traditional medicine, the humors are the four primary fluids which mediate the health and physiology of the organism.

As a sophisticated system which developed over many centuries, medical astrology has various facets and cuts across many of the conventional astrological subdivisions:

  • Natal astrological applications include characterizing each person in terms of their elemental balance (thereby constructing a healthy lifestyle) and studying their disease susceptibilities by traditional organ type.

  • Horary applications include questions concerning the development of disease, and the study ofdecumbitures (astrological charts set for the onset of a disease or condition).

  • Electional applications include selecting times for surgery, the commencement of a treatment protocol, or the commencement of any other medical procedure.

  • Dynamic applications include studying the chart for future periods of stress that could indicate the development of chronic disease.

  • Psycho-spiritual applications include considering the ways that obstructions to the soul’s functioning and purpose back up into the body as disease.

The challenge, from a student’s standpoint, is that the breadth of disciplines necessary to do medical astrology well is close to daunting. Not only does medical astrology demand competence in natal, horary, and electional astrology, it also demands detailed understanding of traditional medical theory and its many philosophical implications. The STA’s practitioners-level medical astrology course offers a unique study opportunity for this particularly specialized subject.


SYLLABUS

Course content themes include:

  • Elements in medicine and natural philosophy
  • Hippocratic principles and dis-ease concepts
  • The soul's relationship to physiology
  • Temperaments and their calculation
  • Traditional medical vocabulary and concepts
  • Primary faculties of wellness and disease
  • Change, balance and homeostasis
  • Humoral pathology
  • Medical melothesia
  • Medieval innovations related to disease and treatment
  • Indicators of disease in the nativity
  • Decumbiture
  • Medical horaries and elections
  • Natal cycles of health and disease
  • Critical days
  • Alternate methods whent he time of onset is not known
  • Aging, stagnation and death
  • Medical astrology and herbalism: homeopathy and antipathy, and the tissue states
  • Differentiating medical practice and medical astrology

For a sample brochure from a previously run course, visit: http://sta.co/pdf/medical_prospectus.pdf.


REGISTRATION & REFUND POLICY

Please select one of the registration options below -- full registration ($600 USD), deposit only ($250 USD), or balance after deposit ($350 USD, to be select only if deposit has already been paid). Registrants are entitled to a refund of all course fees paid less the non-refundable $250 deposit, so long as the refund is requested 30 days before the commencement of the course. Contact Lee at lee@sta.co for more details.

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