Future Dates to Note:
Registration Deadline for Winter 2005 – December 23, 2005
Term Begins – January 2, 2006
Registration Deadline for Spring 2006 – March 20, 2006
Term Begins – April 3, 2006
The Kepler College “distance learning with symposia” degree programs, AA, BA and MA are set up in 11-week terms or quarters. Students follow the course syllabi to complete the assigned readings and contribute to online discussions of the material with the instructor and classmates for 10-weeks of each term. Then mid-term, all students and faculty come to a designated location in the Seattle area for a 1-week on-site symposium where students participate in classroom lectures, group discussions, project presentations and directed learning assistance. The only symposium variance is for registered AA students, who attend only one symposium per year.
For those with less time than Enthusiasm! ELECTIVE MODULES!
Kepler College continues it’s elective program, introducing additional classes starting with the Winter term. This program is ideal for those who want to participate in formal instruction but who currently for whatever reason don’t wish to pursue a full degree program at this time.*
Ancient Greek (will run Winter, Spring and Summer terms: 3 credits each) Demetra George
This course is an introduction to the vocabulary and grammar of Koine Greek. It will emphasize astrological terminology and the philosophical etymology from which these terms are derived. Readings will be chosen from the primary source texts of Hellenistic astrological authors such as Claudius Ptolemy, Vettius Valens, Paulus Alexandrinus, and Hephaistos of Thebes.
Comparative Horary and Prasna (5 credits) J. Lee Lehman and Dennis Harness
The history and cross-cultural aspects of this branch of astrology will be examined as it developed in the Medieval period of both culutures. Students will compare the application of Western horary with Eastern Prasna, and study the comparative lessons of learning both systems together.
Comparative Electional Astrology and Muhurta (5 credits) Dennis Harness and J. Lee Lehman
Students will examine the history and application of Western electional astrology with the equivalent system of Vedic Muhurta through interpretive techniques for deriving the best time for initiating a new venture, marriage, business, travel, appointments, etc.
Medical Astrology East and West (5 credits) J. Lee Lehman and Dennis Harness
Students will examine how medical astrology developed in the Medieval period of both European and Vedic cultures. The respective medical systems will also be examined.
Vocation and Astrology (3 credits) Georgia Stathis
A course covering the fundamentals of identifying vocational potential in the birth chart and their use in vocational counseling. The student will locate and define vocational indicators in the birth chart, apply synthetic logic to correlate the astrological chart to specific avenues of vocational interest, potential, needs and talents and compile information on vocations and their necessary education and abilities.
Solar, Lunar and Planetary Returns (3 credits) Georgia Stathis
A study of the technical procedures in return calculation and the fundamentals of planetary and so-lunar return application to astrology in rectification and forecasting.
Advanced Horary and Electional Astrology (3 credits) J. Lee Lehman
Readings, discussions and practice in horary techniques. Students will study the history and application of horary astrology, techniques used for construction of a horary chart and rules of interpretation required to answer specific questions, i.e. who, what where, when, why. Additionally, students will examine the history and application of electional astrology and interpretive techniques for deriving the best time for initiating a new venture, marriage, business, travel, appointments, etc.
Intermediate Hellenistic Astrology: Time Lords (3 credits) Demetra George
An examination and application of various time lord techniques employed by Hellenistic astrologers during the early centuries CE to determine the quality of general periods of time over the course of an individual’s life [circumambulations through the bounds, zodiacal releasing from fortune and spirit, ascensional times of the signs and planetary periods, solar returns, profections, annual lord of the year]. The readings of primary source texts reveal the social customs, ailments and concerns of peoples from this period, and there will be a critical inquiry as to the ways in which the doctrines of Hellenistic astrology reflect the social structures of society.
The Vedic Lunar Nodes: Rahu and Ketu (3 credits) Dennis Harness
This elective will explore the mythology and symbolism of the lunar nodes in Jyotish. Special emphasis will be placed on the delineation of Rahu and Ketu in the Vedic natal chart. The effect of the lunar nodes by transit and their planetary periods (dashas) will also be explored.
* Elective credits may not apply to a subsequent degree program. Check with the Registrar for verification if a degree from Kepler College is in your future.
Kepler College 2005 Graduation
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DON’T NEED A DEGREE? BUT INTERESTED ANYWAY?
Your life may be too busy for full-time college, or perhaps you don’t need college credits. But that doesn’t mean you cannot take advantage of the knowledge you could gain through Kepler classes. You can still join us through either our part-time option, or by auditing a course. You may even prefer to audit first to try the Kepler experience out. Please feel free to contact our office staff for help in determining the many innovative ways that you can share in the exciting program at Kepler College.
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ABOUT KEPLER COLLEGE
Kepler College is the only college in the western hemisphere authorized to issue BA, AA and MA degrees in Astrological Studies.
Kepler College offers a Distance Learning with Symposia program designed to accommodate students from around the world without the need to relocate to Washington State. Ten weeks of each eleven-week term, students engage with fellow students and faculty via email and electronic classroom communication. The one-week on-site Symposia each term is the centerpiece of the academic experience that provides students with direct interaction with faculty and peers in a classroom setting.
The Kepler College programs provide a synthesis of subjects in a fully integrated interdisciplinary curriculum, giving students the breadth of education available from a traditional liberal arts program.