This month's meeting will feature two 45 minute lectures on different topics by local astrologers Doug Egan and Leisa Schaim. Doug will present a lecture on synchronicity, and Leisa will present a lecture on Saturn returns.
Below you will find lecture descriptions, bios, and other information about the meeting.
Lecture 1 - Doug Egan
Title: How Does Astrology Work? Synchronicity as a popular explanation.
Description: We will look at a brief history of the possible "mechanisms" of astrology. An examination of the history of Synchronicity and its association with astrology will follow. Finally, we will learn what Synchronicity is, and how it affects us as astrologers.
Bio: Doug Egan first learned to cast charts by hand at 18 years old, and has been a lifelong student ever since. He is old enough that he met Dane Rudhyar, and had his chart done by Catharine Grant (founder of AFA). He has appeared in The Mountain Astrologer and ISAR online. He was one of the first contributers to Kepler College, and was co-founder of the New Orleans Astrology Group in the mid-90's. Synchronicity is of particular interest to him.
Lecture 2 - Leisa Schaim
Title: Saturn Returns, Sect, and the Taboo Against Difficulty
Description: This lecture will discuss the ancient concept of sect - whether one has a day or night chart - in relationship with the relative ease or difficulty different people experience during their Saturn returns. Some of the most common ways Saturn returns are talked about will then be looked at in light of this distinction, leading to an examination of how contemporary astrology deals with the issue of life difficulties.
Bio: Leisa Schaim is an astrologer living in Denver, Colorado who uses a blend of both modern and traditional techniques in her astrological work. She co-writes a blog about the Saturn return, Saturnreturnstories.com. Leisa has served on the board of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN) since 2011 and is a former board member of the Astrological Association for Young Astrologers (AYA).
The fee for attending the lecture is $5. All proceeds will go to the speakers.
Length of the Meeting
The meeting will start at 3:00 PM, and the first lecture will go until 3:45, with a few minutes for questions and answers afterward. The second lecture will begin at 4:00 PM, with time for questions and answers until about 5:00 PM. After that people are free to hang out and socialize in the cafe.
Note that the Mercury Cafe also serves brunch earlier in the day, so if anyone wants to come early, around 2:00 PM, there will probably be some other astrologers there having brunch.
Other Events in August - Workshop with Mark Jones
Evolutionary astrologer Mark Jones will be in town to give a workshop in Boulder from August 31 - September 1. The title of the workshop is "Finding Your Life Path: the Nature of the Nodal Axis of the Moon."
The purpose of the workshop is to "explore the nature of the Nodal Axis of the Moon in the birth chart as revealing the evolutionary potential of the individual life. The workshop will explore the Moon's Nodes in detail by house and sign to reveal the profound symbolism within these placements."
For more information about the workshop please see Mark's website: http://www.plutoschool.com/learn-astrology/pluto-school/schedule
Just a reminder that the Denver Astrology Group now has a small library, and you can check books out from it at each meeting.
It is only $10 a year to sign up for the library, and you can check out 1 book at each meeting, and then you will have to return it at the next meeting the following month.
See our website for a complete catalog of all of the books currently available in the library: http://www.denverastrologygroup.com/library/holdings/
If you would like us to bring a book to the meeting for you to check out then just send an email to Chris at: [masked]
We will also be bringing a box of some of the best books from the library with us to the meeting, for those of you who would like to browse through them in person.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!