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The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook

Post by colleenm » Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:45 am

Hi Folks,

The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook by Kenneth Bowser is now available to order. Here is the format of the Course:

It is a 426 page, 8.5 x 11 write-in Workbook with two sections. In Section One, you'll find 25 charts with no name or data. Each chart is accompanied by nine questions/prompts that will help you to identify the dominant themes in each horoscope. After you've answered the questions and written your interpretation, you'll turn to the corresponding chart in Section Two. There you will find the chart with the name and data and Ken's interpretation. The interpretations are very detailed—between two thousand and five thousand words each.

Each chart section comes with a page to note what you've learned and what you may have missed in your own interpretation. The goal is to help people expand their ability to correctly read astrological symbolism. The Course includes the use of in-mundo aspects and stars, and reading a speculum. Two hours of private tutoring are also included. Ken will critique your interpretation of the final chart, or personally guide you through your interpretation.​

Here is the link: https://www.westernsiderealastrology.com/courses
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Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:39 pm

Thanks, Colleen.

As mentioned earlier, I asked Colleen to post information here (and generally keep us up to date) on Ken Bowser's new (just released) Sidereal astrology interpretation workbook and course. I encourage those who can to support this venture and take advantage of the learning and skill-building opportunity.
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Re: The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook

Post by staragewiz » Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:09 pm

Jim,

Ken Bowser in his origins of Sidereal Astrology states that the Babylonians invented Astrology,
whereas Fagan clearly states in his AA Solunars articles and other writings that it was the
Egyptians who invented Astrology and that the Babylonians got it from them.

In Ken's writings he disregards Fagans thesis, giving only his view on what I consider
a slight to Fagans research!

Interested in your opinion.........thanks,

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:52 pm

I haven't seen Ken's new video so I can't comment on it directly. (He advertised that he had new, more modern evidence.)

Based on what I do have, I can only assign the origins of astrology to the Egyptians (based substantially on Fagan's evidence). I do, however, give weight to Gleadow's argument that the zodiac as we know it today was a collaboration of ideas from Egypt and Babylon in that at least a few of the sign emblems are surely Babylonian in origin. This is, I think, in the final chapter of Gleadow's Origins of the Zodiac. From what I know, amalgamating that chapter with Fagan's evidence and arguments gives the clearest picture so far as the zodiac itself is concerned.
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Re: The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook

Post by SteveS » Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:52 am

Staragewiz wrote:
Ken Bowser in his origins of Sidereal Astrology states that the Babylonians invented Astrology, whereas Fagan clearly states in his AA Solunars articles and other writings that it was the Egyptians who invented Astrology and that the Babylonians got it from them.
Yes, with my studies no doubt in my mind the Ancient Egyptians taught much to the Babylonians. IMO, I think it all comes down to what specific kind of astrology we mean with your above statement staragewiz? There is no doubt in my mind the Ancient Egyptians (AE) definitely knew their way around the SZ long before the Babylonians and may have known the exact equal divisions of the SZ (“there is nothing new under the sun”), and this would have been easy for them by only knowing the degree of one fixed star was located. I also strongly believe the AE understood specific Sacred Sciences from the SZ which were truly revelatory to their minds pertaining to the genesis of things. The AE knowledge on astronomy far exceeded the Babylonians, IMHO. The AE calendar achieved a degree of perfection not surpassed by any other culture in history IMHO; probably having something to do with the AE belief: “Egypt is made in the image of heaven (‘as above so below’).” I associate true “Sage” knowledges to astronomy/astrology much more to the AE than the Babylonians, but more so to mundane astrology than genethlical astrology. AE was into Sacred Sciences with astronomy and the SZ much more so than the Babylonians. As far as I can tell genethlical astrology was not practiced in AE, and Babylonian astrology opened-up more knowledges for genethlical astrology.

As a digression: I strongly believe the AE processed an astronomical knowledge to a mundane “A First Time” pertaining to mundane affairs on this planet, probably having much to do with precessional astronomy with certain Stars. I believe this “First Time” is coded in with all the monuments on the Giza Plateau. I believe this potential knowledge is resurfacing with more clarity trough the great new technologies happening-- the closer we approach the exact beginning of the Age of Aquarius—2376 AD, “what goes around comes around” for humanity.

I have not listen to Ken’s new video but no matter if Ken disagrees with my thinking here—I have high respect for Ken’s work with Sidereal Astrology. Ken is one of the champions for Sidereal Astrology.

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Re: The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:46 am

A few bullet points:

Conventional Egyptology now has come to the same conclusion as Fagan that the founding of the Sothic Era dates to the 28th Century BC. This is nearly a century before the current views on when the pyramids were built (i.e., starting around 2700 BC). Of course, the estimation on the pyramid construction could be wrong and, in any case, they were about the same time.

At this point we know that the Egyptians had some of the most sophisticated interlocking calendars the world has ever seen, and tracked helical and acronychal phenomena. They had mapped the sky into 5 degree segments and, in the half the sky we know about, these broke into the signs we currently know with only small discrepancies (e.g., Aquila is part of the nix). This zodiac agreed at least to the nearest degree to the one we use today, with Aldebaran at 15 Taurus.

It's most likely they had all or most of this by 3130 BC. This is inferred by records of the Harakhte Era over three centuries before the inaugural Sothic Cycle. (The 3130 BC date is persuasively identified by Fagan.) All of this is quite remarkable by itself and also infers much more that seems necessary to these things being already in place.

As best I can tell, the Babylonians didn't have a working astronomy until at least a thousand years later, dating from around 19th century BC.
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Re: The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook

Post by SteveS » Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:22 am

Jim wrote:
It's most likely they had all or most of this by 3130 BC. This is inferred by records of the Harakhte Era over three centuries before the inaugural Sothic Cycle. (The 3130 BC date is persuasively identified by Fagan.) All of this is quite remarkable by itself and also infers much more that seems necessary to these things being already in place.
Excellent point Jim. The best research material I have studied on Ancient Egypt (AE) besides Fagan’s material, is by R.A. Schwaller Lubicz book “Sacred Science,” The King of Pharaonic Theocracy. I highly recommend this book which was only translated from French into English in 1982. In this book under the Chapter ‘Cosmic Ambiance’ with a sub-heading ‘The Calendar’ pages 170-174, Schwaller writes using many demonstrative examples from translated AE texts:
These “double dates” provided by the documents have made it possible, moreover, to define the precise dates at which the fixed year and the vague year coincided once more, i.e., in the year A.D. 140 and in years 1320, 2780, and 4240 B.C. Hence the foundation of the calendar must necessarily go back to one of those dates. As the Pyramid Texts, judging from their style, must in part precede Menes (3100 B.C.), AND AS Sothis (Sirius) already figures in these texts as preciding over the year, the Sothic period 2780 must be excluded as too recent and the conclusion can be reached that the Pharaonic calendar was introduced in 4240 B.C. This fact implies exceptional astronomical knowledge as well as a very long period of observation preceding the introduction of the calendar. Their calendar achieved a degree of perfection and this wonder merits our admiration. There is much controversy concerning their knowledge of the heavens, which is admired by some and contested by others with arguments worthy of derision.

AFAIC, Fagan proved to me beyond a shadow doubt Pharaonic Egypt were producing mundane astronomical/astrological charts going back to at least the Harakhte Era of 3130 B.C., as Jim pointed out in his above quoted words.

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Re: The Western Sidereal Astrology Interpretation Workbook

Post by staragewiz » Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:50 pm

Jim,

Fagan does give cred to the Babylonians contribution, but the Egyptians passed it on to them. Just wondering via the Chaldeans. Fagans references Issac Newton as one of his sources. Just wondering why Ken doesn't at least acknowledge Fagan's research on this issue? Even if he disagrees with it. ! guess he wants to be the absolute authority; thereby misleading new students!

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