Monday, 24 March 2014

Thank you all for coming

Our minds are filled this Monday morning with magical imagery: the queen on her inverted throne, the never-closing eye of the fish, the baby goat clasped to the bosom of a charioteer.... All came to life yesterday in the Sutro Room at Trinity as John Frawley wove a spell of the sky.

Thank you everyone for coming and making this such a memorable weekend. See you next time!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Frawley's Sunday

Great to see so many old friends and new faces at the talk today. Just to confirm, we are starting at 9.30 tomorrow and finishing around 4.30 -5.00.

See you there.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Drinks on Friday

Actually just vino...
If you're coming to the John Frawley weekend -- and you're in Oxford for the evening before -- do drop in for some early evening drinks at Trinity. 

A glass of wine is on offer in the Sutro Room between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday, March 21. John will be there and we have a stack of his books for signing.

Look forward to seeing you.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Agenda For John Frawley Weekend


We are much looking forward to this weekend with John Frawley, the traditional astrology meister. 

Many of you will be coming from far afield -- including John himself who will be coming all the way from his home in Warsaw just to be with us. So if you have any questions about Oxford -- food, drink, dental floss, you know -- please ask one of the group on the day or Jackie in advance.

Here is a rough agenda for the weekend. We do hope you'll make it to the Friday tipple. It's very genteel, since we need John to be fresh as a daisy for Saturday morning.

All events take place in the Sutro Room, Trinity College. Just ask the porter by the gate which way to go.

Friday, March 21
Early evening drinks 6.00 - 7.30pm
7.30 pm to the small hours free time to explore Oxford.

Saturday, March 22
Horary Astrology
10 am to 5pm

11.30 Morning coffee and biscuits
1.30 -2.30 Lunch

You’re free to do as you please on Saturday evening. There are plenty of handy restaurants near the college, which is right in the middle of town. Oxford is better-known for its pubs than its fine dining – so be warned!

Sunday, March 23
Traditional Astrology
10 am to 5pm

11.30 Morning coffee and biscuits
1.30 -2.30 Lunch

Monday, 3 March 2014

Academic Conference On The History of Astrology

If you are interested in the history of astrology, you might want to try to make it to this two-day conference at the Oriental Institute here on April 23-24. You may be able to drop by for just one or two papers.

ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies: 
Thirty Ninth International Conference 
Astrology in the Ancient Near East


Papers include

       “Babylonian divination.”
Stranger Beasts in the Zodiac: Kalendatexte and the Astrological Table in BM 56605
         “Assyrian Astroglyphs.”
“Eutocius: a mathematician and astrologer from Ascalon.”
                    The Celestial Roads of Babylon and early China.”
 “Astrology and premonitions in ancient Egypt.”
“The Horoscopes of Cities in the Near East”.
"Light upon Light: The Astrological Theurgy of Shihab al-Din al-Suhrawardi al-Maqtul (executed Aleppo 587 H/ 1191 CE).
"The Bull of Heaven: Animality and Astronomy in Tablet VI of the Gilgamesh Epic".”
 “In search of truth: Astronomy versus Astrology in the Syriac Book of Causes.”
“The representation of celestial images in the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy.”
 “The provenance of ‘Arabic’ astrological techniques.”
 “The influence of Islamic astrology on Galileo’s work.”

For more details of times and speakers contact aram@orinst.ox.ac.uk.