Hellenistic Aspect Doctrine Module

The Doctrine of Configurations in Hellenistic AstrologyThe Hellenistic Aspect Doctrine Module contains a seven hour lecture presented by Chris Brennan on the original aspect doctrine in Hellenistic astrology.

This lecture offers a new reconstruction of a highly complex aspect doctrine that existed in the early astrological tradition, and provides insight into how those techniques can be used in order to improve chart delineations today.

The lecture is presented online in a streaming format through a private course site, which each person gains access to shortly after registering for the module. The module is an extract from the complete Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology Course.

Description of the Module

The primary focus of the module is a seven and a half hour lecture presented by Chris Brennan titled The Doctrine of Configurations in Hellenistic Astrology.

The purpose of this lecture is to present a new reconstruction of the original aspect doctrine in Hellenistic astrology.  This is accomplished through the analysis and comparison of several ancient astrological texts which preserve a lost set of definitions by the 1st century astrologer Antiochus of Athens.

The reconstruction of these definitions not only provides insight into the highly complex aspect doctrine of the early western astrological tradition, but it also provides contemporary astrologers with a powerful new set of tools for the analysis of planetary condition.

The lecture covers definitions such as: witnessing, right and left, overcoming, hurling rays, enclosure, intervention, guardianship, counteraction, domination, bonification,  maltreatment, and more.

The reconstruction presented in the lecture is partially based on a collaboration between Demetra George, Benjamin Dykes and Chris Brennan. It is presented here for the first time in its entirety.

What is Contained in the Module

The Hellenistic Aspect Doctrine module includes the following:

  • A seven and a half hour audio/visual lecture on the Hellenistic aspect doctrine.  The lecture contains audio and visual components which play automatically at the same time when the student is logged into the course site.
  • Several diagrams and reference sheets in PDF format that can be downloaded and printed out.   Here is an example diagram: Enclosure and Intervention.
  • A handout which contains translation conventions and a glossary for the Hellenistic aspect doctrine.
  • A forum for asking questions or discussing techniques contained in the lecture.
  • Access to future updates of the lecture.
  • The ability to upgrade to the complete Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology Course at any time at a discounted rate.

Accessing the Module

The entire module is presented online through a course site that each person gains access to shortly after registering.    Example Lecture Slide: Guardianship

Once registered, each student has unlimited access to the course site where the lecture and the handouts are available, and they are able to view the presentation at their own pace.

An example of one of the slides from the presentation is available to the right.  During the actual presentation the audio lecture plays concurrently with the slides and diagrams.

Important Note:  A broadband internet connection is required for the module.

Registering for the Module

The price for the Hellenistic Aspect Doctrine Module is $45 USD. You can register for the module simply by using one of the Paypal “buy now” buttons located on this page.

After completing your payment you will be redirected to a page which contains a new student form.  Once you have completed the new student form you will receive an email with your user name and password for the course site, as well as instructions for getting started.

If you have any questions about the module, please contact Chris Brennan through his email address listed on the contact page.