The Event

Event Description


8th to 11th April 2011

This three day conference, drawing on ideas from ancient and classical teachings as well as modern psychology, will examine astrological notions of the horoscope as a map, locating humanity within a celestial environment and describing a journey through life and a pathway to the stars.

Your teaching staff will be Nick Campion Ph.D., Liz Greene Ph.D. and Bernadette Brady M.A.

There are two approaches a delegate can take to this 3-day intensive:

You can simply come along with a desire to deepen their astrological knowledge in terms of philosophy, history, and practice.


You can decide to take up the special scholarship which is 20% off the first years fees which is available to delegates only. For an international student paying full-time fees in the year 2010-11, the value of the scholarship would therefore be £2144, or approximately $3300. Please e mail Dr Nicholas Campion,, for details of the latest fee structure, especially fees for international (non EU) students.


Zurich: Maps of the Psyche
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK.

Conference Programme
April 8-10, 2011

Please note this programme may change without notice. 

All lectures periods will also allow for discussion between all three speakers and questions from the delegates.


FRIDAY 8 April, 2011  

9.15 am – 9.45 am  - Welcome by Nick Campion and discussion about the nature of the three days, the handouts, and an introduction to the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.

9. 45 am – 10.45 am
Friday Morning Lecture 1 - Nick Campion
The Psyche and the Stars: we will investigate the ways in which the great classical philosophers viewed the relationship between the psyche, the soul, and the stars.

10.45 – 11.15 Morning tea

11.15 am – 12:30 pm 
Friday Morning Lecture 2 – Liz Greene
The Celestial Ascent of the Soul: Ideas from antiquity to the present about the soul’s ascent through the planetary spheres as a map of spiritual evolution.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm – 3.15 pm   
Friday Afternoon Lecture 3 – Bernadette Brady
The Horoscope as an Imago Mundi: the role of the horoscope as a sacred map in the contemporary astrologer’s world view.

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Afternoon tea

3.45 pm – 5.00 pm 
Friday Afternoon Lecture 4
– Nick Campion, Liz Greene and Bernadette Brady
Character in the Horoscope: the views of Galileo, Jung and Leo. 
5.00 pm – 5.30  pm  Discussion period 1: Questions and general discussion on the subjects covered over the day with the three speakers and the delegates.


SATURDAY 9 April, 2011

9.15 am – 9.30 am – Questions and discussion

9.30 am – 10:45 am
Saturday Morning Lecture 5
– Liz Greene
Transformation: the role of the human will and imagination in altering planetary ‘fate’.

10:45 – 11.15 Morning tea

11.15 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday Morning Lecture 6  – Bernadette Brady:   
The Inner and Outer Maps of Time: the astrologer’s view of time as sacred and circular and the resulting conflict with contemporary opinions.

12:30 pm – 2.00 pm – Lunch

2.00 pm  – 3.15 pm
Saturday Afternoon Lecture 7
 – Nick Campion: 
Struggling with Fate: we will explore the mystical Greek astrological texts, the Corpus Hermeticum, as well as the thoughts of medieval scholars, for insight into the consequences for individual choice arising from the connection of the stars to individual will.

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm –Afternoon tea

3.45 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon Lecture 8  – Nick Campion, Liz Greene and Bernadette Brady
Sacred Space as a Map of the Psyche.  

5:00 pm – 5.30 pm General discussion and questions

Saturday Evening:
Dinner with all delegates and speakers, details to be advised.

SUNDAY 10 April, 2011

9.15 am – 9:30 am - Questions and discussion

9.30 am – 10:30 am
Special Online Session – Academic resources on the web

10:30 – 11.00 Morning tea

11:00 am – 11.45 am
Sunday Morning Lecture 9 – Bernadette Brady
The Location of Fate: The conflicting views on the source of determinism as either an inherent inner order or an imposed outer order and its implications for the nature and use of astrological determinism.

11:45 pm – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning Lecture 10 – Nick Campion
Reclaiming the Soul: we will examine the work of the twentieth century astrologers, Alan Leo and Dane Rudhyar, and their attempts to relocate and revive the soul’s role in astrology.

12:30 pm – 2 pm Lunch

2pm – 3.15 pm
Sunday Afternoon Lecture
11 – Liz Greene
Psyche and Psychology: Jung’s Red Book, astral magic, and ‘individuation’

3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Afternoon tea

3.45 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon Lecture 12  – Nick Campion, Liz Greene and Bernadette Brady
Prediction in astrology, classical, medieval and modern.

5:00 – 5.30 pm  General discussion and questions
Question and general discussion on the subjects covered over the day as well as summary of the whole three days.