Episode 250 incorporates a lecture by the late astrologer Alan White on an introduction to Hellenistic astrology, adopted by an audio interview with Alan about his life and work from 2010.
Alan started learning astrology critically within the 1980s after which found Venture Hindsight within the mid-1990s and developed a deep curiosity in historical astrology.
He produced an introductory lecture on Hellenistic astrology utilizing a flipchart that he offered at quite a few astrological conferences within the 2000s. One in all these shows in 2001 resulted in Demetra George instructing a course on the topic at Kepler Faculty.
Alan died on August 18, 2011 on the age of 69 after a protracted battle with most cancers. I visited him just a few months earlier than his demise and requested him to incorporate a model of his intro to the Hellenistic astrology lecture for inclusion within the historic report.
The primary 90 minutes of this episode after the intro consists of Alan’s intro to the Hellenistic Astrology discuss, whereas the second half is an interview I did with Alan for my previous podcast known as Conventional Astrology Radio, which was recorded on December 7, 2010 and was broadcast.
Within the following I’ll report the obituary I wrote for Alan after his demise, because the previous astrologer memorial web site he used to look on has disappeared.
You may also discover excessive decision photos of Alan’s flipchart in a gallery beneath.
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Alan White (1942-2011)
Born January 1, 1942 at 11:37 a.m. in Washington, DC Alan White’s Natal Chart
Died on August 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm in Edenton, North Carolina.
Astrologer Alan White died on Thursday, August 18, after a protracted sickness in Edenton, North Carolina. He was 69 years previous. He’s survived by his spouse Jaan Stephens-White and their three kids Jeanette, Christopher and Virginia.
The Washington native D.C. Alan joined the military in 1961 shortly after graduating from highschool and served as a inexperienced beret within the fifth Particular Forces Group in Vietnam from 1963 to 1964. After finishing his navy service, he centered on his schooling and held quite a few jobs previous to retirement, together with working as a mechanic, touring salesman and astrologer.
Alan’s curiosity in astrology started in 1963 when he purchased a Zodiac watch in Saigon that displayed the phases of the moon. Initially skeptical of the topic, he started to check it critically within the 1970s and finally attended his first astrological convention within the 1980s. Dissatisfied that lots of the astrological approaches he was uncovered to on the time turned out to be too “airy-fairy”, he longed for a extra concrete view of the topic. He discovered what he was searching for in 1995 when he found conventional astrology by way of Venture Hindsight by attending the second PHASE Conclave in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Alan later turned an ardent supporter and finally a detailed affiliate of the undertaking.
He started giving introductory lectures on Hellenistic astrology within the late 1990s and was an lively member of the NCGR’s Northern Virginia Chapter within the early 2000s. When summarizing his philosophy of astrology, he notably appreciated what medieval astrologer Guido Bonatti mentioned that the aim of astrology is to reconstruct the previous, perceive the current, and predict the long run.
In Could 2001 he was despatched to Seattle to run a sales space for Venture Hindsight on the annual Northwest Astrological Convention. The primary class of scholars on the newly opened Kepler Faculty of Astrological Arts and Sciences had simply accomplished their freshman 12 months, and your entire class was attending the convention. One night on the convention, Alan was sitting within the lounge speaking to a gaggle of Kepler college students and telling them tales about Hellenistic astrology. They have been so intrigued that they inspired him to present an impromptu lecture on the topic in an empty convention room that very same night time. The lecture was notably profitable in that the Kepler college students inspired one in all their lecturers, who had additionally attended the lecture, Demetra George, to develop a course on Hellenistic astrology for the Kepler curriculum. Demetra then traveled to the east coast and studied for a number of months within the winter of 2001/2 with Alan and Robert Schmidt from Venture Hindsight. She started instructing the Hellenistic Astrology course with Kepler in 2002, and plenty of college students have been first launched to the topic on this context. To what extent the later revival of Hellenistic astrology now and sooner or later is the results of Demetra’s teachings or those that taught them, it’s because of Alan that this transmission was in a position to happen. In some ways, that is his most enduring legacy and contribution to the astrological group.
Alan’s Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology Flipchart
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