It seems like ages since I’ve sent out a newsletter. As you know, I was off to GLAC, and came back to a great deal of deadlined work. So I apologize for my non-communication.
Special Discount Offer!
You may have been hearing rumors about a special discount on Full Conference packages. That rumor is true — but there ARE some kickers.
First of all I have only 20 of these discount packages, which give you the full conference for $100 US. No frills, no keynote, no evening activities, but if you are looking for an inexpensive way to experience SOTA, this might be your answer.
However, this package is ONLY open to first-time attendees. Why? Because we want you to try SOTA. And because we’re looking for new attendees. We have a very loyal group of regulars, but we need to add to it and grow.
Third, payment is by cheque (or if you’re on this side of the border, Interac will work), only. This is a BIG discount. We can’t afford to pay PayPal fees on top of it.
How to claim your discount
Now then, I have gotten a couple of emails asking me how to claim this. It’s simple. Write a cheque, payable to Full Circle Seminars, put it in an envelope, and send it to me, noting your email so I can confirm receipt and also noting where you heard about this.. My address is on the flyer.
And because there has been confusion about how to claim this, here’s what we’re going to do. 1) You need to contact me and tell me you want to claim one of these. Also tell me where you heard about it, since several of our speakers have been kind enough to advertise this. You need to do this by May 31. Then send your cheque. And we will honor all fees that come in up to June 5.
I’m doing this because some of you don’t realize that if you mail that cheque May 30th, it won’t get here for the 31st. It generally takes 3-5 days for a letter from the US to reach Canada. So once you’ve claimed your discount, send your cheque. That’s it. Simple. But said offer expires May 31 and cheques MUST be received by June 5 and we can’t be responsible for lousy mail service. If the cheque is not received by then, you will not be eligible.
What about the extra events?
Should you want to also register for things that aren’t included, you can do that on the website as per usual. The rates on the flyer are good until June 22 when pre and post conferences, single day admissions, and divination night will all increase in price. Give us a try; there’s no better time, and this offer will not be repeated.
Featured Speaker: Gary P. Caton
One of the speakers at GLAC was Gary Caton, who was of course well-received. Gary will also be featured at SOTA, and if you’ve never heard him, rest assured both of his presentations will be worth your while and neither one was featured at GLAC.
On Friday, he will be presenting The Centrality of Mercury in the Hermetic Worldview in the main conference. And then on Monday, he will be presenting The Mercury Elemental Year as one of our two post-conferences. Both of these present new material from his forthcoming book, which will be available at the book store in the trade room.
The Mercury Elemental Year
This workshop will begin by illuminating the astronomy of Mercury and its yearly dance with the Sun, which traces a 6-pointed star in the heavens. Afterward, Caton reveals how Mercury’s cycles correspond with the ancient mystical document the Emerald Tablet — source of the famous alchemical aphorism “as above, so below”. Finally, he will teach you to see the underlying patterns behind Mercury’s 3 retrogrades each year and how to harness their transformative power in your birth chart.
Mercury spends more time in one element each year than all of the other 3 combined! This means that each of us was born wiith an unconscious preference for communicating via one element more than others, and that there are 3 houses in our chart that are deeply susceptible to the power of symbol making — where our ideas, images, and words matter most.
This is not the same old stuff and it’s being taught by a master. Plan on attending. You’re sure to learn something about Mercury in general as well as your own Mercury.
Featured Speaker: Adam Gainsburg
There is also a second workshop on Monday with Adam Gainsburg — this one on Heliacal Saturn phases. We’ll talk more about this one next week. For now, suffice to say that put these two topics together and you’ve got a full day of solid and usable learning by 2 of your favorite presenters. And right now, you can attend not just one but both of these for a mere $100 or just one for $75. But again, fees go up as of June 22.
For those of you planning to stay on for the post conference activities, we are planning on getting together for a group dinner off-site, assuming I can find someone to coordinate it, which I’m pretty sure I can.
We are also hoping to have the AFAN Hospitality Suite open again. Note that we can only get this room for two nights as per our contract. We will probably do it Thursday night, when everyone is keen to talk, and either Friday after the divination night or Saturday after the banquet. If you have a preference, please let me know SOON, as I will be booking the room on June 6th.
The hospitality suite is open to all registered attendees, speakers, vendors and staff, and yes it provides FREE hospitality in the form of food and wine and sometimes beer. Unfortunately, only those registered for the day in question can attend the hospitality suite; we cannot accommodate friends of speakers, friends of attendees, or others.
And for those of you who LOVE the hospitality suite, why not consider joining AFAN? There is no other organization like it out there. They are strictly service, not self-service, and they do amazing things in the community to promote networking and astrology. They’re also inexpensive to join, even in US dollars.
More next week. Stay tuned!