SOTA 24 Jan 2018

Hi Everyone,

Our featured speaker this week is John Green.
John is here from England. He has over 25 years in the field and is a teacher at Mercury Internet School of Astrology, as is another of our speakers, Shawn Nygaard. MISPA, by the way, is an  offshoot of Liz Greene’s Centre for Psychological Astrology in London. So we’re talking  about good credentials here. We’ve talked about Shawn before, so let’s now look at John’s topic:

Gods of War – Reclaiming the Mars Warrior: John Green

Will, drive, aggression, overt masculinity. These words often have negative connotations in our modern world. The warrior has been demoted to a safe fictional character or demonised in war. In this re-evaluation of Mars we look at its importance to us all and the problems arising if we ignore it.

Additionally, John is one of our Post- Conference presenters. His topic there is Practical Synastry — Making Synastry Work for You and Your Clients. We chose this topic because he is the author of an excellent synastry book called “Do You Love Me? The Astrology of Relationships”. And we’ll talk about this more very shortly. Suffice to say for now that John’s approach is psychological. And yes, we’re hoping his book will be available in the trade room.

For those of you who have been asking, yes, both John and Shawn will be at UAC. They each have one slot. And their topics are different. John will have a full 5 hours at SOTA counting his post-conference. So if you want to experience a first-class teacher, try to take one of these presentations in.

Shawn  has a 2-hour lecture here. He also has one at UAC, no pre or post The lecture here is on Pluto. The lecture at UAC is on Neptune and it’s an hour and a quarter. It  all  depends on what information you’re looking for.

International Speakers

Note that we have 4 1/2 international speakers this year. Besides John, there is Baris Ilhan who will be doing a pre-conference, Alan Clay, who we have talked about before, Ehsan Khazani, who will also be lecturing on “Universal Nakshatras” at SOTA, and our half-international, Kelly Surtees, who divides her time between Australia and Canada. Kelly will also be doing a pre-conference — and believe me, she may be only half-international, but she’s a lecturer and a half  — dynamic, insightful, and easy to listen to.

We’ve covered both Baris’ and Kelly’s Pre-Conferences before and also looked at Kelly’s 2-hour in the main conference “What Shall I Do With My Life?” And Baris will be doing an hour each on both the fourth and the twelfth houses. Now Baris and Kelly will both be lecturing at UAC, but they’ll be doing the usual hour and a quarter lectures. Which means if you want depth, you might want to check them out at SOTA. And Alan and Ehsan aren’t scheduled to lecture at UAC at all. So if Ehsan’s topic appeals or if you’re longing to learn more about Sedna from Alan, SOTA is the place to be. And yes, these are 2-hour presentations.

Post -Conference: William Sitckervers

And let’s not forget our other post-conference lecturer, William Stickevers. William is from California, so he’s not always around here in the EST and we’re again happy to have him. He will have a 5 full hours at SOTA, including his post-conference. In addition to his Post-Conference on Archetypal Astrology Through the Planetary Cyclic Index, he has two hour-long lectures in the main conference — The Coming Global Economic Reset, and 2030: Geopolitical Rise of the Red Dragon. He only has one lecture at UAC.

We are not UAC. But we have some excellent presenters and they won’t be rehashing their UAC lectures, assuming they’re presenting at UAC at all. You will get more depth for about half as many dollars. And you won’t have to sit through an awards banquet. Franco and friends are guaranteed to entertain rather than bore you. There is, of course, the 50/50 draw, but we’ll try to make that short and sweet, along with any other raffle we might have. (And often we don’t know until closer to the date).

So if you’re looking for an affordable conference experience, check us out. And tell your friends. At only $108 a night (plus tax) sharing a room is another way to save money. Oh, and speaking of sharing, as usual, we’d ask you to share this with your friends.