I hope you all have enjoyed a good Passover and/or good Easter.
This week we’re featuring Baris Ilhan. She will be at SOTA from Turkey, so we’re going to keep her busy while she’s here so you can all experience her warmth and wonderful teaching style as well as the vast scope of her knowledge, beginning with a Pre-conference Thursday morning. Her topic???
Pre Conference, Baris Ilhan
“Mercury, Mars & Venus: The use of the Inner Planets as Agents for Improvement
From the ancient texts we learn that the sources of volitional acts are three powers: carnal (Venus), wrath (Mars) and speech (Mercury). 13th Century astrologer Nasiredin Tusi says that although other powers (Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Saturn) are at their perfection, Mercury, Mars and Venus can be trained towards their perfection. During the workshop we will take a closer look at those planets and see how we can combine them in a way that carries us to loyalty, fidelity, compassion, love, submission, trust and joy.”
This is new material and perhaps a somewhat different take on the personal planets. There’s something worthwhile here for everybody. And since you’re here already, why not stick around for Kelly Surtee’s Pre-Conference on The Power of Prediction and then head to our Opening with Keynote Speaker Ryhan Butler where there’ll be good nibblies (hot and cold — not just pretzels and chips — and a cash bar.
Baris will be back bright and early Friday morning:
The Fourth House: Our Grave or Our Treasure?
The house of home, parents and roots, can also represents the hidden things, treasures and graves. We will see how this house can be our grave in a symbolical sense and how we can turn it into a treasure by working on the issues of the sign there.
(Intermediate or Advanced)
I’ve actually heard this one somewhere, probably at an NCGR conference years back. Again, very worthwhile and not the same old stuff.
After that, you can hear Michael Barwick on Huber Aspects and Their Patterns and have a light lunch at the same time.
And if you’re staying until Saturday, you may also want to hear Experience Mediumship: An Interactive Workshop with Patty Mac. Now most of you regulars know that we have generally had a reading night with free readings from various mediums. And that’s generally been well-received. But every now and then we have to try something different so nobody gets bored. And last year, I was inundated with feedback saying “More time for Patty Mac, please.” And since slots were at a premium, this was our solution. So there will be learning and there will be messages, but this year you may be surprised to find that you’re giving a message yourself! As Patty says, “Anyone can be a medium if they do the work”. So you’ll be doing the work — fun work, I might add — and hopefully everyone will reap the benefits. And then when it’s over, you can take yourself to the AFAN hospitality suite (in all likelihood hosted by the amazing Terry Johnson again) and enjoy some other spirits. More on Patty’s presentation — including a full blurb — and more on the hospitality suite in future issues, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, Patty’s workshop is included in Deluxe registration packages and the AFAN hospitality suite will be open to all attendees.
…And that brings us to Saturday. You can start Saturday with some Qigong with Susi Rosinski and then partake of any one of a number of good lectures while you’re waiting to hear Baris at 4:30. How about Sedna Consciousness: The Soul’s Path of Destiny by Alan Clay? Or maybe that luncheon lecture we talked about — Aftermath: Living in a Post-Mars-Square-Uranus World with Julie Simmons. Or Universal Nakshastra with Ehsan Khazani. All good material material and none of these will be done at UAC. We don’t like leftovers any more than you do! That’s not what you pay for and that’s not what we offer. And there are plenty of other topics if these don’t grab you.
And last but not least, Baris will be presenting at 4:30 pm.
The Veiled Power of the Twelfth House Planets
Ascendant, 12th house is one of the most debilitated houses and the planets posited there are considered ineffectual. In a way this is true, but what if there is a veiled power there, and we can unveil it…
Yep…More interesting material… Not the same old stuff for sure. So why not join us? You’re sure to get your money’s worth in new information, interesting people, and great social stuff.
And please share SOTAnews with your friends. If this sounds good to you, it may sound good to them too. And if they’re your friends, they’ll no doubt be our friends too.
More next week. Have a good one.