Wishing you a restful and beautiful summer. Below is a fascinating short article for those who have interest in establishing the validity of astrology. I’ve been devoting myself to writing projects, hoping to release a new book in due time.
READINGS: Please note that I am now booking readings for new clients in November and January. Return clients and emergencies can book earlier (provided I have space). However, Portland area residents only, can book summer readings by contacting New Renaissance Bookshop at 503-224-4929.
NEW AUDIO: “Medical Astrology, Herbs and the Medical System of Old Europe”
Available in my audio shop soon. This is a fascinating overview of the lost medical system of Europe equal in complexity to those of China and India.
The AstroSummit: Sept 19th-25th. Please tune in for my interview: “Why is Medical Astrology so Useful?” The exact date and time will be posted in dedicated emails in Aug and Sept.
Happy Spring! The 2016 Lost Secrets of Renaissance Medicine Conference #3 was a sell out! (April 30-May 1).
We had too much fun and left with hearts full of inspiration. Best of all, the torch of ancient knowledge lighted many new candles. The decor and music surrounded us all with the special Renaissance vibration. The attendance included three generations, and approximately 80% women.
The interest in Medical Astrology combined with Herbology is clearly on the increase. 28% of our attendees hailed from other states, and one arrived from Europe. Venus ingressed into earth sign Taurus on the night before opening, adding the perfect astral mood to otherwise fine aspects for this topic. We planned it that way, and truly, everything felt just right.
WHAT IS SO AMAZING ABOUT RENAISSANCE MEDICINE?
The Renaissance period (1300-1700 ad) bridged the old magical/energetic medical paradigms with the new “scientific” medicine soon to dominate western medical practice. However, for a few centuries, the war was not yet won. For a brief blip of history, both systems crisscrossed one another, existing simultaneously.
The licensed Renaissance physician fully utilized at least some of the old paradigms while gradually incorporating the new discoveries. For a time, the ancient root workers, bone setters and wise women abounded alongside the sumptuously attired, Latin spouting, licensed physicians. This was a remarkable era, and one wonders what western medicine would be today if this diversity of approaches had remained intact. Alas, it was not to be.
Gradually, the licensed physicians formed leagues, schools and councils to increase their status and prevent specifically women from medical education and practice. Similarly, strong attempts were made to suppress and persecute all practitioners of the ancient medicine. The year 1509 saw the first attempt to restrict the right to heal to institutionally approved male physicians. Virulent attacks on astrology began, despite the fact that Astrology, especially for medical purposes, remained essential to university medical curriculum until ousted in 1666. Until that year, no physician was licensed without having passed his astrological exams!
For years, folks here and abroad have requested another "Medical Astrology Workshop."
Your wish is granted. Following The Renaissance Medicine Conference (April 30-May1) I'll be presenting a fascinating Medical Astrology Workshop: Wednesday, May 4th, 11am-5pm in Portland, Oregon.
We will put audience and other charts on the board to demonstrate how a Renaissance period Physician might evaluate Mars, Saturn, the South Node and other pertinent factors of historic interest. Please note disclaimer on my Website Program. The world renowned herbalist Matthew Wood will try to attend at least the first half of this event, and provide herbal commentary of interest in conjunction with my chart evaluations. This is a truly rare opportunity and I hope to see you there!
The previous day, on May 3rd , I'll provide the astrological commentary to Matthew Wood's "Tongue and Pulse Evaluation and The Astrological Birth Chart." Both these workshops are ideal for the student seeking to expand their knowledge of ancient medical paradigms. Again, please note disclaimer on website program. http://www.judithhillastrology.com/post-conference-workshops
REMINDER: Early bird rates are still available for The Renaissance Medicine Conference. We are filling fast and seats are limited!