Learn Astrology, Worldwide
Following in a tradition that began in Germany in 1924, Dr Zahrt revives the concept of “comparative astrology” and presents a six-week seminar on various astrological traditions worldwide. The first four sessions will cover various epochs of astrological practice (“chaotic” astrologies; Western traditions; Eastern traditions; current traditions). The final two sessions will discuss astrological biography and how to use astrology for humanities research, and finally, the hermeneutics of astrologies.
About Your HOST
Jenn Zahrt, PhD, writes about the history, philosophy and epistemology of astrology, with a special focus on the German cultural realm. Her doctoral thesis, titled The Astrological Imaginary in Early Twentieth Century Germany (University of California, Berkeley, 2012), concerns the ways in which astrology shaped philosophy, literature and the arts during the Weimar Republic. A chapter from this thesis appeared in Sky and Symbol (Sophia Centre Press, 2013). Since 2007, Zahrt has worked as a professional editor—for the interdisciplinary humanities journal, Representations (2007–2010), the literary arts quarterly, The Threepenny Review (2011–2013), and the academic journal, Culture and Cosmos (2010– ). In 2014 she co-founded Rubedo Press (www.rubedo.press), and she is the Creative Director of Sophia Centre Press (www.sophiacentrepress.com). A recognized expert in the field of the cultural history of astrology, Zahrt has taught and lectured domestically and internationally in places such as Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig), the United Kingdom (Bath, London), Canada (Montréal), and in 2018, India. Zahrt is currently translating works from German astrologers into English and working on a book titled, Strategies of Legitimacy: Astrological Polemics in Pre-WWII Germany. She currently splits her time between Seattle, WA, Auckland, NZ and Bristol, UK.