Ideally, you will require a copy of Ebertin's CSI before the course begins. Whilst it's not absolutely necessary to have one, it will be helpful because we can use his judgment of the energies of combinations to facilitate our own insights. The book is available from a few places, although it is not as easy to find as it once was. If you can't get a copy, don't worry, we will be able to share the relevant information from the book as it is employed.
There is also a spiritual and philosophical position from which the course operates. What this means is that the process of understanding the method is not entirely mechanical and you might therefore struggle with some of the perspectives that I teach if you are sceptical about there being a spiritual basis for living. This is not to say that I believe these perspectives to be offensive or even especially challenging, however, the basis for all astrological work, and indeed all of life is, in my view, unwavering personal integrity and a commitment to the support and positive flourishing of those who are likewise supportive and kind. To be kind is the underpinning philosophy of my approach to astrology and it helps to be in sympathy with that approach.
The course will also cover aspects of Orcus and Ixion. You are not required to have read my book on Orcus, because you will learn the key tenets through the course. If you have read it, so much the better.
During the course I will also make reference to the concept of a 'level of consciousness'. This is a measure of the soul's refinement and is discussed in detail in the work of Dr David Hawkins. Once again, you do not need to be familiar with Dr Hawkins' theories but if you are then you are in a good position. If you would like to read up in advance, then try Power vs. Force, which you can acquire via Amazon US or Amazon UK.
I will provide all other course materials, you will need your own astrology software, or access to some, and an Internet connection for email and the class forum.
The course will take about ten weeks to complete, and you should be able to devote four or five hours a week to your study during that time. Of this, one hour will be spent on the lesson, and the remainder of the time in practising the techniques on your own astrology, the charts of case studies and other students.
If you have any questions, no matter how seemingly trivial, then email me.