Many are surprised to learn that astrology – real astrology, that is, not the Sun-sign material that appears in the popular press – has a significant place in the work and teachings of the White Eagle Lodge. Joan Hodgson, founder Grace Cooke’s elder daughter, began this side of the work, having noticed that some of White Eagle’s teachings contained astrological references. She followed these up and started to write about the zodiac in the then Lodge magazine Angelus. Later her articles on the zodiac became the basis of her book Wisdom in the Stars and she also began not only to do horoscopes for individuals but also to teach, writing the first beginners’ correspondence course in 1941.
The White Eagle School of Astrology (almost uniquely among those in the UK) treats astrology from a spiritual viewpoint. The history of astrology implies that although it should not be
regarded in any way as a ‘religion’, as has sometimes been suggested, it was almost always used to serve a spiritual philosophy, although the nature ofthat philosophy varied according to the times and to geography. Correctly used, astrology sheds light on the spiritual path that each one of us treads both individually and collectively, enhancing our understanding of life and the ‘divine plan’ behind it.
The School both teaches astrology and provides astrological services to the public such as written readings of horoscopes and face-to-face astrological consultations.
Visit the White Eagle School of Astrology website for more information.
Sunday April 12 1.30pm (follows the Easter Service at 11.15am) at New Lands
Simon Bentley will give a talk entitled: 'Springtime with the Stars'. This time of annual renewal and resurrection offers an appropriate opportunityto take an astrological look at how the crises currently occurring in our personal lives, the Lodge and the world at large move us forward on our spiritual journey.
No booking required.
White Eagle School of Astrology Annual Gathering at New Lands
Friday 15 to Monday 18 May (residents arrive on Friday evening andmay stay until Tuesday morning)
Inside the cover of every issue of Stella Polaris will be found printed the Principles of the White Eagle Lodge. These include the statement that life is governed by five spiritual laws: Reincarnation, Cause and Effect, Opportunity, Correspondences, Compensation. In our gathering this year we shall be studying the ways in which the operation of these laws may be perceived astrologically and how that leads to interpreting horoscopes in 'the White Eagle way’. We would particularly encourage students on our courses to attend; however, as always, everyone is welcome!
Cost: £60 per day full board, £45 B&B and £8 per meal.
Saturday March 14, 10 for 10.30am to 4pm at The Hurst, 7 Leicester Rd, Poole, BH13 6BZ .
An astrological retreat day with Simon Bentley. We shall together learn about and discuss the rays, and lives which have strongly displayed their influences. Astrological knowledge is not essential and all are welcome!
At 1.30pm Simon Bentley will look at the history of the Lodge as illustrated by the astrological charts for some of the most important moments in that history and looking forward to consider where the current ‘celestial conditions’ might lead.
Despite this being an astrological talk it will be aimed at those with any level of astrological knowledge, including none! You are welcome to all or part of the day.
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