Friday, October 3, 2014

I Am Giving a Talk on Pallas

At the request of a number interested local astrologers, I will be giving a two-hour talk entitled "Interpreting Pallas: Ethics, Logic, and Skill in the Horoscope" on Thursday November 13 2014 for the San Francisco NCGR.  It will include some research I haven't published yet, and is organized in a way that makes it easier to understand for the beginner than my web postings.  Unlike this blog, this talk is geared to an audience that is not necessarily politically libertarian. 

I have already tested the presentation in front of accomplished astrologers (Linea Van Horn and Elizabeth A. Barton were generous with their time) and one non-astrologer (my friend the brilliant avant-garde songwriter Emily Bezar also has a scientific background).  My test audiences gave the presentation high marks.  A prominent local astrologer has actually compared my research methodology to that of Bernadatte Brady and a number of high-profile astrologers have already characterized my work on Pallas as "important".  

I consider this talk to be a "sequel" to a talk by Jamie Kahl a few years ago called "Pallas Athena:  Ball-Buster or Daddy's Little Girl?" which was a very in-depth overview into the mythology of Pallas Athena including stories and insights generally not known to most astrologers.  Where Kahl's talk was entirely on myth and archetype, mine will be entirely on practical example and application. My talk is very dense, employing over a hundred example charts from my collection in rapid succession over its two hour length. 

This talk will probably be the most comprehensive introduction to the practical interpretation of Pallas in existence.  It will be, to my knowledge, the closest thing to a manual for astrologers on the interpretation of Pallas to date.  It and my other research may eventually form the basis for a book in the future.  In the meantime, recordings will be available sometime after I give the talk for those unable to come to San Francisco on November 13. 

This is the text of the official blurb from NCGR:


Thursday, November 13, 2014
Alan L. Lin: Interpreting Pallas: Ethics, Logic, and Skill in the Horoscope
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Building C, Room C210
Learn what Pallas tells us about our ethics, our socio-political convictions, our special talents, areas of insight, and our capacity for peace or violence. Astrological research on the asteroid Pallas has been sparse, vague, and not particularly compelling... until now. Using years of research painstakingly distilled from nearly a thousand horoscopes, Alan L Lin shares his findings.

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