In this presentation, Martien will address a model that underlies most esoteric teachings and can be characterised as 'the path downward and the path upward'. It helps to understand basic principles of esoteric philosophy and astrology as an ancient science of life.
Martien will focus on the role of the Lots in this model, and the signification of the 7 hermetic lots specifically, and this model has to be introduced to get there.
Overview of the webinar
• What is Fate?
• Robert Schmidt, the way he worked
• Astrology as a Platonic-Hermetic practice – the model
• The concept of Lots in general
• The hermetic Lots
He hopes you will join him in this quest to understand some basic principles underlying western astrology that can shed new light on our art.
Martien's last name really is Hermes! It is truly his family name, with which he is much pleased (although he is the only astrologer in the family!)
Martien started studying astrology in 1983 at the age of 24, and around 1994, subscribed to the translations of Project Hindsight, and his astrology completely changed from then on. He has taught astrology since 1986, and does consultations constantly.
He has written many booklets to accompany his workshops (some 20 in total, mostly on modern astrology). Martien studied Robert Zoller's course on medieval astrology, also with Steven Birchfield, and most lastingly Robert Schmidt's presentations and translations.
Martien has also written several books on astrology in Dutch, many of which have been translated into other languages.
His website https://www.martienhermes.com/ is in Dutch but English speakers can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org