Conference Reviews (1)

November 11, 2019
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood: the Book that Shocked America

On 14 November 1957, the Clutter Family was murdered in cold blood by intruders. The non fiction novel based on the murders, “In Cold Blood”, was written by the American author Truman Capote. The book detailed the horrific murder of the Clutter family. Completed in 1966, just after the execution of the perpetrators, “In Cold Blood” was an instant bestseller. Arguably, Capote also made the two murderers, Richard Hickok and Perry Smith posthumously famous. However, Capote was condemned for using the gruesome details of the murders to bring attention to his book. More recently, “In Cold Blood” has been criticised for […]
September 9, 2018
Alex Trenoweth in Perugia

Astrology Conference Review: Perugia Italy

If you ever think to yourself “Gosh, I’d really like to go to an astrology conference that is steeped in history” then Perugia, Italy is your place. The Associazione Cultural Jayavidya holds its annual conference in June every year. It’s a one day conference, leaving you with plenty of time to explore magnificent and near by Rome. Or to just spend time exploring Perugia. Or to just soak in the culture and eat glorious food. Aside from astrology, Perugia is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture. Beautifully organised by Nunzia Meskalila Coppola, this is a conference I […]
September 9, 2018
UAC Chicago Alex Trenoweth

Astrology Conference Review: UAC Chicago

UAC Chicago in 2018 was nothing short of amazing. How many astrologers can fit on a boat? (The answer is 750). And how many astrologers can you fit into a hotel? I think the final count on astrologers in a hotel was 1500. To be honest, I don’t mind too much. This was a highly successful conference for me (as well as many others) and it gets my “Jupiter Award” for bringing together so many people, for providing so many opportunities and for getting me to church on a Sunday morning with a hangover. Expensive? Yes but I (eventually) recovered […]
September 14, 2018
Astrology Restored

Astrology Conference Reviews: Cape Town

“Astrology Restored: Bridging Epochs and Traditions” was the name of the conference held in Cape Town South Africa from 6-11th November 2015. Set in Shamballah Tea House, a beautiful farm across from the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the conference was 100% adventure. Astrology Restored was organised by Ana Carrapichano and Richard Fidler with advice and assistance from Michelle Gould and Nancy Massing, Rod Suskin and many other brilliant Cape Town astrologers. The perfect team to bring a dream to life. The story behind the conference is an interesting one. The intention to organise a conference was solemnly set during the […]
October 11, 2018
SOTA

Astrology Conference Review: SOTA

The SOTA (State of the Art Astrology) conference takes place in the autumn in Buffalo (or the vicinity) each year. It is described as a small, friendly conference. SOTA hosts popular speakers lecturing about hot topics. The wonderful Donna Van Toen is the organiser. I often say SOTA is the reason I left a full time teaching position! I couldn’t get time off from school so I could lecture at SOTA so I decided to take an extended sabbatical. (It didn’t really last all that long before I was back in the classroom). I’ve never regretted that decision. SOTA also […]
January 10, 2019
Rock hunting with Naomi at the Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference

Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference

The Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference (SVAC) is held annually in Arizona, USA and is hosted by Dr Dennis Harness and is supported by top Jyotish astrologers from around the world. Although I am not a Vedic astrologer, I can’t help but fawn over Dennis: he is not only a brilliant astrologer and a wonderful person but I credit him for helping me overcome my resistance to the sidereal zodiac and its accompanying techniques. I’ll never forget the moment when my astro brother Ian Waisler and I picked up his book in Cape Town and the two of us began hacking […]