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Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:44 am    Post subject: Robert Schmidt’s Early Intensives available as MP3 Downloads Reply with quote

Hi all

Good news. All of Robert Schmidt’s Early Intensives on Hellenistic Astrology are now available as MP3 Downloads.

I've listened to most of them and this material is mind-blowing. In my opinion the work that Robert Schmidt has done will be of great importance in the development of astrology in the coming - say - ten years.

Whatever you think of his contributions, or were led to believe, Schmidt deserves credit for this immense effort to restore a lost tradition.

UPDATED OCTOBER 2015

These "golden oldies" are early Project Hindsight intensives done 1998 -- 2000, after the PHASE Lectures and PHASEWATCH. These are obviously NOT the last word on Hellenistic Astrology, because much progress has been made since that time. However, students will learn a great deal as they follow Robert Schmidt in thinking through various basic concepts as he was beginning to organize them into a system, in exploring various paradigms of interpretation as he was presenting them for the first time, and in addressing a multitude of philosophical issues as he was relentlessly engaged in opening up the problem of astrology. Anyone listening to these recordings will have a better perspective for appreciating our newer courses and intensives.

All the intensives below are priced at only $5 per hour!

The three 24-hour intensives -- Discourse on Method, General Principles of Hellenistic Delineation, Translating Hellenistic Astrology into a Modern Idiom PART I -- have been divided into two parts of 12 hours, each priced at $60.

The descriptions below are copied from the back covers of the original cassette tape albums. Now these intensives are available as mp3 downloads.
If you would like to order one or more of these classic audios, send a Paypal to ellen@projecthindsight.com and let us know which you want.

If you prefer, we also take Mastercard and Visa.

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DISCOURSE ON METHOD:
An Overview of Hellenistic Astrology with Lost Lore & Secret Keys
Approx. 24 hours -- $120
October 1998

The select few who attended this Project Hindsight Intensive last Halloween loved it from beginning to end: the food, the company, the ambiance, the festivities, AND especially, Robert Schmidt's expert discourse on The Method of the Hellenistic Astrologers, which has been inaccessible and virtually unstudied for hundreds of years.

Hellenistic Astrology was a unique fusion of the Hermetic/Egyptian wisdom tradition with the Greek philosophical schools. It is the primary source for all later Western Astrology, and even though much was lost or misinterpreted as the teachings were transmitted, it remained the core of the astrological tradition up through the Renaissance. Now, modern astrologers have a unique opportunity to re-connect with the source! Robert Schmidt -- director of Project Hindsight -- has carefully read over all the surviving Hellenistic material in Greek and has translated nearly half of it into English.

Discourse on Method is THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THIS ANCIENT ART! Much of it is based on translated material that has not yet been published by Project Hindsight, and other far-ranging research done by Robert Schmidt over the last several years. YOU CAN'T GET ACCESS TO THIS NEW MATERIAL ANYWHERE ELSE. Learn from Schmidt about Hellenistic Astrology as it was actually practiced! Get accurate information about ancient techniques! Here's what is covered on 12 professionally-recorded 90-minute tapes: * Updates & emendations of earlier Project Hindsight findings. * Analysis and Classification of Natal Factors * Universal Techniques of the Hermetic Tradition * The Topical Approach * Time-Lords * General Principles of Hellenistic Delineation * Transition to Medieval Astrology. There are four additional 90-minute tapes on LOST LORE & SECRET KEYS, which have important NEW material on * Original Definition of the VOC Moon * Determination of Ruler of Nativity * Traces of Progressions and their original context * Specification of Time-Lords to Natal Chart * and more! Altogether, this Intensive gives the modern astrologer 24 SOLID HOURS of insight into Hellenistic Astrology.

Everything you hear on these tapes was brought out of history's long-untapped vaults by Project Hindsight research. Your purchase of this tape set will support Project Hindsight's continuing research into the many dark corners and hidden layers of the astrological tradition. If you plan to mention any of this material in your own lectures, please be accurate and cite Project Hindsight as the original source of your information.

@ by Robert H. Schmidt, 1998
All Rights Reserved.

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GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF HELLENISTIC DELINEATION
Approx. 24 Hours -- $120
Spring 1999

The aim throughout Project Hindsight's second practical intensive is to discover the general principles behind the sets of delineations surviving from Hellenistic times. Even a cursory survey of these delineations shows -- for instance -- that the combinations of the same pair of planets according to different astrological concepts produce delineations that are often quite different as to their fundamental benefic or malefic character. Many of them are also quite anomalous by modern standards. For example, the Mars transit of Saturn is very benefic, while the Venus transit of Jupiter is negative! From the clues provided by the Greek terminology itself, the general delineation principles can often be directly inferred; to a large extent, these principles can then be confirmed by a study of the delineation text itself.

General Principles of Hellenistic Delineation first treats of: * The System of Houses as an Articulation of the Fate Concept * The Lots as the Manifestation of Chance in the Chart * Planets in Houses as Administrators of Fare * How Planets are qualitatively modified in Signs * The next subject is * Planets in their Various Modes of Combination: * Co-Presences of Planets in a Sign (Stellia) and Co-Rulerships of a Given Topic as based on the inherent Friendship or Hatred of the Planets for One Another * Aspects as Testimony of One Planet for or against Another, a fundamental act of cognition, interpreted in the concrete human setting of the courtroom * Applications and Separations of the Moon interms of the Pollution or Purification of the Will, Malevolent & Benevolent Intent * Planets in the Domiciles of other Planets explicated in terms of the Soul's Power of Action as motivated by the Strangeness or Familiarity of the environment in which a planet finds itself * Transits as the Remembrance of One Planet by Another, as concretized by human acts of Gratitude & Forgiveness, accounting for the Persistence of the Natal Chart * Time-Lord Combinations as the Articulation of the Soul's Experience of Time illustrated by the human activity of Counting & Recounting. There is also some discussion of the corresponding Medieval doctrines, particularly in the area of Transit Delineation and the mutual Friendship & Hatred of the Planets and two important philosophical digressions which concern the Hellenistic understanding of the Soul as an "astral body" or Astral Substance, and cautions about using the form/matter concept in combining Planetary Energies.

Everything you hear on these tapes was brought out of history's long-untapped vaults by Project Hindsight research. Your purchase of this tape set will support Project Hindsight's continuing research into the many dark corners and hidden layers of the astrological tradition. If you plan to mention any of this material in your own lectures, please be accurate and cite Project Hindsight as the original source of your information.

@ by Robert H. Schmidt, 1999
All Rights Reserved.

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THE EINSTEIN INTENSIVES Summer 1999
Approx. 57 Hours TOTAL

During the summer of 1999 Robert Schmidt conducted a series of four workshops devoted to a complete astrological reading of a single chart - that of Albert Einstein. Intended to illustrate the Hellenistic approach to chart reading across its entire range, these intensives also set out a program for the systematic and continuing validation of Hellenistic astrology. To investigate the problem of precession, each technique had to be applied both tropically and siderally so the results could be evaluated according to the documented events in Einstein's life. This groundbreaking series allowed for the refinement and clarification of the concepts first presented in the preceding Project Hindsight Intensive.

Part I: Preliminary Natal Analysis & Universal Techniques of the Hermetic Tradition Approx. 12 Hours -- $60
After a discussion of the cosmological model underlying Hellenistic astrology Robert Schmidt describes in detail the steps involved in the examination of the natal factors that modify the planets according to strength, quality, benefic/malefic nature, masculine/feminine nature, and general timing factors. He then presents the first of the Three Grand Approaches in Hellenistic astrology, the group of techniques designed to describe aspects of the life as a whole. Recorded in Cumberland, MD June 25th - 28th, 1999.

Part II: The Topical Approach Approx. 12 Hours -- $60
This workshop presents the Second Grand Approach, the group of methods used to examine individual topics in the life of the native. After presenting the basic tools of the Topical Approach, the methods are explicated in detail. The topic of the mother in Einstein's chart is then examined according to all seven topical methods. Recorded in Cumberland, MD July 23rd - 26th, 1999.

Part III: The Time-Lords -- approx. 12 Hours -- $60
After framing remarks about how the Three Grand Approaches work together and a preliminary theoretical discussion of time as quantity vs. time as quality, Schmidt presents the Third Grand Approach, the group of timing procedures called Time-Lords that serve the function in Hellenistic astrology that the various Dasa systems do in Vedic astrology. Recorded in Cumberland August 20th - 23rd, 1999.

Part IV: Vita Einstein: A Synthesis -- approx. 21 Hours $105

@ by Robert H. Schmidt, 1999
All Rights Reserved.

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THE TWO NINE-DAY WONDER WORKSHOPS IN 2000

In 2000 Robert Schmidt gave two long workshops we advertised as “nine-day wonders”, because they included two whole weekends, plus the entire intervening week – Wow!!! Translating Hellenistic Astrology into a Modern Idiom Part I is the complete recording of the July workshop.

Translating Hellenistic Astrology into a Modern Idiom PART I
Approx. 24 Hours -- $120
Recorded in July 2000

In the previous workshops of this series, Hellenistic astrology has been explicated as a complete "event-oriented" predictive system. The present two-part workshop breaks new ground by adapting this ancient system to meet some of the other expectations and requirements of modern practicing astrologers and their clients. Among other issues, it draws out the esoteric or "spiritual" dimension of this material, provides a rigorous treatment of the personality from a Hellenistic perspective, integrates the outer planets into the Hellenistic framework, and presents a new paradigm for rendering this complex system manageable and readily comprehensible.

CONTENTS: Part I-a : * Tape 1-A: Reasons for this workshop. * Tape 1-B: Several issues unaddressed hitherto. * Tape 2-A: Hellenistic astrology as a theoretical contruct & brief sketch of the astrological tradition. * Tape 2-B: The original Hellenistic glyphs and the various modes by which they symbolize planets. * Tape 3-A: The esoteric interpretation of the seven Hermetic lots. * [[NO LISTING FOR TAPE 3-B AND OTHERS... SOME TOPICS MUST HAVE REQUIRED MORE THAN ONE 45-MINUTE SESSION...]] * Tape 4-A: The esoteric interpretation of the twelfthparts, or 12th harmonics. * Integrating the outer planets into the Hellenistic framework. * Tape 7-B: Grammatical and logical interpretation of the three grand approaches. * Part I-b : Tape 9-A: The legal paradigm as a means of understanding the concepts of the topical approach and time-lords, and the perspective of the cosmic consciousness. * Tape 9-B: The Egyptian Decans as a self-contained predictive system. * Tape 10-A: The later integration of the decans into the Hellenistic framework. * Tape 10-B: The syncratic approach as a means of providing more detail for the topical approach, and the grammatical interpretation of the ruler of the ruler, aspects, and planets on angles. * Tape 11-A: The concepts of benefic/malefic modification worked into the legal paradigm. * Tape 12-A: Fundamental meanings of the eight general or universal significating points in the chart. * Tape 13-A: General meaning of aspects to these significators. * Tape 14-A: Delineation of different planets as aspects to the general significators. * Tape 14-B: General meaning of the four modes of disposition to the general significators. * Tape 15-A: Delineation of different planets when they are dispositors to the general significators. * Tape 16-B: Mitigation of aversion, aspects to dispositors, and climacteric times in the context of the general significators.

EVERYTHING YOU HEAR ON THESE TAPES was brought forth from history's long untapped vaults by Project Hindsight researcher Robert Schmidt, who spent years studying and translating the writings of the Hellenistic astrologers from the original languages. Your purchase supports our continuing research into the many dark corners and hidden layers of the astrological tradition. IF YOU USE ANY OF THIS MATERIAL IN YOUR OWN ARTICLES OR LECTURES, please act in accordance with universally accepted scholarly procedure by citing Robert Schmidt and Project Hindsight as your source of information. Failure to make proper acknowledgement of another's work or ideas constitutes plagiarism.

@ by Robert H. Schmidt, 2000
All Rights Reserved.

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The September nine-day wonder workshop had three different orders of business, so the recording was divided into three separate sections with different titles. First, to complete Modern Idiom, since the July event was still not long enough to cover everything:

Translating Hellenistic Astrology into a Modern Idiom PART II
-- approx. 12 hours - $60
Part II contains: Doctrine of the Personality * System of the Planets * Universal Significators *
Recorded in September 2000

During the September workshop we also recorded -- with the enthusiastic approval of attendees -- the following promotional, which has become a great favorite of those who hear it.

The Astrological Tradition: Whither & Whence -- approx. 6 hours. $30
This six-hour workshop provides an introduction to ancient astrology by comparing and contrasting its concepts to those of modern astrology. CONTENTS: * An historical sketch of the astrological tradition, emphasizing that Hellenistic Astrology
-- THE SOURCE OF ALL LATER WESTERN ASTROLOGY -- was developed as a theoretical construct from an underlying cosmological model. * An argument that many central astrological concepts were subsequently altered through mistranslation & misinterpretation of the original Hellenistic tradition, exemplified by contrasting the Hellenistic and modern treatments of houses, signs, planets, aspects, transits and other timing procedures. * An account of how certain modern innovations, such as the study of midpoints and planetary pictures, could in fact be grounded in the Hellenistic framework, although some others could not. * Some speculations concerning how the outer planets could be systematically integrated into the Hellenistic framework. * An exhortation to the study of Hellenistic Astrology.
Recorded in September 2000

However, the main business of the September 2000 workshop was the search for the cosmological model behind Hellenistic Astrology, picking up and continuing the main theme from an earlier May 2000 weekend. Both are now available in mp3 under these titles:

Second Guessing the Cosmic Mind. -- approx. 10 hours. $50
Recorded May 12 - 14, 2000

Paradigm Structure in Hellenistic Astrology, -- approx. 10 hours. $50
Recorded September 9 - 10, 2000

NOTE: These two were originally put together in a set we called Behind the Scenes: Getting Ready to Talk about the Cosmological Model... Knowing where we are now, it has been thrilling to hear various things said in these old tracks. Back then, questions were asked and speculations were made -- NOW, we have answers.

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THE FINAL WORKSHOP OF THE 1998 – 2000 SERIES
IS NOT YET AVAILABLE IN MP3

Saturnalia Lectures
Lectures on a wide range of topics recorded during the Saturnalia, a marathon 17-day houseparty in Cumberland celebrating Robert Schmidt's 50th birthday and welcoming the new millennium. Recorded December 22nd, 2000 - January 6th, 2001.

Saturnalia Discussions
"Off-the record" discussions from the 17-day Saturnalia in Cumberland, MD December 22nd, 2000 - January 6th, 2001.

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Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Robert Schmidt’s Early Intensives available as MP3 Downl Reply with quote

Hermes wrote:
I've listened to most of them and this material is mind-blowing. In my opinion the work that Robert Schmidt has done will be of great importance in the development of astrology in the coming - say - ten years.


As with any great scholar, there's a large body of material he has that he's never released to the public. I was privy to some of it during my years in Cumberland but promised not to talk about material he hasn't already released until he's ready to publish. Unfortunately I don't know when that will be and guessing about it has only led me into error. I do know that he wasn't happy about the transmission of several concepts that have led people astray and to this day have remained as bad information about what he really thinks. So one should approach this material as a work in progress. It's at a very high level of intellectual mastery and is useful for understanding how he's approached the problems of restoration and practical matters of chart interpretation, but he's probably much advanced from his original positions by now.
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My personal favorite was a lecture Bob did in July 1996 called "The Same and The Other" which is based upon the Platonic dialog by the same name. It was the lecture that showed me the importance of philosophy in understanding astrological concepts, in particular, the concepts of sect and planetary motion. One would probably never guess that on the surface...
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Has anyone done the course of hellenistic astrology by Chris Brennan.? How is it different than this course?
Do these courses by Mr Schmidt have handouts presentations besides audio?
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These particular lectures do not have any handouts. Honestly, I think you are better off studying the source texts themselves and practising on a number of charts than buying the lectures. They haven't aged very well.
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Konrad wrote:
These particular lectures do not have any handouts. Honestly, I think you are better off studying the source texts themselves and practising on a number of charts than buying the lectures. They haven't aged very well.

Thank you what books do you recommend
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Konrad wrote:
These particular lectures do not have any handouts. Honestly, I think you are better off studying the source texts themselves and practising on a number of charts than buying the lectures. They haven't aged very well.

Thank you what books do you recommend


I use Valens, Dorotheus, Porphyry and Masha'allah primarily.
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