Daimon: Guiding Star of Soul
September 14 & 15
Santa Fe, New Mexico
I’m excited to announce I will be presenting a workshop on the Guardian Daimon along with June Rose Trimbach for the NCGR chapter in Santa Fe, New Mexico on the weekend of September 14 and 15, 2018. For a link to the event page for the Santa Fe NCGR chapter, click here
In this two-day workshop we will be learning about the ancient spiritual concept of the guardian daimon, also known as the guardian angel or guiding star. The guardian daimon watches over a life and guides us to fulfill our life purpose. In the Friday night lecture we will learn about the rich background of the daimon from antiquity to modern times, and consider why it is meaningful in astrology.
The Saturday workshop will begin with an in-depth look at some of our favorite techniques for exploring the daimon in a natal chart, drawing upon an ancient lineage of astrological thought. We will also discuss how you can encounter the guardian daimon directly through theurgy, which can be translated as ‘gods working through you’. We will open ourselves to the experience of theurgy through a ceremony of guided visualization with intention to commune with one’s daimon. There will be plenty of time to share, reflect and explore these ideas within your own chart. Please bring a copy of your natal chart, a notebook, non-messy art supplies. It is also optional to bring bio-degradable offerings for the spirits (flowers, grains, stones, natural beads, simple food without strong odor, etc).
Regarding the images included at the top, both are included in Dorian Greenbaum’s book The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology which is one of our main sources of research. On the right is a limestone relief depicting Agathos Daimon and Isis/Thermouthis from the Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria. On the left is a Roman coin, ca. 76 CE, depicting the Agathos Daimon wearing the double crown of Egypt, with caduceus (left) and wheat ear (right).