Friday Night Lecture:
Infertility remains one of the major enigmas of contemporary medicine, but astrology can help us where modern Western medicine fails. In this lecture, we will learn astrological techniques from Hellenistic and Medieval sources, fixed stars, and pioneering work from South African astrologer Nicola Smuts-Allsop, in order to diagnose the quality of a person’s fertility and identify specific windows of opportunity for them to achieve successful pregnancies.
Jennifer Zahrt, PhD, researches the history, philosophy, and epistemology of astrology, with a special focus on the German cultural realm. Her doctoral thesis, titled The Astrological Imaginary in Early Twentieth Century Germany(University of California, Berkeley, 2012), concerns the ways in which astrology shaped philosophy, literature, and the arts during the Weimar Republic. A chapter from this thesis appeared in Sky and Symbol (Sophia Centre Press, 2013). In 2014, Zahrt co-founded Rubedo Press with Dr Aaron Cheak, but her career as a professional editor began in 2007—first, for the interdisciplinary humanities journal, Representations (2007–2010), then, the literary arts quarterly, The Threepenny Review (2011–2013), as well as, the academic journal, Culture and Cosmos (2010–2015 ). She is the series editor for the Sophia Centre Master Monographs (Sophia Centre Press, University of Wales Trinity St David). She has taught and lectured domestically and internationally, in places such as Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig), the United Kingdom (Bath), and Canada (Montréal). Her work is not limited to astrology alone. In 2013 she translated Zoroaster’s Telescope (Ouroboros Press) from German into English, and her articles have appeared in The Threepenny Review, including their book Table Talk (Counterpoint, 2015), which she co-edited with Wendy Lesser and Mimi Chubb. Zahrt is currently working on a book titled, Strategies of Legitimacy: Astrological Polemics in Pre-WWII Germany. She lives in Seattle WA, where serves on the Board of Trustees of Kepler College.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Lecture ends around 9:30 p.m.
Location: 4312 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97215 (Friend's Center)
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