I thoroughly enjoyed my studies in the Diploma program and I feel that I now have a strong foundation in medieval/predictive natal astrology. I appreciate all the help I got along the way. The technical content of the course was, for the most part, clearly presented and easy to follow. I enjoyed the background introduction to Medieval astrology, the Medieval world-view and its historical development. The comments from DMA examiner were very insightful and useful.
Brilliant course. My advice is this: if you bring intelligence and enthusiasm, this course will provide the other vital ingredients for becoming a successful predictive astrologer - skills and knowledge. It is exceptional.
I am a scholar of the Classics. I took this course to assist me in the reading of illuminations/woodcuts/prints from the Medieval period that include astrological imagery. It has helped enormously and I would recommend this course to fellow scholars.
One of the problems with many courses on astrology - for those living in the Southern Hemisphere, is that they have a decidely northern bias. Almost to the extent that the Southern Hemisphere does not exist. The trouble is that many things are different down here, so that an observation based on the northern skies is just nonsense in our skies in the south. So I was delighted to discover that this course actually addresses students in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and that is a great plus if, like me, you take your own night readings and calculate your own helical rising tables etc. It is a phenomenal course, not because it is well written, many courses are, but because it gives you the tools to go out there and test everything it is teaching you. There is no leap of faith involved, no imported belief system that ties it all together - it is hard grit method and technique that you learn - and in my experience in astrological teaching this is rare.
I have just finished this course and passed my exam. I have read a huge amount of astrology and am quite sure that this course is going to be one of those works that students in 200 years from now will still be studying. Like we today study premier works from the past centuries.
This DMA award consists a special honour for me, after a longtime personal study and research of astrology. Your course is highly educational and of utter practical value, one of the very few true Traditional Astrology courses, that are offered nowadays.
I had studied some of the astrology in the Norse Sagas and wanted a course that was incisive and scholarly. This course was that and more. It gave me a practical understanding that purely academic texts do not provide. It makes all the difference that it is written by someone who proves the rules by using them to make predictions rather than dealing only in theory.
The "psychological" method of astrology is all that is known to the majority of astrologers here in Portugal. This was the method that I learnt and about all I was good at was character reading and vague astrological forecasts. In the early stages of learning the DMA I was still addicted to the psychological approach and it retarded my understanding and learning a great deal. So, my advice to new students who have already learnt the psychological approach is to put it aside right from the very beginning and learn afresh how to read a chart and apply the predictive techniques taught in the DMA.
This is one of the best astrology courses available in Canada. I should know because I have tried over the years virtually all the others on offer here. If I was to say what the main difference between this course and the other ones are I would say this: most other predictive astrology courses do not go far enough in their teaching how to delineate a chart. Unless you are thorough in your delineation then you will get it wrong but you can only be thorough if know all the method & technique that has to be applied - and that is what this course teaches. It is this that places this course head and shoulders above the rest.
It is the predominance of the modern or psychological school of astrology that prevents so many people from reading a horoscope as Western Predictive astrology demands. The central problem is that the psychological school is an adulteration of astrology which has developed in West over the last 150 years or so and is based on misunderstandings derived from extremely poor scholarship and even worse practical application. In the USA astrological "community" you can see evidence of this on a daily basis in the works of a multitude of writers on astrology, who can present theory in what seems to be clear and precise terms but who fail to transform that theory into practise i.e. accurate astrological prediction BEFORE an event. It is this to which the DMA course is a panacea and I strongly urge any student who wishes to learn real astrology to do this course.
It has been over a two years since I received my DMA. In that time I have come to release just how important this course is and so have returned to post this. I hope one day I can repay your kindness by making you proud of me. I wish to make some contribution to the art if possible, no matter how small it may be and feel that even now I have a level of competence I never dreamed of.
The course materials are impressive and detailed and the working examples are full. What I would like to add is that I was also impressed by the countless times you answered my questions, far beyond what I had asked and with a thoroughness that is marvellous. Teaching the masses is frustrating and I know from personal experience it takes much patience to do what you do.
Thank you for this course and my diploma. Thank you too for all your help in answering my questions and special thanks to my examiner for his acute remarks and guidance. Its astrology teaching at its best.
Excellent course and I am very happy for my diploma which I have just put on my wall.