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Welcome to Day 1 of The Kepler Conference

Thursday, January 25, 2018

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Courtney Roberts, MA

The Kepler Conference Coordinator

9:15 am EST Welcome & Opening Remarks with Courtney Roberts, MA

Day 1: Introduction to Astrological Research & Methodologies: Research can be intimidating, so Day 1 is dedicated to helping you get up-to-speed on what you need to know to better enjoy, understand, participate in and contribute to the Kepler Conference.  Our Thursday program is full of engaging, interactive sessions with speakers who talk to you, not over your head; legends in the field like Ken Irving, Bruce Scofield, PhD, & Will Morris, PhD, and dedicated, professional researchers like Glenn Mitchell, PhD.

Bring all your questions & curiosity.  With plenty of opportunities to get in on the discussions and debates, you’ll be making new friends via chat, text, polls & quizzes, or even live on camera if you want. Then join us in the evening for the Canaveral Research Center Open House, as Team Kepler shares the fascinating results & developments emerging from astrology’s only full-time research center.  There will be prizes!

9:30 – 10:30AM EST

 Ken Irving

Seven Decades of Research: A Memoir of Bradley, Addey, Gauquelin & Ertel

Get to know the giants behind Astrology’s Research Revolution, in first-hand accounts from a seasoned accomplice who lived to tell.  The period from the late 1940s to 2017 marks an era of sustained growth in the scope and sophistication of astrological research. Ken will survey four key figures, with examples of their work including both successes and failures; all within the context of the larger picture of how they changed the course of astrological research.

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The period from the late 1940s through 2017 covers a remarkable span of time that began with two astrological researchers, Donald Bradley and Michel Gauquelin, asking questions and doing well-honed studies that challenged the way in which astrologers viewed their subject. Later on, John Addey joined in to offer a new view of astrology that provided a counterpoint to Bradley and Gauquelin.

Somewhat further along, a non-astrologer, and professor of psychology, Suitbert Ertel, provided a new view and a counterpoint to a growing force outside of astrology (professional debunkers) who sought to suppress legitimate scientific interest in any subject that challenged their worldview. In doing so, Ertel ended a sustained and scurrilous attack on Gauquelin’s work, raised legitimate questions about other efforts to attack astrology, and helped to mentor a new generation of astrological researchers.

These four individuals are, to me, the four most influential people from the time of what might be called astrology’s “Great Awakening” to the possibility of adding facts and data to their understanding of astrology, along with tradition and philosophy. Reading the work of Bradley and Gauquelin inspired me to make astrology (and particularly research into astrology) my life’s work in 1971.

John Addey’s wide-ranging mind and his interest in research that depended on data, ideas, and discussion rather than hopeful belief made him a leader in bringing research into the pages of the Astrological Journal, funding research through Urania Trust, and creating the refereed journal Correlation. Suitbert Ertel, as noted above, played a role not only in saving astrological research from the debunker’s axe, but also in showing astrologers how to do their research better.

The working title above says “memoir” in part because I knew three of them personally, but even had I not known them as individuals, I have spent many years studying what they did and applying what I have learned to my own work. I would like to pass along to others some of what I have learned from them.

In doing so, I will include comments on:

– How Gauquelin’s findings can be used in a practical way. Also, something on the contributions of Françoise Gauquelin.

– The results of a recent study of mine directed at an interesting replication of Bradley’s work on the sidereal zodiac by Roy Firebrace. In a series of three articles in The Astrological Journal, Firebrace’s replication was supported by a harmonic analysis by John Addey and Peter Roberts, though they did not endorse Firebrace’s sidereal interpretation. This is a long overdue follow-up.

– A brief explanation of the current status of the “Mars-effect Controversy.” The zombie is still stumbling about.

As one of the premier publishers, editors, writers and researchers in the field, Ken Irving has had a long and distinguished career at the forefront of astrology. 

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About Ken Irving

Educated (but not graduated) University of Kansas, 1965-1969.

Research Editor for American Astrology in Tucson, 1974-1984.

Co-editor with Lee Chapman of American Astrology, 1984 to 2003.

Editor of two successor publications of American Astrology, 2004 to present.

Consulting Editor for Correlation

Guest Editor of Correlation 28(2)

Books: The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy (with Jim Lewis)

The Tenacious Mars Effect (with Suitbert Ertel)

Articles: “The New Astrology,” a monthly column in American Astrology and successor publications since 1992.

Various contributions to Correlation, most recently, “A Brief Memo on Local Sidereal Time” in 28(2).

Biased Data Selection in Mars Effect Research (with Suitbert Ertel), Journal of Scientific Exploration, 11(1), 1-18, 1997.

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11:00AM – 12:00 Noon EST

 Bruce Scofield, PhD

Research Fundamentals and the Chi-Square Test:

What it is & How to Use it

Bruce has a rare talent: he can clearly explain exactly what a chi-square test is and what it does, and then show you how to use it in astrological research; in this case, in an experiment on famous rappers.

You  definitely don’t want to miss this crystal-clear introduction, especially the opening sequence by Abigail Smith on the fundamentals of research.

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Bruce will also be speaking on Sunday at 4:00pm EST, when he wil update us on his ongoing research into the Saturn effect on lower temperatures, Mars and heat, and other intriguing connections.  This project originally grew out of the observations of 17th and 18th century astrologers like Johannes Kepler.  Bruce has compiled temperature records from around the world to try to determine when and how the Sun-Saturn syzygy and other planetary signals affect daily temperature levels.

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Bruce has a long career of service to the field, and is well-known and well-loved as a teacher, writer and researcher. 

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About Bruce Scofield

Scofield holds an M.A. in History, a Ph.D. in Geoscience, has taught science at the University of Massachusetts and currently teaches courses for Kepler College. He began a lifelong study of astrology in 1967 and since the mid 1970’s has been an astrological consultant specializing in psychological analysis, relationships and electional astrology. He has authored seven books and numerous articles on astrology and has served on the education committee of NCGR since 1979 as both member and director, presently serving as president of PAA. He has Level 4 certification from NCGR-PAA, His website www.onereed.com contains information on Mesoamerican astrology and other topics.

 

 

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12:00 - 1:00PM EST - Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00PM EST

 Glenn Mitchell, PhD

 Introduction to Research Methodologies

The most creative part of research is the design: How to pose the question, and how to test the answers for significance?

  Mitch will break it all down for you, in his unique and inimitable style, introducing & exploring different research methods that have produced significant results, both in astrology and other fields.

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Mitch will also be speaking on Friday from 2:30 – 3:30pm EST on Astrological Factors Associated with Mass Shootings.  Working from a sample of timed mass shooting events, Mitch explores the most significant aspects and midpoints, both to planets and Uranian hypotheticals.  All told, these results reveal not only potential triggers for violence, but many of the psychological factors we would expect in mass shooters.

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Mitch will also be presenting a practical overview of the most promising features in research software, on Friday at 7:00pm and leading the panel in The Research Software Showcase.   Learn More

 

 

Mitch is that rare combination of professional academic researcher AND passionate astrologer; a real gift in our field. 

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About Glenn Mitchell, PhD.

He prefers to be called Mitch. He’s a research professor in the Florida State University College of Medicine with a specialty in applied, statistical research methods. Mentored by Noel Tyl, Mitch has more than 30 years experience as an astrologer.

 

 

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30 Minute Break 

 

 

2:30 – 3:30PM EST

 Will Morris, PhD

Qualitative Research: Paradigms and Methods 

The Politics of Evidence:  Will’s presentation will provide a counterpoint to the assumption that quantitative data are the most reliable tools for demonstrating how & why astrology works, by examining more qualitative alternatives and methodologies.

Will lays out his case by first examining how quantitative and objective approaches remain ensconced within a subjective framework. After unpacking some of the assumptions that drive research, we can address the question of method, with practical examples. 

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Will will also be presenting on The Latest Trends in Astrological Medical Research on Saturday at 4:00PM EST.  An overview of historical & established results, as well as the most compelling recent projects.

The amount of research in medical astrology that has already been done may surprise you almost as much as the fact that most of it has been done by researchers who aren’t even astrologers. So what are astrologers doing with this goldmine of evidence & positive results? We will look deeper into some of the more important findings, as we consider how this singlarly important avenue of inquiry can help in building the future of astrology.

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Will has combined his unique talents and expertise in Oriental Medicine with his gifted insights as an astrologer into a lifetime of dedicated service to patients and students around the world.

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Will Morris possesses two doctorates. The first is a clinical doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. The second is a PhD which is focused upon transformative inquiry with an emphasis on qualitative methods. He recently retired after teaching leadership and paradigms of inquiry for 18 years in a doctoral program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.

Morris performed his first professional astrological reading in the fall of 1977. He soon developed a passion for medical astrology, and then determined to pursue the study of humoral based medicines they seemed to have the strongest correlation with astrological medical practice. In the early 1980s this was Chinese medicine. Since then he has regularly use astrological charts in the practice of herbal medicine and acupuncture.

Will currently teaches a medical astrology program whereby novel methods of physical medicine are employed from the astrological chart in addition to unique approaches to herbal prescribing based upon the chart. All these methods are rooted in classical form. His medical astrological interests lie at the crossroads of oral transmission, contemporary practices, classics and clinical validation.

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30 Minute Break 

 

4:00 – 5:00PM EST

 Alex Trenoweth, MA

Research Update: Astrology in Education and Adolescent Development

Alex will update us on her statistical research covering important areas like exam results, pupil behaviour, lunar cycles, plus the brain development of adolescents. Her practical yet user friendly results shed tremendous light on the timing of adolescent development; how it correlates with the first Jupiter return, the first Saturn opposition, & lunar phases. Alex’s work makes an excellent case for applying astrology’s unique benefits throughout the educational system.

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Further, Alex will update us on the upcoming International Astrological Conference in Calcutta; which follows immediately after the Kepler Conference.  Many of the Kepler Speakers will be heading off to India, on the adventure of a lifetime, to share our research with the Indian community in what may well be the largest astrological conference on the globe: Where East Meets West.

 

 

Learn More About Alex Trenoweth, MA

What do you get when you cross a dedicated school teacher with a passionate astrologer? You get Alex Trenoweth, an award-winning, innovative and thought-provoking astrological researcher. In recent years, Alex has been travelling across the globe lecturing on the topic of astrology and education. She will be presenting her statistical research on exam results, pupil behaviour and the lunar cycles, and the brain development and circadian cycles of sleepy adolescents. Her practical yet user-friendly results are a must-see for parents, teachers or anyone who works with young people.

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5:00PM - 7:00PM EST Dinner Break

 

7:00PM – 8:30PM EST

 Canaveral Research Center Open House

 With Courtney Roberts, MA, Rahul Thakur, MS, and more 

Join us live, online at Canaveral Research Center, the home of the Kepler Conference, and the only full-time astrology research institute, where we are hard at work, building the future of astrology.

Team Kepler will be sharing our latest research results and practical, evidence-based takeaways from our Pop Stars project,  the Politicians app and Rahul’s new C-3 analysis.  We’ll fill you in on all our exciting plans for the upcoming year, including emerging methodologies, big data analytics and apps & our schedule of online classes and live events. There will be prizes for the best comments/questions!

Courtney Roberts, MA  Philosopher/CEO

Rahul Thakur, MS   Director of R&D 

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David Cochrane

Cosmic Patterns Software

“I have been attending astrology conferences since 1972…
The Kepler Conference is the best one ever! 
I learned something new and of value in every lecture. I have never experienced this before. I also learned a lot during breaks, lunch meetings, etc. I have never attended so many brilliant presentations.
This is much more than just another conference. It’s a new movement in astrology. 

Astrology is at last entering the 21st century! “

Alex Trenoweth, MA

“Courtney Roberts was able to assemble a fine and diverse cast of researchers for this groundbreaking conference…

Most of us came away with the clear idea that we had set a very high bar for future astrology conferences.  We… also felt we had thrown down the gauntlet to the scientific community who continue to disregard astrology as medieval superstition.

I think this was one of the best astrology conferences I’ve ever been to!

I think we made history this weekend.”

Will Morris, PhD

Thanks to Courtney Roberts!
“This conference was packed with useful information and … the highest levels of dialogue I have experienced, including astrological conferences, innovations in medical education conferences at USC, Chinese medicine conferences and international conferences on qualitative inquiry.
This was a landmark moment. 
Anyone who thinks of astrology as pseudoscience is clearly not approaching the problem scientifically!”

Bill Meridian Sarubbi, MBA

Cycles Research & Investments

“There was more solid research results per hour and good information per square meter in this conference than in any conference I can recall.”

Boaz Fyler

Evolutionary Astrologer, Israel

… truly a privilege! 

So glad I made the trip. …this conference will have a profound influence on the way I see the future of Astrology,  and our part in aiding it on its way.

Glenn Perry, PhD

‘The more credible a field, the more widely utilized it will be.  Enhancing the credibility of astrology benefits not only the larger community, but every person who aspires to be an astrologer.’