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2018 Letter from Our President

2018 Letter from the SAMS President, Mary Kern

2018 was an awesome year for the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School (SAMS)! I am excited and overjoyed to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each one of You who contributed to our growth including: All our Members, our Advisors, our Donors, our Associates and our Course Participants as well those of you who bought products or found us a source of inspiration. Your support of the school has helped us to expand our programs and our community. Thank you for continuing to contribute in all these ways to our non-profit.

Our Council envisioned “Big” for 2018 at our 2017 Fall Retreat and today we celebrate the harvest of those intentions. 

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Preparing for 2020

by Cayelin Castell

Are you Ready for a NEW World, a NEW way of life as we prepare for 2020?

On April 22, 2018 we will experience another exact Still Point of Pluto when Pluto changes to retrograde motion. Pluto Stations direct at its second still point of the year on September 30, 2018. Any planetary Still Point is a place of suspension or pause where the energies remains suspended within minutes of its station point for a few weeks before and after the station point.

This Still Point of any planetary station creates a possible shift in awareness. This extended window of Pluto’s Still Point can be thought of as a time when the Phoenix is preparing to rise from the ashes of what has been into what is birthing anew. The Phoenix chooses to die to its old form purposefully diving into the fire of transformational change. Read More

What Time is it Really? The Seasons of Our Lives Through the Lens of The Shamanic Timeline

By Cayelin K Castell, Inspired by Daniel Giamario and outlined by Mary Kern

The Earth has seasons as she travels around the Sun. There are four main recognized seasons, Spring when new life is growing and blossoming, Summer when the Earth is flourishing and abundant, Autumn when it is time to harvest and store up for Winter and of course Winter when life seems to be more still and inner as it prepares for new birth in the Spring.
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Responsibility of the Shamanic Astrologer

by Daniel Giamario, originator of Shamanic Astrology

This article is a follow-up to last month’s offering entitled Shamanic Astrology is Not Predictive.  I have recently been rereading and reconnecting to some of my original sources of daniel-chimneyinspiration and guidance from the early 1970’s, when the foundations of my astrological and philosophical approach were forming.

Recently I reread a lucid and essential article by Alexander Ruperti from the publication called The Astrological Journal, Volume 17 Number 1, published winter of 1974. Ruperti was a colleague and friend of Dane Rudhyar, and their work cross-pollinated each other.

Ruperti’s book Cycles of Becoming is on our SAMS reading list.

Here are some excerpts from the article, as these main points are still as relevant today, as they were back in 1974, if not more so!

So many of my deep views are expressed in this writing including:
(1) Uselessness of the statistical approach
(2) Irrelevance of a “scientific basis” for astrology
(3) And most importantly, the actual reasons for being an astrologer at this time
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The Four Quadrants of Shamanic Astrology Outreach

by Daniel Giamario

In this time of rapid growth for the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School we are asking: How can the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School serve you better?

Your answers are important and valued as we create a better way to serve the greater community. If you would like to share your ideas and answers to the above question OR if you are interested in participating in one or more of the committees described below please email our managing director Erik Roth at inspiralnexus@gmail.com
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