"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow:
Recurring Planetary Themes"

Michael Lutin and Darby Costello
May 6th -15th, 2009

Two of the most vivacious, charismatic and brilliant astrologers in the field today, Michael Lutin and Darby Costello will be circling the planet, (Michael flying West and Darby East), in order to touch down and meet on the magical, mysterious island of Bali. Here they will convene in a beautiful traditional pagoda set in the middle of the lush and verdant ricefields, and with those lucky enough to join them they will set out on an exciting astrological journey This is a "not to be missed" event suitable for both the most serious professional practitioner and the budding astrology student.

Why are we here? What are we doing?

All of us are born into the world with centuries of lives woven into our beings. As living seeds grow in fertile wombs, our ancestors meet and mix the genetic material that becomes our own. We are born and take our first breath and our birthchart is a picture of that moment. It is also a picture of the power and potential of our lives - and the struggles and limitations within which we will forge those lives.

Is there some mysterious purpose for our landing in one particular family? Whether we chose it or not, one fact remains: The horoscope describes with uncanny accuracy our early life on Earth and the situations, circumstances and events which form our vision of reality, including the gifts we are given and the damage that is done.

How much can we change and how much must we accept? That is the purpose of this workshop.

Dates: May 6th through May 15th , 2009
Everyone is required to arrive on May 6th so there will be time for acclimating and recovering from jet-lag,(that night's accommodation being part of the Melati package).
Once everyone has arrived on the 6th we will have a welcoming orientation meeting in the Meditation Hall, this will be held early evening once everyone has arrived.
The workshop proper will officially begin on May 7th . At 9.30 am we will come together in the Main Meditation Hall, starting at our official opening time of 10.00 am. We have chosen our starting time astrologically, and you can view our "opening" chart here.

Daily Schedule
6:00 am - 7.30 am~ Optional Daily Yoga
7:00 am - 8:45 am ~ Buffet Breakfast for Melati Cottages residents.
9:00 am -12:00 pm ~ Morning Session
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm ~ Lunch/Relaxation Break ~ Buffet Lunch for Melati residents.
3:00 pm-6:00 pm ~ Afternoon Session
Evenings Free

Darby and Michael will alternate teaching morning and afternoon sessions, and on occasion will work together. At some point during the program they may each take a (if needed) day off, and the other will teach a full day. There is a term in Indonesian 'jam karet'.. it means 'rubber time', and it would be wonderful if participants would stay flexible to the schedule changing or morphing into something that suits this particular group.

On the morning of the Full Moon, May 9th, at 6.00 am in the morning we will head for an ancient Balinese temple in a town called Tampak Siring, where we will join the local people in a ritual bathing/purification ceremony followed by a temple blessing. This is of course an optional event, and women during their cycle do not participate. That evening there will be another optional group trip to watch a Kecak (fire) Trance dance. This will be paid for individually (approx $10 US). That day we will have a teaching session between the time we return from the temple, around 10.30 am, until 1.00 pm, and then a shorter session from 2.00~4.00 pm. There will then be a break before we all go to the dance performance.

Because many participants are restricted as to their time in Bali, we will be having a half day on Sunday, May 10th. Michael and Darby will teach a joint session that morning that will end around 1.00 pm. This will leave a half day and evening to explore the island, go to the beach, go shopping or to spend an ecstatically hedonistic time in one of the spas.

Our Program will end after the afternoon session on May 15th. We will be having a farewell dinner that evening (paid for individually) at a beautiful restaurant close by, and we hope all participants will join us for this.Requirements: This workshop will be of great value to astrology students/practitioners at any level. Absolute beginners or professionals alike are most welcome.

We will also be working with personal astrology charts and we invite people to bring theirs with them to Bali for this purpose. We do have the use of an LCD projector.

Readings: Both Darby and Michael will be available for some private readings during the workshop time. Please contact them directly concerning this.

Recording: We are planning a professional quality recording of the whole workshop, and this will be available on the Internet for purchase by the individual lecture, so if you miss any part of the program you will have an opportunity to hear it later. Participants are welcome to record the program themselves, but only from where they are seated, it is too distracting to everyone if people constantly get up and down and place things in front of the speakers. We thank you for understanding.

Recommended Reading:

Planetary Threads ~ Lynn Bell

Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark ~Bernadette Brady

The Astrological Moon ~Darby Costello

The Horoscope in Manifestation ~ Liz Greene

Childhood Rising ~ Michael Lutin

The Astrology of Being Happy ~ Michael Lutin

The Drama of the Gifted Child ~ Alice Miller

There will be an optional 2-day tour of the Buddhist temples of Borobudur on the island of Java following the workshop, May 16th and 17th. Please go to Borobudur Tour for more information.

Michael Lutin

Darby Costello

Evelyn Roberts


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