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The Tradition journal is pleased to send readers the supplementary article by Peter Stockinger. As you will know, in Issue 4 Peter made a tremendous translation of On Comets by Rensberger (one of a series of his translations); Peter’s article elaborates on that text. We assumed that you would rather not wait for the next issue!

Supplementary article:

The Tradition PDF and EPUB files where updated to include the new article, and those who already acquired the journal will receive an email with the update. (If you don’t receive this email in the next 24h, please contact us!)

The editors


Dear friends,

The Tradition NEWS is an occasional update on the proceedings of The Tradition journal proper. It is free of charge and enables us to bring information to you that would otherwise have to wait for the next issue of the journal. This time we bring you the results of the House System Poll. Please download you copy here!

We hope you enjoy it!

The editors,
Helena Avelar, Luís Ribeiro and Sue Ward

To quote from the first issue of The Tradition journal:

The purpose of this regular feature is to highlight and examine some of the fallacious arguments used to support certain astrological practices. This is done not to criticise, but to demonstrate that they are modern constructs having little to do with the Western Tradition. What has become known as Modern astrology dominates the field, as does the promotion of its methods which has led to a great deal of confusion, not to mention heated argument, about the Western Predictive Tradition. With the growing popularity of the Tradition, there has been an amount of mixing of the two systems which has led to a ‘blurring’ of the boundaries. It is hoped that this series of articles will help to correct these misunderstandings and clearly define and distinguish one from the other system.

In the first issue we dealt with the houses and in the second the accusation that Traditional astrology is fatalistic or, deterministic. We would very much like to hear your opinions about this regular column; perhaps there is a subject that you would like to see addressed, if so please let us know in this web log. Should there be a number of suggestions, we will take a vote to choose the topic for the next issue. So, please let’s hear your views.

Originally, we were going to produce the journal free of charge. After some discussion it didn’t seem to be such a good idea, because in our materialistic world few things are respected which don’t have a monetary value.

However, we didn’t want to take any money for ourselves because this actually seemed to devalue the project because we all feel strongly about the Divine nature of the Art. It seemed to us a good compromise to set a nominal cover price of 5 euros and to give all profits to a charity.

We would very much appreciate hearing your views on this decision. For example, do you think that the cover price is fair? Do you think that we shouldn’t have charged anything at all? Do you think that we should charge more? Do you think that the journal offers value for money?