Toronto, Canada, February 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- RASA School of Astrology is awarding scholarships to students around the world. Two scholarships will be awarded per country world-wide. This represents a total of $392,000 in grants spread across 196 countries. The awards cover the cost of the four year curriculum. It is the first global astrology scholarship program in history.
This represents a significant upgrading of the status of astrology in today’s world. The program will make the serious study of astrology available around the world and assist in developing meaningful careers in the field of astrology. The scholarship program reaches beyond inequalities of national currencies, opening the door to students from poorer countries.
Computer technology has brought astrology out of the dark ages of hand calculations. Properly calculated horoscopes are now economically available to the average person. Access to good astrology study programs is still relatively expensive and it takes years of study to become a competent astrologer. The RASA School of Astrology scholarships are intended to provide professional development and credibility in this rapidly evolving field.
Most universities do not offer courses on astrology, with the exception, perhaps, of those in India and of Kepler College in the United States. Libraries being the caretakers of accumulated knowledge have preserved vast amounts of astrological material. The Library of Congress, the British Library, libraries in Madrid and in the Vatican, all contain particularly large collections of astrology books.
To try to understand the world before 1500, without some understanding of astrology would be fallacy. Calendars and almanacs were developed under the auspices of astrology. Ancient priests, wise men and shamans were also healers and astrologers. Astrology has been called the mother of all sciences, as it is the precursor of them. Mathematics, astronomy, biology, agriculture, medicine, philosophy, religion, music, theatre, literature, and architecture all have roots in astrology.
The field of astrology includes both objective and subjective perspectives, including aspects of both science and religion. Astrology is a far vaster and more inclusive field of study than it is generally given credit for.
During the 15th century renaissance, the invention of the printing press ushered in the age of the written word. During the last half of the 20th century to the present, the invention of the computer has ushered in the age of the bitten word. Information is now becoming available that has been isolated or obscured for hundreds of years. Material on the validity and history of astrology is revitalizing an interest in the language of the stars. Against the groundswell of popular identification with astrology, institutions are developing where people can study to become competent astrologers.
The curriculum of the RASA School of Astrology was certified by Professional Astrologers Inc. It offers a four year course with 350 hours of class instruction. A detailed curriculum can be seen on the school website at www.rasa.ws
Robin Armstrong, the founder and President of RASA has been teaching since 1973. Robin ran an astrological library for thirty years, and has lists of the astrological contents from several of the world’s larger libraries, including the Vatican.