4 settembre 2012

Saturday, October 20 will be held in Genoa at the Biblioteca Berio, from h. 9 a.m. to h. 6.00 p.m. the Fifth Conference of our Association. We also point out that in order to participate in the event and lunch [which will take place as usual at BerioCafè, our event’s partner] and also for the purchasing of copies of proceedings, which will be printed in limited edition, reservation is required (info@apotelesma.it). We remain at your disposal for any information about your staying (such as hotel bookings etc.): in this regard we recommend La Capannina Hotel (http://www.lacapanninagenova.it/ ) Via Tito Speri 7, with which we agreed particularly convenient prices for single and double rooms: located in the district of Albaro Boccadasse, it allows an easy access to the Library and to the restaurants where the dinners of the evenings of Friday 19 and Saturday 20 will take place.

Below the program and a short abstract of the reports:

organized by Apotélesma
Cultural Association for the Study of Astrology

Come la Luna e le stelle …. sorelle

Berio Library – Sala dei Chierici
Genoa, October 20, 2012 – h. 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Program schedule:

H. 9.00 Registration of participants.

H. 9.15 Opening words by Lucia Bellizia, Apotélesma’s President.

h. 9.30 a.m. Mario Costantino
Le arti figurative e l’astrologia: il Cenacolo di Leonardo

h. 10.20 a.m. Lucia Bellizia
L’alfabeto celeste

11.10 Coffee break and info

h. 11.30 a.m. Patrice Guinard
Nostradamus: célébrissime et meconnu 

h. 12.30 p.m. Discussion and end of first session.

h. 1.00 p.m. Lunch break at BerioCafè

h. 2.20 pm Giancarlo Ufficiale
Desiderio: sguardi verso l’alt(r)o

H. 3.10 p.m. Musical interlude

h. 3.40 p.m. Laura Malinverni

“…Tutto fa per puncto di astrologia ….” –
Ambrogio Varese da Rosate e i molti ruoli
di un astrologo italiano del Rinascimento
(Rosate, 1437 – Milan, 1522)

h. 4.30 p.m. Felice Stoppa

Camille Flammarion: Mouvements propres séculaires
des étoiles et Systèmes stellaires

h. 5.20 p.m. Discussion and conclusion (ending at h. 6.00 p.m.).

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Lucia Bellizia 
The celestial alphabet
With planets and zodiacal signs have dealt collateral disciplines, sometimes with not strictly astrological goals and ways. Starting from the translation of a chapter of the CCAG IV attributed to Vettius Valens, we’re going to look around on the unique connection between letters of the Greek alphabet and zodiacal signs for purpose of predictions, between planets and numbers for magical purpose …. and much more. We will again guided by twentieth century philologists.

Mario Costantino
Arts and astrology: Leonardo’s Last Supper
In agreement to the hypothesis, considered at the same time attractive and reliable, expressed by Franco Berdini in the text ” Magia e astrologia nel cenacolo di Leonardo” (Magic and Astrology in Leonardo’s Last Supper) we will describe specific references to astrological knowledge (of dignities, Constellations, Signs, Planets) with which Leonardo built “The Last Supper”.

Patrice Guinard
Nostradamus célébrissime et meconnu
Nostradamus’name leaves no one indifferent. On the sidewalks of the sub-modernist culture, where even Rabelais and Ariosto’s names are ignored, the man in the street believes he knows who is that Nostradamus predicting the future of this world, he believes, perhaps with a smile of irony or even a grimace of terror. Why Nostradamus is the only European astrologer survived to the modern obscurantism, where he appears, in general, misunderstood in dictionaries? Nostradamus was a doctor, but the history of medicine does not consider him important. Nostradamus was a poet, but his quatrains do not touch the history of literature. Nostradamus was a Hermetic student, but his language and his combinations shock and push away specialists in this discipline. Why this omerta on this giant of the Renaissance, whose name has managed to stay alive in popular memory, without ever being given a new life, until recently, by the academic intelligentsia?

Laura Malinverni
“…Tutto fa per puncto di astrologia….”
Ambrogio da Varese from Rosate and the many roles of an Italian Renaissance astrologer
(Rosate, 1493 – Milan, 1522)
Called by his contemporaries “learned in all things,” Ambrogio da Varese from Rosate, personal physician to the Duke of Milan, Ludovico il Moro and his sons, astrologer and lecturer at the Studium of Pavia, personified a knowledge harmoniously combining various disciplines. Based on the data specified in his letter written in 1492 to the Duke, following a request to predict the outcome of a serious illness of the Pope and a possible papal succession are traced parts of his method of work rebuilding an Horary chart and a year’s Aries Ingress (Thema Mundi) cast by Ambrose himself.

Felice Stoppa
Camille Flammarion: Mouvements propres séculaires des étoiles et Systemes stellaires
A sky map of the third quarter of the nineteenth century intended to overtake the anthropomorphic concept of constellation and move the earth in a peripheral corner of the known universe, but structured in sidereal systems.

Giancarlo Ufficiale
De-sider-io: sguardi verso l’alt(r)o
If it is true (and it is so) that astrology is irreducible to the symbol, it is almost sterile that it can make use of Jung’s depth psychology and vice versa. Therefore we will investigate what possibilities can be extracted from our discipline and psychoanalysis, where both converge, diverge or possibly where they conflict ….

In the afternoon a Sonata will be played by the famous cellist Giovanni Lippi.