Freedom Cole has taught Vedic astrology to beginners for many years and has developed an effective format. Each lesson in the course goes with a chapter from his book, Science of Light (SOL). The book is based on an ancient astrological text, and it is geared to give the student a traditional understanding of Vedic Astrology and to link the individual with the ancient texts of the sages of India.

The first class/video is the first chapter of the book. The first chapter gives a general overview of the entire system and how it works. Then each chapter/class has a focus of its own, going deep into the various parts of the astrological system. Each builds on the other and nothing is random (though it may seem that way for a beginner). The final chapters bring everything together for the practical application of reading a chart.

This video is the free introductory class that Freedom gives the night before the course begins. He discusses who he is, his teachers and the tradition. The course material is discussed and a small lesson is given about calculating the time of Moonrise (from the end of chapter one).

After paying the fees, one can begin watching the classes. Live classes have a yearly schedule (see below). Live classes are optional, but highly recommended.

The goal of this course is to help the student-practitioner get a deeper grasp of the internal world of Jyotish so that you understand it from the foundations. We present multiple teachings on the same subject to insure the information is heard more than once and really gets into you so it can be utilized.  It is suggested to first read the chapter, then watch the video. After that you can re-listen to the audios while you are driving or doing other activities so that you can get the things you might have missed the first time through.  There are multiple recordings (from different years), with new ones added yearly. Often people like to listen to the information again after going through the entire course. You will be reading charts after the course, and therefore listening from a new place. With this in mind all this is offered with each class.

There are two final assignments:

1. The Practicum is for each student to read a chart for another person. This chart and its reading are discussed in depth with the teacher amongst other students. This assignment allows students to integrate all techniques and is utilized as an assessment of the student’s capacity with the learning material.

2. The Research Project of ten charts is done to learn astrological research skills which are important to continue growing in Jyotish. We make a logical approach to uncovering the rules of astrology through observation. Students learn that each client’s chart is a learning opportunity.

Here is the schedule for Thursday Level 1 classes:

2020 Class schedule
September 24- Interpretation
October 1 - Interpretation
October 8, 9 - Practicum
October 15 - (no class bc Amavasya)
October 22, 23- Practicum
October 29, 30 - Practicum
November 5, 6- Practicum
November 12, 13- Research Projects
November 19, 20- Research Projects
November 27th (or 29th)- Full moon class on Mantra for those completing[Monthly graduate classes are on the Sunday night closest to full moon]

2021 Course One Syllabus:
Feb 18 - Intro
Feb 25- Chapter 1
March 4 -Vedic Foundations
March 10 - Planets
March 18 - Planets, Kārakas
March 25 - Devatā
April 1- Rāśi
April 7 - Rāśi divisions
April 15 - Bhāva
April 21 - Bhāva
April 28 - Strengths
May 6- Strengths & Pañcāṅga
May 13- Pañcāṅga
May 20 - Strengths & Status
May 27- Review
June 03- Ārūḍha
June 10, 11- Argalā
June 17,18- Argalā
June 24- Yogas
July 1- Yogas
July 8- (no class- Amavasya)
July 15 - nakṣatra
July 22- nakṣatra
July 29, 30- Daśā
August 5, 6- Daśā
August 12- Varga (Naga Panchami)
August 19- Varga
August 23- Varga
Sept 2- Remedies
September 9- (Ganesh Chaturthi) Remedies
September 16- (no class- Sankranti)
September 23- Interpretation
September 30- Interpretation
October 7, 8 - Practicum
October 14 - (Vijaya Dashami)
October 21, 22- Practicum
October 28, 29 - Practicum
November 4, 5- Research Projects
November 11, 12- Research Projects
November 18- Full moon class on Mantra for those completing[Monthly graduate classes are on the Sunday night closest to full moon]


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