This month we are giving away a pass to the upcoming Northwest Astrological Conference, as well as a copy of Ben Dykes’ new translation of Dorotheus of Sidon.
All you have to do to enter for a chance to win the giveaway is sign up on our page on Patreon and become a patron on the $5 or $10 tier, and then you will automatically be entered into the drawing.
The winners of the drawing will be announced on episode 106 of the show, which should be released at the end of April.
You can find out more information about the giveaway prizes and details below:
Prize for Patrons on the $5 Tier: New Translation of Dorotheus
The winner of the April giveaway on the $5 tier will receive a copy of Ben Dykes’s new translation of Dorotheus of Sidon!
Dorotheus of Sidon was an astrologer who a five-book astrological text in the form of an instructional poem in the late first century CE. This Greek text became extremely influential in the later Hellenistic and Medieval astrological traditions, although it only survives in an Arabic translation today.
Ben recently re-translated the text from Arabic, and will be publishing it along with all of the surviving fragments of Dorotheus’ work that survive in Greek.
The first four books of Dorotheus’ text deal with natal astrology, while the fifth book is one of the earliest surviving treatments of the rules for electional astrology.
The book is set to be released in early April, and we will be doing an interview with Ben about it soon.
You can sign up for Ben’s newsletter in order to receive the announcement once the book is officially available for sale on his website at:
Prize for Patrons on the $10 Tier: NORWAC 2017 Conference Pass
The grand prize for patrons on the $10 tier this month is a free pass to the upcoming Northwest Astrological Conference!
The Northwest Astrological Conference is set to take place in Seattle, Washington, from May 25–29, 2017.
This is an annual conference that has been held in the Seattle area every year for over thirty years now.
This year’s conference will feature 30 astrologers speaking on a variety of different topics, including a number of pre- and post-conference workshops.
This year’s speakers include many guests that have appeared on the podcast in the past, including Robert Hand, Maurice Fernandez, Demetra George, Mark Jones, Laura Nalbandian, Sam Reynolds, and Chris Brennan.
The conference also features a large bookstore with hundreds of astrology books, a trade show with different astrological vendors, a banquet with a keynote lecture by Steven Forrest, and more!
The discounted registration rates for NORWAC end on April 22, so sign up before then for a lower rate.
You can find out more information or sign up for the conference at NORWAC.net.
How to Enter the Giveaway
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is become a patron of The Astrology Podcast through our page on Patreon at the $5 or $10 tier. The monthly raffle is one of the perks that patrons receive for donating to support the show, in addition to the other bonuses.
On episode 106 of the show we will do a drawing and then announce the winners of this month’s giveaway.
If you are already a patron of the show on one of those tiers then you are already set, and you will be entered in to the drawing automatically. If you are currently a patron of the show on one of the lower tiers then all you have to do to enter is upgrade to the $5 or $10 tier.
The only restriction for patrons is that your max monthly pledge has to be set at either the same as or more than the amount equivalent to what funding four episodes would cost in a month on that tier (i.e. $20 on the $5 tier or $40 on the $10 tier). If you have the max pledge set to less than this then you would not be qualified to enter in to the drawing, although there is still time to adjust that if you would like to be entered in for a chance to win.
If you enjoy the show and listen to it frequently then please consider pledging your support through our page on Patreon to help with the production of future episodes of the podcast.
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Thanks to NORWAC and Ben Dykes for sponsoring the show this month!