Michael Ofek

Ancient Astrology

Philosophy, Cosmology and Magic

Core Astrological Magic
Foundation Course

8 – Online Weekly Sessions* (3 Hours)

Beginning March 5th, 2023

*This is a renewed and elaborated version of the course, some aspects of it are still in the planing stage, including a collaboration with other experts in associated fields. Dan Attrell is planned to join me in teaching the history of astral magic, and Dan Riegler will teach about the magical use of resins and incense.
These will be offered either within the course itself or as optional additions for interested students.

As all these are still in the planing and some changes will probably take place,
I offer the course now at a very discounted early enrollment fee for the interested.
Any addition that will be made, will be at no additional cost.
(planned full course price is $550, or more, depending on the additions)

$460 USD


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About the Course



This course is a culmination of two decades of research into the origins of astrology and magic. It is a reconstruction of essential core practices, their underlying cosmological foundations and their physical and metaphysical principles. The concepts and techniques taught in this course aim to bridge the world of the intellect with the world of experience, and lead the student through the astro-magical processes, both in the astrological skill of election, and in the application of magical actions and creations. The experiential elements are complemented with ancient Theurgic and Shamanic perspectives, reaching beyond the borders of the western world.
Guided by this powerful wisdom distilled from ancient sources and decades of experience, this course aspires to rekindle the primordial roots of our astral nature, to align and commune with the living cosmos.

Aims of the Course: 

Course Structure

The course will take place over 8 – live zoom sessions, 3 hours in length (with breaks), including a Q&A and discussion at the end.

Part 1 – Mystery & Origin of Magic
Part 2 – Philosophy and Cosmology
Part 3 – Theory of Astral Magic
Part 4 – Ritual Procedures
Part 5 – Magical Elections
Part 6 –
Experience & Praxis
Part 7 –
Training Exercises
Part 8 – Talisman Creation

The course will commence on:
Sunday March 5th, 2023 at 12:30 EST, and continue on subsequent Sundays.

Meetings are on Zoom – a link will be sent out after registration closes.

*All the live sessions will be recorded and sent out to students afterwards.

* This course is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The course requires a basic knowledge of astrology, with some knowledge of traditional concepts being ideal. No prior knowledge of astrological magic is needed.

The Rulers of Life

Finding and Using the Masters of the Nativity

Online Full Day Workshop

Took place in June 26th | 10 AM – 3 PM EDT

Video Recording Available!

Plus a PDF of the full presentation. Link will be sent after purchase.

$110 USD

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The Rulers of Life is an elaborate natal rulership scheme, which goes back to the oldest and most mysterious roots of the western astrological tradition, attributed to it mythic founders Nechepso and Petosoris.

This workshop will reveal an in-depth reconstruction of this profound ancient doctrine. We will learn the teaching on the different Life Rulers, namely the Epikratetor,
Oikodespotes, and Kurios, how to locate them in the chart, and gain a deep understanding of their roles and functions in one’s soul and life. We will also highlight the doctrine of the Guardian Daimon and how to work with it in the context of Theurgy and Astral Magic.

Finding the planetary rulers of one’s life, was a fundamental preliminary step before any in-depth analysis or prediction could be made. This ancient teaching is not only a technique for finding the most dominant planets, dispositors or almutens, but rather a method for revealing an intricate system of rulers. Each with their unique roles and cosmological hierarchy, shedding light on an ancient metaphysical model of the soul and its worldly embodiment.
Singling out and understanding these important rulers and their inter-relationships, gives a coherent model of the complex dynamics of one’s life as a whole, internally and externally. 
 finding these rulers is not an easy undertaking. Some ancient authors even say it is the most difficult of tasks, but also one of the most rewarding.
This doctrine is the source of later concepts like the “Hyleg”, “Alcocoden”, “Almutan Figuris”, the “Guardian Angel/Daimon” and the more modern reference for the ruler of the ascendant as the “Chart Ruler”.

Light & Image – Lecture Series

Starlight, Magic and Eros

An Online Lecture given in February 12th | 2022

Recording Available for Purchase – $20

A link to the video recording will be sent to your E-mail.
*This Lecture is Free for Foundation Course participants.

About Michael Ofek

Michael Ofek is a professional astrologer, cosmologist, astral magician, and shamanic practitioner from Israel. He has been practicing astrology and magic for more then two decades, avidly researching all branches of the ancient tradition, with an emphasis on Hellenistic astrology and its connection with Greco-Egyptian cosmology, philosophy, theurgy, and magic. His passion lies in unveiling and reconstructing the roots of the tradition, and the practical refiguring of these ancient arts. Michael is also a student and initiate of the mysteries of Andean shamanism and of working and healing with entheogens.

In his work, Michael stresses the importance of direct experience of astrological processes, for which he has developed a unique system, drawing on and integrating magical, theurgical and shamanic practices. Michael is an international speaker, and gives workshops and lectures worldwide, including magical retreats. He is the co-founder of the Israeli professional astrology magazine “Urania”, which also produces yearly conferences and workshops.

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  E-mail : ancient@hermetic-astrology.com

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