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Poetry of Stars: An Overview of Astrology in the Philippines on August 15-17

Exhibition and talks on Astrology in the Philippines will be held at Lopez Museum and Library from August 15-17.

Poetry of Stars is a historical overview of the beginning and development of Philippine Astrology. Encompassing pre-colonial, colonial, and modern astrological practices, the exhibition aims to help visitors understand how natural phenomena such as seasons, phases of the moon, movement of stars, and other celestial activities have directed the decision-making of Filipinos for centuries.

The exhibition features books on astrology from the library collection, an artwork by National Artist Jose Joya, Kalendaryong Pilipino, along with some personal items of poet, journalist, publisher, and astrologer Serafin Lanot, whose birth centennial is also celebrated this month.

Talks on Astrology

The talks will be led by the members of Astrology Friends Philippines, a group for Filipinos keen on learning astrology.

August 15

1:30 PM
Imelda Morales – Serafin Lanot and his influence on the development of astrology in the Phils
Kris Lacaba, Nerisa Guevarra, and other poets – Poetry reading of Lanot’s works
Marra Lanot and Ofel Santos – Living and learning with Lanot

August 17

10:30 AM
Dr. Antonio Ingles – Cosmic Archeology
Steffi Rodriguez and Resti Santiago – Ethno-astronomy and the discovery of indigenous astrology
JP Lapore – History of Astrology in the Philippines
Ret. Col. Romeo Solina – PARSI and the Reintroduction of Astrology in the 70’s

1:30 PM
Jeannie Javelosa – Astrology and its purpose
Henry Palacios – How I became an astrologer
Walter Ang – The basic language of astrology
Resti Santiago – The astrological charts of Bonifacio, Rizal, and Aguinaldo: An exploration of Astrological principles

The lectures come free with museum admission (Php 100.00 for adults, Php 80.00 for students).

For more information, please contact Tina at 631-2417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com. The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8am-5pm.

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