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who presented at the Blast in September of 2008 include:
are People Saying
about The Blast?
The following are direct quotes that were written
down and given to us by the people who physically attended
the 2007 conference.
Each quote is real and unaltered, except for a few minor editing
changes. Each individual quote is from a different person.
is the most productive conference I have ever attended.”
“The best conference I’ve been to in a decade or more—and
I go to everything!”
was the best astrology conference that I have ever attended.”
“The best astrology conference I’ve
Blast exceeded expectations--a real success.”
“The Blast is the future of astrology. Best of the Past,
Present & Future.”
have been some of the best days of my life. Thank you!”
21st Century of Astrology has now arrived.”
Blast was an incredibly mind opening and expanding experience
for me. Thank you. Thank you.
“The Blast was an amazing experience—a
synthesis of young new energy and the wisdom of elders. Well
“This conference was a truly a great experience—a
one of a kind.”
was my first astrology conference and I enjoyed the experience
in its entirety. Thank you!”
Presentation of the Future of Astrology.”
mixture of western, Vedic, and new thought. Veterans and new
astrologers, but all great
minds sharing. It provided a
lot of new information to take back with me and enhance my practice.”
was a fabulous five days for learning, networking, and connecting
with new friends. Thank
you so much! Well organized,
content: --this conference was fantastic! Thanks for all the
experienced such a feeling of integrity, love, community and
sharing with both the presenters as well
as all who attended.
I have a greater commitment to the use of astrology personally
as well as professionally and more trusting of my competence."
felt a great sense of community and learned something from
every speaker I attended at The Blast."
"Welcome to the future of astrology."
travel all the way from Wisconsin!"
body, mind, spirit of astrology"
had a blast at The Blast. I watched computers and telecommunications
converge, and now I am watching
ancient, traditional and modern,
Eastern and Western Astrology converge into a brilliantly illuminated
thought there was a nice flow to the lectures. I learned I
have a lot to learn.”
Blast: Well organized with a broad spectrum of speakers. A
real learning experience.”
well put together and organized."
I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
speakers were all very knowledgeable and very friendly.”
and company put on a terrific conference! Creativity, intelligence
and passion for astrology
Guys Rock! Looking forward to more!”
amazing mix of speakers from all kinds of schools of astrological
thought that’s engaging and entertaining to
everyone, no matter what perspective they come from."
is my first astrology conference & I loved it--especially the
people here. My spirit is exalted and my business cards are
conference! A great variety of speakers and subjects.”
“Every astrologer or serious student of astrology will have “a
Blast” connecting to, and learning with their astrological
communities. It is a joy to experience a community of like-minded
souls who understand our language.”
is a loving presentation of astrology of The 21st Century.”
“Enlightening, Entertaining, Informational ~ I’ll
attend all future Blast conferences.”
was a wonderful, inspirational, intellectually awakening experience.”
energy was amazing. Filled with knowledge. The new-new, the
current and new astro speakers.”
was so nice not to hear politics and bashing of government.
You took the higher road!”
attention to detail (good). Very comfortable uplifting center/location
variety of different systems and perspectives”
to be with like-minded people in a beautiful small town learning
great learning experience in a wonderful, positive setting.”
following are some statements that have been given via email
or in internet forums.
did it! You managed to bring people from a wide variety of
astrological backgrounds together under one roof and make it
What an achievement!" (from email)
you again for such a fantastic conference!! I can't tell you
how much it changed my life. The depth, the connections, the
new insights... I am now looking at myself and astrology and the
universe in so many different ways!" (from email)
have to thank you again for hosting the best astrology conference
I've ever attended. It was wonderful from start to finish.
You did such a great job on all levels. “ (from email)
you again for a truly great conference. It was far and away
the best astrology conference I've ever attended." (from email)
“Again congratulations on a first class conference!” (from
"You did a great job with the Blast. I can say without hesitation
that it was one of the best conferences that I have ever attended
... Well done." (from email)
"That was such a magical conference! I will never forget it!
Thank you for bringing such amazing people together!" (from
"Have I told you that you do good conference? I'm still floaty.
What a wonderful mix of people, astrological approaches, and content.
And what a setting!" (from email)
“It was a great experience. Moses and his staff deserve
no end of kudos! I am totally down for the next Blast! where ever
it happens … Its worth the money you will spend no doubt.
If I could do it over again I would get there earlier and stay
there longer.” (from myspace forum)
“I wanted to email and congratulate you on the fantastic
experience that was the Blast! Eveything was magical from the breathtaking
location to the awesome array of faculty you lined up. Usually
I'm bored at most Conferences these days listening to the same
old same old...but this was truly a stimulating and inspired group.
Now that's what astrology should still feel like. Keep doing this
because you have a gift for finding and inspiring new talent.” (from
HERE IS RAY MERRIMAN'S REVIEW OF THE BLAST. RAY IS THE PRESIDENT
OF ISAR, THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ASTROLOGICAL RESEARCH. THIS
REVIEW IS FROM THE ISAR INTERNATIONAL EZINE, VOLUME 436
a "new conference in town." And it's "A
Blast." For all the lamenting we have gone through
over the lack of new, young
astrologers in the community, fear no more. The youth are interested
in astrology, and they are every bit as cool, dynamic, intelligent,
and attractive as the movement that took place in the mid- 1970's.
Like those of us who came on the scene in droves about 30 years
and initiated a revolution of sorts in the profession of astrology
our sheer collective will and chutzpah, this new generation can
same. They have the numbers, new ideas, and a strong sense of
community consisting of their own generation. The only thing different
(well, the major thing that is different), is that they won't have
fight the "establishment" as much to get recognized -
to be allowed
the opportunity to contribute to this noble study of astrology
- as we
did. The doors are open to them, and even if they weren't, they
create their own community of they wish because.. they have the
and they have the leadership.
"The Blast" was a 4-day affair that took place in the
setting of Sedona, Arizona. The locale was stunning, with red rock
mountains rising vertically out of the ground and reflecting amazing
colors at sunset. If you skipped out on all the classes, you still
could have a "blast" amongst all the mystical vortexes
of this sacred
who would miss the great classes? The presentations took place
the well-designed Creative Life Studies center, in an auditorium
was every bit as impressive as any conference center I have taught
The faculty was mixture of young elders like Rob Hand, Robert
Blaschke, Chris McRae, Demetra George, Gloria Star, Philip Sedgwick,
James Coleman, Dennis Harness, Hand Friedman and others, along
bright rising astro stars Nick Degan Best, Maria Mateus, Michelle
Gould, Maurice Fernandez, Adam Gainsburg, Jonathon Pearl, Chris
Brennen, Bill Street, Kelley Lee Phipps, Eric Myers and Eric Francis,
to name just a few that I saw. Most of the material that the "new
stars" presented was new to me. And it was fascinating. Man,
downer is that I have to learn a whole new version of their approach
to astrology in order to understand the future of astrology! Lots,
Bends, Oracles, Dashas, all kinds of new time periods and eras
governed by new calculations. I will have to find the time to learn
the language of the new astrologers, but I am certain the study
be worth it. These guys aren't dumb, and they are not just trying
create something out of nothing. There is something there, but
is for me will take time to learn. Maybe that's not such a downer
after all, since I like to learn - still!
perhaps the most remarkable feature of this conference to me
watching the coordinator, Moses Siregar, do the coordinating. Here
have a master conference organizer, a young man who has such a
broadness of vision of what needs to be attended to in order to
off a great community experience, that it is thoroughly refreshing
Maybe it is because I know a little bit about this stuff from my
experiences. Coordinating a conference is not so much an expression
brilliance as it a matter of having an ability to keep track of
details, and make sure they connect well with your vision of makes
experience unique and special. Moses is the first "young astrologer" that
I have met who can do this. Which simply means: the future is
bright for future conferences to be led by the next generation
young astrologers. But it doesn't mean that we of the more "mature" generation
can retire. Not yet! Thank, goodness this next generation actually
has a respect for us equal to our respect for them -
something that didn't seem to quite exist 30 years ago. So although
many things seem like deja vu, the conditions are certainly different
this time around. It seems like we can work together very well,
trusting anyone over 30" is no longer a problem."
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