Avalon, you receive hands on training to become a competent and
professional astrologer. Read on.....
below are several reasons why we think that Avalon is an excellent
choice for continuing your studies in astrology:
Quality of Education: The
Avalon curriculum is intensive, comprehensive, challenging, and requires
scholarship and excellence. Students do not dwell on the meanings
of sun signs for months to the neglect of other subjects. Graduates
from Avalon are competent in a large number of astrological methods.
Avalon is not a distance learning program. Direct contact with instructors
and other students ensures that you are challenged to develop greater
understanding and comprehension, and to be exposed to different perspectives
and insights. The very high scholarship combined with practical preparation
for the workplace gives the student of Avalon a comprehensive and
a Certified Astrologer or Astrological Professional: At
the current time there are no required qualifications to become an astrologer.
In this regards, astrology is behind almost every other profession. Because there
are no clear professional standards in astrology, there are many unqualified
astrologers. However, clients and employers often want the security of knowing
that their astrologer is properly trained. Also, there are certification programs
and there is a growing movement in astrology to develop professional standards.
The International Society for Astrological Research, the National Council of
Geocosmic Research, and the American Federation of Astrologers have certification
exams. Graduates of Avalon will have the knowledge and training to pass these
exams if they choose
to do so.
from a Prestigious School that Challenges you to Achieve Excellence: There
is a reason why the Julliard School of Music, Harvard University and other Ivy
League colleges are prestigious: they provide some of the world's best education
and their graduates are experts in their field of study. Graduates from Avalon
also will be recognized for their excellence. The founder of Avalon, David Cochrane,
is widely recognized for his erudition and both technical and psychological insight.
Students of Avalon are expected to study and work diligently to achieve excellence.
Avalon is licensed by the State of Florida. It is one of less than a half dozen
licensed schools that specialize in astrology in the entire United States!
friendship, respect, appreciation, and association with people who care about
you! At Avalon the staff and instructors take a personal interest in
your welfare. Students are expected to be respectful and helpful to one another.
One thing astrology teaches us is that every person is unique and special, and
the challenging studies of Avalon are made a bit more manageable by the support
that you receive from others. Gainesville, Florida is a very pleasant place to
be. Other than hot and muggy summers, people of almost all kinds will enjoy their
stay in Gainesville.
provides a Safe and Supportive Environment: Students at Avalon may range
in age from late teens to the elderly. Students will come from a variety of ethnic
groups and different life experiences. All students and faculty, however, share
some basic and fundamental values. Avalon is a violence-free, drug-free, hate-free
school with caring, hard-working staff and students. Gainesville is a pleasant
and safe town, and the school is located in a the very attractive northwest part
of the town. There are social and cultural activities like theater groups, local
concerts, art festivals, etc. but also open countryside surrounding the town,
and the warm Southern hospitality of the local people. If you are a parent of
an 18 year old son or daughter who wants to attend Avalon, then safety is likely
to be a major concern. If you are the son or daughter of a 80 year old parent
who wants to attend Avalon, you are also likely to have this concern. In addition
to obtaining an education and training, Avalon provides a supportive and safe
environment for students.
Part of History, Avalon's Expansion, and the Development of Real
Astrology: Astrology is now gradually making a transition from an unregulated
area that is almost completely lacking in professional standards to a respectable
profession that can function effectively and responsibly. Avalon presents a positive
alternative to the superficial and harmful use of astrology that is rampant throughout
the world. Whether you are a student, staff member, or donor to Avalon, you have
joined a team of intelligent, educated, mature, and caring people who have the
courage to look at the thousands of years of astrological lore and theory to
see what relevance it has to our modern world.
Avalon will surely dispel some superstitions and abuses in astrology as well
as reveal breakthrough insights that can help us all better understand one another
and ourselves. Whether you are a believer in, or skeptic of, astrology, Avalon
promotes an approach to astrology that we can all agree is much more helpful,
and less harmful, than the popular and superficial approach to astrology that
is very common today. Avalon is a success because many people are assisting in
its growth and development. Avalon is progressive and innovative in re-introducing
an ancient subject to the world, but Avalon is conservative in that it continues
the valuable traditions that we enjoy. We embrace the achievements and ideals
achieved in modern times such as democracy, freedom, equal opportunity for all,
excellence in education, high professional standards, and the advances made possible
by the scientific method, and breakthrough in science and technology that have
improved our lives dramatically. Avalon continues the example of excellence set
by the very best educational institutions in other disciplines such as ivy league
colleges, the Julliard School of Music, and many other excellent educational