Studyshops are a whole new way of expanding your astrological knowledge
- Dell Horoscope, August 2005.
Your computer operating system needs to be Windows 98 or later, or Mac or Unix/Linux, and needs to have a CD or DVD drive.
Studyshops are classic workshops from great astrologers, designed to place you in the front row of the audience and provide you with an image-rich, textually vibrant environment in which to learn. They lend themselves to self-study, as well as forming your own Studyshop group to listen and learn together.
Studyshops consist of audio files, graphics and text, all linked together via pages which act and look like normal web pages, but you are not on-line, you are running the Studyshop from your own computer. The Studyshop will open automatically when you place it in your computer's CD or DVD drive, and it will use your browser (the program you are using now to view this web page) to display it.
Studyshops are like a "website on a CD", except it is a "website" containing four-to-five hours of audio files which are recordings of the the full-day workshop. These audio files are opened by clicking a link on the Studyshop's main page. The whole Studyshop runs from your computer's CD or DVD player; you do not need to be on-line and, better still, it is yours to own and play as often as you like, so you can revisit a workshop over many years.
If you can see this web page, then your computer can open and see all the many pages of a Studyshop. When you open the main workshop page on a Studyshop, you simply select one of the sound files by clicking on the Part 1, Part 2, and so on. Your computer's media player will automatically begin playing the sound file.
The core of each Studyshop is an audio workshop. This is then supported by textual material which either expands the ideas put forward in the workshop or enhances and extends those ideas with background or historical information, as well as images, photographs and paintings which contain or symbolise those ideas. Each Studyshop contains many hours of lectures, with accompanying pages, articles and background information.