The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic

The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic

Episode 164 of the podcast features an interview with Austin Coppock about a new book he edited titled The Celestial Art: Essays on Astrological Magic.

The book is a compilation of essays on astrological magic by a number of notable astrologers, and it covers historical, philosophical, and technical issues related to the topic.

The authors featured in the book besides Austin include Lee Lehman, Benjamin Dykes, Demetra George, John Michael Greer, Freedom Cole, Jason Miller, Eric Purdue, Al Cummings, Aaron Cheak, Mallorie Vaudoise, and Daniel A. Schulke.

To order the book or learn more about it see:

The Celestial Art on Amazon

For special editions of the book check out the publisher’s website:

The Celestial Art on the Three Hand Press

Instead of trying to talk about each paper in the book individually, Austin and I decided to have a broader discussion about some of the topics raised by the book in general, and the different intersections between astrology and magic.

During the course of the show we ended up discussing the place of magic in the history of astrology, the relevance of electional astrology as perhaps the most magical branch of the tradition, the role of the Sabians of Harran in the Medieval transmission of astrology and magic through books like the Picatrix, and much more.

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  1. Chris Brennan says:

    As a bonus, Spencer Michaud posted a video on Facebook today of Austin being presented with the very first printed of the copy of the book when it first came out at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago in May of 2018, and then signing it for Spencer:

    http://theastrologypodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/austin-spencer-celestial-art-uac-signing.mov

    Here is the link on Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/spencer.michaud.1/videos/10155838242488022/

  2. Hey Chris – I really enjoyed the show with Austin. Ordered his book from Amazon, can’t wait to read it when it arrives.
    Thank you so much for the podcasts!

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