Jung on Synchronicity and the Mechanism for Astrology

In episode 148 of the podcast Keiron Le Grice joins the show to talk about Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity, and its applicability to astrology as a possible explanatory mechanism. Keiron is the author of the recent book Jung on Astrology, which was discussed in episode 141 with his co-author Saffron Rossi, as well as […]

The Elephant in the Room

Episode 147 of the podcast features a discussion with Rick Levine about a recent controversy in the astrological community that centered on a lecture that Glenn Perry gave at a conference in India attacking the sidereal zodiac. Background on the Discussion The event was the 28th International Vedic Astrology Conference, which took place in Kolkata, […]

Carl Jung’s Views and Influence on Modern Astrology

In episode 141 of the podcast Dr. Safron Rossi joins the show to talk about the life and work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, and in particular his views on astrology. Safron recently co-authored a book with Keiron Le Grice titled Jung on Astrology, which explores Jung’s thoughts on astrology by providing excepts […]

Composite Charts, with Originator John Townley

Episode 128 features an interview with astrologer John Townley about composite charts, and his work in developing and promoting the technique starting in the early 1970s. John was the first person to publish a book on the subject in 1973, and is generally recognized as having popularized the technique. During the course of the interview […]

The Importance of Astronomy for Astrology

In episode 121 of the podcast astrologer Gemini Brett joins the show to talk about why it is important for astrologers to have some grounding in the astronomy underlying astrology, as well as some of the problems that can arise when they don’t. In the first half of the show we discuss the separation between […]

Richard Tarnas on Cosmos and Psyche

Episode 84 features an interview with Richard Tarnas about his book Cosmos and Psyche. This landmark book was released a decade ago, in 2006, and the purpose of this episode is to give an overview of the book, talk a bit about what went into writing it, as well as discuss some developments that have […]

The Lives and Works of the Hellenistic Astrologers

In episode 62 of the podcast I provide an extensive overview of the lives and works of some of the major astrologers of the Hellenistic astrological tradition, ranging from the 3rd century BCE to the 7th century CE. During the course of the episode I give an overview of the rise and fall of astrology […]

Geoffrey Cornelius on The Moment of Astrology

Episode 53 of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Geoffrey Cornelius about his book The Moment of Astrology: Origins in Divination. The book was originally published in 1994, and over the past 21 years has become one of the most influential books on the philosophy of astrology in modern times. Rob Hand has called […]

Responses to Common Scientific Criticisms of Astrology

In this episode astrologer Samuel F. Reynolds joins the show to talk about some common criticisms of astrology from the scientific and skeptical communities, and how astrologers respond to those criticisms. Astrology occupies a unique position in society where it has historically been the subject of criticism from both the scientific as well as the […]

History Channel Astrology Episode Commentary

In the 33rd episode of the podcast Leisa Schaim joins the show to talk about the recent History Channel episode on astrology, and discuss the pros and cons of the coverage of astrology in that show. During the course of the podcast we provide a synopsis of the History Channel episode, as well as a […]