William Lilly and His Book Christian Astrology

Episode 221 of the podcast features an interview with Nina Gryphon about the famous 17th century astrologer William Lilly and his book Christian Astrology. Lilly published Christian Astrology in 1647, and it was the first major textbook on astrology that was written in English. Most western astrological texts were written in Latin up until that […]

The Recent Revival of Astrology in Romania

Episode 219 features two interviews with astrologers Firicel Ciarnau and Mihaela Dicu about the revival of astrology in Romania over the past 30 years after a period of suppression. I traveled to Romania from June 6–10, 2019, to attend and speak at a conference that was hosted by the Romanian Astrologers Association. On June 9 […]

Evangeline Adams and the Advent of Astrology in America

In episode 206 Christopher Renstrom joins the show to talk about the work of the early 20th century astrologer Evangeline Adams, and the development and popularization of astrology in America. In the first hour of this discussion we talk about the practice of astrology in America in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, and the […]

The Transmission of Horoscopic Astrology to China & Japan

In episode 181 of the podcast Dr. Jeffrey Kotyk joins the show to talk about the practice of astrology in China in ancient times, and in particular the transmission of horoscopic astrology to China and Japan starting in the 9th century. Jeffrey is an academic historian from Winnipeg, Canada, who specializes in the study of […]

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 […]

Discussing Jung’s Studies in Astrology by Liz Greene

In episode 152 of the podcast Laura London and Jenn Zahrt join me to discuss a new book by Liz Greene titled Jung’s Studies in Astrology: Prophecy, Magic, and the Qualities of Time. In the book Dr. Greene traces various modern and ancient sources that influenced Carl Jung’s views on astrology, which in turn helped […]

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, […]

The Origins of Horary Astrology

In episode 145 astrologer and academic historian Levente László joins the show to talk about the origins of the fourth branch of western astrology, known as horary astrology. The focus of the episode is the mysterious origins of horary astrology, and the question of when and how it was originally developed. As discussed in episode […]

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 […]

Elsbeth Ebertin and the Rise of Women in Astrology

In episode 137 of the podcast Dr. Jenn Zahrt joins the show to talk about Elsbeth Ebertin, who was a famous German astrologer who lived in the early 20th century, and was one of the first prominent female astrologers in modern times. During the course of the show we talk about Elsbeth’s life and work, […]