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Christopher Warnock on Astrology, Magic and the Occult

astrology and magicThe 16th episode of the podcast features an interview with astrologer Christopher Warnock on the topic of astrology, magic, and the occult.

Christopher is one of the leading practitioners of astrological magic in the world today, and he is well known for his work with talismans, publishing translations of magical texts such as the Picatrix, and promoting the practice of traditional astrology.

You can find more information about his work at RenaissanceAstrology.com, as well as his discussion group Spiritus Mundi and Renaissance Astrology blog.

Outline of the Podcast

Here are some of the different topics that we covered during the course of the podcast:

  • The general topic is the relationship between astrology, magic, and the occult.
  • What is the definition of magic?
    • How is astrology defined within this context?
  • The worldview underlying the practice of astrology.
  • Why does astrology work?
    • Is this an astrology of signs or causes?
    • Or does the magical worldview present a third approach?
  • What are some of the different ways in which astrology can be applied to magic?
    • Talismans and amulets.
    • Other types of elections.
  • What are some of the main sources for the combined application of astrology and magic?
    • Discussion about the Picatrix, where it came from, what it contains, etc.
  • The differences between modern and traditional astrology.
  • The relationship (or lack of relationship) between the astrological and occult communities.


A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 16 transcript

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