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10 Tips For Learning Astrology
October 19, 2007 – 3:23 am | 62 Comments

So you want to learn about astrology? Not the generalized Sun-sign stuff that you find in newspapers and magazines, but serious astrology. The advanced type where you can actually determine specific information about a person’s life through the observation of the planets and other celestial phenomena. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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The History Channel Airs an Episode on Astrology
May 17, 2015 – 1:06 pm | 10 Comments
The History Channel Airs an Episode on Astrology

Yesterday the History Channel aired an hour-long episode of its series The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved that focused entirely on astrology.
The episode was not so much about the history of astrology as it was on …

Book Review: Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Holden
January 10, 2014 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
Book Review: Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Holden

Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Herschel Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ, 2013. Hardcover – 792 pp. – $79.95 (ISBN 0-86690-641-X). Available through Amazon.com.
James Holden spent the vast majority of his life …

The Origins of Horary Astrology
June 28, 2010 – 6:59 am | One Comment
The Origins of Horary Astrology

I posted a video on the origins of horary astrology today on YouTube, as a response to a video that Kevin Burk recently posted on the subject.
The specific point of the video was to counter …

NCGR Conference in Cambridge Next Week
February 17, 2010 – 11:29 pm | 6 Comments
NCGR Conference in Cambridge Next Week

The National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR) is hosting a large astrological conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts next week.
The conference is titled ‘Planetary Revolution: Geocosmic Alchemy II’, as a followup to their previous successful conference in …

The History of Western Astrology
December 18, 2008 – 3:07 am | 14 Comments
The History of Western Astrology

I made a video today which outlines the history of western astrology in 10 minutes.  It is ten  minutes long because that is the restriction for all YouTube videos, although I covered quite a bit …

The Antikythera Mechanism Was Used for Astrology
December 16, 2008 – 1:26 am | 7 Comments
The Antikythera Mechanism Was Used for Astrology

In 1901 a group of sponge divers discovered a complex mechanical device lying at the bottom of the ocean, just off the coast of a Greek island named Antikythera.   The device subsequently became known as …

The Transmission of Hellenistic Astrology to India
December 11, 2008 – 7:02 pm | 23 Comments
The Transmission of Hellenistic Astrology to India

Over the course of the past century researchers have discovered that Hellenistic astrology was transmitted to India sometime around the 2nd century CE. Inklings of this transmission were noted in the late 19th century, for …

The Katarche of Horary
September 20, 2007 – 10:29 pm | 4 Comments
The Katarche of Horary

My article on the origins of horary astrology titled The Katarche of Horary just came out in the latest issue of the NCGR Journal.  Most NCGR members should be receiving their copy of the journal …

Richard Dawkins’ Coverage of Astrology in Enemies of Reason
August 18, 2007 – 12:53 am | 26 Comments
Richard Dawkins’ Coverage of Astrology in Enemies of Reason

I came across a clip today from Richard Dawkin’s new documentary titled Enemies of Reason in which he attacks a number of paranormal fields, including astrology. Dawkins brings out the usual modern arguments against the …

Robert Schmidt on Hellenistic Astrology – part 1
June 20, 2007 – 5:24 pm | 5 Comments
Robert Schmidt on Hellenistic Astrology – part 1

This is the first 10 minutes of a video that was made in August of 2006 by Robert Schmidt of Project Hindsight for a conference in St. Petersburg Russia that he was not able to …

Benjamin Franklin and Astrology
June 17, 2007 – 12:37 pm | 7 Comments
Benjamin Franklin and Astrology

Elsa just posted this really interesting quote from Benjamin Franklin on her blog which nicely illustrates his endorsement of horoscopic astrology. I was always aware that Franklin wrote the Poor Richard’s Almanac, but this really …

The Zodiac of Dendera
May 24, 2007 – 9:13 pm | 2 Comments
The Zodiac of Dendera

I just returned from a three week trip to Paris where I had the good fortune of visiting the Louvre and seeing the Zodiac of Dendera. I went last Saturday night during the Moon-Venus conjunction …