In episode 235, astrologers Austin Coppock and Chris Brennan focus on the connection between astrology and magic and among the areas by which they converge and diverge.
The premise behind this dialogue is that the apply of astrological magic has elevated dramatically in recent times, particularly among the many youthful generations of astrologers.
This has put some astrologers like me in a considerably uncomfortable place, as I do not apply magic and have not studied it a lot myself, I do not actually have robust emotions for or towards it.
I really feel like I not directly promoted it on The Astrology Podcast by discussing it with numerous practitioners as a part of my normal program to acknowledge and discuss in regards to the many various approaches and views in astrology.
Some earlier examples embody my early interview with Christopher Warnock in episode 16 about astrology, magic and the occult or the dialogue I had with Austin about his new compilation of articles on astrological magic when it got here out in 2018.
I do not essentially assume that one has to consider in or apply magic in an effort to apply astrology as the 2 are separate issues, and but I’ve puzzled if this distinction has been a bit blurry over the previous few years.
With that in thoughts, I needed to do an episode the place I might go over a few of my very own reservations and make up for them by talking to an advocate of astrological magic. I could not consider anybody higher to have this dialogue with than Austin, as Austin has turn out to be one of many major exponents of astrological magic in fashionable occasions.
This episode was recorded in my Denver studio in late November, in direction of the top of Austin and Kelly’s journey right here this month to report a collection of podcast episodes.
Once I offered the thought to Austin firstly of his go to, he was delighted with the episode and felt it could be good to speak about a few of his personal reservations in regards to the latest sudden popularization of astrological magic.
So we determined to take a seat down and report on our day without work on the Sunday of the week Kelly was in Boulder giving a workshop. The tip outcome was a fairly compelling and I feel productive dialogue the place we had lots of floor below our toes. A few of the matters we lined are:
- What’s the definition of astrology?
- How can we outline magic?
- Is Astrology Magic?
- How are astrology and magic completely different?
- How has magic been built-in into astrology prior to now?
- Are there any attainable downsides to astrological magic immediately?
- What are the attainable advantages?
- What’s the interaction of destiny and free will?
A part of the aim of the episode for me was to have the ability to clarify the place I’m now and to specific any reservations I’ve whereas discussing it with somebody I respect. After doing this, I can really feel higher about shifting on and being quiet doing extra explorations of this matter on the podcast sooner or later, e.g. B. an episode in Picatrix that I plan to work with Christopher Warnock subsequent month. I really feel like I did that with this episode, and I hope it provokes another productive discussions sooner or later.
For extra details about Austin and his work with astrological magic, please go to AustinCoppock.com and SphereAndSundry.com.
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