Episode 209 contains an interview with Kim Farnell about her new book called Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan and Bessie Leo.
Alan Leo (1860–1917) is often credited with helping promote the revival and popularization of astrology in the West in the early 20th century through his efforts to publish magazines, horoscopes, and books.
In 1915 Alan and his wife Bessie Leo (1858–1931) founded the Astrological Lodge of London, which still holds weekly astrology meetings in London every Monday.
Kim has been President of the Lodge since 2008, and we met at the Theosophical Society’s Research Library to conduct this interview on June 12, 2019.
During the course of the interview we discussed how Alan and Bessie got into astrology, their efforts to promote the subject, and their impact on the field.
Kim’s book provides a detailed and insightful account of the practice of astrology at the turn of the 20th century, and I would highly recommend it to be read.
The book is available on Amazon:
Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan and Bessie Leo on Amazon US
Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan and Bessie Leo on Amazon UK
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Kim brought some original documents and books to the interview:
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