This is a recording of a panel discussion held last month at the United Astrology Conference in Chicago entitled “Is Prediction Killing Astrology?” Took place.
The panel was organized by the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR) as a free pre-conference event held on May 23, 2018 as a precursor to the United Astrology Conference, which then took place during the following week.
The panel consisted of the following astrologers listed from right to left as seen in the picture of the panel above: Samuel F. Reynolds, Christeen Skinner, Steven Forrest, ISAR Vice President David Railey as moderator, Chris McRae, Rick Levine and Chris Brennan.
Here is the description of the event, published by the organizers prior to the panel: “A 6-person panel will discuss and debate this highly charged topic in order to create awareness – and possibly consensus – of the role of the astrologer, which deals with the topic of future events. “
The panel was organized in part because of some failed predictions related to the 2016 US presidential election and ensuing discussion in the astrological community, including an article by Steven Forrest titled The Perils of Astrological Prediction.
The panel discussion finally focused on the role of prediction in astrology and whether astrologers can and should predict events.
The panelists were selected last year through a vote by ISAR members.
There is both an audio and a video version of the recording of the panel. Links to both can be found below.
Check out the video version of the forecast panel
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Listen to the audio recording of the forecast panel
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