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Thursday, 6 August 2020

Blavatsky, Alan Leo and Astrology

The Theosophical and Astrological Legacy of Alan Leo Lee-Ann Curtis – May 24, 2018 …Blavatsky’s astrologer, also known as Sepharial. It was Sepharial who introduced members of the group to the Theosophical Society in 1889. It was at the Theosophical Society that Leo found his true calling; to use the basic traditional astrological techniques to describe and predict the inner nature of the individual. https://ivcconference.com/the-theosophical-astrology-and-legacy-of-alan-leo/

Astrology isn’t fake—it’s just been ruined by modern psychology January 3, 2018 Ida C. Benedetto A critique of theosophical innovations in astrology. https://qz.com/1170481/horoscopes-2018-astrology-isnt-fake-its-just-been-ruined-by-modern-psychology/

Ancient astrology won’t make your horoscope more accurate Ancient is not necessarily better Angela Chen Jan 5, 2018 A response to the Benedetto article https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/16854596/astrology-pseudoscience-data-appeal-ancient-wisdom

Robert Hand on Reconciling Modern and Traditional Astrology
With Chris Brennan and Robert Hand November 10th, 2018
Madame Blavatsky simply repackaged Neoplatonism in a somewhat polarized form with lots of Sanskrit terminology but  her worldview is basically Neoplatonic and most spiritual astrology is descended directly or indirectly from her. I personally prefer to go back to the source and when you do, you find the statement  I have commonly made that if you really carefully study Plotinus’ attitude to astrology, you discovered that was virtually identical to Rudhyar’s. https://theastrologypodcast.com/transcripts/ep-12-reconciling-modern-and-traditional-astrology/


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Reincarnation Gerry Cannon, September 6, 2019 Inspired by Helena Blavatsky‘s major works, astrologers in the early 20th-century integrated the concepts of karma and reincarnation into the practice of Western astrology. Notable astrologers who advanced this development. This dynamic integration of astrology, reincarnation and depth psychology has continued into the modern era. Astrology is based on “an acceptance of the fact that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes.”
https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/reincarnation

Alan Leo and Early Modern Astrology, with Kim Farnell  Jun 21, 2019 An interview with Kim Farnell about her new book titled Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan and Bessie Leo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k86Unv1HumY


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