About Time: Introduction To The Horoscope Chart @ ConVocation 2017

 

Clifford Hartleigh Low’s lecture on “About Time: Introduction To The Horoscope Chart” at ConVocation 2017. This lecture is a 101 introduction to core concepts in astrology, with a particular focus on the function of the horoscope chart, how to do basic calculation using a website or software, the meaning of the different parts of the chart and their relations to the heavens, the metaphysical cosmology of astrology and metaphors, the history of its development, and the variety of potential applications in a Traditional Astrological context, and much more…

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Restoring the Old Literary Canon for Magic

In order for us to understand the medieval and renaissance mindset, we have to understand what they were reading.

Trying to rebuild the assumptions and cultural context of the authors of books of magic is essential, and thus becoming well versed in the literary and scientific canon of those eras is helpful and perhaps mandatory.

At the very least, it is deeply beautiful and enriching.

Usage of Silk in Magic

Another epiphany of the evening:

The reason why silk cloth is used so frequently in magic is not primarily that it is a sign of respect to spiritual powers by dint of its expense and pleasantness– it is because it comes from a manner of animal which undergoes metamorphosis, and the power of metamorphosis is lent to themagic through contact with it.

There are hints of this in Picatrix.

Introduction To Traditional Astrology @ ConVocation

 

Clifford Hartleigh Low’s lecture on “Introduction To Tradtional Astrology” at ConVocation 2014. This lecture covers the core metaphors of Astrology, the metaphysical cosmology of Western Traditional Astrology, the differences between Modern and Traditional Astrology, the structure of the Horoscope chart, the basics of Traditional Horary Astrology, and much much more…