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Jailbreak the Sacred

Apr 23, 2019

For this week's episode, I sat down to speak with my colleague and friend Robert Bailey, a professional astrologer based in Canberra, Australia, to talk religious upbringing, learning medieval astrology to impress a girl, the precarious work of discerning new ways forward after life-altering junctures, and finding one's way back to the religious tradition of youth after taking a long detour. This episode was an absolute treat to record and I'm sure you'll find it delightful.

The discussion winds a trail through such delights as:

  • Growing up Christian in Australia
  • Good parenting choices
  • the Picatrix & really expensive psychoactive magic
  • William Lilly and Christian Astrology
  • Culturally bound critiques of astrology
  • biblical studies razzle-dazzle
  • and much more!

Rob's work can be found at and you can follow him on Twitter @oldschoolastro

This week's bonus episode: Astrologers Grok the Bible, exclusively for our Patreon patrons!

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