HAL 9000, Kubrick & Clarke: Some Astrolodyssey in the cut?

Many of us in the geek continuum have been excited to learn about a giant steel monolith being discovered in the Utah desert. It gives me chills, though only because I, as many others, believe Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" is the best movie ever made, and has encoded within it some highly important ideas … Continue reading HAL 9000, Kubrick & Clarke: Some Astrolodyssey in the cut?

The Popes, the Jesuits, and … Astrology? (A reprint from 2015 about November 22)

by Ed Kohout This is a reprint of something I wrote 5 years ago, back when I could write whatever I wanted. I want to dedicate this to Samuel F. Reynolds, a fellow astrologer who is also born on the magical "11/22" date, and who has always impressed me with his professionalism in the craft. … Continue reading The Popes, the Jesuits, and … Astrology? (A reprint from 2015 about November 22)

The Ancients Create a Grand Lodge of Their Own

The general historical narrative of so-called "speculative" freemasonry that gets tossed about goes something like this: In 1717, four masonic lodges got together and formed a Grand Lodge on June 24, ushering in the era of speculative freemasonry. What is not reported by the more pedestrian historians about these Freemasons is that this kind of … Continue reading The Ancients Create a Grand Lodge of Their Own

A Brief Introduction to (some) Vatican Astrology – Part V

In the first four parts of "(some) Vatican Astrology," I laid out the astrological charts for four major milestones in the Vatican's promotion of the Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits.  They are: Regimini militantis ecclesiae — First approval — Sep 27 1540: Jupiter = Regulus; Saturn = Spica. Exposcit debitum — Second … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to (some) Vatican Astrology – Part V

A Brief Introduction to (some) Vatican Astrology – Part IV

In the previous three installments of "...(some) Vatican Astrology," I put forth three possible astrological charts for the Vatican's approbations of the Society of Jesus, also called the Jesuits: The three chart moments take place from 1540 to 1584, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, and also the final years of the Italian Wars. … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to (some) Vatican Astrology – Part IV

A Brief Introduction to (some) Vatican Astrology – Part III

In the last two installments of "(some) Vatican Astrology," I posted the charts for two major Papal dicta on the Society of Jesus, also called the Jesuits. I stated that there might have been some kind of "elective" astrology involved, as the two charts have certain astrological elements that would point to such astro-planning, centered … Continue reading A Brief Introduction to (some) Vatican Astrology – Part III