In Fixed Star, Sign and Constellation Magic, Christopher Warnock, a noted traditional astrologer and a leading astrological magician, explains the history and practice of the magic of the fixed stars, signs and constellations. Included are original images by the contemporary esoteric artists Robert Place and Nigel Jackson of the 15 key talismanic fixed stars from the descriptions in the original medieval and Renaissance sources. Also included are medieval and Renaissance images of the talismanic constellations and of the 12 Zodiacal signs. These images along with the step by step instructions allow readers to pick astrologically auspicious times and create their own fixed star, sign and constellation talismans. The book also includes appendices with many medieval and Renaissance original sources on the fixed stars, signs and constellations including sections from Cornelius Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Picatrix and the complete Hermes on the 15 Fixed Stars.
Fixed Star, Sign and Constellation Magic
Christopher Warnock practices as a Renaissance astrologer. His website is www.renaissanceastrology.com He received an M.A.(Hons.) concentrating in Renaissance and early modern history from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) in 1986.
Mr. Warnock was initiated into the Dhu’r-Riyasatayn branch of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order in 1991. He was tutored in Islamic logic and the existentialist philosophy of Sadr al-Din Shirazi (Mulla Sadra) by Ayatollah Mehdi Ha’iri Yazdi, who had the unique distinction of being a master (mujtahid) of traditional Iranian philosophy as well as having received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toronto.
During the same period he had the privilege of many reasonings with elders like Ras Pidow, of the Rainbow Throne of the Nyahbingi Theocratic Order and learning the truth about HIM, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
He attained the degree of MM in W.R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge #7 of the Grand Lodge FAAM of the District of Columbia on April 22, 1999.
He was student #10 and is a graduate of Cat Yronwode’s Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course and is an expert on the use of astrology in hoodoo and rootwork.
In addition to practicing astrology, he follows the spiritual path of Hermeticism, a practical path to Gnosis, based on the writings traditionally attributed to Hermes Trismegistus as well as working with the Renaissance ceremonial magic of Cornelius Agrippa, Marsilio Ficino and Picatrix.
With John Michael Greer, a leading author and ceremonial magician, he translated the Latin Picatrix, a key grimoire of astrology and astrological magic.