THE ASTROLOGER'S APPRENTICE - Free download below
Brains, wit, style - and, above all, tight, rigorous astrology: The Astrologer’s Apprentice, edited, published, and mostly written by John Frawley, had it all. The finest astrological writing, working within the tradition, yet still provocative and breaking new ground, with a welcome sense of fun. You’ve never read anything quite like the Apprentice.
As the Astrological Association Journal said: The Astrologer's Apprentice is dark, funny, subversive, and corrosive; but more than that, its astrology is alarmingly rigorous and true... The whole magazine takes on a delirious dream-like quality which has aficionados shrieking with laughter at the same time as being shocked and made to think, hard, by the astrology or the philosophical challenges. There are more good ideas in an issue of the Apprentice than in several volumes of other astrological magazines... If ever there was a cult magazine for astrologers, then this is it - its style, its content, and its attitude all mark it out as being way ahead of its competitors.
The complete set of 22 issues is now available for free download on the links below.
The main articles in each issue are:
ISSUE 1 - Free download here
What is Prediction? - what is happening when we predict? is destiny negotiable?
She Loves Me: She Loves Me Not - analysis of relationships by traditional techniques
Czech This: The Astrology of Events - judging sporting contests
The Battle to Own Truth - Swift's attack on the astrologers and the critics' attacks on John Keats were battles in the same war
The Acid Test - Orson Welles was wrong: Switzerland has produced something more interesting than the cuckoo-clock. The Astrology of LSD, part 1.
ISSUE 2 - Free download here
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Apprentice investigates the outer planets
The Joys of the Planets - so who said astrology and Christianity don't mix?
The Astrology of the Fall - John Milton and how astrology began
The Operation - medical horaries
The Acid Test - the Astrology of LSD, part 2
ISSUE 3 - Free download here
Warts and All - finding bodily blemishes by astrology, and what happens when the witchfinder finds them first
What Happened to Time? - how changing attitudes to time have transformed both astrology and our daily lives, and what we can do about it
It Really Works! - accurate public predictions by horary astrology, recorded before the event
Astrology on the Barricades - The Apprentice looks at two radical astrologers
ISSUE 4 - Free download here
A Man's Gotta Do - High Noon, McCarthyism and the Salem Witchtrials
The Smell of a Comet - Lilly's rival, George Wharton, on comets and their effects
Astrology and Magic - Should astrologers pick up their wands once again?
Different Strokes - What happens when astrologer and client hold fundamentally opposing beliefs?
ISSUE 5 - Free download here
The William Hill Astrology Awards - Bursaries for astrologers, and how to claim them
Neptune, the Short Version - Life too short for Liz Greene's? The Apprentice tells you all you need to know
Zulu! - An Empire shaken as Zulus massacre a British army during an eclipse of the Sun
The Most Beautiful Music - How cultural changes have shaped the astrology we use today
ISSUE 6 - Free download here
The St Lilly's Day Massacre - Blood flows as astrologers debate the very foundations of our art
Onmyoji - Astrologers to the Emperor - An introduction to ancient Japanese astrology
In Search of Shakespeare - The Apprentice tracks down the Bard's true chart, rectifying through his works
The Trial - Three separate charts confirm the same judgement
ISSUE 7 - Free download here
Richard Dawkins Proves Astrology - The Apprentice administers discipline to Astrology's wayward child, Science
Stars & Drugs & Rock & Roll - An Astrological Mystery Tour around the Birth-chart of Rock
You'll be a Man, My Son - The ancient teaching behind the exaltations of the planets
Epiphany - We consider the feast of the Astrologers
ISSUE 8 - Free download here
Death and the Devil Issue, including: Selling Ones Soul, with Doctor Faustus and Robert Johnson
Predicting Death from the Nativity - A worked example in detail
Death and the Dead - Tracing Jerry Garcia's death in the birthchart of the band
The Nostradamus Tapes - At last: the Truth!
ISSUE 9 - Free download here
Are You Receiving Me? - The definitive guide to receptions
The Warsaw Uprising - Plotting its exact course, using day-to-a-week progressions
Pluto Problems - Simple, accurate, specific prediction from the birthchart
New Old Techniques - Antiscia, Arabian parts, and how to cook them
Venus in Japanese Astrology - The dire consequences of Venus visible by day
ISSUE 10 - Free download here
You Must Remember This - The plot for Casablanca, written in the stars
Sepharial and Horses - From Kim Farnell's forthcoming biography
Pegasus Rising - A tried and tested method of picking winners
Time is Money - We trace the connection between money, time and thought
My Kingdom for a Horse! - Catherine the Great meets a sticky end.
ISSUE 11 - Free download here
The Moon as Mind - The vital, but neglected, role of the Moon in mental function
The Ancient Mariner - The quest for the Moon in Coleridge's masterpiece
The William Hill Awards - Further advice on sound, verifiable prediction
Galileo and the Fall - We examine the structure of the chart in the light of tradition, and consider the implications of Galileo's work
ISSUE 12 - Free download here
Pictures of Lilly - We separate truth and fiction in the image of England's greatest astrologer
The Lost Leader - Poetry, revolution and betrayal in the nativity of William Wordsworth
The Default Option - The problem of what happens when nothing happens
Why It Goes Wrong - An analysis of why we get it wrong sometimes, in the light of the psychology of incompetence
ISSUE 13 - Free download here
A Time for Love - Our guide to choosing a mate, and to electing times for venereal sports
Let's Get This Straight - Sit up and pay attention as we clarify some important points of traditional technique
Will the Witches be Set Free? - A Twentieth-Century horary
Decreasing in Light - An exploration of the astrology of power-cuts, and how to predict them
ISSUE 14 - Free download here
Chief of Organic Numbers - A detailed consideration of the nativity of John Milton
On the Heavens - A clear and concise account of the cosmology within which astrology works
Astrology in Action - Electing for an unusual event
Astrology in Action - Using horary to track down a rare guitar
ISSUE 15 - Free download here
Pearl - We go partying with Janis Joplin
Let's Get This Straight - Light, the nodes, the Full Moon, degrees of precision
Rebel Without a Cause - Teenage tantrums in the nativity of James Dean
If His Mrs Should Live - An unpublished judgment from William Lilly
ISSUE 16 - Free download here
Some Soothfast Cunning - Two texts of medieval English lunar astrology
Let's Get This Straight - The seasons, antiscia, Uranus, the sixth house
Sexing the Cat - Two medical charts
Born to be Bad - What makes a malefic malefic?
ISSUE 17 - Free download here
The Devil Went Down to Genoa - Paganini, Mercury and an elongated thumb
Come Blow that Horn - The astrological history of the saxophone
Barbie Girl - The truth about Barbie and Ken
Did He Love Me? - A three-tissue horary
ISSUE 18 - Free download here
The Assessment of Temperament - The vital first step in natal judgment
What Goes Around... - Death and retribution at the court of King Charles
Johnny B. Accidentally Dignified - Why did Chuck Berry shift his birth-place to New Orleans?
Going Down? - The horary judgment of criminal cases
ISSUE 19 - Free download here
Some Like it Cool - The history of jazz, told in the stars
The House of the Rising Sun - The astrology of Eric Burdon's finest hour
The Surgery - Medical charts reveal the true value of horary
Tory Boy - How not to fight an election
ISSUE 20 - Free download here
Towards Reading Lilly - The Master Astrologer is not always quite so straightforward
The Young Girl and the Sea - Ellen MacArthur lives out her fixed stars
How to Beat Time - The definitive article on timing in horary
Let's Get This Straight - Orbs; the via combusta; considerations before judgment; &c.
ISSUE 21 - Free download here
Homer Sweet Homer - On reading the old texts, with discussion of a key work on the solstice points and nodes
Let's Get Engaged - Tools for mundane astrology, with hints on the present turmoil
The Water Cycle - A vital image for a better understanding of the signs, nodes and fixed stars
The Moon in the Man - So why is the Moon so important in the nativity?
ISSUE 22 - Free download here
On the Architecture of the Soul – Searching for the individual’s essence: Arabian Parts and the chart within the chart
High Noon (L.M.T.) – The difference between will and desire: exploring the Table of Dignities with traditional psychology
Star Qualities - A sounder understanding of the fixed stars: royal stars in action and Algol as good guy
It’s Over – Barbie splits from Ken, and we hunt for the second spouse in the natal chart
AND ALWAYS MUCH MORE
including, of course, the lovely Neptunia, The Apprentice's very own agony aunt for all those intimate problems of astrological technique.