Saturday 15 June 2013

Michael Bertiaux (American occultist and Old Catholic Bishop)

* Michael Bertiaux ― author of The Voudon Gnostic Workbook, one of the underground classics of 20th century occultism ― has Neptune rising and a close conjunction of Pluto, Ceres and the Moon all in the Piscean decan of Cancer.


Michael Paul Bertiaux (born January 18, 1935) is an American occultist and Old Catholic Bishop, known for his book Voudon Gnostic Workbook (1988), a 615-page compendium of various occult lessons and research papers spanning the sub-fields of Voodoo, Neo-Pythagoreanism, Thelema and Gnosticism. Long considered by occultists one of the underground classics of 20th century occultism, the book was out of print for many years and fetched increasingly high prices in the antiquarian market before it was reprinted in paperback by Red Wheel/Weiser in 2007. Note that the unique spelling of "voudon" is an innovation of Bertiaux's, (though it is similar to the traditional spelling of vodun). Bertiaux also coined the term vudutronics to refer to his idiosyncratic interpretation of this religion.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Michael Paul Bertiaux, 18 January 1935, about 21:00 (9 p.m.) PST (+8), Seattle, Washington, USA (47n36, 122w19). ASC: about 15 Virgo. RR: A/B (from autobiographical statements). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) calculates an approximate time of birth from statements made by Bertiaux in his The Voudon Gnostic Workbook: Expanded Edition (Weiser Books, 2007): "my Sun sign is Capricorn, my rising sign is Virgo, and my Moon sign is Cancer" (p. 28); "My rising sign is Virgo and I have Neptune rising in that sign . . . My Jupiter . . . is in Scorpio" (p. 29); "For example, my own Uranus in Aries square to my Moon-Pluto conjunction in Cancer forms a kind of a bridge. Then my Jupiter in Scorpio in relation to my Virgo rising creates another kind of a bridge. Also, the mid-heaven is associated with Uranus as the materialization of the aeon. My Vulkanus (=9) is conjunct to my mid-heaven" (p. 86). Date and place of birth from his Wikipedia biography.

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