Saturday 18th August 2018

South Melbourne Town Hall Theatrette – VENUE CHANGE until further notice
208 — 220 Bank Street, South Melbourne
Melways ref: 2K C2-C3 or 57G1.
Trams: 1, 12 or 96. Bus: 236.

Members $10
Non-Members $18

Note: The VAA Secondhand Astrology Booksale
will be held during the tea break.
(Refer to Horizons newsletter for details)

The Power of Persuasion:
Astrology, Cult Leaders and Control

presented by Charles Jameson

Why do seemingly rational people become involved in cults, and what makes cult leaders so appealing to their followers? And what do we mean by the term ‘cult’ anyway?

In this presentation, Charles Jameson looks at why people get involved in cults led by charismatic and often dangerous individuals – people who willingly obeying their leader’s command, no matter what, even unto death.

Do cult leaders have certain astrological characteristics that account for their uncanny ability to bend others to their will? To address this question, Charles summarises his research surrounding ten infamous cult leaders by looking at their astrological similarities and differences, and dipping into example charts to illustrate key points.

Charles JamesonAbout the Speaker
Charles Jameson is an astrology blogger, researcher and educator. He began his astrological journey in 1993, learning from Kay Raymer. This culminated in his gaining the F.A.A. Practitioner Diploma about four years later.

He has presented at the Victorian Astrologers Association (VAA) on several occasions. Presentation topics included the astrological life and times of cult leaders Jim Jones and Marshall Applewhite; Elizabethan astrologer Simon Forman, and Jupiter-Saturn conjunction cycles.

Charles is a graduate of John Frawley’s Horary Apprenticeship, and Robert Zoller’s Foundation of Medieval Astrology. He was a co-convenor of the two instances of the Regulus traditional astrology conference in 2009 and 2011.

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Upcoming Speakers:


Alan Clay
Saturday 15th September 2018, 2-5 pm
‘Sedna Consciousness: The Soul’s Path of Destiny’


NOTE: Venue Change
from July 2018 until further notice:

South Melbourne Town Hall Theatrette
208 — 220 Bank Street, South Melbourne

Melways ref: 2K C2-C3 or 57G1
Trams: 1, 12 or 96.
Bus: 236

Best parking at South Melbourne Community Centre in Ferrars Place,
which is a 5 min walk to the Town Hall.