Oct 25  7:30 pm

Christopher Renstrom

Did New Age Astrology Give Birth to the Christian Right?

In 1970 Hal Lindsey published “The Late Great Planet Earth” – An immediate bestseller – it introduced end-time prophecies to the greater American public which was already experiencing an occult explosion of UFOs, Atlantis, psychedelic drugs, and devil worship.  Lindsey’s book demonizes astrology, but a closer examination shows that it actually borrowed a lot from Astrology – particularly in its utopian dream of the Aquarian Age which was then repurposed into the Christian Right’s apocalyptic vision of the Rapture.  I will demonstrate how Astrology may have unwittingly shaped the Christian Right and how the two are flip sides of the same coin.

Christopher Renstrom  is the creator of  Rulingplanets.com,  a subscription-based interactive Astrology website adapted from his bestselling book Ruling Planets published by HarperCollins in 2002.  Christopher also writes the daily horoscopes for The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate.com. He created and wrote the horoscope column for ALLURE magazine from 1991 through 2009.  Recently he was voted Best Astrologer by City Weekly’s Best of Utah 2012 and 2013.  Now the exclusive astrologer for Patti Stanger (the Millionaire Matchmaker), Christopher regularly appears on radio, television, as well as lectures about the history of Astrology in America. He runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country.

Find more on  Christopher Renstrom  at:   Rulingplanets.com

 


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