YouTube Lectures

On this page you can find  some video lectures. There are others available on YouTube and on the Astrologos Youtube Channel. Also academic lectures are on the Sophia Centre Youtube Channel. 

Astrology Today

Interivew of Bernadette Brady by CircleofDivine at the Astrological Association Conference 2014. Bernadette talks about different astrologies, the role of fixed stars, the academy and the relationship of science to astrology. (21 min)

The Stars and Parans

A short YouTube talking about why the stars link to our charts via the turning of the earh. Plato linked stars to souls and spun them together by what he termed the Spindle of Necessity, the turning of which drew the stars down to earth. (5 minutes)

Raphael’s Astrologer Interview

Bernadette discusses her life and work as an astrologer. 2014 (34 min)

Astrology, a cosmological or chaotic creature?

Lecture by Bernadette Brady to the students of the MA of Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the Bath, UK Summer School, June 2016. It lecture explores the possible ontological roots of astrology and looks at astrology having more of a link to chaos then to the perfect world of cosmos.

The Cultural Astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem

This is a Key Concepts lecture for the MA in Cutlural Astronomy and Astrology. The first five minutes of this lecture introduces the MA to the audience. It then explores the history, the primary sources, the evidence, the visuals, and the different theories of the star and the questions that arise. Finally, with the aid of Stellarium, Brady steps you onto the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and looks towards Bethlehem but with a view informed by the sky knowledge of the first century magi, the Mesopotamian astrologer/priest. Brady shows that the Star of Bethlehem may not be a single bright star but instead a sky narrative written in the poetic astronomy used in the first century CE. (120 minutes).