Christopher Warnock, Esq.
Biography of
Christopher Warnock

Lecturing in Japan
Lecturing in Tokyo February 2010

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Or let my lamp at midnight hour
Be seen in some high lonely tower,
Where I may oft out-watch the Bear,
With thrice-great Hermes, or unsphere
The spirit of Plato, to unfold...

John Milton

Christopher Warnock has practiced as an attorney since 1990 and as a professional traditional astrologer and Renaissance astrological magician since 1998.
He lives with his wife Kathleen in a historic house in the Goosetown neighborhood of Iowa City, Iowa, home of the University of Iowa. He received an M.A.(Hons.) concentrating in Renaissance and early modern history from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) in 1986.

Osaka Ritual
Arguing before IA Supreme Court 2015
He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1989. He practiced as a criminal defense attorney and CJA public defender in Washington, D.C. from 1990-2005 and was counsel of record in over a dozen published opinions issued by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the highest court of the District of Columbia.
He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Iowa, as well as the United States Court of the Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
He has filed sixteen petitions for writs of certiorari in the US Supreme Court and an amicus brief in Lewis v. United States, 518 US 322 (1996) a key case defining the right, or actually unfortunately the lack of right, to jury trial in criminal cases.
He is the founder and Chief Counsel of the Iowa Tenants' Project, which is committed to tenants' rights and to fair play for both tenants and landlords. He was counsel in several important appellate landlord tenant cases including Staley v. Barkalow No. 12-1031, 834 N.W.2d 873 (Iowa App. 2013) as well as DeStefano v. Apts Downtown No. 14-0820 and Caruso v. Apts Downtown No. 14-1783. Here is a Youtube video of Christopher Warnock arguing before the Iowa Supreme Court in DeStefano v. Apts. Downtown.

"Blessings on you Christopher for the hope you gave me!"
Katherine Budzinski
Mr. Warnock was initiated into the Dhu'r-Riyasatayn branch of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order in 1991. He was tutored in Islamic logic and the existentialist philosophy of Sadr al-Din Shirazi (Mulla Sadra) by Ayatollah Mehdi Ha'iri Yazdi, who had the unique distinction of being a master (mujtahid) of traditional Iranian philosophy as well as having received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Toronto.

Osaka Ritual
Planetary Ritual in Shinto Shrine Osaka 2014
During the same period he had the privilege of many reasonings with elders like Ras Pidow, of the Rainbow Throne of the Nyahbingi Theocratic Order and learning the truth about HIM, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

"If you're considering hiring Chris for spiritual work regarding elections, horary questions etc. I would highly recommend doing so. You won't be disappointed."
Steven Engel
He attained the degree of MM in W.R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge #7 of the Grand Lodge FAAM of the District of Columbia on April 22, 1999.

He was student #10 and is a graduate of Cat Yronwode's Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course and is an expert on the use of astrology in hoodoo and rootwork.

Daito (Great Pagoda) Koyasan
He is a doan (prayer leader) at the Iowa City Zen Center in the Soto Zen lineage of Dainin Katagiri. He underwent the jukai lay ordination and received the Bodhisattva precepts from the Rev. Shoken Winecoff, Abbot of Ryumonji Monastery on October 23, 2011.

In October of 2013, he went on pilgrimage to Japan and visited Koyasan, the headquarters of the Shingon School of Japanese tantric Buddhism. There he also underwent jukai in the Shingon School and received the kechien kanjo, a mikkyo or esoteric Buddhist tantric initiation. Warnock, therefore, has the unusual distinction of initiation into two separate Japanese Buddhist lineages, that of Soto Zen and Shingon.

On April 24, 2014, kensho was experienced, but Christopher Warnock was not present.

In addition to practicing astrology, he follows the spiritual path of Hermeticism, a practical path to Gnosis, based on the writings traditionally attributed to Hermes Trismegistus as well as working with the Renaissance ceremonial magic of Cornelius Agrippa, Marsilio Ficino and Picatrix.

"I must say I am very pleased with the results thus far! My business is doing much better in just a few days. The results were immediate. I certainly recommend your talismans to those who need a lift and the generous blessings of Jupiter in their life."
CA Merril
Mr. Warnock studied horary astrology with Lee Lehman and is a graduate of her Classical Studies in Horary course. He studied magical philosophy with Robert Zoller. He is the Steward of the Society of Astrologers, the international association of traditional astrologers.

He was the principal speaker at the Star Magic Picatrix Workshop in Japan in February 2010 and lectures in Japan every year. Here are pictures and information on his 2013 workshops and lectures in Tokyo and Osaka, plus 2014 workshops and lectures in Tokyo and Osaka and 2015 workshop and lecture in Tokyo.

Reading Picatrix
Reading Picatrix
With John Michael Greer, Archdruid of the AODA and a leading author and ceremonial magician, Mr. Warnock translated the Latin Picatrix, the most important grimoire of traditional astrological magic. He has published Picatrix and other key astrological magic texts through his Renaissance Astrology Press.

Here are several interviews of Mr. Warnock:
Mr. Warnock has been profiled in the Washington Legal Times the New York Lawyer and the Washington Post. He has also appeared on the series "Critical Eye" on the Science Channel.
British Museum
Mr. Warnock is proud that that two authentic Renaissance Astrology astrological talismans have been made a part of the permanent collection of the British Museum, which has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of magical items and objects in the world. The Mercury table talisman and the Venus table talisman are described as "Twenty-first century version of a silver Hebrew Renaissance style planetary talisman based upon a design first described by Cornelius Agrippa in 1531."

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