Renaissance Astrology

Astrological Magic Course

Learn the Renaissance talismanic magic of Picatrix

astrological magic course

Introduction to the Astrological Magic Course

Version IV of the Astrological Magic Course teaches the theory and practice of traditional astrological talismans in a correspondence course format via download. The course is a complete toolkit for traditional astrological magic and the magic of Picatrix.

Students who successfully complete the Astrological Magic Course will be able to elect times for and construct a wide variety of astrological talismans, including planetary, lunar mansion, fixed star, decan, house, horary and natal talismans. Here is a video on taking Renaissance Astrology courses.

The Course teaches how to understand and put into practice the astrological magic of Picatrix, Cornelius Agrippa, Marsilio Ficino and the Harranian Sabian sage Thabit Ibn Qurra. All of the electional astrology and ritual necessary to make talismans is taught in the course and no prior knowledge of magic or astrology is required.


The material presented in the Astrological Magic Course is difficult and requires commitment to master. While the course includes short introductory videos, the majority of the instruction takes place through written lessons and books. There are no video or audio lectures, no grades, no tests and no deadlines. Instead the focus is on the individual student who works through the lessons at their own pace with a focus on practical mastery, not rote learning.

All lessons have homework and all homework is personally corrected by Christopher Warnock, a leading traditional astrologer and astrological magician, who personally tutors all students. As students work through the lessons they can ask whatever questions, in my opinion, they need to complete the homework for the current lesson. Students can go as slow as they wish, but no faster than one lesson about every three weeks. Because everyone goes at their own pace there is no estimated or "normal" time to completion, but students only need to devote a few hours a week to study. Graduates of the Astrological Magic Course receive a certificate of completion via e-mail.

Students need basic computer literacy and to be able to unzip a zip file, transfer files to a folder on their hard drive and open a file on their browser. A laptop or desktop computer, either Windows or Mac, working internet connection and email are also necessary

Included Texts, Software & Courses

The Astrological Magic Course is a complete course in the theory, philosophy and practice of traditional astrological talismans by Christopher Warnock, translator of Picatrix and a professional traditional astrological magician since 1998. The Astrological Magic Course includes the Planetary Magic Mini-Course, the Decan/Face Mini-Course and the Mansions of the Moon Mini-Course.

Astrological Magic Course students need to obtain the six required course texts which are available as paperbacks or Kindle books. The first text, E.M.W. Tillyard's Elizabethan World Picture can be obtained from Amazon. The other five texts are published by Renaissance Astrology. Students can purchase these on their own through the links below either as Kindle books or paperbacks. The Renaissance Astrology required course texts are:

Astral High Magic
Fixed Star, Sign and Constellation Magic
Mansions of the Moon book 2nd Edition
Secrets of Planetary Magic
Complete Picatrix

As a special offer Astrological Magic Course students can get a special 45% off a discounted bulk order of the five Renaissance Astrology required course texts in paperback if they order them when they register. The books need to order as part of registration to get this offer and course students cannot come back later and get the bulk discount. Also students need to get the entire 5 book package, there are no substitutions, custom orders or credits.


The rest of the course texts are provided in html and in pdf. Here are the texts in pdf:

  • Cornelius Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy
  • Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy attributed to Agrippa.
  • Book III of Marsilio Ficino's Three Books on Life
  • Israel Hibner's Mysterium Sigillorum talisman section
  • The Testament of Solomon
  • John Gadbury's Diary of the Planetary Hours
  • George Simotta's Theater of the Planetary Hours
  • Archidoxes of Magic of Parcelsus
  • Sheepherd's Kalendar talismans
  • John Gadbury's Nauticum Astrologicum electional chapter
  • Johannes Angelus' Astrological Optics 360 degree image descriptions
  • Picatrix Guide
  • 18 Planetary Talismans from Picatrix
  • Picatrix Ritual Preparations
  • Picatrix Planetary Invocations

There are four software programs provided with the Astrological Magic Course:

Note that the software only runs on Windows PCs or Macs running Windows emulators. If you are just running the native Mac OS you can still take the course, because you can read the lessons and pdfs. The software is helpful, but not necessary for the course!

Each lesson has either a short video introduction or video focusing on using full chart software for talisman elections. The majority of instruction takes place through reading the lesson or traditional texts. The Astrological Magic Course also includes the following images which students can use to make personal talismans:

  • 7 high resolution black and white images and 7 high resolution color images of the planets from Picatrix or Agrippa's Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Nigel Jackson
  • 28 high resolution black and white images and 28 high resolution color images of the Mansions of the Moon from Picatrix by Nigel Jackson
  • 36 black and white and 36 color images of the decan/faces from traditional sources
  • 360 color rising degree images from traditional sources
  • 15 black and white and 15 color images of the fixed stars by Nigel Jackson and Robert Place from Hermes on the 15 Fixed Stars
  • 17 black and white and 17 color images of the constellations from traditional sources

Also included are complete ritual and consecration instructions for planetary, Mansion of the Moon, fixed star, constellation, decan/face and house based talismans, making the Astrological Magic Course a complete toolkit for the full range of traditional astrological talismans!

Course Syllabus

The Astrological Magic Course Syllabus is as follows:

Lesson 1: The Magical World View

Lesson 2: The Planets, Planetary Hours & Basic Planetary Talismans

Lesson 3: The Mansions of the Moon

Lesson 4: Signs & Essential Dignities

Lesson 5: Chart Reading & Aspects

Lesson 6: Advanced Planetary Talismans

Lesson 7: Advanced Mansion Talismans

Lesson 8: Fixed Star & Constellation Talismans

Lesson 9: Decan & Face Talismans

Lesson 10: Miscellaneous Talismans & Working with Traditional Sources

Lesson 11: Houses & House Based Talismans

Lesson 12: Talismans and the Natal Chart Plus More House Based Talismans

Lesson 13: Creating and Consecrating Talismans & The Way of the Celestial Priest

Lesson 14: The Masterpieces

Lesson 15: Zoller: the Secret Instructions


Register for the Astrological Magic Course

Astrological Magic Course Download Only $435

Course Download & Course Text Package US shipping $495

The cost of the Astrological Magic Course version IV download is $435. Students will need to obtain a copy of EMW Tillyard's Elizabethan World Picture and the 5 Renaissance Astrology required course texts: Astral High Magic and my Mansions of the Moon book and Secrets of Planetary Magic and Fixed Star, Sign and Constellation Magic and the Complete Picatrix all of which are available as Kindle ebooks or as paperbacks.

Register for the Astrological Magic Course download plus Renaissance Astrology course text package for just $495 and receive the course download and all 5 Renaissance Astrology required course texts in paperback, at 45% off the retail price of the books plus free US shipping! For non US shipping please Contact me with your shipping address including country of shipping for a shipping quote before you register. The course text discount package is only available if ordered with initial registration, students cannot register for the download only and then come back later for the course text discount package.

Order 2 or more full courses at once and get MULTIPLE COURSE DISCOUNTS!

If you are already a student of my Planetary Magic Mini-Course or Lunar Mansions Mini-Course you receive a $25 discount and if you are a student in my Horary, Natal or Electional full course you get a $50 off the Astrological Magic Course. The mini-course and full course discounts cannot be combined. Astrological Magic Course students get $50 off the Horary, Natal or Electional Astrology Courses.

Please Contact me with any questions or for current student discounts.