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Petition the Lord with Prayer

July 8, 2017

This passage from Astrologer’s Apprentice ruffled some feathers.  I was reminded of it while listening to Jim Morrison by the pool. “The next morning, Robert was awakened by the sound of Thomas and Rufus conversing as they worked to resuscitate the fire.  Light banter about the wonders of morning tea on the river soon gave … Read more

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Donovan review of AP

June 1, 2017

Readers may not anticipate a spiritual and moral read in a title that mentions astrology and presents Book Two in a series; but one of the strengths of Astrologer’s Proof lies in its ability to surprise, and leading a new age-sounding book to a greater discussion of faith and transformations on more than one level … Read more

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Chanticleer Review

June 1, 2017

David John Jaegers’ Astrologer’s Proof is all about the steps leading to utopia, involving both ephemeral and cosmic mechanisms, balancing on the edge of an ethical paradox. The science fiction/fantasy author Orson Scott Card wrote a book called Characters & Viewpoint in which he posited that all novels divide broadly into four different story types: … Read more

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Kirkus review of Astrologer’s Proof

June 1, 2017

A group’s noble effort to validate astrology entails the rather illegal procurement of millions of people’s private information in this second installment of a series. Rufus is a sheep farmer by trade, but his real passion is astrology. He’s even written a book, in which his discussion of unified religions is supported by astrological science—including … Read more

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Astrologer’s Proof

May 25, 2017

Taking astrology to the next level will require lots of data, but astrologers don’t exactly rely on data when they interpret a natal horoscope. Their explanations of human behavior and events sound more like science fiction than science, leaving many people understandably skeptical. There’s no objective way to test an astrologer’s predictions or prophecies.  Many … Read more

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Astrology for the Masses

March 11, 2017

I could not believe it.  A friend of mine recently asked: “Can astrology be a religion?” I was intrigued. In my 40+ years as an astrologer, I have often been asked why I “believe” in astrology.  I have offered a standard response, one that is clearly stated by Uncle Rufus in Astrologer’s Apprentice: “You can … Read more

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Astrologers

February 1, 2017

Astrologers come in all shapes and sizes, with no particular race, ethnic group, political persuasion, or religious orientation represented more than another. However susceptible astrologers are to stereotyping,       the reality is quite different.   This is a VERY DIVERSE group of people.     In my experience, regardless of the specific type … Read more

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Astrology and Theology Mix

November 28, 2016

{“Now, to clearly profess why astrology plays such an important role for me, I must bare my soul. I have concluded, and truly believe, that the sum total of all human effort to glorify God, is God. All the gifts manifested in all the horoscopes of men, is God. Each person, each sinner, doing their … Read more

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Tipping Point

October 16, 2016

When does a review become a critique, and on what basis?  Doesn’t the author have an obligation to deliver the story exactly as he or she envisioned?   Is there a modern formula for fiction that must be followed for success?  Enter formula, exit artistic license?  Some “experts” seem to suggest that readers of fiction … Read more

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Astrologer’s Apprentice – Kirkus Review

October 1, 2016

“A good start to a series, with durable characters and fascinating theories.” A man’s devotion to astrology draws in his young nephew as well as a clandestine organization wanting to use his skills to perfect horoscope interpretation in Jaegers’ debut drama.” Seventeen-year-old Robert isn’t happy that his family is moving to the country and that … Read more

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Foreword Review

October 1, 2016

“Enthusiasts of astrology and theology will appreciate Astrologer’s Apprentice for its ability to challenge the perception of God. Part coming-of-age story and part cyberthriller, David John Jaegers’s Astrologer’s Apprentice is a journey into philosophical theology through the lens of an astrology-obsessed writer and his young protégé. Blending the ancient art of stargazing with modern Internet … Read more

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A Writer’s Imagination

August 20, 2016

When creating fictional characters, what direction do you reach in your imagination? Is the fiction writer looking for a hero or a villain, a savior or a devil, a winner or a loser? As a meliorist, for me, it was easy.  A meliorist is a person who believes that the human condition can be improved … Read more

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Centrist God

August 11, 2016

I’m voting for a centrist God. Let’s settle this Heaven and Hell thing once and for all. Let’s thread the needle, bridge the gap, split the difference, avoid the trap. There’s nothing more irrational in all of human experience than people arguing about Heaven and Hell. No one has ever reported back from either place, … Read more

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Terrorist Ticket to Paradise

July 22, 2016

Terrorists are incentivized by the belief that killing infidels in the name of God earns them a ticket to Paradise.  By the way, an infidel is anyone who doesn’t believe in their religion.  Uh-oh. This author recently wrote: “What you believe defines you. It does not have to be ‘correct’ or even ‘real’.”  This is … Read more

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Celebrate your own unique nature.

July 9, 2016

Astrology celebrates each individual’s unique nature. Religion seeks the ultimate generalization. Astrology relies on knowledge, gathered by the many, and focused on the one. Theology depends on the teachings of the One being interpreted by and for the many. Each discipline has its purpose, but they are the Yin and Yang of personal salvation. No … Read more

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Midwest Book Review

June 23, 2016

“Book One of the Astrotheologian series tells of teen Robert, who undergoes a vast change when he moves from a comfortable suburban prep school world to the country, where an eccentric uncle’s passion for astrology rubs off on the impressionable young man. But what seems a crazy passion turns into something more deadly as Robert … Read more

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Astrology: Innocent fun or dangerous game?

June 12, 2016

    The majority of “astrologers”, especially those who consider themselves “practitioners”, approach astrology with the intention of being able to gain an advantage on reality through prediction.  In my opinion, this is dangerous, for reasons too numerous to examine here. The desire to use astrology for prediction, and by extension, for manipulation, may actually … Read more

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Why Astrology?

May 5, 2016

  What exactly is Astrology?  The very word provokes a myriad of possible impressions.  For me, Astrology is an empirical science that relies on data.  Observing how closely human behavior correlates with cyclic changes in the universe is an example of an activity that produces data.  Big task you say?  An enormous task, one that … Read more

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Book 1 – Astrologer’s Apprentice now available!

March 31, 2016

Astrologer’s Apprentice now available at Amazon:  Kindle or Paperback   Thank you for your interest in the Astrotheologian Series. Beginning May 1, join Rufus as he presents his case for the synergy of astrology and religion. He welcomes your views.    

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