So I wasn't expecting this to turn up today (ha ha, made a joke, as you'll see). I wrote a story about a weird part of my life for The Guardian.
I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop
I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop
This is great. I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop
Always happy to read of an astrologer coming to their senses.
I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop
"intelligence & education do not protect against superstition. Many customers were stockbrokers, advertising executives or politicians, dealing with issues whose outcomes couldn’t be controlled. It’s uncertainty that drives people into woo, not stupidity."
I was an astrologer-here's how it really works, and why I had to stop: Customers marvelled at my psychic abilities but was that really what was going on when I told their fortune? via
13/ “A forecast: the VC funding astrology apps will make a fortune telling system that works, b/c humans are predictable. ...They’ll be hugely popular. ...Because if you sprinkly magic on top—you can sell people anything” Source:
Fascinating and insightful: “I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop.” Christopher Bram has a terrific novel along these lines, The Notorious Dr. August.
I was an astrologer – how it really works, why I had to stop "Many customers were stockbrokers, advertising executives or politicians, dealing with issues whose outcomes couldn’t be controlled. It’s uncertainty that drives people into woo, not stupidity"
“I was an astrologer – here's how it really works, and why I had to stop” HT who has her own very interesting thoughts on this
On psychics & physics ...