Dr. Christopher Warnock
"Psychic Viewpoint" May 8th, 2014
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Christopher Warnock 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), which was mentioned in the court's decision.
He was counsel of record in Staley v. Barkalow 3-255/12-1031 (Iowa App. 2013), a key Iowa landlord/tenant case and is counsel for the Iowa Tenants' Project, which is committed to tenants' rights and to fair play for both tenants and landlords.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Mr. Warnock has studied with Carol Wiggers, Lee Lehman and Robert Zoller, who are among the foremost Renaissance and medieval astrologers in America. He is a graduate of Lee Lehman's Classical Studies in Horary course. 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 gave an additional series of workshops and lectures in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in September & October 2013. He will be returning to Japan to lecture in November 2014.
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.
He has been published in Horary Practitioner, Pathways, the Astrological Association Journal, and the Llewellyn Moon Sign Books for 2002 & 2003, Dell Horoscope magazine and repeatedly in the Mountain Astrologer. 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.
Mr. Warnock is proud 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 the "Twenty-first century version of a silver Hebrew Renaissance style planetary talisman based upon a design first described by Cornelius Agrippa in 1531."
For more information about Christopher, please visit his website at