Rob Brezsny

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Rob Brezsny
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Born June 23
Occupation Astrologer
Author
Poet
Musician
Nationality American
Website
http://www.freewillastrology.com

Rob Brezsny (a.k.a. Ray Foreplay, a.k.a. Pope Artaud) is an American astrologer, writer, poet, and musician. His weekly horoscope column Free Will Astrology (formerly known as Real Astrology), has been published for more than 28 years, runs in 120 periodicals, and can be subscribed to for free via email.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Brezsny is the first well-known horoscope columnist to use first-person narrative in his column. His writing employs a more personal, optimistic and literary approach than conventional horoscopes. Utne Reader described Brezsny's column Real Astrology as breathing "new life into the tabloid mummy of zodiac advice columns".[3] British horoscope writer Jonathan Cainer told interviewer Eric Francis that Brezsny inspired him to begin his own column in the mid-1980s, saying that Brezsny was the first person who showed him that a horoscope could be done intelligently.[4]

Brezsny is author of the books Images Are Dangerous, The Televisionary Oracle, and Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring To Shower You with Blessings.[5] Robert Anton Wilson described The Televisionary Oracle as "A book so weird it just might drive you stark raving sane." [6] Tom Robbins stated "I've seen the future of American literature, and its name is Rob Brezsny."[7] His most recent work derives its name from the concept of pronoia, a term John Perry Barlow defined as "the suspicion the Universe is a conspiracy on your behalf."[8]

Brezsny was a singer/songwriter for the early 1990s band World Entertainment War[9] and the late 70s / early 80s bands, Mystery Spot, Youth In Asia, and Tao Chemical. World Entertainment War was nominated for a Bammie in 1991 and the Brezsny penned song "Dark Ages" appears on Deep Space / Virgin Sky by Jefferson Starship.[10]

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Brezsny, Rob (1983). Images Are Dangerous. Jazz Press. ISBN 0-937310-22-0. 
  • Brezsny, Rob (2000). Televisionary Oracle. Frog, Ltd. ISBN 1-58394-000-6. 
  • Brezsny, Rob (2005). Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings. Frog, Ltd. and Televisionary Publishing. ISBN 1-58394-123-1. 
  • Brezsny, Rob (2009). Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, Revised and Expanded: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings. North Atlantic Books and Televisionary Publishing. ISBN 1-55643-818-4. 

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "rob brezsny: divine fool for the modern age". The Disinformation Company, Ltd. 2003-07-06. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  2. ^ Damon Orion (2008-01-31). "Sign Language". Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Subversive Stargazer Rob Brezsny". Utne Reader (Ogden Publications, Inc.) (September/October 1997). 1 August 1997. 
  4. ^ "LA Has a Lot to Answer For". Retrieved 2008-06-26. 
  5. ^ Google Book Search
  6. ^ "Televisionary Oracle (Paperback)". http://www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings (Paperback)". http://www.amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Pronoia". Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  9. ^ ""Give Too Much" on Amazon". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  10. ^ "dreambeach". Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
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