Reluctant to let people know you’re interested in astrology? Take a look at this list of distinguished, educated, accomplished individuals who share your interest in the subject and you’ll have a new perspective on the matter. Astrologers are not gypsies any more than chiropractors are witch doctors.
Ancient and medieval European thinkers, doctors, priests, mathematicians, psychologists, lawyers, kings, queens, noblemen, all great civilizations from the Mayans to the Chinese used some form of astrology. Many mariners, historians, anthropologists, crime investigators, match makers, farmers, politicians, movie stars, and counselors use astrology.
Recorded astrological roots date back to the Mesopotamia period. Don’t you think that in several thousand years if the stuff wasn’t valid we would have disproved it by now?
After reading through this list, you’ll consider yourself among a group of highly esteemed individuals and won’t be at all concerned about discussing your interest in astrology. In fact, you might even feel honored to be in such a respected circle.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, famous 13th century Italian scholar-philosopher and official theologian of the Catholic Church. Although not an astrologer, he made some very influential assertions about the science of the stars, and acknowledged planetary influence, he was concerned with reconciling the apparent determinism of astrology with free will.
Stephen Arroyo, a contemporary astrologer, born Oct. 6, 1946, in Kansas City, Missouri. Studied at Drake Univ., the Univ. of California, Davis (B.A., 1968), and California State Univ., Sacramento (M.A. psychology, 1972), and holds an M.F.C.C. license in California. Arroyo is the author of numerous best-selling books on astrology, all of which have presented a type of astrology that is modern, innovative, and directed toward self-understanding. His widely acclaimed work has led to his being awarded the British Astrological Association’s Astrology Prize, the International Sun Award by the Fraternity of Canadian Astrologers, and the Regulus Award. His books have been translated into 9 languages.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), an English philosopher often regarded as one of the fathers of modern science, and an ardent champion of astrology.
Luke Dennis Broughton, born 1828, Leeds, doctor and astrologer. Grandson and father also doctors who followed Nicolas Culpepper. Moved to USA 1854. Served as an expert witness in cases where astrologers were arrested for telling fortunes.
Nicholas Campion, born Mar. 4,1953, recipient of the National Astrological Society of the U.S.A.’s Marc Edmund Jones Award for scholarly and innovative work in 1992, especially the research for The World Book of Horoscopes. Educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge (B.A., history, 1974; M.A. 1976). Attended London Univ. and the School of African and Oriental Studies, and London School of Economics. Former President of the Astrological Lodge of London.
Lenore Canter, a native New Yorker, has been a practicing astrologer since 1969. She has an M.A. in development psychology from Columbia Univ.’s Teachers College and is a past president of the New York Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR). She was born on March 23, 1937, in New York.
Charles E.O. Carter, born Jan. 31, 1887, in Parkstone, England, was a well-known and highly prolific astrologer. Graduated from the University of London and began practicing Law in 1913. Served in the army during the First World War. He was the first principal of the London Faculty of Astrological Studies, President of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society and Editor of the Astrological Quarterly.
Vernon E. Clark, born Aug. 29, 1911, in Baltimore, Maryland. Graduated from Columbia Univ., and practiced as a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Army, at Downey Veterans Hospital. He was the first American to win the Gold Medal of the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London. Clark is remembered for the blind trial experiments of natal chart interpretation that he conducted from 1959 to 1961, which generally supported the thesis that natal horoscopes are potentially indicative of the life circumstances of the natives.
Doris Chase Doane, born Apr. 4, 1913, in Massachusetts. Graduated from UCLA with a degree in psychology, taught at the Los Angeles Church of Light, and published over 1500 articles and books, several of which have become standard reference works.
Zipporah Dobyns, born Aug. 26, 1921, a prominent contemporary astrologer, graduated from the Univ. of Chicago (B.A., anthropology, 1944, Phi Beta Kappa), and pursued graduate work at the Univ. of Chicago and the Univ. of Arizona, in clinical psychology. She has lectured in 38 states and 13 countries, and has received numerous recognitions of her contributions to astrology, is a regular contributor to two periodicals, and an author.
Duane L. Eaks, born Mar. 6, 1940, in Colorado. Received his B.A. in chemistry in 1963 from Northern Colorado University, and his M.A. in guidance and counseling in 1967 from San Diego State University, and his Ed.D., counseling psychology from the Univ. of California at Berkeley in 1972. Began studying astrology in 1977 in Australia at the Melbourne Academy of Cosmobiology, and lectures extensively in Australia on astrological counseling and astrological psychology incorporating Jung’s theories. He’s been the senior lecturer and counseling psychologist for the past 20 years at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria. He also serves as a psychological consultant to various community agencies including the Victoria AIDS Council.
Steven Forrest, born Jan. 6, 1949, in New York, received a B.A. in religion, and shortly after graduation began his astrological practice. He has written technical articles for most of the major astrological journals, his work has been translated into several languages, he travels through the U.S. and Canada lecturing on astrological topics, and composed the popular The Sky Within report for Matrix Software, the largest producers of astrological software.
Hipparchus, the preeminent ancient Greek astronomer, developed trigonometry, recorded the location of more than a thousand stars, is said to have discovered the phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes, and was a practicing astrologer.
Marc Edmund Jones, born Oct. 1, 1888, in Missouri, was educated at the Theological Seminary of the United Presbyterian Church and Columbia Univ. (Ph.D. in education, 1948). A long-lived individual, he pursued such diverse careers as astrologer, editorial consultant, Protestant minister, and motion-picture scenarist.
Carl Jung utilized astrology in his counseling work, and it was his work with myths and symbols that most influenced modern astrology. The anima/animus; archetypes; synchronicity; the four elements.
Bradley Wayne Kochunas, born July 29, 1950, in Hartford, Connecticut. Graduate of Baldwin Wallace College (B.A., religion, 1975), Miami Univ. (M.A. religion, 1985), became interested in astrology in college after reading Grant Lewi’s introduction to astrology, Heaven Knows What, and majored in religion with the express purpose of researching astrology to help it gain academic legitimacy.
A.T. Mann, born August 18, 1943, New York. Graduated from Cornell Univ. in 1966, with an architecture degree. He lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, and developed an astrology system used by astrologers, psychologists, and healers in Europe, the U.S., Australia, and the Far East.
Neil Franklin Michelsen, born May 11, 1931, in Chicago, founder of Astro Computing Services. He graduated magna cum laude from the Univ. of Miami and was for 17 years a systems engineer for IBM.
Carolyn Myss, born December 2, 1952, B.A. in journalism, is an American medical intuitive and mystic, as well as the author of numerous books and audio tapes, including several New York Times bestsellers, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can (1998), Sacred Contracts (2002), and Entering The Castle (2007). She states that astrological influences are authentic insofar as they indicate potential and possibilities.
John Nelson, an American radio engineer who specialized in the analysis of shortwave radio propagation. His remarkable findings in heliocentric configurations verified certain elements of traditional astrology, but was greeted by the astronomical and academic communities with a thundering silence, however, the head of NASA’s Electronics Research Center investigated Nelson’s studies and found them to be accurate.
Sir Issac Newton, born 1642, Lincolnshire, England. Scientist famous for formulating the law of universal gravitation. Also studied and supported astrology.
John Partridge, born 1643 East Sheen, London. Started life working as a shoemaker, taught himself Latin, Greek and Hebrew. Graduated in Medicine from Leyden University Holland. Author and publisher of astrological almanacs and works.
Bruce Scofield, a contemporary astrologer, born July 21, 1948, in New Jersey. Holds a B.A. in history from Rutgers Univ., and an M.A. degree in social sciences.
Dr. Norman Shealy M.D., Ph.D., is President of Holos Institutes of Health, Inc, an organization devoted to research, education and clinical services in Holistic Health. A neurosurgeon, trained at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Duke University, he has specialized in successful treatment of depression and chronic pain, without the use of drugs. Dr. Shealy considers the evidence for the influence of astrology upon our personalities to be valid
William Shakespeare, born Apr. 26, 1564. It is said that in each of his plays there is at least one reference to astrology.
Noel Tyl, a contemporary astrologer, born Dec. 31, 1936, in Pennsylvania. A Harvard graduate with a degree in psychology.
Marianne Williamson, (born July 8, 1952), is a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance, a grass roots campaign supporting legislation currently before Congress to establish a United States Department of Peace. She is the founder of Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. She has published nine books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers. Marianne has reported her findings of astrology to be a useful adjunct to other self-exploration tools.
Now, don’t you feel elevated about your interest in astrology?
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