CLASSIC BRITISH ASTROLOGY AUTHORS
Though their books are rare by now, AstroAmerica is a good resource for older and out of print books. If you own any of them, hold onto them for dear life, or donate them to the Seattle Metaphysical Library or Kepler College.
E.H. BAILEY: AstroDataBank says that he was a British physician,
astrologer, publisher, writer and editor. He edited the British
Journal of Astrology. Influenced by Sepharial, he was the author of
The Prenatal Epoch, for which he researched hundreds of charts
in order to determine the date of conception. He also wrote Astrology: A Recent History, Including
the Untold Story of its role in WWII. He was born on November 29,
1876, in Kent, England. ADB rates his rectification of his birth
time as 6:20 PM GMT as C. His parents said it was in the morning.
He died on June 4, 1959.
AstroDataBank says he was the British President of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society in London and edited The Astrology Magazine. As a matter of policy, he rectified every chart by the prenatal epoch. He won the Marc Edmund Jones Award. He was born January 10, 1914 in Bromley, England. His birth information is rated C, his rectification from an approximate time to 8:45 AM GMT. He died on January 21, 1985.
ISABELLE PAGAN: She was a Scottish astrologer, writer, and interntional lecturer in the early yeats of the Twentieth Century. Like many on this page, she was a Theosophist. She is best remembered for her text, From Pioneer to Poet, published in 1911. AstroDataBank lists the following data, rated A, from her memory. She was born December 12, 1867, at 5:43 PM LMT in Pupar, Scotland, 56N19; 2W58. She died at the age of 93 on July 2, 1960.
VIVIAN ROBSON: AstroDataBank says,
"He was an accomplished and precise
mathematician and a professional astrologer, very
eclectic and studied. He edited Modern Astrology with
Bessie Leo for eleven years." AstroAmerica carries
nine of his books total, including Fixed Stars
and Astrology and Human Sex Life. His AstroDataBank
record says he was born May 26, 1890, at 12:04 PM GMT
in Birmingham, England. He died on December 31, 1942.
SEPHARIAL: (Dr. Walter Gorn-Old) AstroDatabank says he was, "a British journalist and writer of occult and astrological works, a leader in astrological thought for 30 years. He studied the occult from the time he was 16 and later joined the Theosophical movement in 1889. He worked with the society and lived with Madame Blavatsky until her death.
He introduced the radix system of directions and was the editor of ‘Old Moore’s Monthly Almanac." He was a prolific writer–at least ten of his books are available through AstroAmerica, which also supplied this photograph. He was born on March 30, 1864, at 2:00 AM LMT in Handsworth, England. ADB rates the data A, from his notebook. He died December 23, 1929, in Hove, England.
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