Richard Tarnas, Ph.D. - California
In 1968 Richard Tarnas entered Harvard, where he studied Western intellectual and cultural history and depth psychology, graduating with an A.B. cum laude in 1972. For ten years he lived and worked at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, studying with Joseph Campbell, Gregory Bateson, Huston Smith, and Stanislav Grof, and later served as director of programs and education. He received his Ph.D. from Saybrook Institute in 1976. From 1980 to 1990, he wrote The Passion of the Western Mind, a narrative history of Western thought which became a best seller and continues to be a widely used text in universities throughout the world. He is the founding director of the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he currently teaches. He also teaches on the faculty of the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and gives many public lectures and workshops in the U.S. and abroad.
Laura Nalbandian - Washington
Laura is a second-generation astrologer, practicing and teaching astrology since 1986. She started her studies with her mother, Maggie Nalbandian and moved on to study with Jeffrey Green from 1983-86. Her focus is looking at the karmic and evolutionary patterns in the chart and helping her clients to deal with and heal past life patterns. She is the co-owner/coordinator of NORWAC, established in 1984. Her Mother began Astrology Et Al Bookstore, in 1975, which Laura managed from 1983-91. She is the past President of the WSAA and a Founding Trustee of Kepler College. She was the conference coordinator for ROMAC 1503 in Denver and UAC 1502 Orlando, FL. She has been on the faculty of many conferences including UAC 02 & 08, ROMAC 03, ISAR 05, EA Conference in 1506 and has lectured for astrological groups around the country.
Kim Marie - South Dakota
Kim Marie, Director of the Evolutionary Astrology Network, spearheads an online Correspondence Course and produces live schools, workshops and conferences across North America. A student of the Jeffrey Wolf Green method of Evolutionary Astrology for 25 years, Kim Marie counsels an international clientele and publishes free forecasting podcasts on the StarLady Soul Reader Network, available on her website and on iTunes. She is also a Facilitator for EMC2 – a leading-edge computerized spiritual technology for 24/7 self-healing. Kim Marie resides in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband, son and three cats.
www.EvolutionaryAstrology.net or 1-877-348-5111.
Tom Lescher - California/Hawaii
Tom Lescher has more than 30 years of experience as an astrologer and spiritual practitioner. His powerful personality and free spirit is invigorating—combining playfulness with depth, Tom knows how to get the juices moving to facilitate powerful transformations.
He will conduct astro-drama exercises and offer experiential sessions.
Maurice Fernandez – Colorado/Hawaii
Maurice Fernandez, author of the books Neptune, the 12th House and Pisces and Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness—Volume One, is one of the leading Evolutionary Astrologers. Currently based in Boulder, Colorado, his educational programs and reading practice have forged a worldwide reputation of depth and excellence. Maurice has been practicing Kundalini Yoga for 15 years and now teaches it with astrology, offering workshops and retreats that provide a complete body, mind, and spirit experience. Visit the free learning forum on his website:
Sol Jonassen - Bergen, Norway
Sol W. Jonassen has been involved with astrology from a very young age, introduced to this ancient wisdom by her Aries father. Currently residing in Bergen, Norway, she counsels with astrology and works as a healer-bodyworker. Seeing it impossible to separate to two modalities, she works towards creating a bridge between astrology as a tool for understanding and healing as the work that it takes to integrate the knowledge. She is a teacher at Hercules School of Astrology and maintains a blog, spreading the cosmic news...Sol has two children and is a big yoga enthusiast.
Moses Siregar III - Arizona
Moses Siregar III (BA Religion) has been a consulting astrologer for over fifteen years and uses both Western and Vedic astrology in his practice, based out of Prescott, AZ. He is one of today's leading experts and pioneers in the field of locational astrology. He is among the first generation of astrologers to have gone through the full process to become ISAR CAP certified, and is also a certified teacher of the ISAR Consulting Skills Training course. Moses was the first President of the Association for Young Astrologers (AYA). He is a certified Astro*Carto*Grapher, and is the creator of Grace Flower Essences. He offers individual tutoring and long-distance learning programs. He has been published in a variety of international journals. Moses travels teaching astrology workshops, and has been among the faculty for ISAR, ACVA, and UAC Conferences. He is the organizer of The Blast Astrology Conference.
Philip Sedgwick - Arizona
Philip commenced his study of astrology in 1969 while serving in the U.S. Navy. In 1976, while attending a lecture by a colleague, the late Joyce Werhman, she referred to the Galactic Center. That provided the push for Philip to explore the astrology of those things in near and deep space, no longer limiting his work to the confines of this solar system. Deep Space Astrology and Whole Sky astrology rose from those seeds, both Bringing Heaven to Earth. He previously authored three print books on astrology: The Astrology of Transcendence and The Astrology of Deep Space and The Sun at the Center - A Primer of Heliocentric Astrology (now available as an e-book). He was a contributing writer for Llewellyn's Sun Sign Guide 1986, 1988 and 1989 and Spiritual, Metaphysical & New Trends in Modern Astrology. His Galactic Ephemeris of over 8,700 deep space objects leads astrologers on discoveries of potent sources profoundly affecting our natal horoscopes. Philip additionally produced a galactic software add-on for the popular Solar Fire program, entitled Galastro, and written a Galactic interpretive report for the Kepler/Pegasus softwares.