Meet Your Instructors
Lynn Bell is a Paris-based astrologer whose work spans multiple cultures as a speaker, teacher, author and consultant in astrology. She lectures and teaches seminars around the world, including The Faculty of Astrological Studies, the LSA, and the CPA. Outside the world of astrology, she has often collaborated with Caroline Myss, and her CMED Institute. She has been part of the faculty of the New Chartres School, held every year, for the past seven years in Chartres, France by Wisdom University. Lynn is the author of Planetary Threads.
Frank Clifford is a popular London-based astrology writer and teacher. He has written fourteen volumes (including the new classics Getting to the Heart of Your Chart and Solar Arc Directions), heads the Flare imprint as publisher (whose works include The Contemporary Astrologer's Handbook by Sue Tompkins and The Twelve Houses by Howard Sasportas), and has had his work translated into eight languages. He has given close to a thousand classes and seminars internationally since he began running The London School of Astrology in 2004.
Frank writes the 'Horoscope Detective' column for The Mountain Astrologer and has guest-edited TMA's 2013 Interpretation Issue and 2014 Music Issue. In 2012, the astrological community awarded Frank the lifetime achievement Charles Harvey Award for Exceptional Service to Astrology.
Steven Forrest is one of the most well-known and accomplished astrologers on the planet. He received a B.A. in Religion in 1971 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and shortly thereafter began to establish his astrological practice. In 1984, Bantam Books published his first book, The Inner Sky. Esquire magazine called it "intelligent, well-written and actually fun." Since then he has published several astrology classics including, The Changing Sky, Skymates, and The Night Speaks, an extended argument for the intellectual and philosophical plausibility of astrology. His fifth work, The Book of Pluto, was released in May 1995. Recent works include Yesterday's Sky, and The Book of the Moon. Steven has one of the biggest astrological apprentice training programs, which is popular for good reason. His teaching skill is stellar, and students return to the program year after year, even long after becoming professional astrologers and writers themselves. Steven offers two levels of certification in Evolutionary Astrology. He will offer a third introductory level in 2013, with a program offered here at Astrology University.
Demetra George is a professional astrologer who received her Masters degree in Classics from the University of Oregon, where she was also an instructor. She has been active in astrology since 1971, and in 2002 she received the renowned Regulus Award in Theory and Understanding. Specializing in archetypal mythology and ancient techniques, she is the author of several classic astrology books including Asteroid Goddesses, Astrology for Yourself, Mysteries of the Dark Moon, Finding Our Way through the Dark, and Astrology and the Authentic Self. Demetra lectures internationally and is currently translating a corpus of Hermetic medical astrological texts from ancient Greek.
Demetra is the director of Thema: Foundations in Astrology which offers mentoring and individually tailored personal instruction in all levels of astrological education: the fundamentals of interpretation, chart delineation, Hellenistic astrology, mythic asteroids, and ancient Greek for astrologers. She has taught the history of astrology at Kepler College and the University of Oregon, and lives in Eugene, Oregon. Demetra offers several complete modules for the study of astrology, and in 2013 will offer certification in Traditional Astrology.
Tony Howard is a certified graduate of Steven Forrest's astrological apprenticeship program. His writing has been featured in The Mountain Astrologer and in Donna Cunningham's 2010 Astrology Blog-A-Thon. He is a featured contributor to the Flare astrology anthology: Astrology, the Next Generation. Tony is the founder of FindAnAstrologer.com, and Astrology University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in History and Film Theory from the University of Colorado. Tony is here as your guide and friend, and to offer you technical support and tutoring whenever you need it.
Mark Jones is an astrologer, psychosynthesis therapist and author based in Bristol, England. Mark is a regular speaker and workshop leader in North America, Europe and Australia. His first book Healing the Soul: Pluto, Uranus and the Lunar Nodes is an excellent introduction to his work as an evolutionary astrologer. His second book The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology, explores the transformative power of the natal chart reading while offering invaluable counseling skills to astrologers. Students love working with Mark because of his spiritual approach, his humor, warmth, and depth. Mark works with clients around the world via Skype.
Jessica Murray is an astrologer and writer who brings to light the spiritual underpinnings that shape both the personal and collective experience of our time. In her private practice, Jessica draws from her knowledge of many metaphysical traditions to provide her clients with a sense of the big picture. Her readers and students are given an understanding of how they might respond, rather than merely react, to these turbulent times.
Jessica graduated from Brown University, where she studied Jungian psychology and linguistics. After a few years in a political theatre troupe, Jessica began a study of the symbolic language of archetypes, and has been practicing and teaching astrology in San Francisco for thirty-five years.
Jessica writes the popular astrology blog Mother Sky. Her books include Soul-Sick Nation: An Astrologer’s View of America and At the Crossroads: An Astrologer Looks at these Turbulent Times.
Kelly Surtees is a writer and counseling astrologer who splits her time between Australia and Toronto, Canada. Her writing has appeared in many astrology and lifestyle magazines including The Mountain Astrologer, WellBeing, and Marie Claire. She is a regular featured guest of Chris Brennan's Astrology Podcast and teaches and lectures at conferences around the world. Kelly's insight and knowledge is matched by her skill as a clear, accessible teacher. Her teaching style is equally infused with practicality, levity and inspiration.