International Collaborations

John Frawley

John is ‘a traditional astrologer, writer and educator, who has been noted for practicality and directness of approach, a depth of scholarship, and a provocative, challenging and witty style’.

“I became interested in astrology at an early age. As a child, of course, it felt good to know something that my friends didn’t know. But beyond the obvious appeal of that, I was intrigued at how astrology gave a different model of the world than what I was being taught in school. That chocolate, rabbits and ballet-dancers are all ruled by Venus showed a different way of joining the dots to make sense of life. This different perspective on reality is what still fascinates me now. Astrology opens the door to all sorts of intellectual speculation – indeed, it demands that we ask some searching questions – but, if the technique is sound, it keeps our feet firmly on the ground with the acid test of ‘this works or it doesn’t work’.

I went through the various schools of modern astrology as the books became available, but was repeatedly frustrated at their limitations. It was as if I could eat and eat, but never felt I’d had a nourishing meal. A chance encounter while doing the day-job introduced me to the work of the 17th-century astrologer William Lilly.

I’d never heard of horary before, but here was this guy who had a reputation for finding people’s lost objects with astrology. With finding a lost object you can’t be almost right. If he had been telling his clients ‘Well, you almost found it’ they would not have been impressed. So either our ancestors were seriously daft or Lilly and his contemporaries were practicing an astrology that can give precise and verifiable results. I was hooked. Here at last was that nourishing meal!

I took a course with Olivia Barclay, who had made such efforts to have Lilly’s book, Christian Astrology, reprinted, and whose teaching was, very loosely, based on that of Lilly. It was the confidence in these methods – in the objectively visible results and, beyond that, the solid core of logic that underlies them – that allowed me to devote myself to astrology as a career. In the twenty years since then I have been blessed to be able to work full-time with astrology – teaching, practicing, writing and, most of all, learning, learning, and learning.

It’s been an odd journey, with so many things that I didn’t notice on the contract of employment when I signed up. The endless variety of subjects for consultation still astonishes me: whenever I think that surely, I’ve heard everything, there is certain to be something quite unthought of on its way to me soon. While the beautiful landscapes this intellectual journey reveals astonish me even more.

I began publishing The Astrologer’s Apprentice magazine in 1996. One thing in my career of which I’m particularly proud is the revolutionary effect this had on the staid world of astrological journals. The magazine was a lot of fun to write, but as my understanding grew deeper each issue took longer and longer to prepare. After the article On the Architecture of the Soul in issue 23, I knew it was time to stop. These magazines are all available for free download online

On the back of the magazine, I was commissioned to write The Real Astrology as a satirical critique of modern astrology. This was followed by The Real Astrology Applied, The Horary Textbook and Sports Astrology. I currently have several books half-written.

In the late 1990s, I did a good deal of TV work, even hosting my own daily show Frawley and the Fish, the Fish being a well-known sports journalist. These programmes were a good forum for making verifiable predictions: I get it right or I get it wrong. The solidity of the astrological methods allowed me to get it right rather more often than did my expert sports companion. 

I’ve always found lecturing to be the really fun side of the job. To be invited to stand up and speak about this subject that I love, passing on my knowledge to an eager audience – life really doesn’t get much better! Such wonderful sights I’ve seen through the lecturing, too, from the force of nature that is the human tide pouring into the Tokyo metro, to a full-grown cheetah stretched like a kitten while I scratch its belly, to standing on a balcony looking down on eagles flying far below my feet. Yes, definitely the fun side of the job.

If asked to define what distinguishes my approach to astrology, I would say it is the emphasis on plugging in the brain. We must engage critically with the texts from which we learn, not taking them at face value, accepting what is written simply because it is written. Our astrological methods must make logical sense. It’s like wiring an electrical socket: if the wires are not in the right place, nothing happens when you flick the switch. So my focus in teaching is on how to get that wiring right so when you flick the switch the light comes on. I have no interest in teaching a list of excuses for why that light doesn’t work.

John lives in Poland with his wife, an Old English Sheepdog and a floating population of cats.

Sharon Knight
I am Sharon Knight, a qualified, practicing professional astrologer with over 25 years’ experience. I hold the Certificate and Intermediate Diploma from the Faculty of Astrology and the Horary Practitioners Diploma (QHP). I am Chair of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI), having been Secretary for the previous four years. I am a Fellow of the Association (FAPAI) member and have written and edited their quarterly newsletter for the past ten years.
The APAI is the only professional body in Europe that represents qualified Astrologers. Members have to hold a Diploma from a recognized educational establishment to be accepted. I have an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University (2004) and a Diploma in Phytotherapy or, Herbalism (SAC Dip) as it is more popularly known. I am also a certified Life Coach. In addition, I am a member of the Board of the Astrological Association of Great Britain. (Charitable Incorporated Organisation reg no: 1152804).

In January 2016 I was awarded the title “Astrologer of the Year, 2016” at the 26th International Astrological Conference 2016, Organized by the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology. In my Astrological Practice I specialize in “Traditional” astrology.
Traditional astrology has less psychological content than “modern” astrology. It is more succinct and to the point.
I do chart readings for people as well as for businesses. I also do question and answer astrology known as Horary.
In addition to Horary, my work covers Electional, Natal, Transits, Business astrology, Sun sign astrology, Synastry, Vocational and medical astrology (but I do not diagnose as I am not a Doctor). I have a regular slot on the local radio station.

As well as the UK, my client base covers the Middle East, America and Europe.
In the past I wrote the astrology page for the weekly magazine Now as well as “ghost” writing for other astrologers on Women’s monthly magazines. I wrote special “one off” articles for the Daily Mirror.
Having left London and now living in the Sussex countryside, I write for a few local monthly magazines.

I really enjoy writing sun sign astrology and trying to help people understand, that ultimately, they are responsible for their own lives.
I have lectured at the Astrological Lodge in London, given talks to various astrological groups in the South East, spoken to business and networking groups on the use of astrology in business and as a life coaching tool.
As well as working as an Astrologer, I used to work in the property and construction business becoming Deputy Director of a very large Scandinavian property group.
I have worked in the Diplomatic field and lived and worked in the Middle East and America.
I have helped set up and run various businesses with varying degrees of success, so I have a good understanding of the business world and how it works, or not!
In addition to working as an astrologer, I am also a qualified, non-medical herbalist and have successfully combined these two disciplines to help couples that were having difficulty conceiving.

Smilijana Gavrancic
Smiljana Gavrančić is the editor, founder and owner of IAM – Infinity Astrological Magazine

She obtained her astrological education at the Institute for Astrological Research and Education “Johannes Kepler” in Belgrade, where she graduated in October 2010, defending her thesis in Mundane Astrology “European Union – In Varietate Concordia” (united in diversity) and obtained the status of a graduated Astrologer Researcher. In February 2011, she met requirements to work as an Astrologer Consultant and in March of the same year, she became an International Certified Professional Astrologer (ISAR C.A.P.). She is a member of the ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) from 2006, and of Astrological Association of Great Britain from 2014.

During the academic 2010/2011 within the post-graduate level, she studied Hermetic Astrology. Apart from personal client sessions, Smiljana finds great inspiration in research work, which she presents in her astrological texts. A special emphasis is put on finding significant degrees in the Zodiac for a specific country in the area of Mundane Astrology or a significant degree for relations between two persons in Astrology of Relationships. In her search for responses to the question as to why something (or someone) is happening to us, Smiljana also practices Karmic Astrology, as well as the Astrology of Archetype (fixed stars, mythology). She studied International law and Law of International Organizations at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade. She interrupted her studies at the last year (in 2006) and since then, she exclusively dedicated her life to the study of astrology. She has published articles in The Astrological Journal, The Mountain Astrologer blog, and the ISAR’s International Astrologer.
She was a speaker in two KAPA conferences in Serbia (Regulus in Virgo in November 2011, and Messages from Chiron in November 2013).
INTERNATIONAL LECTURES:
On September 2015 she was a speaker at the online international astrological conference CINASTRO in Brazil, with title “Russia and 19° Libra”.

Jeronimo- Jerry Brignone
Profesor de Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Jerry Brignone is an Argentinian philhellene with Greek roots. His maternal grandfather was Greek. He fluently speaks Spanish, English, Italian and Greek, and he can read in French, Portuguese, Latin, Sanskrit and Ancient Greek.
His is General Linguistics Professor of the Buenos Aires University, where he teaches Modern Greek, with the initiative of Classical Philology Institute’s Medieval Section, starting at 2004, and now teaches free-of-charge courses about spreading Greek language and Culture, organized in six four-month-lasting terms. He also is Director and Founder of the Free Chair of Greek, Byzantine and Neohellenic Studies since 2009, that, under the wing of the Greek Embassy, organizes free monthly courses on Greek Culture.

Since 2014 he produces and conducts the radio cultural program “The words and the notes: lyrical, lexical and Hellenic passions & other dramas”
which provides, every week, the significant presence of Greek culture. Since 1997 he is managing as General Director the Philhellenic association “Karyatis”, Argentine Association of Hellenic Culture”, ( Cariátide, Asociación Argentina de Cultura Helénica ), which since its foundation in 1978 has been engaged in cultural activities, free lecturing cycles, cultural events, exchange travels to Greece, and free modern Greek language courses.

Musician, stage actor, author, director and acting teacher, he has participated since a teenager in more than thirty productions on private and public theaters, and in various cultural events, related to Hellenism (some of them in Greek).

He’s been invited by institutions and by radio stations to give lectures on Hellenism, and to recite Greek texts at many events, under the auspices of the Greek Embassy, and the Municipality of Buenos Aires.

He has also gone into the cinema world with the feature film “Bomarzo 2007”, shot in Italy under his direction, about the famous argentine opera, based at an idea of his, with great success in international festivals, universities and embassies.

His play “Ignea Medeas” (ISBN 978-987-33-7232-2), premiered in 1985, was the first work about Maria Callas presented to the world, while his personal interpretation of “Oidipous Tyrannos” by Sophocles in ancient Greek, modern Greek, and Spanish (ISBN 978-987-33-7541-5) was being presented for 2 years on theaters of Buenos Aires. In addition, he is the CEO of the international art company “Ars Maxjer Contemporary” in Argentina.

His passionate relationship with Astrology

He is President and Director, since 1991, of the Buenos Aires Astrological Center (FUNDATION CABA) where he has been teaching since 1988. He participated in many radio and TV programs, and has written dozens of articles for most of the important newspapers in Argentina. He is author of the book “Astrological Synthesis Techniques Handbook: The Path in the Natal Chart” (Manual de Técnicas de Síntesis Astrology: El Camino en el Map Natal), and “Astrological Essays: opening new paths” (Ensayos Astrology: Abriendo Nuevos Caminos). He has given over 120 lectures, and was invited to many international Conferences, among them (UAC ’08 United Astrology Congress Denver USA 2008, Forum on Astrology Congress New York 2010, Spain 2001, 2007, 2009, 2011, Brazil 1990, 2008, 2009, 2011, Athens 2011, Peru 2011, Colombia 2011 and Buenos Aires 1997-2012).
In 2003, at the 7th Astrologer’s Meeting in Buenos Aires he was awarded by an international jury the Astrology Excellence First Prize for his paper “The Topocentrical Semi-Cusps”.
He loves Greece very much – of course – because of his origin, and we have him, at any given opportunity, with us, to pass on his knowledge and experience in Astrological Studies.

Alexandra Karakostas
Alexandra Karakostas lives permanently in California, but she, of course, is of Greek origin, and grew-up in Greece. As a result of her adoration for Greece, she visits very often.
She has been studying and researching Astrology since 1975, and has been practicing it professionally since 1984. Her experience of many years was expanded by being the President of the Organization of Professional Astrologers (OPA) for years.
She specializes in relationship issues, on which we are honored to have her visit and teach us. An excellent seminar by Alexandra is coming in December – in Greek, of course, and can be attended by both beginners and advanced students, as she intends to communicate her professional practices to us.
Synastry Techniques on December 10, 2017 in Enallaktiki Paideia signed by Alexandra Karakostas.
Georgia Stathis

Georgia Stathis is specialized in business and natal astrology since 1977, having an extensive experience in investments and the real estate market.

She is a “Northwestern University” of Illinois graduate, and had postgraduate studies in business administration.

She deals with investment and consulting astrology.

She is author of “Investment Astrology 101: Weaving the Web Between Business and Myth” and her brand-new book is called “The Imposition of Time: Synodic Cycles and Their Phases Emergence/Development.” (both books are available from amazon.com).

Georgia collaborates with specialized magazines, has her own weekly column at www.starcycles.com, and teaches classes in many states.

She taught undergraduate classes at Kepler College and will be writing for Midheaven magazine 2021.

She teaches at astrology schools online, such as Mayo, Breaking down the Borders, and Astro Summit.

She also participates and teaches at NCGR, ISAR, OPA, and UAC conferences.

She spends a lot of time researching and writing newsletters for free, for those who sign up and become members of the www.starcycles.com website

She is member of the Hellenic National Museum in Chicago, president and founding member of the recent, non-profit digital database project

“Alexandria”, whose goal is to preserve and protect astrology literature for our future colleagues. (for more information: www.alexibase.org )

Misty Kuceris

As a USA-based astrologer living in Virginia, I work with clients on an international level. For the past 30 years, I have worked as an astrologer using my past experience from both the business and spiritual worlds to facilitate a person’s growth. To me it’s important that everyone find a way to balance their professional needs with their spiritual core values. For this reason, I work with both personal clients who are seeking ways to improve and understand their lives. And, I work with business owners in developing professional strategies that enable them to run a soul-centered business.

Astrology is the study of planetary cycles, whether these cycles are in your personal life or in your business world. We are all born into a specific time period which we astrologers call transits when it involves another individual and your natal chart when it involves you. This time period creates your own astrological mandala. Through knowing your mandala, you can increase your personal understanding of self.

Businesses also are created during certain cycles and also have their own natal charts. Through knowing the business mandala, a corporate or business owner can determine how best to use the upcoming cycles for strategic planning and business development.

For this reason, my consulting services include:

  • Personal consulting where the tools of astrology are used in personal development, coaching, and goal setting;
  • Corporate consulting where the tools of astrology are used for strategic planning, marketing, organizational development, and organizational restructuring.

As a business owner in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1978, I’ve held several volunteer positions, such as the Co-Chair of the Small Business Committee for the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and a Commissioner on the Small and Disadvantaged Business Commission for Fairfax County government. I’ve developed and taught business courses for The George Washington University and Northern Virginia Community College.

As an astrologer since 1969, I am a Certified Astrological Professional (C.A.P.) with the International Society for Astrological Research (ISAR). In addition, I am committed to increasing the professionalism of astrology in the community through various organizations. I have been on the national board of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR); on the local board of the NCGR – Annapolis, Maryland chapter; and one of the founders of NOVA Astrology Group (Northern Virginia Astrology Group).

In addition to being an astrologer, I have worked with various organizations teaching meditation and also using the tool of tarot. As a Reiki master since 1998, I have worked with individuals in utilizing the Usui System Natural Healing to facilitate a better balance in their lives. And, as a balance to my own life, I have become very involved in establishing sustainable environments for both myself and others to the point that I became a Certified Horticulturalist a few years ago.

As a writer, I author an astrological column for Pathways magazine as well as monthly articles on my website. I’ve also authored other books: Trend Analysis, an annual publication on upcoming trends; Solutions, a publication which teaches individuals how to use tarot cards for meditation; and Time on Task, a time management book for educators. Other articles have appeared in ISAR’s International Astrologer magazine, NCGR Memberletter, OPA’s Career Astrologer, and Llewellyn’s Moon Signs and Herbal Almanac.

In addition to consulting, I teach classes, lecture internationally, and have appeared on programs aired in the United States, India, and the Middle East. I’ve lectured, through the gracious invitations of the organizers, at conferences sponsored by United Astrology Conference (UAC), American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), NCGR National Conference, Bejan Daruwalla’s World Predictions Conference (India), The Midwest Astrology Conference, OPA’s Astrologer’s Retreat, The Institute for Spiritual Development, Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, and several other organizations.

The tool of astrology is a wonderful way to enhance oneself and live life in a way where you can balance your material needs with your spiritual core values.

Η ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ θα χρησιμοποιήσει τις πληροφορίες που θα συμπληρωθούν στις φόρμες του ιστότοπου για να μείνει σε επαφή μαζί σας. Θα χρησιμοποιήσουμε τις πληροφορίες με εμπιστευτικότητα και δεν θα τις μοιραστούμε με κανέναν. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες επισκεφτείτε την σελίδα μας σχετικά με την πολιτική απορρήτου. Εγγραφόμενοι στις φόρμες επικοινωνίας συναινείτε στο ότι μπορούμε να χρησιμοποιούμε τις συγκεκριμένες πληροφορίες σύμφωνα με τους όρους χρήσης. 

Ακολουθήστε μας στα Social

ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΗ ΠΑΙΔΕΙΑ Ε.Ε.

Κέντρο Δια Βίου Μάθησης

Σάμου 4-6, 104 38 Μεταξουργείο,

Τηλέφωνο: 211 184 8099 , 210 52 31 788

Κινητό: 6970934790

ΩΡΕΣ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΕΙΑΣ 
ΔΕΥΤΕΡΑ - ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΗ:
16.00 ΜΕ 22.00
ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ:
11.00 ΜΕ 19.00

Συμπληρώστε τη φόρμα εκδήλωσης ενδιαφέροντος και θα επικοινωνήσουμε μαζί σας.

Δήλωση Απορρήτου

7 + 4 =