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This site is curated by: Kirk Little and Garry Phillipson, with the support of: James Brockbank and Patrick Curry and contributions from: Geoffrey Cornelius

Website design by Frances Clynes - thanks, Frances!

Brief biographies follow.




photo of Kirk Little

Kirk Little has been an astrologer for thirty-five years and has a long-standing interest in historical and philosophical aspects of astrology. He is the author of 'Defining the Moment: Geoffrey Cornelius and the Development of the Divinatory Perspective' and 'Spellbound: The Astrological Imagination of Washington Irving' (Culture and Cosmos, Vol. 17 No. 1), as well as a number of book reviews on www.skyscript.co.uk.

Kirk has a degree in American history and a master's degree in social work. For the past twenty-five years, he has worked as a psychiatric social worker; he is currently the Clinical Director of a mental health agency in the Western Maine Mountains.

photo of Garry Phillipson and Dave Whippet

Garry Phillipson is the author of Astrology in the Year Zero (Flare Publications, 2000) and curates Astrozero.co.uk where issues arising from the book are pursued. His articles and lectures have appeared under the aegis of groups and publications including the Astrological Association of Great Britain, the Astrological Lodge, the Company of Astrologers, the Urania Trust, the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Bath Spa, Kent and Trinity St. David Universities, The Sophia Centre Press, The Mountain Astrologer, Organization and Ascella.

He has been a student of astrology for forty years.

He majored in philosophy for his BA (1973-6) and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Wales Trinity St. David which examines truth-issues in astrology. Garry has a long-standing interest in the practice and philosophy of Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta.

Also featured in photo: Dave Whippet.

photo of James Brockbank

James Brockbank is a graduate of Oxford University, Bath Spa University, the University of Kent at Canterbury and the White Eagle School of Astrology and is a qualified horary and medieval astrology practitioner.

He has been studying astrology for over twenty years and has a particular interest in medieval and Hellenistic techniques. James completed his PhD, The Responsive Cosmos: An Enquiry into the Theoretical Foundations of Astrology in 2011.

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Patrick Curry is a writer and scholar living in London. He holds a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from University College London and has been a lecturer at the University of Kent and Bath Spa University. He is the author of Prophecy and Power: Astrology in Early Modern England, (Oxford: Polity Press & Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989), A Confusion of Prophets (Collins and Brown, 1992) and, with Roy Willis, Astrology, Science and Culture: Pulling Down the Moon (Oxford: Berg, 2004).

He is the editor of Astrology and the Academy, with Nicholas Campion and Michael York (Bristol: Cinnabar Books, 2004), Sky and Psyche: The Relationship between Cosmos and Consciousness, with Nicholas Campion (Edinburgh: Floris Books, 2006), Seeing with Different Eyes: Essays on Astrology and Divination, with Angela Voss (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) and Divination: Perspectives for a New Millennium, editor (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2010). His other books include Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), Ecological Ethics: An Introduction, rev. ed (Polity Press, 2011) and Deep Roots in a Time of Frost: Essays on Tolkien (Zurich: Walking Tree Books, 2014).

He is presently writing a book on enchantment. More information and most of his papers can be found on www.patrickcurry.co.uk