ISCA Members

Prof. P. James Clark – Director

Prof. Clark was born in London, England and now resides on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. He began his metaphysical and spiritual studies at the age of 14 and has more than 50 years of experience in the Arts.

He is a scholar of the European Renaissance who conducted university courses on the literature and philosophy of the period. He speaks English, French, Spanish and is familiar with Greek and Latin. He is currently studying Classical Arabic.

His interests are not merely academic. They are integral to his life as an Astrologer and Shaman in the Druidic tradition of his Anglo-Welsh heritage. His current research includes the alchemy of Hellenistic, Persian and Indian Astrology in the crucible of Neo-Platonic and Hermetic Philosophy. He holds a diploma in Advanced Herbology and is currently writing a book on Traditional Astrological Medicine, drawing on Arabic and European sources.

Clélia Romano – Educational Coordinator

Clélia Romano was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She was a clinical psychologist for 20 years, dedicating her life to psychoanalysis, teaching, and consultations. However, in 1983 she was drawn toward the esoteric field, particularly astrology, and has developed another way to look at the human mind, behaviour and life in general. She studied the material elaborated in Robert Zoller´s course applying to the Certificate of Medieval Astrologer in 2003. She received the Diploma of Medieval Astrologer (DMA). Clélia translated the work of Māshāʿallāh, On Reception, from the Latin to Portuguese. In 2010, she has published a book in Portuguese of what would be a trilogy entitled Foundations of Traditional Astrology. The second book entitled The Practice of Traditional Astrology was published in 2013.

Pablo Ianiszewski

Pablo Ianiszewski is a Traditional Astrologer from Chile and has graduated from Robert Zoller’s Diploma Course in Medieval Astrology (DMA). He works with Horary, Elective, Natal and Mundane techniques, while making emphasis on the Hermetic and Neoplatonic philosophy behind his work as an indispensable guide to a deep understanding of the craft.

He teaches astrology at the Astrological Center of Chile with a team of colleagues. He also participates as a speaker at conferences and symposia on a regular basis, as well as collaborates with several Spanish publications on astrology and traditional esotericism. Pablo speaks Spanish, Italian and English, in addition to possessing knowledge in Classical Greek and Latin. He holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Psychotherapy.

Maria J. Mateus

Maria is a professional astrologer, researcher, and author with 35 years of training. She’s open to all astrological schools but maintains a special interest in research, history, linguistics, philosophy and traditional techniques. She believes the key to understanding astrology, is to understand the manner in which logos (language and mind) reflects the world we inhabit.

In 2002, her desire to demystify the relationship between inner emotional states and outer world manifestations of those same states led her on an on-going 16-year investigation that culminated in the development of the LINCOS grammatical approach to astrology.

Maria has lectured at conferences and workshops around the world and taught at the International Academy of Astrology and at Kepler College. She’s written for several publications and has translated two books on classical astrological techniques. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas and is one of five people in the nation, who hold an MA in Astrology.

Past Contributors & Associate Members

Margherita Fiorello

Margarita is from Rome, Italy. She graduated with a thesis on Renaissance villas in the Papal Kingdom and I has been engaged in traditional astrology for 20 years. Currently, she is on the Board of CieloeTerra- Prof. Giuseppe Bezza’s traditional astrology group. She is a certified CIDA member. Her website is Heaven Astrolabe: Traditional, Hellenistic & Medieval Astrology

Cynthia Thinnes

Cynthia Thinnes’ first astrology teacher was her mother, and she learned her planets and her zodiac signs along with her alphabet. She began casting charts when she was 12 and has studied and practised astrology ever since. She holds Level II Certification from the National Council of Geocosmic Research and studied Classical Astrology under Prof. P. James Clark.

Cynthia speaks Japanese and has studied Swedish, Spanish, Latin, and Classical Greek. She has a strong interest in Traditionalist philosophy and in restoring honour to the Feminine Principle in Classical Astrology. She is working on the development of an outgrowth of Classical Astrology rooted in pre-Aristotelian thought which she calls Essentialist Astrology.

John Timperman

John Timperman is a Belgian astrologer who began studying astrology in 1985. He was one of the first Belgian astrologers to study Traditional Astrology with Robert Zoller who he invited Zoller to conduct conferences in Belgium and Holland on a number of occasions.

John reads and speaks Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish and Italian and gives lectures in Belgium, Holland, Dutch, France and Germany. Recently his interests are in the roots of the Art, the astrology of Babylon and Mesopotamia. Since 2008 he has been the President of the VAG. the Astrological Society of the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium.

Christina Richã Devi

Christina is a Yogini, Selfhelp healthcare educator and Psychoneuroimmunologist with 35 years of diversified, examined and integrated experience. She offers training and retreats internationally, has authored 2 books and contributed to 15 documentaries on health-related subjects.

She is a lifelong student of the Sanatan Dharma, Advaita Vedanta and Ayurveda, the mother of all healing, with extensive personal apprenticeships to masters of Tantra, Yantra and Mantra in both, the occident and orient. She was a principle student of Sri Harish Johari in Vedic Numerology for 10 years.

Christina teaches Vedic numerology and other subjects at various locations worldwide and also at her own Ompalace in Canada, Queens Valley, Grey Bruce County, near Owen Sound.

Steven E Birchfield, AMA

Steven is a practicing traditional astrologer, teacher, and scholar. He has been practising Traditional Astrology in particular for 29 years. In 1991 and the beginnings of Project Hindsight, he began his studies in Classical Hellenistic Astrology and then followed those with Medieval Astrological studies. He earned his Diploma in Medieval Astrology and the title of A.M.A. – Adeptus Medivalis Astrologiae, from Robert Zoller in 2004.

Steven was the Research Director of the International Society of Classical Astrologers for the first five years and is a member of the Society of Astrologers. Steven has written and published many articles, several of which have been translated and published in Traditional Journals in Europe; In the Bulgarian Astro-Journal, “Bres” and “Anima Astrologiae” in the Netherlands, as well as “Astrologia Restaurata” in Germany. He has recently published a blog at Steven Birchfield Astrologer: Traditional Astrology for a Modern World