Past Meeting April 21

Topic:  Chiron

Our esteemed guest Spencer Grendahl offered his views on Chiron and on what to look for in the coming year. 

Spencer has published books on a wide range of topics from palmistry to astrology.  He has lectured at astrological conferences and other New Age gatherings. He plays the bamboo flute when doing guided imagery, and has taught meditation and stress reduction seminars throughout California. Appearances on radio and TV shows has brought his insights to a wide audience.

Spencer is very experienced in the entertainment planning of corporate and charity events such as banquets, convention booths, hospitality suites, fund raising and product promotion. On occasion, he performs in costume as a psychic entertainer, demonstrating his amazing metaphysical skills. He has become a favorite personality at many private, business, and social festivities.

As a former English teacher, Spencer has worked on teaching writing, public speaking, and educational planning. A published novelist and a script writer with one produced movie to his credit, many turn to him for his perspective on writing projects.   For more information on Spencer, see:
http://www.spencergrendahl.com/

So kick up your heels and join us for an evening of esoteric fun, spontaneous predictions, and enjoyable enlightenments.

We want to thank and congratulate our chapter members and supporters who turned out in terrible weather conditions to celebrate the life of our friend and colleague Robert Blaschke, and give witness to International Astrology Day.  It showed that astrologers of all viewpoints and schools of thought can come together and bond in fellowship.  It reminds one of Shakespeare's words "we few, we band of brothers (and sisters)."

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Kent O'Dell.  Kent had a long career in the movies starting as a child actor.  He was a very excellent psychic, and a great raconteur.  We will miss him.

Chapter member dues of $15.00 a year are due.  This does not apply to NCGR members, who pay $55 a year. The advantage of NCGR membership is receipt of NCGR publications. Dues are used to pay our speakers and maintain our mailing list, and pay our chapter expenses.

If anyone has suggestions for speakers or activities, feel free to call any of our officers.

Coco's Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $2 Visitors: $5

For more details see:   http://ncgrla.com/

Robert Blaschke Memorial & Int'l Astrology Day

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Robert P. Blaschke who left us on January 18, 2011.  We did not have our usual NCGR Meeting in March, but  instead combined a Memorial Service for Robert with our celebration of International Astrology Day. The Master Class and the NCGR-LA hosted this event.  Those of us who knew Robert know that this is what Robert would have wanted.  All were welcome.

Our International Astrology Day celebration was held at the home of Angel Thompson in Venice on Sunday,  March 20, 2011, doors opened at 1 pm, ceremony for Robert at 3 pm.  Everybody who knew Robert was invited to say something about him in remembrance.   The Master Class and NCGR-LA will contribute ham, turkey, along with sodas, drinks, chips, pretzels, and condiments.  Everyone else was invited to bring their favorite dish for the Potluck portion of the event.  If anyone wants to sell, trade, or advertise an event or meeting they were invited to bring or display their materials. We invited anyone who plays musical instruments to bring them and play.

Location:   1809 Washington Way, Venice,  CA  310-779-6878
near Abbot Kinney and Venice Blvd.  

Robert P. Blaschke, founder of the Earthwalk School of Astrology, retired from private practice in December 2009 after a 30-year career as a professional astrologer.  He had lectured at international astrology conferences in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Serbia and Romania.  He had been an invited guest speaker for over sixty different U.S. and Canadian local astrological associations, and bookstores in twenty-five states and provinces.  Mr. Blaschke authored the Astrology: A Language of Life series: Progressions; Sabian Aspect Orbs; A Handbook for the Self-Employed Astrologer; Relationship Analysis; and Holographic Transits.

For more information please stay tuned.  Any questions call Jack at 818-716-1765 or
Angel  at 310-779-6878.

Robert's birth info:   Robert P. Blaschke:  11/15/1953, 1:37 am, Santa Monica, CA

See also:
http://memorial.yourtribute.com/earthwalk/

http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Blaschke,_Robert_P.

http://www.earthwalkastrology.com/bio.htm

Visit us at:   http://www.ncgrla.com/

Tribute to Robert Blaschke

Mary Plumb wrote and sent us this lovely tribute to Robert to post on our website.  Thank you Mary.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Although he had long been a speaker at astrological conferences, I was first introduced to Robert Blaschke’s work through his articles in TMA, and with his first book, Progressions.

Robert Blaschke’s book made a dazzling impression amongst seasoned astrologers. His fine mind, his unique understanding of astrology and his rare ability to communicate intricate ideas poured out of the book. Each of his subsequent books added to that initial impression, and astrologers will forever be learning from him.

Robert obviously had a formidable intellect. Although he was steeped in astrological technique and history, his contributions to astrology are especially marked by his creative brilliance. He had  many levels operating in his mind concurrently, as anyone who heard him lecture, or ever had a conversation with him, recognized. He could track dates, times, historical events and personages, and name the planetary cycles and aspects that were relevant. He could bring many layers of information, many realms of meaning together, and interpret it in his unforgettable way.

I sometimes called him with a glimmer of an idea or thought or question about a particular technique or experience with a client.  He would take my often tentative idea and give it a marvelous lift by describing a plausible theoretical underpinning, or relating it to an existing astrological technique. His was more than perspicacious; his mind was spacious, grand and deep. It was always a treasure filled time to speak with him. He always found the high notes of whatever we were talking about by placing it into a beautiful and broad astrological framework.

Robert was an exhilarating man. He lived his life strongly and deeply, never denying difficulties or pain. He embraced his life path with passion and empathized deeply with his many students and clients. He always raised the bar by his great love of astrology and by his constant demonstration of the gifts that its study offered to the practitioner. His empathy, sensitivity and humor will always stay with me.

Luckily, we have his books and lectures to keep us on our toes now that we can’t have the joy and erudition of his company. His five books create an unparallel library for the serious student and lover of astrology. The books are replete with theory and method, and cover the territory from the practical experience of being a full time astrologer, to his subtle and graceful spiritual understanding. His wonderful wife, Carol Cilliers, and his beloved daughter, Amy Rose, will be keeping his business affairs on track for the benefit of us all.

I’m on a plane now, heading to Santa Monica for Robert’s memorial service at his house. My seat is by the window. The morning clouds below are indescribably beautiful – downy pillows of gentle rose and white. The full moon is stately, and high above. There are some glimpses of mountains below. It is an exquisite and perfect view.

Robert Blaschke showed us many peaks of refined thought and loving care.  We have all learned so much from him and been helped  so much in our work as astrologers. Always supportive and encouraging, Robert was patient and kind beyond measure.

In one of our last conversations, he told me that he hoped he would have the privilege of coming back into this world again as an astrologer.

You will be deeply missed, Robert. This life will not be the same without you.

Robert Blaschke is survived by his wife Carol Cilliers Blaschke, his daughter Amy Rose Blaschke, his father Al Blaschke, his brother Jim Blaschke, his nephew Jarin Blaschke, and his niece Lauren Blaschke.

Friends of Robert's are welcome to visit his memorial website.  http://memorial.yourtribute.com/earthwalk

-Mary Plumb, 2011