Jayne, Charles A., Jr.
Jayne, Charles A., Jr.(religion, spiritualism, and occult)
Charles A. Jayne, Jr., born October 9, 1911, in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, was an eminent astrologer, writer, teacher, and lecturer, who stressed the importance of mathematics and astronomy. He began studying astrology in the mid-1930s. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he became deeply involved in astrological work. During the 1946 fall semester, he served on the astrological faculty of the American Foundation for Metaphysical Arts and Sciences in New York City. He contributed technical material, such as data on eclipses, to Nicholas DeVore’s Encyclopedia of Astrology and wrote frequently for such astrological periodicals as Horoscope magazine.
Jayne joined many astrological organizations and formed several of his own, most notably the Astrological Research Associates in 1958, which published the periodical In Search. He was one of the founders of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), an officer in DeVore’s Astrologic Research Society, and president of the Astrologers Guild (1958–1960). He joined the American Federation of Astrologers in May 1956 and was chairman of the Resolutions Committee at the 1972 convention. He died on December 31, 1985, in Goshen, New York.