Schermer, Barbara

Schermer, Barbara

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Barbara Schermer has maintained a vigorous astrological counseling practice in Chicago since 1974 and is known as an advocate and pioneer in the field of experiential astrology. She is the author of Astrology Alive: A Guide to Experiential Astrology and the Healing Arts, in which she passionately advocates a holistic, soul-centered (as opposed to prediction-centered) astrology. She has extensive experience as a holistic practitioner integrating archetypal and Jungian psychology, mythology, kriya yoga, flower essences, alchemy, dreams and the arts in her work.

Schermer is an internationally known speaker, having presented at many conferences in the United States, Canada, England, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Australia, and the Netherlands. She has served as the Media Watch chairman and advisory board member of the Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), for the board of Kepler College in Seattle, and was twice nominated for the prestigious Regulus award for her contribution to astrology.

She offers a nine-month experiential astrology apprenticeship training in Chicago, mentors astrology students, and for years has been a volunteer teacher for the adult education programs at Francis Parker High School in Chicago and the Chicago Waldorf schools in support of their scholarship funds.

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