About Elbert Benjamine
Elbert Benjamine, the co-founder and first President of The Church of Light, was born December 12, 1882 in Adel, Iowa. He received a higher-education at the Iowa State University, intending to become a naturalist, but in 1900 had a life changing experience when he encountered astrology...
The good news message of Easter
At Easter the Sun, symbol of those in authority who have been chosen to direct the enterprises of a community or nation is in the sign Aries, where it exerts its finest powers. Aries is the sign of leadership, and the Sun exalted in Aries represents leadership of the most effective kind...
Judging progressed aspects, part 1: A conversation with Elbert Benjamine
In the original articles Elbert Benjamine identified himself as the Instructor and the person asking the questions was identified as the Student. I have taken the liberty of converting the commentary into a one-on-one conversation. Personal Astrology is a self-science and it is most unfortunate that much astrological information is presented in a style and format that implies that the assessment of a birthchart is something that only a qualified 'expert' can do...
Judging progressed aspects, part 2: Factors influencing specific events
Student: You have explained how outer-world environmental factors permit certain events, such as farm sales, to only occur at definite times; and how conditioning or rallying forces may influence the event mapped by a major progressed aspect to occur earlier or later than the aspect's peak date. Could you please illustrate these factors in such a way that I can visualize them?...
Fighting materialism with the facts of evolution
Evolution is still a much-debated subject, but the record of the rocks is testimony so irrefutable that almost no well informed person can doubt its authenticity. Since she began to solidify, less than two million years ago, Mother Earth has painstakingly kept a diary in her own handwriting...
Essential spiritual doctrines
Because a thing is ancient it is not necessarily valuable. In fact, ancient implements, ancient customs, and ancient methods of work have in general been discarded because they are less satisfactory than those now employed. The world moves forward to better things. And the progress upon which we so pride ourselves demands that old beliefs be discarded when found to be at variance with demonstrated scientific fact...