National Council for Geocosmic Research
(NCGR)
Organization devoted to medical astrology in North America.
The NCGR was founded in Massachusetts in 1971 by a
group of astrologers and physicians interested in exploring
areas of mutual concern and possible research. The organization
traces its beginning to an informal study group that originally
met in 1957 in New York City.
The NCGR has developed an interdisciplinary program
that includes scientists from many fields. Members seek to discover
new means of correlating earthly events with celestial
phenomena, especially as such discoveries might lead to new
insights into human nature. They conduct research on a variety
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of topics, including astrological characteristics of gifted and
mentally challenged persons, timing of earthquakes, the astrological
correlates of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), and
other issues in astrology and psychotherapy. The NCGR has
also established the DAV Database which is available on CD
Rom.
The NCGR has developed a curriculum for young astrologers
leading to national certification. The curriculum was developed
with the idea that it might eventually become the basis
of a college major in astrology.
The NCGR sponsors an annual conference and publishes
two periodicals, Geocosmic Magazine and NCGR Journal as well
as a series of monographs. The organization has over 3,000
members that can be found in 26 countries on 6 continents. Address
P.O. Box 38866, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Website http
www.geocosmic.org.
Sources
National Council for Geocosmic Research. http
www.geocosmic.org. March 8, 2000.