Jim Lewis (astrologer)
June 5, 1941
|Died||February 21, 1995(aged 53)|
|Residence||San Francisco, CA|
|Awards||Marc Edmund Jones Award (1978)
Regulus Award (1992)
Jim Lewis (born James Slayden, 5 June 1941 in Yonkers, NY was an astrologer, writer and entrepreneur. He is best known for pioneering the technique of Astrocartography.
Locational astrology is an old concept, but Lewis expanded a little-known field, using detailed maps and modern software. In 1979, Lewis published his first edition of his annual Sourcebook of Mundane Maps. His theories were subsequently developed by other authors.
Lewis eventually trademarked the term Astro*Carto*Graphy® (A*C*G). This registration is still maintained by the Astro*Carto*Graphy Living Trust. A non-profit division of the Astro*Carto*Graphy Trust - Continuum - the Jim Slayden Lewis Foundation - lists over 20 book titles including those by Lewis that are either devoted to Astro*Carto*Graphy or where the technique features extensively.
For his original work in developing and promoting the technique of Astrocartography, Lewis received the Marc Edmund Jones award in 1978 and the Regulus Award for discovery, innovation, and research at the United Astrology Congress in Washington, DC 1992.
Lecturer & Teacher
Lewis regularly conducted seminars in which he trained students in Astro*Carto*Graphy techniques. He later went on to administer a certification exam. Candidates who passed his stringent qualifications were given a certificate as a professional Astro*Carto*Grapher. As of February 2008, Continuum list 88 certified practitioners around the world.
Lewis lectured throughout the world. However, in his travels he was not immune to the negative potential on A*C*G’s ‘planetary power lines’. In the mid ‘80s he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Military Road, in Sydney, Australia on his Mars Ascending line.)
- The Astro*Carto*Graphy Book of Maps- The Astrology of Relocation (1981) with Ariel Guttman. Llewellyn Publications; 1st edition ISBN 978-0875424347 Out of print
- The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy (Contemporary Astrology), (posthumous)(1997) with Kenneth Irving. Penguin Arkana ISBN 0-14-019512-2. Revised edition (Words and Things, 2012) ISBN 9780984428007.
- The Future of Astrology (1985) Edited by A T Mann; A T Mann, Karen Hamaker-Zondag, Dane Rudhyar, Robert Hand, John Addey, Jim Lewis, Roger Elliot, Bruno & Louise Huber, Michel Gauquelin, Dennis Elwell, Layla Rael, Alan Oken. Allen & Unwin: London. ISBN 9781931044875 (Revised edition Cosimo, Inc. 2004) Chapter 9 by Jim Lewis. And the future will be nothing less than the flowering of our inwardness. pp. 115–130
- Davis, Martin, From Here to There, An Astrologer’s Guide to Astromapping, (Wessex Astrologer, England, 2008) Ch1. History, p.2 ISBN 978-1-902405-27-8
- Michael Baigent, Nicholas Campion & Charles Harvey (1984). Mundane Astrology. The Aquarian Press. ISBN 0-85030-302-8.
..the advent of the computer and the ingenuity of Jim Lewis's AstroCartography has now made it a relatively simple matter to plot out on a map of the world exactly where each planet is on an angle for any moment.
- Dr Damian Ruth & Graham Ibell (11–12 February 2010). A Sense of Place: a contribution from astro-cartography (PDF). Organisation, Identity and Locality (OIL) Conference 1. Aotearoa/New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington.
Astro-Cartography is a relatively technical branch of astrology that is described in detail by Lewis & Irving (1997), Cozzi (1988) and Davis (1999)
- "US Serial No: 75667982 USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)". August 5, 2010.
- Thompson, Angel Continuum Astro*Carto*Graphy® Literature and Distributors. Retrieved November 2012
- "Marc Edmund Jones".
List of Winners
- "United Astrology Conference Marion D. March Regulus Award Categories and Nominees".
- Thompson, Angel Continuum - the Jim Slayden Lewis Foundation List of Certified Practitioners. Retrieved November 2012
- Currey, Robert (May–June 1995). "Jim Lewis 1941 - 1995 (Obituary)". The Astrological Journal. London: Astrological Association of Great Britain. ISSN 0144-6754.
Also published in Astrolocality Astrology by Martin Davis (2000) Wessex Astrologer, Dorset, UK. Appendix 7. Jim Lewis pp.225-226 ISBN 978-1902405056