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Periodical: L'Astrosophie

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Astrosophie, L'.
Revue d'astrologie esoterique et exoterique et des sciences physiques et occultes / La Plus Grand Revue en Langue Française de la Psychologie personnelle, de Astrologie, de la Religion Esoterique, des Sciences Occultes et du Calcul des Probabilites.
Other titles: Nos Pouvoirs-Astrosophie (1949-1950)
1929-1960 Monthly, then bimonthly (irregular)
Carthage, Tunisia, then Nice, France. Language: French. Publisher: Institute Astrologique de Carthage. Editor: Francis Rolt-Wheeler, founder and director.
Corporate author: Institut Astrologique de Carthage (1929-1950)1/1, March 21, 1929-1960. 35-45 francs a year, 40 beyond France. 48-62 pp. Suspended after 23/5, May-June 1940-1949.

Called Nos Pouvoirs—Astrosophie from September 1949-July 1950. The publisher of the journal, the Insitut Astrologique de Carthage, was the creation of Rolt-Wheeler (1876-1960) and Orea E. Windust ("F.A.A. Schot") and offered a "cours par correspondance" on astrology at 1,000 francs for the series, on "cabalisme esoterique" for 875 francs, and one on "Le Tarot Esoterique," at 1,000 francs. It claimed to be affiliated with Alan Leo's Astrological Institute of London, and carried articles by Bessie Leo. The Seer (q.v.) was the shorter-lived English-language companion to this journal. Rolt-Wheeler was born as the more pedestrian Francis William Wheeler in London but was raised in the United States, where he obtained a doctorate in divinity from the University of Chicago and became an Anglican priest. Besides his interest in astrology, he was a well-known author of boys' stories (The Boy with the U.S. Foresters, The Boy with the U.S. Census, The Book of Cowboys, The Tamer of Herds, etc., etc.) and a historian of science. The journal carried articles by and excerpts and reprints from Wheeler, his sister, Ethel (on her past incarnations), F. Jollivet Castellot, S.H. Probst-Biraben, F. Homer Curtiss, "Enel" (Michel Skariatine), Robert Hugh Benson, Ernesto Bozzano, Alexandra David-Neel, Dion Fortune, Harry Price, Princess Karadja, Hereward Carrington, James Morgan Pryse, Israel Regardie, Owen Lattimore (!), Marc Semenoff ("Mysticisme Russe et Mysticisme Europeen"), Alexandre Volguine, Robert Amadou, Franz Hartmann, Christmas Humphreys, Raymond Abiello, Col. C.R.F. Seymour, and many others. Except for its primary emphasis on astrology, the journal is comparable to the Occult Digest and the Occult Review and had pretensions at least initially to an academic respectability it did not merit. After the journal's initial enthusiastic attempt to interest notable authors in writing for its pages, it seems to have been reduced to reprinting material that must have appeared in other journals. Regular horoscopes of political figures (Hitler, Huey Long, the Emperor of Abyssinia, et al.) and articles on the success of previous astrological predictions. The pages of "Notre Horoscope Mensuel" in the issue for December 1939 were left blank and carefully marked "censure"—an admission perhaps of the editor’s inability to predict the course of the war or of his unwillingness to reveal it—but his concerns at the time are apparent in the last issue in 1940 which carried the horoscope of Gibraltar. Semenoff was a Russian historian and mystic who translated H.P. Blavatsky’s Au Pays des Montagnes Bleues and had earlier been involved in Max Theon’s Mouvement Cosmique (in March 1931 he published in the journal the "Pensees de Max Theon") and also wrote for The Occult Review. Volguine later edited Les Cahiers Astrologiques. NYPL; BNF; ZDB: Freiburg Inst Grenzgeb Psychol.

Issues:Astrosophie V1 N1 1929 Mar 3
Astrosophie V1 N2 1929 Apr 21
Astrosophie V1 N3 1929 May 21
Astrosophie V1 N4 1929 Jun 21
Astrosophie V1 N5 1929 Jul 21
Astrosophie V1 N6 1929 Aug 21
Astrosophie V3 N3 1930 May 21
Astrosophie V4 N4 1930 Dec 21
Astrosophie V4 N5 1931 Jan 21
Astrosophie V5 N1 1931 Mar 21
Astrosophie V5 N2 1931 Apr 21
Astrosophie V5 N3 1931 May 21
Astrosophie V5 N4 1931 Jun 21
Astrosophie V5 N5 1931 Jul 21
Astrosophie V5 N6 1931 Aug 21
Astrosophie V6 N1 1931 Sep 21
Astrosophie V6 N2 1931 Oct 21
Astrosophie V6 N3 1931 Nov 21
Astrosophie V6 N4 1931 Dec 21
Astrosophie V6 N5 1932 Jan 21
Astrosophie V7 N1 1932 Mar 21
Astrosophie V7 N2 1932 Apr 21
Astrosophie V7 N3 1932 May 21
Astrosophie V7 N4 1932 Jun 21
Astrosophie V7 N5 1932 Jul 21
Astrosophie V7 N6 1932 Feb 21
Astrosophie V8 N1 1932 Sep 21
Astrosophie V8 N3 1932 Nov 21
Astrosophie V8 N5 1933 Jan 21
Astrosophie V8 N6 1933 Feb 21
Astrosophie V9 N1 1933 Mar 21
Astrosophie V9 N2 1933 Apr 21
Astrosophie V9 N3 1933 Jun
Astrosophie V9 N5 1933 Oct
Astrosophie V9 N6 1933 Nov
Astrosophie V9 N7 1933 Dec
Astrosophie V10 1934 Index
Astrosophie V10 N1 1934 Jan
Astrosophie V10 N2 1934 Feb
Astrosophie V10 N3 1934 Mar
Astrosophie V10 N4 1934 Apr
Astrosophie V10 N5 1934 May
Astrosophie V10 N6 1934 Jun
Astrosophie V11 1934 Index
Astrosophie V11 N1 1934 Jul
Astrosophie V11 N2 1934 Aug
Astrosophie V11 N3 1934 Sep
Astrosophie V11 N4 1934 Oct
Astrosophie V11 N5 1934 Nov
Astrosophie V11 N6 1934 Dec
Astrosophie V12 1935 Index
Astrosophie V12 N1 1935 Jan
Astrosophie V12 N2 1935 Feb
Astrosophie V12 N3 1935 Mar
Astrosophie V12 N4 1935 Apr
Astrosophie V12 N5 1935 May
Astrosophie V12 N6 1935 Jun
Astrosophie V13 N1 1935 Jul
Astrosophie V13 N2 1935 Aug
Astrosophie V13 N3 1935 Sep
Astrosophie V13 N4 1935 Oct
Astrosophie V13 N5 1935 Nov
Astrosophie V13 N6 1935 Dec
Astrosophie V14 N1 1936 Jan
Astrosophie V14 N2 1936 Feb
Astrosophie V14 N3 1936 Mar
Astrosophie V14 N4 1936 Apr
Astrosophie V14 N5 1936 May
Astrosophie V14 N6 1936 Jun
Astrosophie V15 N1 1936 Jul
Astrosophie V15 N2 1936 Aug
Astrosophie V15 N3 1936 Sep
Astrosophie V15 N4 1936 Oct
Astrosophie V15 N5 1936 Nov
Astrosophie V15 N6 1936 Dec
Astrosophie V16 N1 1937 Jan

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