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ABOUT US

The National Council for Geocosmic Research is a non-profit member organization that supports education and research exploring the relationship between cosmic patterns, earthly events and human affairs.

We have the most active and accomplished astrological education system in the country. In the greater New York area, NCGR-sponsored astrology classes are taking place almost every night of the week. Our monthly lectures and meetings, together with intensive conferences held at least twice a year, cover every possible area of astrology, metaphysics and psychology. In addition to astrological research, we produced a publication called The Ingress which educates and informs our membership.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: John Marchesella - A practicing astrologer since 1976, certified through Level IV, John currently heads the NCGR faculty. He is a frequent contributor to astrological publications and websites, and a familiar speaker to other NCGR chapters and organizations, such as N.Y. Open Center. Currently he serves as Chair of NCGR - USA.

John is also a humanistic psychotherapist, certified by Temenos Institute, and a bereavement counselor since 1982.

Vice-President: Joe Carasso - As a second generation astrologer, Joe has been a student of astrology for over 30 years.

Membership Director: De Vovchansky - De has been a practicing astrologer since 1990 and a part of NCGR since its inception. She has a degree in education and is passionate about teaching. She offers astrology classes to individuals and groups and also incorporates the Tarot in her astrological consultations.

Treasurer: Diogo Bastos - Diogo has been interested in astrology since he was a teenager thanks to his two supportive sisters and a family that was open and receptive to his unique passion. He is a graphic designer by day and an avid astrologer by night.

Public Relations/Webmaster: Lawrence Grecco - Lawrence is an ordained Zen Buddhist monk and authorized Zen teacher, life coach, and astrologer (www.ZenRising.com). He has an extensive background in crisis counseling and public relations and is also a published author and fine art photographer. 

Associates Coordinator: Joseph Addeo - Joseph is an astrological consultant with a practice in New York City and has received Level IV NCGR professional certification. Since beginning his studies in early 1999 he has quickly established himself in the New York astrological community. Joseph comes from a theater/music background. He is a professional opera singer having graced many world stages with his tenor voice. He has a CD of Neapolitan songs currently in release. Please visit his website at www.josephaddeo.com.

Recording Secretary: Margaret McMahon - Margaret has been studying astrology since 1997. She enjoys connecting its layers of imagery and symbolism with her interest in art, dance, literature, natural science, cultural and social history, and the amazing variety of the human experience. She has a particular interest in mundane astrology and astrological history. She also enjoys volunteering as a tutor in English and History for a New York public school.

Executive Secretary: Stephen Fleming - Stephen has been reading professionally since 1993 and joined NCGR in 1996. His practice is a unique combination of astrology, tarot and kaballah. Stephen also serves as the chapter's E-commerce Director.

Member-at-Large: Michael Lutin

COMMITTEES

Education: John Marchesella - A practicing astrologer since 1976, certified through Level IV, John currently heads the NCGR faculty. He is a frequent contributor to astrological publications and websites, and a familiar speaker to other NCGR chapters and organizations, such as N.Y. Open Center. Currently he serves as Chair of NCGR - USA.

John is also a humanistic psychotherapist, certified by Temenos Institute, and a bereavement counselor since 1982.

Editoral Director: Tracy Allen tracy.allen@yahoo.com  

Recording Library: Nan Kaplan - Nan began studying astrology in 1971. Since 1983 she has been on the NCGR NY chapter board. During the day she is a high school librarian in the Bronx. The senior class in their last will and testament is leaving her her own psychic hotline or a crystal ball.

E-commerce Director: Stephen Fleming - Stephen relocated to New York City in 1981 to practice astrology and tarot. He has been reading professionally since 1993 and joined NCGR in 1996. Stephen served as the chapter's Editorial Director from 1999-2014 and now handling e-commerce sales.

Research Director: TBA in September

Hospitality Director: Ali Lopez

 

ASSOCIATES

NCGR-NYC Associates help out at conferences, mailings, and any other work that needs to be done. Availability and attitude are important for they must be there to help the board with their various jobs.

The rewards are the boards gratitude and free entrance into events. This position is only available when vacated by a previous associate. If you would like to be considered for this position you can submit your name by E-mail or call the NCGR chapter number (212) 255-8497.

Current Associates:

Trisha Buckley, Kirk Kahn, Anne OrteleeChiemi Matsumoto, Hollister North, Gaia Somasca, Linda Scalise, Kristen Schifferdecker, Jeneane Schmidt, Maria Wander Escudero