Jacob Schwartz, an
astrologer who studied and wrote about asteroids, died at the age of 78. He lived and practiced outside of Philadelphia,
PA. In addition, to his practice, Jacob
lectured and wrote many articles on the asteroids. He also taught astrology at The Main Line Nite School.
Jacob was born in
Philadelphia, PA and had a Doctorate in Communications from the University of
Illinois and a Master's from the University of Chicago. He left the business world to become a
full-time astrologer in 1974. He was
the first Western astrologer to lecture, write and teach in the former Soviet
Jacob had a Level
IV certification through NCGR. He was the Articles Editor of Prodigy's
Astrology & New Age forum and Llewellyn published his Asteroid Name Encyclopedia in 1995. Jacob wrote a column for Horoscope
Guide Magazine and also authored
Asteroid Signatures for Kepler.
BOOKS: Jacob Schwartz wrote Asteroid Name Encyclopedia which was
published by Llewellyn in 1995.
Jacob and I were
very close from 1981 to 1985. He was a Professor of Parapsychology at Temple
University which is where we met. I was a student in his class. He also taught
other classes at Temple University during that time but I don't recall which
Jacob and I traveled to Ireland and Greece together
during those years. I have two photo albums of that time. I am not sure if you
would like to have pictures of him from that time period but if you do I would
be happy to mail them to you. I don't have the ability to scan.
Jacob was a wonderful, considerate, ridiculously
intelligent man who was warm and kind and had an incredible sense of humor. He
had a never ending search for knowledge and was in love with classical music
particularly English composers such as Vaughn Williams, George Butterworth, and
Elgar as well as Sibelius, Mahler and Rachmaninoff. He loved to find obscure
composers and beautiful places in nature like Ringing Rock, PA.
When Jacob and I were together he lived at 1706
Locust St and we often went to the Academy of Music and sat in Family Circle and
listened tand watched Riccardo Muti conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra. It
was pure bliss.
Jacob had such faith
in life and always projected positive energy which had a deep affect on me. He
was a man ahead of his time. He introduced me to the world of "New Age",
organic food, vegetarianism, and a respect for and honor of all living things;
long before it was mainstream.
Jacob, I used to call him Jacoby, truely had a
profound affect on people, and often changed their lives for the better. His
readings were so thorough and he provided such insight to those he touched.
The world has lost an extraordinary human being and
the heavens now have a beautiful soul.
- Patricia Crawford
I remember Jacob Schwartz. It was sometime back in the late 70's, during the days at 17th and Locust. He was a really cool dude. Way before the "PC's" and technology, he attained much of his knowledge through books. He was my astrologer, spiritual guide and mentor. He did my charts. I also remember attending a "reincarnation session" with him....unforgettable! He had a sparkling charm and wit.
Rest in Peace dear Jacob. You are a shining star illuminating the heavens!
~Tina Cherry Sepkowicz
BIRTH AND DEATH DATA:
BIRTH: May 24, 1932 at 4:22 AM in Philadelphia, PA.
Birth data is from Astrologia.PL http://www.astrologychart.eu/astrology/jacob-schwartz.html
DEATH: Jacob passed away on January 13,
2010 at Glenside, PA, as stated in the Social Security Death Index.
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