Benjamine, Elbert

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Benjamine, Elbert Gender: M
born on 12 December 1882 at 05:55 (= 05:55 AM )
Place Des Moines IA, USA, 41n36, 93w36
Timezone LMT m93w36 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°25' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 02°22'


American astrologer, the founder of the Church of Light who used the pseudonym of C.C. Zain. His birth name was Benjamine P. Williams, but he changed it to Elbert Benjamine, later calling himself C.C. Zain.. He is the author of the "Brotherhood of Light" series of philosophical and astrological textbooks. Up until 1900, he studied as a naturalist, at which time he was contacted by the Brothers of Light during a mystical experience.

Died 11/181951, age 68.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Drake, W.M.A. (born 24 January 1912)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 November 1951 (Age 68)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1900 (Contacted by Brotherhood)

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes him. Same in Sabian Symbols No.84


  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
  • Vocation : Religion : Metaphysical
  • Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Church of Light series)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founder of Church Of Light)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Contact with Brothers of Light)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Founder of astrology school)
  • Traits : Personality : Mystical