Benjamine, Elbert

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Benjamine, Elbert Gender: M
Williams, Benjamin Parker
born on 12 December 1882 at 05:55 (= 05:55 AM )
Place Adel, Iowa, 41n37, 94w01
Timezone LMT m94w01 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°26' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°19 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 02°22'

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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 11/18/1951, age 68.

Link to Wikipedia biography


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


  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1900 (Contacted by Brotherhood)

Source Notes

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


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