Baker, Douglas M.
|born on||31 December 1922 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||GMT h0w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||09°33' 13°45 Asc. 05°47'|
British astrologer and occultist, a prolific writer of books based on the Alice Bailey teachings. Raised in South Africa, he graduated in the arts before returning to the UK to study medicine at Sheffield University, graduating in 1964. He spent ten years studying and teaching child psychology in London's East End schools.
He was the medical advisor to the De La Warr Labs and together, he and George de la Warr produced the book, "Bio magnetism," a classic on the exposure of living tissue to magnetisms.
By this time, Dr. Baker had already begun to lecture on astrology and the esoteric sciences in England, Canada and the U.S. He became the founder and organizer of the Esoteric Science Festivals in 1972. With the establishment of Claregate College, first in America and later in England in the '70s, Baker encouraged hundreds to systematize their esoteric studies.
His audio tapes grew to more than 400 lectures given around the world. His authorship extends to more than a hundred books on various esoteric subjects, the largest collection of occult works by a living writer. With his students at Claregate College, he completed a magnum opus: a comprehensive dictionary of astrology in three volumes.
By 1998, when Baker spoke at the AFA Convention in Florida, he was engaged on extensive worldwide lecture tours.
- compare to chart of Bailey, Alice A. (born 16 June 1880)
- Social : End a program of study 1964 (Graduated from Sheffield University)
- Social : Joined group 1972 (Founder of Esoteric Science Festivals)
David Fisher quotes his book, "Esoteric Astology: Part I"
- Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (World-wide lecture circuit)
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (South Africa and UK)
- Vocation : Education : Public speaker (World-wide lecturer on occult)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher (Taught child psychology)
- Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist (Graduate 1964)
- Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer (Pro)
- Vocation : Writers : Astrology (Books, dictionary)
- Vocation : Writers : Metaphysics/ Parapsychology (Over 100 books)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Science)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Founded Festivals , Claregate)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession