Channel, Ian

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Channel, Ian Gender: M
Ian Brackenbury Channell
born on 4 December 1932 at 13:10 (= 1:10 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°12' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°03 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 01°07'

Ian Channel (in December 2012)
photo: Jerryhattric, license cc-by-sa-2.0


British-born New Zealander eccentric, known as 'The Wizard of New Zealand,' famous as the country’s only official Wizard In the 1950s he drifted, serving a stint in the Royal Air Force, working as a saleperson and teaching in the Middle East. In 1960 he enrolled in Leeds University. After earning his degree in psychology and sociology, he moved to Australia and worked as a lecturer and organizer for the community and for the arts. In 1967 he landed an assignment as college instructor and began his Ph.D. work at the School of Sociology at the University of New South Wales. Becoming increasingly eccentric he developed a unique world view blending magic, mysticism and sociology. A tall man with long beard and robes, he began giving performances as a Wizard. In 1974 he moved to New Zealand where he has become a beloved if controversial figure, giving audience to fans and tourists, performing rain dances and other wizardry as necessary.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1963 (To Australia)
  • Family : Change residence 1974 (To New Zealand)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Channel's autobiographical book, "My Life as a Miracle" (Canterbury UP, 1998), p. 7.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Other Occult Fields (wizardry)