Goddard, Neville Lancelot
|born on||19 February 1905 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )|
|Place||Bridgetown, Barbados, 13n06, 59w37|
|Timezone||LMT m59w37 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°45' 04°27 Asc. 17°49'|
American author who wrote on the Bible, mysticism, and self-help, he was generally known as Neville.
He immigrated to New York City circa 1922, where he initially worked as a ballet and ballroom dancer.
In 1931, he began to study under an Ethiopian rabbi who introduced him to Kabbalah. He was not naturalized until around the time of World War II, when he served in the United States Army.
In early 1950s, Goddard lectured at The Town Hall on religious topics. In 1954, he was reportedly planning a "metaphysical telefilm show", though it is unclear if the project came to fruition.
Goddard had been resident in Los Angeles for roughly 20 years when he died on 1 October 1972 at age 67 in West Hollywood.
Astrofinn quotes from Goddard's lecture, "The Divine Body":
"But when I was born in 1905 my mother, so she told me years later . . she said, “The church bells were ringing when I felt labor. You came at 9:15 on Sunday night in 1905 the 19th of February. And before you were born, I knew a bit of your destiny. I knew what you were going to do; only I interpreted it as a minister. I knew in some strange way you were sent to do the work of God, but I thought that you would be a minister in the Episcopal Church,” which we then called the Church of England. Well, I never became that, not in her eyes. In her eyes, I hadn’t yet accomplished what she felt inwardly that I came to do."
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Ballet and ballroom)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (US Army, WWII)
- Vocation : Writers : How To .... (Self-help)
- Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy