skyscript.co.uk
   

home articles forum events
glossary horary quiz consultations links more

Read this before using the forum
Register
FAQ
Search
View memberlist
View/edit your user profile
Log in to check your private messages
Log in
Recent additions:
Can assassinations be prevented? by Elsbeth Ebertin
translated by Jenn Zahrt PhD
A Guide to Interpreting The Great American Eclipse
by Wade Caves
The Astrology of Depression
by Judith Hill
Understanding the mean conjunctions of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle
by Benjamin Dykes
Understanding the zodiac: and why there really ARE 12 signs of the zodiac, not 13
by Deborah Houlding

Skyscript Astrology Forum

Sad news about Maurice McCann

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> News, Notices, Books, Links
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Deb
Administrator


Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Posts: 4130
Location: England

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:25 pm    Post subject: Sad news about Maurice McCann Reply with quote

I don't know many details, only that Maurice passed away last night following a long illness. Those of us who knew him will remember him as a bright spark, a very friendly, engaging and passionate man who contributed strong arguments about traditional astrological theory. I have many fond memories and reasons to consider myself lucky to have known him, and I shall miss him.

Maurice's birthchart is given in the interview Garry Phillipson did with him in 1998 - available on this link:
http://www.skyscript.co.uk/mccann.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Astraea



Joined: 04 Oct 2004
Posts: 351
Location: Colorado, USA

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is such sad news. I corresponded with him several years ago about his Tara software program and techniques, and found him to be warm, gracious, and eager to discuss ideas. Thank you for letting us know about his passing, Deb.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kim Farnell



Joined: 18 Dec 2003
Posts: 256

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just came in to post this to see that Deborah had already done so.

Maurice died peacefully in hospital yesterday evening. His brother was with him.

His funeral will be held in Belfast in the very near future. Although I don't yet have details, I'm happy to forward them to anyone who requests as soon as I do.

The Lodge will also be holding an event in London to celebrate Maurice's life. This will be open to anyone who wishes to attend and I will post details here as soon as they're available.

Maurice was my friend as well as colleague, and although I had known for some time that he was seriously ill, the news has still come as a great shock. All of us who knew him are greatly saddened and will miss him.

Kim
_________________
www.kimfarnell.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Mark
Moderator


Joined: 30 Sep 2005
Posts: 4954
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such very sad news.

I came to know of Maurice McCann through his extremely interesting and stimulating books such as his work Eclipses (with Derek Appleby), The Void of Course Moon, and The Sun and the Aspects. Although best known for his interest in horary and traditional astrology he also did important research in other areas. For example his pioneering work on the 1927 chart for the UK in Realta.

http://skyscript.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6043

I had the good fortune to meet him once at the History of Astrology Conference in 2008.

A real loss not just for his family and friends but for the astrological community in general.

Mark
_________________
‘’As thou conversest with the heavens, so instruct and inform thy minde according to the image of Divinity…’’ William Lilly
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Andrew Bevan



Joined: 20 Dec 2005
Posts: 4674
Location: Oslo, Norway

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was sad news and does call for a moment of rememberance. It is a powerful reminder that inspite of the many differentiations within the field of astrology, we are all very closely knit together. Maurice struck me as being warm, sensitive, knowledgeable and dedicated. Thank you, Maurice!

'Death comes upon us as an occupational crises in the career of Man often accompanied with shock and mourning. This is because we from a limited perspective of mortality lack the vision of the longer journey of the Arrow of the Archer as it flies freely towards its ultimate target.'

'We need to develop a deeper insight into the nature of death. Wisdom and insight provides us with vision of our Soul Purpose, as Man should not fear so greatly of letting the Spirit free.'

_________________
http://www.astronor.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Kim Farnell



Joined: 18 Dec 2003
Posts: 256

Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Astrological Lodge of London is hosting an afternoon to celebrate the life and work of Maurice McCann.

It will take place on Saturday 2 April at The Old Red Cow (upstairs function room) in Smithfield at 71 Long Lane, EC1A 9EJ from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

***This is open to anyone who wishes to attend. ***

(Those of you who are easily confused might want to know that the room is booked under my name – simply ask the bar staff if you can’t work out what you’re doing – I’ll be there early.)

If you would like to publically share your reminiscences of Maurice on the day, please let me know.

If you have a horror of speaking in public, or aren’t able to attend, we would appreciate it if you could send your thoughts and memories in writing. These will be placed in a memory book for attendees to browse through on the day (if you attend you can add to the book while you’re there) and later online. Please contact Claire Chandler regarding this at claire@clairechandler.com. (Claire is away until 5 March so don’t worry if you don’t get an immediate response.)

We would also appreciate any photographs or information you can share which will contribute towards his biography that we will publish in the summer issue of Astrology Quarterly and also online. You can contact me direct about this – and regarding any other questions or comments – at kim@kimfarnell.co.uk.

Directions

Nearest station: Barbican (130m) - zone 1
Turn right out of Barbican tube station and right at the lights up Long Lane. The pub is on your left just about when you get to Smithfield Market.

Alternatively, you can use the following stations:Farringdon (440m) - zone 1, City Thameslink (470m), St. Paul's (540m) - zone 1, Moorgate (700m) - zone 1

If you are coming from outside London, you may find this useful:
http://tinyurl.com/49jxv9c

For travelling within London, you can find information here:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

A map of the area is at:
http://tinyurl.com/4jbtwsp

Although it isn’t essential, it would be helpful if you could notify me if you plan to attend so that we can have an idea of numbers. Although the formal event is scheduled to end by 5 pm, you can obviously retire to the bar downstairs or to another nearby watering hole – there are dozens in the area – if you want to carry on chatting.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

Kim
_________________
www.kimfarnell.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Kim Farnell



Joined: 18 Dec 2003
Posts: 256

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just want to remind everyone of Saturday's event.

If you can make it, it will be great to see you.

If not and you'd like someone to read a reminisence, comment or whatever on your behalf, please let me know as soon as you can.
_________________
www.kimfarnell.co.uk
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> News, Notices, Books, Links All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
. Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

       
Contact Deborah Houlding  | terms and conditions  
All rights on all text and images reserved. Reproduction by any means is not permitted without the express
agreement of Deborah Houlding or in the case of articles by guest astrologers, the copyright owner indictated