Bruno & Louise Huber began teaching their wonderful new system of astrological psychology in the 1960s in Zürich, initially in the form of seminars and later as formal courses. All the teachings were originally in German and a large following of students was soon established. Over subsequent years a series of books began to appear, and the Hubers became known internationally, giving talks at international conferences.
Two English-speaking astrologers, Englishman Richard Llewellyn and American Pam Tyler, became enthused by the approach and were inspired to establish an English Huber School in 1983, to make available these teachings in the English-speaking world.
With enormous energy, Richard created correspondence courses that became the Diploma and Foundation Courses, and established the formalities of an English Huber School (Astrological Psychology Institute UK), a pool of tutors, a newsletter and an administrative system. Richard was Principal of the school until in 1991 he passed on the business to a new Principal Joyce Hopewell, with Richard remaining as Principal Emeritus.
The school continued to operate much as before until 2003, when the Astrological Psychology Association was established. Joyce became Principal Emeritus, and the courses and tutor pool were organised by a Course Administrator – first David Kerr and later Ghislaine Adams. Around the same time, the HopeWell publisher was established by Barry & Joyce Hopewell and the full range of Huber books were gradually made available in English, plus further books by Joyce and others.
More recently, it became clear that the number of formal students was declining, bringing into question the future sustainability of the School. It was decided to publish the courses for self-study, stop new enrolments and make tutoring available on a flexible freelance basis. The final Diplomas were awarded at the beginning of 2020. As a Diploma-awarding body, the School had reached the end of its lifecycle, but the teachings and Huber astrology go on, now an accepted part of the rich mix of astrological approaches. Further development of this fascinating enterprise of exploration into the self is now in the hands of all of you who have been a part of it.
The Astrological Psychology Association will continue to provide a community of interest and related resources as long as there is the will to keep it going.
At this time it seems appropriate to simply recognise and record appreciation of the efforts of all who have been involved in what has been quite a large enterprise. Many have worked hard for small or no reward in the service of astrological psychology. Thanks to you all!
- Richard Llewellyn
- Pam Tyler
The Principals/ Emeriti:
- Richard Llewellyn
- Joyce Hopewell
The Course Administrators:
- David Kerr
- Ghislaine Adams
The Tutors: The above (except Pam) plus, in no particular order:
- Alice Llewellyn
- Val Burnham
- Brian Vickery
- Joan Swallow
- Brenda Miller
- Jonathan Powell
- Maggie Lewis
- Jaki Rothery
- Sue Cameron
- Yvonne Taylor
- Diana Brandt
- Jeremy Cooper
- Iris Schenks
- Deborah Maw
- Trish Crawford
- Sue Lewis
- Linda O’Donoghue
- Sue Seymour
- Kathy Rogers
- Nadja McDevitt
- Nascita Williams
- Sira Beaumayne
- Caroline Buck
- Donald Millar
- Christa Hensel
- Wendy Oak
And then there are all the others who have helped in various auxiliary roles. Many of the above, plus, in no particular order:
- Barbara Byatt (Treasurer)
- Sue Parker (Treasurer)
- Reyn Swallow (Software)
- Elly Gibbs (Software)
- Colin Wilton (Website)
- Jane Brooks (Website)
- Barry Hopewell (Publications, Conjunction, Website)
- Linda Tinsley (Bookshop)
- Sara Inkster (Conjunction)
- Caroline Adlestone (Conjunction)
- Vicky Woodgate (Admin)
- Annabel Burton (Admin)
- Maggie Jeffery (Student rep)
Apologies if we missed you off. It is difficult to be sure that this is a complete list!
The featured image is part of the old Course Prospectus.
How lovely to see so many familiar names on the list of people who have been involved with the school. A big ‘thank you’ to Joyce & Barry and so many others who have given so much time and energy to the school over many years and have worked hard to ensure the future availability of Huber astrology to the English-speaking world. A new era is beginning.
It is rare to have the privilege of hearing about new ideas of the magnitude of Huber astrology from the people who present them to the world. The foundation created by Bruno & Louise is very strong and is being passed on to the next generation of Huber astrologers through their books, the internet and the work of all their followers around the world. I am particularly grateful to Richard Llewellyn who was my tutor, way back in the 1980’s soon after the English Huber School was established and it is a tribute to Richard that the foundation and diploma courses I studied at that time were so professionally organised and beautifully presented. Richard, Bruno & Louise gave me a love of Huber astrology that has been a constant companion during the last 35 years and I continue to promote their legacy.
Thanks, Sue (Cameron). It’s good to know that the inspiration from the early days with Bruno & Louise lives on, as I’m sure it does with many others.
I met Louise and Bruno Huber at an AA Conference at around 1983/4. I found their teaching so enlivening and colourful and i wanted to know more instantly. Pam Tyler who was living in Londond used to hold small tutorial groups in her flat in Knighsbridge. Then the training followed not long after, Brian Vickery was my tutor. This course introduced me to Psychosynthesis so I took time out and went off to do their training. I have been a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist since 1989.
In 2010 I decided to re-engage with the course and try to finish what I had started. Ghislaine was my tutor and I went up to London for Sue Lewis’s Saturday tutorials and there I met Marilyn Burnett who has been a supportive friend and mentor.
This course has been life changing for me and the richness of the wise and wonderful teachers and friends I have met over the years, I have heart warming gratitude. Thank You.
A special acknowledgement goes to Richard Llewellyn, Pam Tyler and of course the Hubers. Plus the Hopewell’s publications of Huber Astrology which will keep the practice alive for many decades to come.
My biggest regret that due to berievement and my own health issues i wasnt able to complete Module 8 and finally finish the course.
Astrological Psychology is so much part of who I am that I find it difficult to express my love and deep gratitude to the many who have supported me in my learning.
Bruno and Louise will stay alive through us as we carry on using their teaching in our day-to-day lives and in our encounters. My special thanks go to Barry for keeping the website/blog up-to-date and encouraging input. This is so valuable.