The 2018 ASA Board is composed of a dynamic group of astrologers and astrology enthusiasts, who have come together to grow the organization through their various talents and perspectives. Read more about the 2018 ASA representatives here:
2018 ASA Board:
Russ von Ohlhausen is an transpersonal ontological consciousnesses catalyzer, writer, lecturer and research astrologer; his work reflects a lifetime of study of science, religions, myths, metaphysics & most importantly – nature – and what they reveal about consciousness & human behavior. Russ is a co-founder of the Astrological Society of Austin in 2005 & inaugural member (in 2006) & previously its Vice President; he has taught on metaphysics & science at Kepler College, serving as interim directing advisor for Kepler Research Institute, in Seattle, WA., written and taught with Astrology Hub, and NCGR, and lectured at various esoteric organizations such as IONS (Institute for Noetic Science) & INACS. Russ was a member of the Western Delegation and speaker at the 28th IVC Conference in Kolkata, India. He will be speaking UAC’18 in Chicago, OPA i-Astrologer, C*I*A – ASTRAM Denver Conference, and opening at Vedic Astrology Conference in Sedona. He is also a member of, writes for and will be speaking at events for OPA, ISAR, NCGR, KIA, ROMA, and various other organizations this year.
A student of Buddhist, Jainist, Vedic & Hermetic philosophy, Russell has travelled extensively and researched sacred astronomical sites and temples in Central America, South Asia, Tibet, Nepal and Cambodia. He studied history, science and psychology at Texas A&M University-Commerce; served in the U.S. Navy; was an advisor for NGO Orphans & Youth organizations in Nepal & Tibet. Currently he is creating a nature-oriented ‘sustainable community space and spiritual center’ at Lotus Bend Sanctuary in south Austin, Texas. In 2005, Russ founded a spiritual non-profit organization, which has since evolved into The Shift Foundation, dedicated to the reintegration of ancient ritual reverence with new models of spirituality in a modern world, which currently brings people together and introduces them to a number of cultural ceremonial and healing modalities.
Today, Russell is focused on creating tools and resources to help reintegrate the ancient wisdoms with modern science and reviving the path to holistic spiritual living. He is currently working with transpersonal healing therapies within both the standard scientific and non-standard meta-science realms, using astro-psychology, entheogenic guidance, dance & movement and sound-light healing techniques to explore consciousness, more at ritesofthesun.com. More recently with is life partner Shannon Gill, he has been involved developing a new in “embodied astrology” through the Ecstatic Dance/Cosmic Mass movement in the US.
His ground-breaking work in cosmological mechanics, and astrological & mathematical research, Celestia Mathematica & The Fibonacci Zodiac, is currently being taught by other astrological schools as a foundational theory of the governing structure behind astrological knowledge and cosmological mechanics. He is also the creator of Zodiac Faces: Planetary Physiognomy and The Holy Myth: The Bible as Astrological Treatise, and the ARC-Database Initiative (Astrological Research Collaborative).
Shannon Gill-Jones is an certified Evolutionary Astrologer, Jungian Life Coach, founder of “Rhythm Sanctuary”, an ecstatic dance community in Colorado and Texas, facilitator of women’s spiritual retreats and events, and most recently working as the Coordinating Director for Lotus Bend Sanctuary, a spiritual retreat center in Austin, Texas.
She received her degree in Contemplative Psychology with an emphasis in Expressive Arts and Healing from Naropa Buddhist University in Boulder CO, followed by a professional certification as a Jungian Life Coach from the Archetypal Academy, and most recently completed Maurice Fernandez’s professional Evolutionary Astrology Course.
Shannon is also the co-founder of the non-profit organization “The Shift Foundation”, currently serves on the board of the ASA (Astrological Society of Austin) and has a private practice in Austin, Tx where she is passionate about empowering people to find alignment with their Soul’s Contract and becoming an active participant in our current shifting paradigm.
Courtney has studied with OPA’s Maurice Fernandez.