I recall that the classes were very full in the beginning, but narrowed down to a very few toward the end. The math is what seemed to be the factor that weeded out so many. It was complex and not for anyone who made mistakes – one error would throw a chart completely off and it would be wrong. But, I took to all of the studies very well and graduated with original certificates signed by Sybil herself.
Sybil wrote more than 60 books about astrology and numerous metaphysical subjects. Her family in England was involved in astrology and some notable persons who visited her home were H.G. Wells, Lawrence of Arabia and Aleister Crowley.
Born in Straffordshire, England, she was one of the most publicized metaphysicians of the 20th century. Her grandmother prepared astrological charts for such as Dame Edith Sitwell. Sybil talked about having foreseen the success of a French captain named Charles DeGaulle, and predicted the literary achievements and death of Ian Fleming long before he wrote the 007 stories.
It was after reading her book, “My Life in Astrology” that I made the decision to formally learn this very ancient and scientific art. Ironically, once I made the decision that I wanted to study, and that I wanted to study at her school, within six months she moved to the United States and opened a school in the very city in which I lived.
Sybil Leek and Charles Luntz wrote the most in-depth set of courses available at that time. She was a good astrologer and healer which became lesser known when the sensational stories of her mystical powers kept hitting the newspapers, magazines and television shows.
I attended her memorial service following her death in Melbourne, Florida and the way home stopped by a shop that was closing to look for a book on a specific subject and there, on the shelf, was the subject matter that I sought, and it was written by Sybil Leek. I did not know she had written on the particular subject matter and was delightfully surprised. The book was a new, hardback copy and marked down to $1.00 – it was a gift indeed! I still have the book as well as the one that was so influential to me along with those invaluable courses. I'm sure that her gregarious spirit watches over the world today.