dr. Jenn zahrt
Publisher, editor, astrologer
Jenn Zahrt, PhD, writes about the history, philosophy and epistemology of astrology, with a special focus on the German cultural realm. Her doctoral thesis, titled The Astrological Imaginary in Early Twentieth Century Germany (University of California, Berkeley, 2012), concerns the ways in which astrology shaped philosophy, literature and the arts during the Weimar Republic. A chapter from this thesis appeared in Sky and Symbol (Sophia Centre Press, 2013).
Since 2007, Zahrt has worked as a professional editor—for the interdisciplinary humanities journal, Representations (2007–2010), the literary arts quarterly, The Threepenny Review (2011–2013), and the academic journal, Culture and Cosmos (2010– ). She is the Creative Director of Sophia Centre Press (www.sophiacentrepress.com); and the Curator of Possibilities at Revelore Press (www.revelore.press), which she founded in 2017.
A recognized expert in the field of the cultural history of astrology, Zahrt has taught and lectured domestically and internationally in places such as Germany (Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig), the United Kingdom (Bath, London), and Canada (Montréal).
Since 2015, she has published the Verdant Gnosis series, which features articles on plant magic stemming from the yearly Viridis Genii Symposium, which gathers together ethnobotanists and esoteric herbalists to convene and converse on the magical and spiritual topics that pervade the history and lore of human/plant interactions. Zahrt’s work on astrology and plant magic appeared in Volume 2 of Verdant Gnosis.
Zahrt is currently translating works from German astrologers into English through the generous support of her Patreon patrons. She currently bases her astrological practice out of Seattle, WA. You can find her at Revelore’s Emerald Quarry open mic every second Wednesday of the month, as well as teaching Starlore at Arcadia Seattle every second Saturday of the month. Learn more about Jenn at www.jennzahrt.com