AstroCalligraphics & Hermetic Engrossing

Medieval and Renaissance Scribal Techniques for Unique Elegant and Intimately Personal Maps

AstroCalligraphics and Hermetic Engrossing Studio

We are born at a given moment in a given place and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything else. - C.G.Jung

What is Astrology?

Astrology is the art of observing the synchronistic relationships between the inner world of the Mind, Heart and Spirit, and the outer Macrocosmic events.

The great Swiss psychotherapist Carl Jung found great value in studying the horoscopes of his patients, noting that it is not surprising that a Wine has characteristics unique to its time and place of vintage, thus we should not consider it surprising that a person would also have such.


AstroCalligraphics™ from the Hermetic Scriptorium is a unique design service developed by Peter Fraterdeus.

Our staff of professional scribes and hermetic engrossers use both ancient and contemporary techniques, from 13th century gilding methods to digital gicleé printing, to produce a one-of-a-kind, hand-made Horoscope, and other Charts, Maps, and Talismans, on fine and hand-made papers, or the finest vellums and parchments. Of course we will also undertake non-hermetic works as well.

Contemporary and ancient manuscript styles, including Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque are produced at the studio . Fine bookbinding, illuminated illustration, heraldic, logographic and emblematic design are available through our collaborative partnerships.

Scope of projects accepted range from intimate '16mo' pillow-books to folio and broadsheet manuscripts, design for inscription, in-situ letter carving, bespoke digital typedesign, etc.

Please contact us with inquiries. For complex personalized projects, we proceed with a multi-phase 'discovery, design, development, delivery' process.

Introductory prices start at $349.* for entry-level chart, hand-inscribed in three or more colors on a gicleé** printed chart wheel  on heavy fine-art paper. Fully hand rendered charts and data manuscripts start at $1949.

*including free standard shipping in the US
**(gicleé is fine art inkjet reproduction)


AstroCalligraphics and  Hermetic Engrossing Sketchbooks (Photo Album opens in new window)


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