The major difference between Tropical and Sidereal systems has nothing to do with the accuracy of either system or their appropriate application.
This is the first, in a series of articles which will present a wide range of topics, directly and indirectly, associated with the use and application of Tropical and Sidereal astrology. Other related disciplines and branches of science, such as Physics, specifically non-locality, and current findings due to the expansion of scientific thought, such as near-death-experiences (NDE). Let’s begin.
The barriers to merging Tropical and Sidereal (Jyotish) astrology are similar to the barriers of understanding consciousness. The arguments used to define an expanded view of consciousness are the same as those needed to understand Jyotish. Basically, consciousness is not tied to matter, it is greater than matter and exists both within and outside matter. Consciousness is energy and energy cannot be destroyed, hence the great value of Jyotish.
Once again, we are seeing the teachings of the ancients being reconfirmed. This morning an article came in the mail. The article started with a definition that warmed my heart: Chronobiology is a branch of biology that examines periodic phenomena in the body and how we adapt to solar and lunar related rhythms.
The relationships between beliefs, judgments and actions matter. The fact of the matter is, beliefs are linked to judgments. Judgments shape actions toward all subjects, including different forms of astrology. Within any culture there are ideas and beliefs about creation, the existence of good and evil, expectations and responsibilities. What these ideas entail is vitally important and need to be reflected on from time to time.
Religion contributes to life within any culture by providing an explanation and reason for existence. Religion also brings people together under one umbrella while providing hope, and sometimes confidence, for a positive future. Religions shape the way people see themselves, others and the world around them.
The second source to confirm ancient knowledge is a collection of literature. The collection comes from the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Puranas of India. These volumes hold remarkable science, some of which our present cultures are only beginning to look at. For example, the Upanishads deal directly with levels of consciousness at a considerably higher level than can be dealt with today. A short explanation of what these works deal with will help the reader to understand the significance of the knowledge they contain.
There are two sources of ancient knowledge. The oldest first-hand information available about the ‘science’ of the ancients is preserved in astronomically aligned structures like the pyramids and monuments such as Stonehenge etc. The second source of ancient science is called the Veda, the knowledge from an ancient Vedic culture. These two sources of information remind us our ancient relatives were much more than uneducated thugs and cave dwellers. Nor can we continue to assume the roots of all knowledge rest within the last 5000 years.
There is ample evidence showing whole strains of humans have come and gone. Maybe we too will be replaced. Maybe our days are numbered? At the moment DNA testing is showing how we are all related to each other, one way or another. According to legend, and DNA research, we certainly aren’t the only critter to fall under the heading of human. Just as there are birds, many different varieties of birds, chances are there were other forms of human beings.
The last three years have taught me how much of what we know just isn’t true. Common explanations about when time keeping began and who did it are filled with misconceptions. The Babylonians and Assyrians, brilliant though they were, were not the source of all...