புள்ளிவிவர இயலின் அடிப்படையில் ஜோதிடத்தை ஆராய்ந்தவர்! (Post No.6180)

Written by S.Nagarajan

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Date: 11 March 2019


GMT Time uploaded in London – 11-57 am


Post No. 6180

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  1. Rama Nanjappa

     /  March 11, 2019

    There are many approaches to astrology, and many types of astrology. Astrology can be taken as predictive, indicative , fatalistic. The Indian approach to astrology is essentially based on the theory of karma. Some types of karma can be dealt with and its effects controlled, modified, though not entirely nullified. But certain types of karma are ‘untouchable’. It is here that astrologers play their part. or games.
    The scientific bases of astrology have been endlessly debated, but no consensus reached. No astrologer can say with certainty that something will happen. This is where astrology gets hit. But it is debatable whether in such cases astrology is at fault or the astrologer. After all, we see even in such an objective science as medicine, the same medicine or treatment does not work for all, even by the same doctor or at all times.
    Dr. Richard Tarnas, a cultural historian, is well known for his masterly work ” The Passion of The Western Mind” which deals with the ideas that have shaped the Western world. Tarnas worked with such great minds as Joseph Campbell, Stanislav Grof, Gregory Bateson. Huston Smith, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, James Hillman., at the Esalen Institute, California.This book drew international appreciation.
    He took to the study of astrology from a different angle. He studied it for its ‘archetypal’ effects – ie the effects of planetary movements on human mind. He first wrote “Prometheus The Awakener” in 1995 on the nature and effects of Uranus on both individuals and societies. He identifies Uranus with the mythological Prometheus.

    But Tarnas’s most important book is “Cosmos and Psyche” 2007. In this, he advances the thesis that the important cultural events of the West have uncannily coincided with the movements of the planets. This approach is now called Archetypal Astrology. His main idea has been how to seek the sense of the sacred in the modern world. As usual with such thesis, the so called academic world is deeply divided, some praising and some ridiculing it .

    In India, the ill-effects of the conjunction of the 8 planets in February 1962 were debated. in a big way. Nehru pooh-poohed the idea and even called Hinduism kitchen religion. Ironically, when the Chinese invaded India shortly thereafter, it was Nehru’s foreign policy that took a direct hit and Nehru lost his sheen and stature. Thus we see the archetypal effect of planetary movements. B.V. Raman used to write about such things in The Astrological Magazine, but I do not know whether anyone has studied to what extent he was correct in his views.

    I used to follow the Sunday columns of Peter Vidal in the Sunday Standard for many years. I distinctly remember one of his predictions. Writing in the late 70s ( 76/77) on the value of gold, he said that if we plotted the price of gold since the last century on a map, the prices beyond 2000 could not be indicated on the same graph- it would just jump off the graph! And this has happened- another instance of archetypal astrology, though not called so then.

    Astrology’s foundations look sensible, but its predictive accuracy is questionable. This is not so surprising when we see that even doctors differ on diagnosis based on the same data, and that legal minds differ on the same points of law. But it can shed great light AFTER the event! Statistical astrology belongs to this category, but an expert statistician need not be correct in his predictions.

    All said, belief in astrology is universal. Even Indian newspapers who call themselves modern and secular carry astrological columns. They know which side their bread is buttered!

  2. Santhanam Nagarajan

     /  March 11, 2019

    thanks for the input. i have analysed the astrology in my book “Jodhidam unmaiya’ ( 26 chapters published in SriJosyam (Gnana aalayam group magazine).According to me , the Astrology is true. (very vast and deep and only a few could learn it completely) Astrologers – a big question mark??! Most of them are money minded and they know not what they are saying! So we have to seek the guidance from correct person! Reg Peter Vidal, I am a fan of him. Somehow his predictions clicked for me. May be coincidence , May be true astrology! I used to read first every sunday Indian express – Sunday Standard

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