They are among the handful of Westerners who have both absorbed the fundamentals of Indian society, as well as possess the literary resources to explain it to the rest of us. Currently, Hart de Fouw lives in Canada. Robert Svoboda is said to live in Texas, but many of his students seem to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their books are brilliant. The origins of Jyotish; 2.
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They are among the handful of Westerners who have both absorbed the fundamentals of Indian society, as well as possess the literary resources to explain it to the rest of us. Currently, Hart de Fouw lives in Canada. Robert Svoboda is said to live in Texas, but many of his students seem to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Their books are brilliant. The origins of Jyotish; 2. The philosophy of Jyotish; 3. Essential astronomy for Jyotish; 4. The grahas planets ; 5. The rashis constellations ; 6. The bhavas houses ; 7. The panchanga; 8. The nakshatras; 9. Interpretation of the horoscope; Graha yogas; Example charts. Afterward; Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Comment: We are pleased to report this excellent book is again back in print.
For western readers, this is perhaps the most literate, the most comprehensible, the most detailed survey of Indian astrology ever written. From the back cover: Jyotish states that by considering the state of the cosmos when an event occurs, we can begin to understand its nature - and to prepare an appropriate response. Although there are similarities with Western astrology there are also profound differences. Now published in the US by Lotus Press. Relationship skills; 3.
The four cornerstones; 4. Building on the cornerstones; 5. The ten porutthams; 6. Is she a Lakshimi? Is he a Kubera? The Ayurveda of relationships; 9. The navamsha; Timing; Conclusion. Comment: From the preface: "This volume presents a synthesized approach to horoscope compatibility analysis, developed over some years of experimentation. Certain of these techniques are based on oral traditions that somehow were never incorporated into the classical works of antiquity.
Others come from our direct lineage mentors of Jyotisha. Our attempts to synthesize notwithstanding, we believe the foundations of the methods that we introduce here are firmly anchored in Jyotisha.
Many readers will find the principles we advocate cohere in practice rather more readily than they may seem to in print. To minimize the risk of selecting illustrative horoscopes that merely selectively support our theses, we have purposely chosen a limited set of examples, testing each of our varied techniques on the same subjects to provide a fairer picture of how an actual relationship analysis might proceed.
Chapter 6, "Is she a Lakshimi? One who is born to richess may have it thrust upon them almost from birth itself. If so, the parents will be responsible eg, profit until the child reaches maturity. Other outcomes of children are also discussed. Weiser, pages. Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Ma; 2. Spirits; 8. Avishkara; 9. Girnar: Ginar, Devotion. The right hand path, familiar to the Christian west, is the surrender of our sinful selves to the purity of an external path.
Worship, in other words. The left hand path of tantra requires the previous purification eg, mastery of the self no more internal sin! It is a path that appeals to contrarian sensualists, who quickly come to grief over it.
Indeed, Svoboda himself merely repeats the stories told him by his mentor, guru Vimalananda, adding little material of his own.
Agni; 2. Preliminaries: Food, Panchamakara; 4. Appendix: Yantras: A general description, The nine nath siddhas. Like all true disciples, Svoboda recounts he had to force himself to meet the man, who, while quickly becoming a major influence on Svoboda, never, in the strictly technical sense, became his guru.
Stoney; 2. Elan; 3. Timir; 5. Scarlet Ruby; 6. The city of delusion; 7. Repay; 8. Redstone; 9. Prakriti siddhi; Epilogue. Comment: The blurb on the back of this book does not quite sum it up. Eg, karma, but not the dull preachy sort. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Purvakarma: Introduction.
Pradhanakarma - The Greatness of Saturn: 1. King Vikrama deliberates in his court over which of the nine planets is superior; 2. The Sun; 3. The Moon; 4. Mars; 5. Mercury; 6. Jupiter; 7. Venus; Intermezzo: The debate; 8. Saturn; 9. The begging of the universe; The verdict; King Vikrama is falsely accused of theft, and is put to work on the oil mill; The lifting of the seven and a half and the pleasing of Lord Saturn; King Vikrama reveals his identity; King Vikrama returns to Ujjayini.
Appendix: Calculation of the seven and a half. It happens once every ish years. In the Preface, the author writes: During the decade that I lived all but continuously in India my greatest fortune was to have spent eight of those years in the company of my mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. When he introduced me to the Shani Mahatmya "The Greatness of Saturn" it was a mid-morning in early just before Saturn was to begin afflicting my natal Moon.
This is what happened during those 7. Lotus Press, pages. Comment: A basic introduction to Vedic astrology. Komilla Sutton began her astrological studies in Bombay in She moved to England in Wessex Astrologer, pages. The Rahu-Ketu personality - the compulsion to experience life; 3. The karmic axis; 5. Rahu Ketu through the signs; 6. Karmic experiences - nodal conjunctions; 8. The yogas; The timing of the nodal experience; Transits; Eclipses;
Akishicage Selected pages Title Page. Amazon Hagt Refurbished products with a warranty. Like all true disciples, Svoboda recounts he had to force himself to meet the man, who, while quickly becoming a major influence on Svoboda, never, in the strictly technical sense, became his guru. My experience of learning with teachers who are part of an oral tradition has been life changing and magical. Similar authors to follow We are pleased to report this excellent book is again back in print. Komilla Sutton began her astrological studies in Bombay in I am so grateful for his presence in my life and give thanks to his guru Sri Vimalananda. Man on the Moon?
Contact My experience of learning with teachers who are part of an oral tradition has been life changing and magical. The learning from teacher to student nurtures and reinforces emotional, mental, physical and spiritual pathways that promote clarity and discernment, cultivating deep and insightful vision. The teachers that I list below have opened my eyes, heart and mind to the Vedic traditions and helped me to align with my purpose. My gratitude to them is immense.