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To: alt.magick
From: tyagi nagasiva
Subject: Astrology (
Date: 49920701

Q: (About scientific basis for planetary influence upon human events)

The 'hypothesis of astrology', as has been remarked upon elsewhere, is most
often misunderstood and then maligned BASED ON THIS MISUNDERSTANDING.
Alternatively, it is interpreted within a worldview which directly contra-
dicts such occult disciplines as astrology and then is called impossible

This is why I choose to focus on the phrase 'As above, so below' when
speaking of modern Science in this way.  How many 'scientists' have ever
both accepted that astrology was based on the IDENTITY of the individual
with the cosmos, and not spouted some repudiation based on their lack
of faith in such an hypothesis?  Most have not understood the first
relation (hell, most ASTROLOGERS have not understood the relation in this
way!) and few who claim to be scientists have given it the thought it

Such object-oriented studies revolving around 'proof' will
never reveal astrology's true value.  Note that I am not among the
majority in the astrological field when I argue this viewpoint.

Astrology can no more be 'tested by modern
materialist science' than my taste for chocolate cake can be 'known'
by a linguist.  Modern science has a warped view of astrology which
several 'astrologers' are happy to substantiate.  You are debating
fortune-telling and influence-theories, perhaps.  Even if your criticism
lies in the realms of pattern-correlation, this does not say anything
about the value of astrology AS A TOOL OF SELF-REFLECTION.  This is ALL
I am talking about.  Please don't think I'm defending anything else here.

Subjective sciences (now called 'Magick') derive mostly from Asian
and ancient Gnostic philosophies which have only recently been considered
worthy of examination by Eurocentric dogmatists.  

tyagi nagasiva

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