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Jan Kefer's affetic index

 
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Stone



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Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:37 pm    Post subject: Jan Kefer's affetic index Reply with quote

Please, can someone tell me more about the Kefer's system for dignities and compare it with the Lilly's system? How accurate it is? I was unable to find anything about it in the Internet.
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Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, who is Kefer? Confused
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Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An astrologer. Born 1906, died 1941. I think he has several books on astrology.
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Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting. Never heard of him! Having googled him I couldn't discover if he's got any of his books translated into English, or perhaps German? Do you know anything about that? Thanks!
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Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think his books can be found in Russian. I personally don't have any of his books.
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Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Jan Kefer Reply with quote

Jan Kefer was a Czech astrologer. He was born on January 31, 1906 in Novy Bydzov, Czech Republic (in 1906 it was still Austria-Hungarian Empire). In 1930’s Czechoslovakia he was one of the most prominent Czech astrologers, but he was also at the forefront of Czech Hermetic movement and one of the prominent members of "Universalie", Czech Hermetic Society. He wrote, to my knowledge, 2 books on astrology and four other ones on various subjects of magic and Hermeticism, their original names in Czech are:

* Syntetická magie - 1935
* Theurgie - 1935
* Theurgie magické evokace - 1937
* Praktická astrologie aneb umění předvídání a boje proti osudu - 1939
* Encyklopedie zapomenutého vědění - 1940
* Astrologická diagnostika - 1940

Some of these books were published only partially, as they were published in booklets and collected over a period of time. His "Praktická astrologie" from 1939 is still considered by some Czech astrologers as the bible of the Czech modern astrology, although the content of the book is quite "traditional“. The book was re-published in 1993, as well as his “Theurgie”, “Theurgie magické evokace” and “Syntetická Magie”. The publisher was the Czech publishing house TRIGON.

He was also an avid translator of magic and occult books. However, he spent most of his time as a lecturer of astrology, Hermeticism and magic.

To my knowledge none of his books were ever translated to English, but do not take my word for it.

He died in Flossenbürg concentration camp on December 3, 1941.

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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul thank you very much for this detailled answer. But that's horrible, died in a concentration camp at only 35?! How sad... And such a prolific writer, no wonder with Mercury in exact trine Jupiter and Mars just between! (I quickly draw his chart.) Let's hope someone from Czechoslovakia will translate some of his writings! At least his "system of signities" or "affetic index" which was the cause fort his thread. Thanks Paul again.
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Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating. This is totally new to me too. Its things like this that make Skyscript a joy.

Looking forward to an update on Kefer's system from a helpful Czech member!

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