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  Topic: Uranus as death star in Thai astrology
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 7
Views: 10166

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:58 pm   Subject: Uranus as death star in Thai astrology
I am not sure how to attach image here. But here is a link to a typical Thai horoscope:
https://www.fiverr.com/chevalierz/tell-your-fortune-with-thai-horoscope

The astrologer I met included Neptun ...
  Topic: Uranus as death star in Thai astrology
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 7
Views: 10166

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:56 pm   Subject: Uranus as death star in Thai astrology
Last month in April, I had the opportunity to meet one of the chief astrologers in Thailand, the assistant abbot of the Wat Pho, the main monastery in Bangkok. I was shown different kinds of tradition ...
  Topic: Uranus as death star in Thai astrology
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 7
Views: 10166

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:58 am   Subject: Uranus as death star in Thai astrology
[Apologies for cross-posting as I realized only later that this may be the appropriate forum for the topic]

Recently a French researcher based in Bangkok referred to me the following news article o ...
  Topic: Uranus as death star in Thai horoscopy
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 3
Views: 3950

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:55 am   Subject: Uranus as death star in Thai horoscopy
Recently a French researcher based in Bangkok referred to me the following news article on Uranus worship in a major Thai Buddhist temple:

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1457332339 ...
  Topic: Profection and the Lord of the Year
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 9
Views: 7072

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:09 am   Subject: Profection and the Lord of the Year
Could someone please kindly point me to the most updated study on the concept of Profection and the Lord of the Year? I would in addition like to know how widely this method is actually practiced in W ...
  Topic: Rahu/Ketu and the Greco-Roman lunar nodes
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 16
Views: 16592

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:16 pm   Subject: Rahu/Ketu and the Greco-Roman lunar nodes
The idea of Rāhu and Ketu as Dragon's head and tail does not appear to be Indian as evinced by the way Varāhamihira attributed this view to "some other people" (anye) in Bṛha ...
  Topic: An 8th cen. Chinese translation of Tetrabiblos in Syriac
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 5
Views: 4065

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:05 pm   Subject: An 8th cen. Chinese translation of Tetrabiblos in Syriac
Thanks for the comments, Larxene. The decipherment on the Chinese astrological text "Yusi jing" has progressed quite a bit since the last message, thanks to the collaboration of a number of ...
  Topic: Minaraja
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 11
Views: 10246

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:44 pm   Subject: Minaraja
It turns out that no university library in Japan carries this book. But I think I will order it as it contains a few other articles which I want to read, judging from the Amazon preview.

Thanks.
  Topic: Dorotheus and its influence on Chinese astrology
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 1
Views: 5834

Forum: Chinese Astrology   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:11 am   Subject: Dorotheus and its influence on Chinese astrology
I have recently published a paper which may be of interest to those who would like to explore the link between Greek astrology and the Chinese star-board astrological system.

"Yusi Jing - A tr ...
  Topic: Transmission of astral science from West to East
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 1
Views: 3229

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:08 am   Subject: Transmission of astral science from West to East
Two topics I am currently work are:

1) Greek astral science brought to East Asia via first the East-Syrian Christians (Nestorians) in the 8th century, the Perso-Arab in the 14th century and the Jes ...
  Topic: Greek astral science in China
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 1
Views: 5061

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:07 am   Subject: Greek astral science in China
Two topics I am currently work are:

1) Greek astral science brought to East Asia via first the East-Syrian Christians (Nestorians) in the 8th century, the Perso-Arab in the 14th century and the Jes ...
  Topic: Minaraja
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 11
Views: 10246

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:03 am   Subject: Translation of Mīnarāja
Bill Mak wrote:
Does anyone have a copy of Valerie Roebuck's translation of the naksatra chapter of VYJ to share?
The translation is a chapter in Richard Houck's Hindu Astrology Lessons (Groundswell ...
  Topic: Minaraja
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 11
Views: 10246

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:47 am   Subject: Re: Minaraja
And by the way, if the Yavana Jataka is a couple of hundred years later than we thought it was (6th century rather than 269 CE), that leaves Minaraja (c. 300 to 325 CE) as the earliest writer who clai ...
  Topic: Rahu/Ketu and the Greco-Roman lunar nodes
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 16
Views: 16592

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:39 pm   Subject: Yavanajātaka and Vṛddhayavanajāt
Levente Laszlo wrote:
Mīnarāja is said to first take Rāhu as a graha (VYJ 2, 9-10 as given in Pingree, Jyotiḥśāstra p. 81-83), and he relied on YJ

So does Mīna ...
  Topic: The Yavanajataka reconsidered
Bill M. Mak

Replies: 7
Views: 9246

Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:13 am   Subject: Update
This is huge. Not just the revised dating, but the objection to the argument about the Indianization of the text taking place during the versification process. Is Pingree's translation of the other ...
 
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