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  Topic: Bombay High Court Rules Astrology is a Science
mattG

Replies: 19
Views: 19573

Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:45 pm   Subject: Bombay High Court Rules Astrology is a Science
I am taking it that SC stands for Supreme Court. It would be good if this decision was a binding precedent on the courts over here just in case any of our skeptics try a similar tactic.

Have you he ...
  Topic: Gems, Amulets and Astrological Talismans
mattG

Replies: 35
Views: 14692

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:01 am   Subject: Gems, Amulets and Astrological Talismans
I used to practise within a group setting. We would meet early on saturday evenings so that we could go clubbing later. Even better we would do the rituals at the club by passing it off as entertainme ...
  Topic: Suggested Guideline Change
mattG

Replies: 42
Views: 12360

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:20 am   Subject: Suggested Guideline Change
I would like to look at a couple of points in Paul's last posting.

Yes it is well-known that traditional astrologers are ex-modern astrologers (except me, I hasten to add) but we are now at a point ...
  Topic: Suggested Guideline Change
mattG

Replies: 42
Views: 12360

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:33 pm   Subject: Suggested Guideline Change
There does seem to be a general attitude from some moderns that traditional astrologers are there for no other purpose than to argue with. It is a bit like scientific skeptics demanding that astrologe ...
  Topic: Ophiuchus
mattG

Replies: 25
Views: 12093

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:14 pm   Subject: Ophiuchus
When I checked it mentioned St. Thomas Aquinas but the example was the crossing of the Red Sea.

It could actually be used to understand the deeper reasons behind simply stated facts but I should no ...
  Topic: Ophiuchus
mattG

Replies: 25
Views: 12093

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:43 pm   Subject: Ophiuchus
I know that the medieval Catholic church also followed the 'four levels' scheme to some degree, but I think it's a bit different to the Jewish one, and I don't know if it's still alive today, at least ...
  Topic: Brian Williams NBC Nightly News talks about astrology
mattG

Replies: 113
Views: 37416

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:22 pm   Subject: Brian Williams NBC Nightly News talks about astrology
To be fair to Jonathan Cainer on his own website he explained it all a bit clearer and anyway,unless anyone else steps up to be a media astrologer he is about all we have.

If someone did have the t ...
  Topic: Brian Williams NBC Nightly News talks about astrology
mattG

Replies: 113
Views: 37416

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:06 pm   Subject: Brian Williams NBC Nightly News talks about astrology
Indeed,

Some people simply cannot deal with something that it different from what they were taught. "Reality is not at fault - adjust your mind" as they used to say

Matt
  Topic: Brian Williams NBC Nightly News talks about astrology
mattG

Replies: 113
Views: 37416

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:57 pm   Subject: Brian Williams NBC Nightly News talks about astrology
I see that hthe bbc news website has allowed a couple of astrologers the right of reply.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12207811

The gist of it is the reasons we know and it concludes that t ...
  Topic: remedial measures
mattG

Replies: 23
Views: 9182

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:32 pm   Subject: remedial measures
Well Waybread was asking the original querent's question which was a request for practical advice based on experience though I appreciate that a separation of Trad v. Mod is needed.

I take slight i ...
  Topic: Traditional Book List II
mattG

Replies: 46
Views: 24903

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:22 am   Subject: Traditional Book List II
Looking back at Tom's first post here he was asking for traditional books for beginners and we certainly seem to have one now. There is also a further reading list but certainly one could start from h ...
  Topic: Traditional Book List II
mattG

Replies: 46
Views: 24903

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:12 pm   Subject: Traditional Book List II
Well I now have a copy of Avelar and Ribiero's "On the Heavenly Spheres"

With 278 full size pages there is a lot here. After an introduction and a history the book gives lists of planeta ...
  Topic: Statistics
mattG

Replies: 100
Views: 49957

Forum: Philosophy & Science   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 11:37 am   Subject: Statistics
May I put on my ironic hat here and welcome you to the world of what I call theoretical astrology.

Our subject is a fascinating one and attracts a lot of interest but who wants to get involved in ...
  Topic: Traditional Book List II
mattG

Replies: 46
Views: 24903

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:51 pm   Subject: Traditional Book List II
I have had a brief look at On the Heavenly Spheres and have ordered a copy by mail order.

It does indeed appear to be a primer in Medieval natal and horary astrology and if it proves to be a good r ...
  Topic: The Star of Bethlehem
mattG

Replies: 47
Views: 18448

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:10 pm   Subject: The Star of Bethlehem
A quick question if I may. A while back it was stated that the four gospels are the only written evidence of a historical Jesus. How many sources are there that prove the existence of anyone else in t ...
 
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