[INDOLOGY] bhakti

Martin Gansten martin.gansten at pbhome.se
Wed Nov 9 08:28:31 UTC 2016

To me, the really interesting phenomenon is when Tājika, which in its 
own source texts admits to being of /mleccha /or /yavana /origin and 
based on 'Persian-language' (actually, almost exclusively Arabic) works, 
is claimed as a branch of 'Vedic astrology'.

Patrick, I'd be very interested to hear more about your exchanges with 
'Vedic astrologers' at some point. To the best of my knowledge, the term 
was coined in North America in the 1980s and then exported to India, 
where it first appeared in the 1990s.

Martin Gansten

Den 2016-11-09 kl. 09:10, skrev Valerie Roebuck:
> I prefer the expression ‘Indian Astrology’, since the tradition was 
> certainly not restricted to Hinduism either.
> Valerie J Roebuck
> Manchester, UK
>> On 9 Nov 2016, at 00:27, patrick mccartney <psdmccartney at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:psdmccartney at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Robert,
>> The term 'Vedic astrology' is certainly interesting. I have been 
>> contacting astrologers in the West who use this term on their 
>> websites. Their responses as to what they actually mean by it are 
>> revealing of a certain discomfort and cognitive dissonance. One 
>> particular respondent said they did not like the term but it was 
>> something of an 'industry standard', so not using the term was 
>> counter productive to their own vocational interest. They also said 
>> that 'Hindu astrology' sounded even 'less authentic'. This is while 
>> knowing that the predictive aspects of 'Vedic astrology' developed 
>> well past the Vedic period.

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