[INDOLOGY] bhakti

Luis Gonzalez-Reimann reimann at berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 9 22:57:41 UTC 2016


Do you have details about when, how and or whom it was coined? I can 
tell you that in 1974, during a stay in Paris, I met a disciple of 
Bkaktivedanta Swami that practiced Indian astrology and he called it 
Vedic astrology. So it has to be earlier that the 80s.


On 11/9/2016 12:28 AM, Martin Gansten wrote:
> 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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