In most ancient cultures there was never a division between a classically educated person and astrological knowledge. In India this was especially true, and even today in our ‘modern’ times, many traditional Vaidyas, or Ayurvedic doctors, will be versed in some, if not much astrology. Why is that so? Because Ayurveda and Jyotiṣa have always been seamlessly intertwined as sister sciences by a culture that valued the subtle and the subjective as a [...]
Here are the introductory comments of a weekend course I taught a while back. The course was a 3-day immersion into Shani-The Great Slow-Walker.
A Conversation with Steven Highburger (From Jyotish Star e-magazine 2014) Charlotte: Thanks, Steven, for taking the time to offer our readers some insights into your very interesting life, as a practitioner of multiple Vedic sciences. You have an extremely impressive and comprehensive resume. How did you get started on this amazing and unusual path? Which teachers are the most important influence in your life? Steven: An unusual path indeed! My journey began by traveling around [...]
Did you know that the concept of counting from 1 to 10, which seems so natural and universal, did not exist in most of the world until modern times? Stop for a moment and try to take that in…try to imagine consciousness as you know it without our numbers…or try to imagine a modern computerized world that is running on 1’s and 0’s using something else. Did you know that the numbers we use today [...]
Have you ever asked yourself if you were on the right path? Most people question their life direction and personal actions at some point in their lives and are left wondering, what is my purpose? Am I doing what I am meant to do and how are my actions affecting myself and others? Karma is a Sanskrit term which means “action”. In fully understanding action one is able to ultimately understand the Self. In the [...]