Whether Hindu astrology is about a cause and effect, relationship between man and the planets or a correlation between the two, or whether it is the language of the stars as a holy script embodying the all pervasive, all destructive Time - the past, present and future - is a question that will continue to baffle and engage the attention of all thinkers. But there can be little doubt about its delivering the goods in helping us to achieve the fourfold objectives (Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha) of life identified by the great Rishis of India.
With the philosophy that has come down through the ages from the Rishis (seers) of ancient India, Frawley takes up a discussion of Jyotisha starting from the basic step of calculating the chart to the more interesting part of understanding the chart„the planets, their ualities,
characteristics, the signs and their descriptions, Nakshatras, houses, Yogas which are a unique feature of Indian astrology, divisional charts, Dasas and Bhuktis. From this point, consistent with his specialization in oriental medicine that includes Ayurveda, Dr. Frawley goes on to medical astrology- humors, diseases, constitution and psychology.
"Not only is the Astrology of the Seers a good introduction to Hindu Jyotisha, but it is also a mine of information on the subject."-Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Editor of the Astrological Magazine
"The Astrology of the Seers is a great introduction to Vedic astrology and, most importantly, clearly presents its spiritual and yogic basis. I recommend the book to everyone looking for a good place to approach this profound system of life-analysis."-Chakrapani Ullal, World Renowned Vedic Astrologer
"The Astrology of the Seers is already considered to be a classic text in the field and a solid cornerstone for any Vedic science library. The chapter on remedial measures for strengthening planetary energies is a uniquely valuable resource guide for inner healing."-Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., Author of the Nakshatras
"The book surveys a very long span of both Time and Space. It discusses, even at times compares, the ancient literature of the Greeks, of the Vedic seers and of the other old civilizations like the Egyptian. The author deserves congratulations for attempting to tread a long and mysterious path of Astrology which is strewn with great difficulties and unexpected problems. The book deserves a place in every scientific library."-M.D. Pandit, B.O.R. Institute, Vol. lxxv (1994), Poona
About the Author(s)
David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic Topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology,Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of India Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian council; He has a Doctorês degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.