Holistic Science
In Response To: Anderson's Zodiac ()

Hi Charles,

That´s exactly the point I wanted to make: if you´re going to map the gods/patriarchs/sons/tribes onto Zodiac signs, these mappings must be astrologically valid.

Contrary to popular misunderstanding, true astrology, like all true science, concerns itself with actual reality. It does so, however, not in a fragmentary manner, studying one thing here and another thing there as it happens to stumble upon them, the way modern science is stumbling around. Rather, it grows from an entirely holistic point of view.

Everything is recognized as belonging together, so nothing is left out. That is the great Oneness of everything - the immanent unity of all multiplicity. Within this Oneness, which is represented by the circle, there is constant movement. Everything moves around. These movements follow a certain rhythm, a certain ebb and flow, in accordance with the numbers (1, 2, 3, 4).

After the great Unity follows Two, the great Duality of everything, the yin and yang that makes everything move around in a day & night, energy & matter, male & female pattern.

Three is the great Triplicity, the three aspects of all reality: matter, consciousness, and movement, the Brahma/VIshnu/Shiva of the Hindus, as well as the tinities of many a religious faith.

Four is the great stabilizing force of reality, expressed through the four directions as well as the four elements permeating the whole fabric of life.

These four numbers make up the great so called Pythagorean Tetractys, the Pyramid of Numbers. From this emanates the 12 divisions of the circle, the so called Zodiac signs. (There are four elements: fire, earth, air, water; three qualities: cardinal, fixed, mutable; two polarities: positive, negative; and one unity: the entire circle).

The science of the ancients is somtimes referred to as "sacred science", which means it´s holistic (whole/holy/sacred) in its approach, thus mirroring the very reality we live in.


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