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Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject: Book preview: Annual Predictive Techniques Reply with quote

For anyone who is interested, there is now an extract from my forthcoming book Annual Predictive Techniques of the Greek, Arabic and Indian Astrologers here:
https://astrology.martingansten.com/books/

The book itself should go off to the press (or wherever it is books go nowadays) on Monday and hopefully be available for purchase quite soon, depending on various covid-related factors.
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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:31 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Hi Martin - thanks for the advance notice. I've got my pre-order in with WA. Your Primary Directions book is excellent so I'm looking forward to this new volume.

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Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I found most interesting about this book extract is the practical use of Terms which I don't think I've seen anywhere else. There has always been the question of how to apply the Terms in interpretation. Also, in annual charts the new idea of applying and separating aspects referring to past or coming events.

As in all of Martin's writings, this will be a book to be studied rather than simply a quick read of the contents. And there will be a great deal of material which references the zodiac as dignified planets are mentioned often. I can see this book as the basis of future research in various areas.
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Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am happy to say that, after some technical hitches, the book is now finally available to order online!
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Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question: In which zodiac are the example charts (a solar return charts) calculated ?
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Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zodiac: Sidereal Krishnamurti with a clear explanation of the reasons in the chapter, "Some Technical Basics." I've just received this book. A first look: the writing is super clear, the layout, fonts and circular charts very attractive and easy to read. Chapter 2 which I've just finished, "The Myth of Western Astrology" should be cast in stone and required Lesson 1 for new students of astrology, east or west. Then the rest of us should have our own copies of that chapter. I really can't wait to read and study the remainder of the book.
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Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for those kind words, Therese. And yes, I was happy about the clarity of the type and charts myself (especially since the terms are used a great deal, so they need to be clearly visible).

As Therese says, all technical parameters used for the example charts, including the zodiac, are laid out in Chapter 3.
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin Gansten wrote:
I am happy to say that, after some technical hitches, the book is now finally available to order online!


Nice, thanks for this notice. Smile
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was happy about the clarity of the type and charts myself (especially since the terms are used a great deal, so they need to be clearly visible).

Martin, I meant to say also that your presentation of ideas, concepts and examples is so very clear and easy to understand. In these days of instant publishing so many books are thrown together and so poorly written that they hardly make any sense. With texting from phones the new way of communication, at least here in America good writing is becoming a lost art. And no one can spell anymore. So your book stands out as a shining example of the art of writing. And English isn't even your native language!
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

martin,

i ordered your book last night - Annual Predictive Techniques of the Greek, Arabic and Indian Astrologers - and am looking forward to it when it comes in the mail!

i am curious seeing as you have released 2 books here in a short period of time.. this book and the other book via brill - how would you distinguish the main difference between these 2 books, the other title being The Jewel of Annual Astrology?

if it isn't too much to ask, i am curious... thanks for your response on the thread concerning the topic of hellenistic astrology and how it does or doesn't overlap with indian astrology... i or AJ will reply to that when i or he gets a chance.. thanks! james
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Therese Hamilton wrote:
Martin, I meant to say also that your presentation of ideas, concepts and examples is so very clear and easy to understand.

Oh, I see! Smile Thank you, I'm very pleased to hear you say so.
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

james_m wrote:
i am curious seeing as you have released 2 books here in a short period of time.. this book and the other book via brill - how would you distinguish the main difference between these 2 books, the other title being The Jewel of Annual Astrology?

The Brill volume is a critical edition and English translation of a Sanskrit work written in 1649 by Balabhadra Daivaj├▒a, who was court astrologer to the governor of Bengal (second son of the Mughal emperor). The introduction and notes are my own, but the bulk of the text is Balabhadra's, though I edited it from a number of manuscripts and translated it into English. And while Balabhadra wrote for his fellow astrologers, the Brill series is primarily intended for an academic readership.

My more recent book is chiefly practical/non-academic in nature (though perhaps somewhat more on the scholarly side than most astrology books), intended as a handbook for other astrologers, and all of my own making. Also, it is about 20% the size of The Jewel, which is 1044 pages. Smile (With a Brill book, that would typically mean that only libraries could afford to buy it, but happily it was sponsored and is available for free under Open Access.)
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks martin! that is helpful and gives much greater clarity... cheers james
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Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Martin,
Just finished reading your book on Annual Predictive Techniques. Brilliant!
Love your methodological approach and breath of knowledge. Right now, I am reviewing my life with your approach on terms. (in sidereal).
A long time ago, I had an astrologer friend of mine who rectified my chart using Primary Directions (the only forecast system he used along with transits and solar returns and that was prior to computers!). I was off by 1 degree and I have since rectified it by 7 longitudinal minutes with midpoints.

I have 2 questions for you.
1) How do you think Firdar should be understood with regards to Primary Directions? Are they totally separate or is there a junction point somewhere?
2) How important would you view Parans between planets and/or Fixed Stars?
I am thinking of the approach and work of Bernadette Brady. I have in my chart a Paran Sun/Moon approaching by Primary Directions. Is the midpoint significant in your approach?

Thank you and blessings for 2021!
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Ouranos wrote (question for Martin):
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1) How do you think Firdar should be understood with regards to Primary Directions? Are they totally separate or is there a junction point somewhere?

As a side note, it is probably worth mentioning that Ben Dykes believes that Fardar calculations were a corruption that don't fit well with other techniques. Here is his quote:

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12: Fardars

Almost all of the material about fardars is in the short Book IV which to me is something of a giveaway that, like the lord of the orb, they are an alien system not well integrated with the other techniques. The fact that they employ the Nodes also suggests that they were invented in India, or among Persians familiar with Indian thought.

Benjamin N. Dykes, Persian Nativities IV, Cazimi Press 2019, p. 115

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