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Robert E. Svoboda is the only American licensed to practice Ayurvedic medicine in India. A native of Texas, he is the author of eight books on Ayurveda and Indian mythology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The period of Sade Sati is considered to be a demanding period in any persons life, because Saturn comes to test your mind.
In "The Greatness of Saturn" Svoboda, through an old mythological story, will prepare you for the experience of Saturn come to say "Hello!" To you and your mind.
Svoboda, is in my oppinion, one of the best authors of Vedic Astrology. He has proven this with his book "Life on Light", with the co-author and known astrologer Hart de Fouw, and that book has not been surpassed by any astrology book, written by a westener, since then.
It opened up Vedic Astrology to most of the Vedic Astrologers today with a real grip of Vedic Astrology, and this book of Saturn is also a small masterpiece.
His view on Indian Philosophy, is well grounded as anyone can assure themselves by reading his other books on his life in India, and I can asure you, that you get your information from an authority on Indian thought and philosophy.
I would personally not have been able to digest my own Sade Sati, as well as I did, if not for the "Greatness of Saturn", and I can recommend it to anybody who are interested in Vedic Astrology, Hinduism or a story that might even be considered as the story of Job.
You will hate yourself for not bying it, if your are a Vedic Astrologer, or if you have, just the slightest interest in Astrology or Mythology.
A lot of books are given out today, claiming to be Vedic Astrology, but are in fact written through the eyes of Western Astrologers, who seems to think it is smart to incorporate Vedic Astrology into Western Astrology and Vice Versa.
This is not the case with this book. This is the real thing, from someone who has taken the time to know what he is writing about, before he wrote his book. Go for it.
For one, the actual Myth takes only 1/2 the book. In the 2nd half, Svoboda explains the importance and power of these Myths, and how they act as healers. He says Western skeptisism, and its attitude that anything ancient must be bad has been very bad for society, as the healing power of Myths has been taken away, with nothing to replace them.
He gives a good explanation of how these Myths work, how they get their power from the people who believe in them, and how the Myth creators took concepts from Astronomy, Astrology, Religon/Spirituality and combined them in simple stories which anyone could understand, without requiring knowledge of Sanskrit or Metaphysics.
He also gives an excellcent(but brief) introduction to Vedic astrology.
Bravo Svoboda! It takes a genius like him to bring Ancient Tales to Life.
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