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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Lotus Press; New edition edition (19 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940985624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940985629
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 322,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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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I wasnt going to buy this book first- I had already heard the story, and didnt want to waste money on what I already knew. I found a reduced copy, so I bought it, and was pleasently surprised.

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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In Vedic Astrology, Saturn crossing the Moon in the Radix horoscope, is a crossing, that takes about 7½ years, (the house before, the very house and the house after, the Moon, 2½ years in each house) and it has been known, by any Vedic Astrologer, who has honored the profession, as Sade Sati, since the beginning of time.
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.
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This gives a true insight into the physical form of this phenomenal planet.It also creates a perfect understanding of why and how Saturn affects all beings the way it does.Truly worth reading no matter what you know in astrology !
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I only gave this 4 stars because I think the format and production of the previous edition was better than this one. Somehow, the book was more flexible, easier to open and read, and the print 'sat' better on the page. HOWEVER, as for CONTENT, this book should get TEN STARS OR MORE! Absolutely inspirational, essential reading for anyone interested in the wisdom of astrology, Western or Eastern. I have read it many times, and will read it again and again, I'm sure.
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This is a specialised book for those who have a strong interest and belief in astrology - especially the Vedic astrology of India. the purpose of it is to act as a means of remedying the effects of transits of Saturn by conjunction to the natal Moon. this conjunction is serious and those who don't believe in astrology soon would, were they to examine the pattern of their lives until now, in the light of the planets - especially Saturn. This is a wonderful book and i have introduced many friends to it.Greatness of Saturn: A Therapeutic Myth
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Really enjoyed reading this. It made the personalities of the planets feel very real and I'm better able to understand both sides of each planets personality after reading it. It's based on ancient Hindu myths but it is written in a very accessible way for Western readers. (with none of the confusion often caused by the long lineages in some of the more traditional texts!)
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