Thursday, June 24, 2010
Mother of all sciences ?
Solomon saith ' There is no new thing upon the earth. All novelty is but oblivion". Meaning that all new inventions are reflections of thngs heavenly or that the New Science is nothing but Old Science !
Bacon in his essays said " There is an abstruse astrologer that saith; were it not for 2 things that are constant, no human being would live.
1) the fixed stars ever maintain their distance from one another and never come closer to one another nor move furthur asunder
2) the diurnal motion perpetually keepeth time "
Modern Geography talks about the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer. From which Old Science do these terms Cancer and Capricorn come from ?
Climatology or Meteorology is based on Astronomy. The South West Monsoon was known to Ancient Science as Edava Pathi and the North East Monsoon as Thula Varsham. The Ecliptic of Modern Astronomy was Krantee Vrittam, the Zodiac was Bha or Jyothis Chakram, the Celestial Sphere was Khagola, the Celestial Equator was Vishu Vat Vritta and the Celestial Meridian was Nadi Vritta. The Eastern Celestial Horizon was Udaya Lagna and the Western Celestial Horizon was Astha Lagna
Sun's day became Sunday. Moon' day became Monday. Mars or Tiv's day became Tuesday. Mercury or Woten's day became Wednesday. Jupiter or Thor's day became Thursday. Venus or Freya's day became Friday and Saturn's day became Saturday. From which Ancient Science do these days of the week come from ?
When a student graduates from a University, he is awarded a degree. Where does this word " Degree" come from, if not from the 360 degrees of the Zodiac ?
I was surprised to read that Meteorology, the modern science, forecast that the South West Monsoon would start from May 30 onwards. May 29 was the day when the Sun entered the 15th degree of Taurus, thus heralding Edava Pathi. !
Was Dr BV Raman wrong when he said that Astrology is the mother of all sciences ?