Bruce Scofield discusses his book The Nature of Astrology – History, Philosophy, and the Science of Self-Organizing Systems
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Our ancient ancestors recorded the rhythms of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, correlating these rhythms with weather, plant growth, and animal and human behaviours. From these early geo-cosmic recordings came calendars, astronomy, and astrology. While astrology is now mostly viewed as subjective fortune-telling, Scofield argues that astrology is not only a practice but also a science, specifically a form of systems science – a set of techniques for mapping and analyzing self-organizing systems.
Providing clear evidence that our solar system neighbours profoundly affect and shape life on our planet, the author shares modern biological and climate studies on the effects of Earth’s rotation, the Sun, the Moon, and the rhythms of light, gravity, magnetism, and solar radiation on terrestrial processes. He explores the early practice of astrometeorology, a method of weather forecasting used from ancient times into the Renaissance, revealing the links between the solar system, weather, and climate over large spans of time. He shares his own studies on the correlations between Saturn’s position and terrestrial weather as well as presenting a wealth of evidence on astrological effects and the theories and mechanics behind them. Presenting a broad look at how the cosmic environment shapes nature, Scofield shows how the practice and natural science of astrology can expand its applications in modern society, helping us understand ourselves and our place in the Universe.
Bumper music: Cliff Martinez ‘Traffic OST’
Stellardrone ‘The Divine Cosmos’