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Good books for $5.00


These are not really used books, they're excess stock from one of my suppliers, though they are all several years old. As we got these for a good price, we're happy to pass it along. These are, for the most part, $5.00 each. Some we have in quantity, but for some there are only a few. Expand your library, expand your horizons, take a dare. The stranger the book, the more interesting its adventure.

Please note: Books published by Taraporevala / D.B. Taraporevala Sons, are notably crude in printing & binding.

Enjoy!

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FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL ASTROLOGY - Dr. Tapomay Ghoshhajra, $5.00

Contents:

Dedication
Preface

1. Introduction
2. Details of different diseases
3. Fevers, infections, insanity, impotence, insomnia, etc.
4. Mumps, measles, pregnancy, plague, etc.
5. Pox, urinary & venereal diseases, whooping cough, etc.

Comment: Brief descriptions, in alphabetical order, divided among five chapters.

After brief introductory remarks in chapter 1, chapter 2 begins a survey of the symptoms & astrological causes of diseases, in alphabetical order, starting with AIDS, which the author believes is caused by homosexuality and/or oral sex. The underlying astrological cause is an "ill fated" combination of Rahu, Venus, Mars & Saturn. The houses & lords involved are 6, 8 & 12. In this chapter he goes on to cover asthma, appendicitis, anemia, abscess, blood pressure, to eye & ear diseases. Chapter 3 continues with fevers, hydrophobia (rabies), insanity, impotence, insomnia and jaundice, ending with leprosy. Dr. Goshhajra saw a lot of lepers in his practice, as he has the most astrological details of this disease I have ever seen. Chapter four starts with mumps & includes measles, moles, pregnancy, plague, paralysis, etc. Chapter five includes pox, tetanus, ulcers, urinary & veneral diseases. Throughout the book, gem remedies are often suggested.

The book is too small to be a comprehensive guide, but it is interesting nonetheless.

Jyotish Vimal, 48 pages. First edition 1989, this is the second edition from 1996. Not well printed, pages are uneven & some parts are faint.


PROFESSION THROUGH ASTROLOGY - O.P. Verma, $5.00
Contents:

Introduction

1. Preliminaries: Navamsha chakra, bhava chakra, planetary aspects, stellar positions, vargas, significance of houses, friends, enemies & neutrals of each planet

2. Planets & profession: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu

3: Tenth house & its significance, its indicators according to classical authors: Varahamihira, Kalyana Varma, etc., Judgment of the tenth house, Karakas of the tenth house, Significance of the 10th house in relation to other houses, Indications of the 10th house - Vaidynatha Dikshita's view, Uttara Kalamrita's view, Significance of the bhavas of 2, 6, 10 & 11 in relation to profession

4. Methods to determine one's profession & source of income - Mihira's view, Source of income - Gargi's view

5. Important rules regarding the 10th house from Satya Samhita: Dip in holy rivers, Performance of great sacrifices meritorious deeds, Proficiency in many shastras, Good deeds, Rules from Sarvartha Chintamani

6. Planetary combinations & professions

7. Influence of the signs, Professions denoted by the 12 signs

8. Planets in the 10th house, Relations between two planets (Parasara's view), Effects of planets while placed in the 10th house, Planets in the 10th house: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Some combinations & their indications, Combinations told in Brihat Jataka, Effects of planets in the 10th house from Chandra lagna, Gochara results, Effects of the lords of different houses placed in the 10th house, Professions & significators

9. Dasa-bhukti principles, Yogas claimed by Parasara

10. Wealth: time of gains & its amounts, Planets connected with the 2nd house, Dasas of planets placed in the 10th house from lagna of moon

11. Importance of lagna in the judgment of wealth, Sudarshana Paddhati, Examples: Defence accountant, Airforce officer, High court judge, Finance, Dhana yogas, Other yogas producing much wealth, Positions of the benefics: Mercury, Jupiter & Venus

12. Some important yogas: Sunapha, Anapha & Durudhara yogas, Vasumadyoga, Gajakesari yoga, Karakakhy yoga, Panchamahapurusha yoga, Kahala yoga, Lakshmi yoga, Sreenatha yoga, Adhi yoga, Lagnadhi yoga, Chandradhi yoga, Mahabhagya yoga, Neecha Bhanga Raja yoga, Akhanda Samrajya yoga, Vipareetha raja yoga, Bad yogas leading to poverty: Kemadruma yoga, Sakata yoga, Bad yogas which make a man poor, General principles, Horoscope of a millionaire, An example of Adhi yoga

13. Dasha Phala of the lord of the 10th bhava from Satya Samhita

14. Stellar principles

15. Illustrations: Horoscopes of businessmen, Ministers, Scientists, Poets, Great writers, Lawyers, Judges, Dewans, Kings, Film actors, Political leader cum scholar, Doctors, Professors, Astrologers, Queen Victoria, Politicians, Great men, Generals.

Comments: Based on classic books, includes many slokas in Sanskrit, from Parasara, Varaha Mihira, Saravali, Satyacharya, Vaidyanatha Dikshita, the Jataka Chandrika, and others.

Ranjan Publications, 184 pages.


DICTIONARY OF ASTROLOGY - J.N. Bhasin, $5.00
Contents:
Section I: Terminology.
Section II: 1. Abbreviations; 2. Classifications; 3. Explanatory notes; 4. Synonyms.
Section III: Planetary combinations.
Section IV: Some useful tables.

Comment: Looks harder to use than it is, because it has a dual function: Explain all those strange words to Westerners & give Sanskrit translations for native Hindu readers of western texts. The 1st section is alphabetical, from pgs 11 to 110 (inclusive): Vedic terms (in English characters) are given English translations, and Vedic terms (in English characters) are shown in Sanskrit characters. Most, but not all, also have English translations.

The second section starts with a page of abbreviations, most of no great importance. Then we have age of planets, anatomy of the human body (English to Sanskrit), formulas for Arabic parts, Western aspects defined, a list of classic Vedic astrologers & their works, various branches of astrology (more than in western texts). There follows another alphabetical dictionary of terms, these with longer definitions (some definitions in Sanskrit only). Due to typeface & layout, this section of 51 pages is confusing.

The third section has planetary yogas & rules for matching charts (boy-girl).

The fourth section is tables. The first gives hours to GMT for various major countries, some of which are wrong. Then, a table to find sidereal time for 83.30 degrees east (the meridian for Indian Standard Time, IST), Ayanamsa correction, 1950-2051, Table of subs according to Krishnamurti Padhdhati, Dasa & bhukti periods, approximate retrograde periods of planets.

This is not the easiest book to use, but there is a lot here.

Ranjan, 243 pages.


NADI SYSTEM OF PREDICTION (Stellar theory) - Rattan Lal, $5.00

Contents:

Preface

1. Preliminaries
2. Basic predictive principles
3. Yoga khand I (combinations for power & influence for every lagna)
4. Yoga khand II (planetary factors for prominence in life), One planet control, Kalasarpa yoga & its bhanga, Variations on Kalasarpa yoga, Vyarth Jeevan yoga, Sarthak Jeevan yoga, Swetsarpa yoga, Parivartana yoga, Gajakesari & shakat yogas

Comment: The first chapter, Preliminaries, sets forth things like the various natures of the nakshatras, planetary dignities & debilities, aspects, houses, etc.

The second chapter, Basic Predictive Principles, gives the essentials for each of the twelve lagna signs. This reminded me of Choudhry's Systems Approach. These general notes are extended to the planets. Chart examples are given of yogas for affluence, power & prosperity for Aries lagna, with briefer notes on the other 11 signs.

In Yogakhand I we have chart examples for power & affluence for each of the twelve lagnas.

The final chapter, Yogakhand II starts with the frank admission that the examples given in Yogakhand I are of rare occurrence. Yogakhand II gives examples from real life: Queen Elizabeth II, a peasant boy who rises to become ruler of a state, the leader of an Indian state, a military commander, an ex-general of the Indian army, the charts of George Bernard Shaw & William Gladstone, etc.

Ranjan, 136 pages, hardcover. Printed: 1983.


LIFE & THE UNIVERSE, a glimpse - R.L. Vishnu, $5.00

Contents:

Preface
Introduction

1. The dream world
2. The world of number, the line, and the point
3. The quantum world
4. The world as here & now
5. The universal being & relations among beings

Subject index

Comment: Not astrology, but rather, a book of metaphysical essays. Here's what it says on the inside front cover:

Do you know wherefrom we come and whitherto we go, what it is that we love in our near and dear ones, what it is that we seek to have in our urges to live & lord over all? Do you know that an understanding of the "what" of the beginning & end of the universe in space & time is at once with the understanding of the great mystery of life and death; that to understand the "What" and "Why" of the urges to live, love & lord over all is to understand the wherefrom and whitherto of us living beings as also the what of the universe of matter & motion? Read this book and enjoy the great luxury of understanding the reality behind life and the Universe. Thought provoking and interest-titillating alike for scientists, mathematicians, philosophers and lovers of occult wisdom (Like Yoga, Tantra, etc.). The first ever rational resolution of the problems bearing on the ultimates of nature. A must for every seeker of truth. An hitherto unsuspected world of thought explored in its full glory.

Ranjan, 156 pages, hardcover. Printed: 1982.


ASTROLOGY & THE SOLAR COMPUTER - Pravin Jagad, $5.00

Contents:

Forward
Introduction

Astrology made easy
The theory of longevity
Relation between man & planets
The theory of creation
The theory of creation of solar system
Sign exaltation test
The concept of enmity amongst planets
An evidence for verification
Halving radius theory of creation
Time of one solar revolution
Stages of contraction of solar cloud
Some more examples of longevity

Comment: The book is divided into two sections. From the back cover:

1. The theory of longevity: This theory is a kind of new discovery in the sphere of astrology. It outlines a new method of determining the length of life from the natal horoscope. It reveals Nature's mechanism & shows how it operates. It clearly establishes a relationship between Man & the Planets and also proves that zodiac is not an imaginary concept but it is real.

2. The theory of creation of solar system: The Rule of 10, 8, 4, 2 or we can say the Rule of house exaltation of the Ruler of the Ascendant as discovered in the Theory of Longevity has been used in constructing the Theory of Creation of Solar System. The basic principles of astrology are like axioms or postulates. The Theory of Creation of Solar System shows that the origin of these basic principles lies in the process of Creation of Solar System.

James Astro Publication, 179 pages.



ASTROLOGY IN VEDAS - J.N. Bhasin, $5.00

Contents:

Introduction

1. Planetary concordance
2. The astrological poetry of God
3. Vedas & the zodiac
4. Vedic names of planets
5. Relation of "symbology" to astrology
6. A prayer with clear astrological import
7. Sun: Its astrological import
8. Spiritual self & astrology
9. Role of Sun vis a vis science & astrology
10. Vedic traits of Moon
11. Vedic Moon & disease of "consumption"
12. Vedic Moon as significator of "longevity"
13. Moon's relation to the "nakshatras"
14. Vedic functions of Mars
15. Vedic Mercury: the Vishnu
16. Vedic mantra for Jupiter
17.Venus & the priciple of correspondence
18. Vedic mantra for propitiation of Saturn
19. A prayer to Rahu
20. Ketu as liberator in the Vedas
21. Astrological import of asterisms
22. Vedas & the conception of "houses"
23. Identity of the Vedic & the astrological ideal
24. Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh in astrology

Index

Comment: On page 3 is this note:

Publisher's Note
(1) Ther is a misconception in some quarters that the holy Vedas recognize only astronomy and not astrology. This misconception has been very ably removed by the author by references to the chapters and verses from the Vedas.

(2) For the first time in the history of the astrological literature it has been shown on the basis of the recognized principles of spirituality why a particular planet is exalted in a particular nakshatra of a specific sign of the zodiac.

(3) Maharishi Parashar - the father of Indian astrology has laid down that the 7th house of the horoscope being the 12th from the 8th denotes the negation of the traits of the 8th house. Based on this principle the 12th house becomes the house of the denial of the traits of 1st house i.e. the body - physical, emotional and intellectual. The author has shown by references to the Upanishads that this principle of Maharishi Parashar is spiritually oriented, for moksha in religion too is the denial of all body consciousness.

(4) The able author has shown the astrological significance of the names of various planets etc. and thereby established an intimate relation between the Vedas and the astrological science. A study of the book will surely add to not only your astrological but also to your spiritual knowledge.

Ranjan, 133 pages. Printed: 1984.



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