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Vedic Books From:

The American Federation of Astrologers

In the late 1980's, Bob Cooper, head of the AFA, expanded into Vedic books. He found himself a supplier, he bought a large amount of stock. But for unknown reasons, his project failed. He found few buyers. One reason might have been the rather high prices he charged, presumably the result of the high prices he paid. But, nothing if not dogged, he carried the stock in his annual catalog. Year after year. At various times he got more stock.

I asked, more than once, if they would sell these books to me at reduced prices, but they refused. I declined to buy at the AFA's inflated prices, as I would only end up with the same high prices & the same few sales. (Example: The AFA's Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra, the two volume translation by Santhanam, sold for $110.00. The superior 2 volume Sharma translation is $60.00.) This was the situation up to Mr. Cooper's retirement in Spring of 2007.

Since then the AFA has been under new management. They have been digging out from 35-ish years of Cooper, if only to assert their own identities, which is their right. The money that Cooper spent for Vedic stock is not money that they have to justify. Instead, they are cleaning house. They were eager to give me this stock, to see what I could do with it.

And I am happy to present these books to you. As one would expect, the books are dated. Some are earlier editions of books I've stocked for a long time. Some have gone out of print & these are the last remaining copies.

October, 2008: Aside from the two magazines listed below, I have moved the other books, that were formerly on this page, elsewhere.

Dave


JYOTISH VIMAL, Astro Quarterly English Bulletin of Jyotish Vimal Research Club, vol. 1 no. 2, $3.00

Contents:

1. Letter by B.V. Raman ("congrats on your new mag, etc.")
2. Membership forum
3. Message: DR Gopendu Mukhopadhyay
4. Appeal
5. Letters to Hony, Chief editor
6. Editorial
7. Our house construction - when?
8. Spiritual aspects of Jupiter: Sukracharya
9. Upanishad: Dr. Viswanath Devasarama
10. Planets & ailments: Prof. Nemai Banerjee
11. Earology & its purpose: JK Karmakar
12. Quarterly forecast: Dr. T.S. Muthukrisham
13. Share, etc.: Prof. Amiya Kr. Mitra

Comment: The second issue of this small magazine. Wonder if it survived?

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy, 35 pages. Printed: 1990.


JYOTISH VIMAL, Astro Quarterly English Bulletin of Jyotish Vimal Research Club, vol. 7 no. 1-2, $3.00

Contents:

Gurukripahi Kevalam
The mystery of the divine science of astrology
Poetic talent & astrological combinations
Tell me the exact time of birth
A journey through psychic experiences
"Kula-devata": The secret of astro-genetic development
Love & marriage
Origin of astrology
How the year 1996 will effect you
Nature & human being

Comment: After six years, the magazine has become successful. There are some 28 local advertisers (all from Calcutta), ranging from private citizens (astrologers?) to electric companies, wood carvers, jewelers, diners, travel agents, tailors, etc. Sounds like they found a good ad rep.

Sri Dilip Kumar Roy, 50 pages. Printed: 1996.


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