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by Dr. Jonn Mumford
(Swami Anandakapila Saraswati)
The use of the Tattwa elements and the Yantra (Mudra Yoga) techniques I use for divination have not, so far as I know, ever been discussed in the West before the publication of my book, "Magical Tattwas", and the systems I rely upon were transmitted to me by Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj himself. As in any lineage based system, the concept of Parampara -- transmission from Guru to Chela -- plays a central role, and it was my privilege to receive these teachings directly from Swamijii.
Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj
"Yantra is the study of an archaic Vedic-based science and its application of Rita Yuga (Cosmic Rhythms, Dharma Yuga (Solar Bio-Rhythms) and Karma Yuga (Personal Reactive Bio-Rhythms). There is a section in Yantra which helps to understand the construction consciousness and this section is a separate study of Yoga Psychological therapy. Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj
The elements and their sub-sets are extremely powerful implements of divination, as are the numerological techniques of Yantra (Mudra Yoga), when these tools are properly used by an initiate. Interpretations are based on pan-cultural alchemical and mathematical motifs which already lie deep in the collective unconscsious; the interplay of these factors is nowhere so well understood as at Ananda Ashram, home of Gitanandajii's Paramparai, in Tamil Nadu, South India.
YANTRA, that is the numerical aspects, is a subset of Vedic Astrology called "ANKJYOTISHA"
The influences you are under during each 27 year period of life is the result of your time of birth which indicates the propensity for each period. Each person goes through regular 27 years periods under the influence of the Gregorian calendar which is the universal standard everywhere. This is modified from the very complex solar-lunar Hindu calendar and is equivalent to the "Saturn return" of Astrology.
It is best to take Yantra i.e. "Ankjyotisha" independently of Western Astrology as this Yantra is a branch of Vedic Astrology representing the influence of numerical coding embedded in your brain at birth .
Also realize that Jyotish is a 'sidereal based' based or 'real time' system as opposed to "Tropical based" Western astrology. They both have their respective uses.
I would like to emphasize that divination is something other than a parlour game or mere "fortune-telling". I do not approve of adults fortunetelling when they could be out making their own fortunes.
I will take it one step further and suggest that as soon as your future is predicted, it is no longer a future. The very prediction has modified and warped your future so that it is contaminated by a suggestion of ocutcome that may or may not be true. If it is true, the prediction really belongs to the category of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
We can mold our own destiny and fate; what is helpful is to utilize a "navigation guide" that allows us to comprehend the currents, tides, moon phases and seasonal climate of our destinantion and therefore steer a wiser course. Divination is the deduction of "Divine intent"; this acknowledges that each of us is innately Divine (from the Sanskrit "Deva") and therefore possessed of inner resources of wisdom (Sanskrit "Veda").
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