posted on Dec, 12 2007 @ 09:34 PM
I see this thread has dropped to the bottom of "Recent Posts". I'll try to resurrect this (really cool) thread with the following:
I'm not saying I believe in astrology, and I'm not saying I don't.
But -- anyone who dismisses astrology as stupid or childish is just plain ignorant about astrology.
There is a HUGE amount of theory behind astrology, describing how things interrelate in highly complex and philosophical ways. Four elements, three
modes yield 4 X 3 = 12 different signs. (There is no possibility that there were EVER thirteen signs, and anyone who claims this has no understanding
of the basis of astrology, and has not researched astrology in the slightest.)
Each transition between signs signifies a state change. The various planets interact with the element and mode changes to signify complex
relationships. The planets are markers, like the hands of the clock, and have no cause-effect relationship, such as thru gravitational forces or other
natural phenomenon. It is just a sophisticated way of keeping time.
The day you were born is a highly significant event in your life, and is simply another marker -- a starting point.
Years ago -- I believe it was 1979 -- I saw a short classified advertisement in a science fiction magazine (I think it was "Galaxy", now out of
print.) The classified advertisement was something like below:
"Mathematical Proof of Astrology. Send One Dollar"
There was an address, listed as part of the advertisement. My expectations were very low. Curious (because I was studying math in college) I sent my
What I received for this dollar was about a 50 page, carefully typed thesis, written around 1910 by some dude from San Francisco, including a very
poignant forward by some old lady lamenting that she had spent her entire life mourning the death of her mathematician lover and fiancee, who had died
young, and how this rare manuscript was the most important thing in his short life, and she wanted to pass it on to the rest of the world before she
also left this earth. Wow! That was worth a dollar by itself!
I was struck by the incomprehensibility of this document, in which he detailed an algorithm, and a mechanical device, called (and I am not sure about
this) "a syncronetic clock". I don’t recall it had much to do with astrology, but I remember how it stated that, by proving that this device
worked, it would be easy to map the device’s functionality to other forms of divination.
I could barely make sense of it. I think I still have it somewhere in my storage shed. But I recall that it dealt very heavily with something called
"discrete frequency domain transforms", and defined some transform called a "Synchronetic transform" which was kind of like a Z-transform, as far
as I remember.
It was way, way dense. I will publish parts of it on ATS if I can locate my copy.