Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bhrigu Samhita

An article at Answers.com pulls together, in brief, most of the scattered and often garbled information on this topic so far available on the net: BHRIGU SAMHITA
It begins: "Bhrigu Samhita: An ancient Hindu astrological treatise, said to contain details of millions of lives, with horoscopes drawn for the time of consultation"

It's not easy to be clear on how much of the story is legend, grown gradually around some original facts, but it certainly is fascinating to consider that an Indian astrologer, many centuries ago, with his students, could produce horoscopes decades or centuries in advance, for anyone who would ever visit and seek the wisdom of their predictions in the future. The date and time of a seeker's visit would lead the astrologer to the correct horoscope from the thousands, or millions, originally prepared. Well - that was the theory before the Bhrigu Samhita was partially destroyed, and the remaining parts scattered to several different locations.

A type of horary astrology in reverse must have been involved, together with interpretation of natal planetary positions and predictions based on these and future cycles, and perhaps other factors of which I'm ignorant.

Some researchers have come to the conclusion that there is much fraud perpetrated in the name of Bhrigu Samhita in India. I don't doubt that over many years use of the legend was seen by some astrologers of lesser integrity as a way of enticing clients. This doesn't mean though that the whole story is untrue or in any way fraudulent. If true, in its entirety, though, it does rather point towards the fact that we humans have a fated destiny rather than the free will many of us assume is ours.

Another brief informative piece can be read at Kamalkapoor.com , and Googling "Dr David Lane Bhrigu Samhita" will point any interested passing reader towards several links describing Dr. Lane's quest, as mentioned in the Answers.com article.


anthonynorth said...

Never heard of this. It sounds a fascinating area of study. I'll have to research it, I think.

Twilight said...

Oh yes, please - that'd be excellent!

The reports of Dr. David Lane are fascinating, but he comes to a disappointing conclusion, sad to say, once they ask him for $$$.

I think the whole thing needs some serious research, but because of the location it would prove difficult.