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A dialogue between Jung and Jyotisha

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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1 : Who is Carl G. Jung?

 - Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Jung's work has been influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology, and religious studies.

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Question 2 : What is Jyotisha?

 - Jyotisha is commonly and incorrectly referred to as Vedic Astrology or Indian Astrology. 

I say Incorrectly because Jyotisha in and of itself is a method, philosophy, and revelation of the metaphysical structure of reality, and it is therefore, beyond culture, nations, and other distinctions.

Vedic Period is a distinction made by scholars for the sake of distinction and other academic purposes, but those who lived during that period were not aware of this term.

Jyotisha is simple Jyotisha - Study of Light - All phenomenon that can be perceived by the physical as well as metaphysical senses appearing to being that are born on Earth.

Question 3 : What is Jungian Jyotisha?

 - Jungian Jyotisha is the study of Jungian theories, methods, and other studies through the lens of  Vedic Astrology/Jyotisha. 

It is a dialogue between Carl G. Jung and the ancient Rishis and the world of Astrological arts and sciences.

Question 4 : Is there a difference between Archetypal Astrology and Jungian Jyotisha?

- Archetypal Astrology upholds the theory of Archetypes as the central pillar of its investigations and uses Western Astrological principles and techniques for interpretation.
Archetypal Astrology looks at Astrology/Jyotisha through the eyes of Jung.

But in Jungian Jyotisha we look at Jung through the eyes of Jyotisha.

In the Vedic context, out of the six limbs of Knowledge known as the Vedangas - Veda (Knowledge)  + Anga (Limbs) - Jyotisha is the Eyes of the Vedas.
It is these eyes which allow one to truly see the metaphysical subtle truths about the nature of reality. 
Now one may choose to analyze the past, the present, or the future, it is up to the beholder of this knowledge.
In Jungian Jyotisha, we use the eyes of Jyotisha to fully see and utilise what Professor Carl G. Jung discovered.

Question 5 : What is the utility of such an effort? Do we really need this?
- Astrology without Psychology is a Soul without a Body, and Psychology without Astrology is a body without a Soul.

Jyotisha as currently being practiced does not take a psychotherapeutic approach. 
There are efforts being made in this direction, and this is one such effort.

Analytical Psychology as theorised and practiced by Carl G. Jung is very compatible with Jyotisha, and the demonstration of this fact is the effort of this project.

A depth analysis is truly finds its depth when Jyotisha and Analytical Psychology are allowed to alchemise. 

Question 6 : What do we do here at Jungian Jyotisha?
- We develop Jungian Jyotisha through actual practice via self-inquiry and one-on-one client work, appropriate philosophisation, discussion, and research work.
We study the works of Carl Jung and Post-Jungian literature as well as the ancient sutras of Rishi Parashara, Rishi Jaimini, and various other sages - and work towards a synthesis without losing the essence or causing misappropriation of the eastern thought.


Question 7 : Which school of Jyotisha does Jungian Jyotisha utilise?
- Jyotisha, as practiced by the school of Ernst Wilhelm (Jyotisha with the Tropical Zodiac), is by far the most comprehensive, mathematically sound, and psychologically revealing way, and that is what we utilize.

Question 8 : Who is behind this project?
- Currently only, I, Sachin Sharma.
Please visit searchinsachin to know more about me.
Do feel free to get in touch with me if you wish to collaborate on this project. Click here...
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