Swiss Ephemeris

Deborah Swanson python at
Mon Apr 10 01:29:59 EDT 2017

Fully recognizing that most of what you wrote was tongue-in-cheek, I
just want to say that regardless of the wonders of modern medicine, it's
a pity they learn so little about successful medicines other than their
own. In other academic scientific disciplines such as physics and
chemistry it's not uncommon to see history of science courses in the
curriculum. But not in medicine. I learned what I know about ancient
Greek science from a university physics professor, though I doubt he
would ever have guessed that one of his students would someday breathe
new life into that ancient science by attempting to ressurrect it. The
great ancients were no less endowed with intelligence than we are, they
simply directed it to different ends.

Rick Johnson wrote, on Sunday, April 09, 2017 9:00 PM
> On Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 8:52:44 PM UTC-5, Deborah Swanson wrote:
> > PS. I've been using medical astrology to look ahead at my medical 
> > condition for years in advance. And being off by a day or 
> so doesn't 
> > matter that much when you're looking at trends over the course of 
> > years and decades. I also have a little software widget to 
> look at the 
> > planetary data in graphical chart form at any particular 
> second, also 
> > based on sweph, which has been quite astoundingly accurate in
> > following the rather complex kaleidoscope of my symptoms
> > during the course of a day. (Though it doesn't do you a bit
> > of good if you forget to look! Which is my entire
> > motivation to get it encoded and available with a few
> > clicks.) And it is quite useful to know in advance what
> > will be happening when, and most importantly when it will
> > stop. Knowledge is power!
> It's simply amazing what technology can do these days. And
> with medical diagnosis now just a few clicks away, someone 
> really should tell those medical students to stop wasting 
> time and money at university.
> > Caveat. This kind of precision and accuracy is only found
> > in the specific forms of astrology which relate to pure physical 
> > phenomena, and most of what you see these days masquerading as 
> > astrology is pure hooey, almost entirely invented on a 
> large scale in 
> > the Middle Ages and flowered in the Renaissance.
> Whadda coinicidence, as did alchemy!
> > By pure physical phenomena, which is the only phenomena
> > that is at least debatably influenced by physical planetary 
> forces, I 
> > mean things like the moon's tides, sunspots, plant and 
> animal activity 
> > throughout the year, and supremely, the inner workings of the human 
> > body, the first wholly Western medicine devised by the 
> ancient Greeks. 
> > (The ancient Greek physicians are an excellent fallback if
> > modern medicine is failing you - if you can find enough
> > that remains today of their art.)
> Yeah, just uh, be sure to avoid te hemlock, mmmkay? ;-)
> -- 

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