Tibetan Astrological Texts Project
The translation project has now
completed most key texts:
selections from these can be now found throughout this site- start with topics.
Currently we have identified over 30 volumes of astrological works, and are making outlines of their contents, and extracting materials for our courses. (The Kalacakra astrology is based in the Kalacakra Tantra, which itself has probably over a hundred volumes of texts and commentaries.) Some of these astro texts are extensive reference works, for example:-
The "phug lugs rtsis kyi legs bshad mkhas pa'i
mgul rgyan bedur dkarpo'i rdo shel dpyod ldan sning nor"
(The Lucid Exposition of the Ultimate system of Astrology, the treasured White Emerald Crystal of the Wise.)
- simply paraphrased (The White Emerald Collection)
which has over 1200 pages, and compiles an extensive range of Tibetan astrological theories and practices.
It was compiled by the Regent of the Fifth Dalai Lama,
sDe srid sangs rgyas rgya mtsho in the 17th Century and greatly expands the
"padma dkarpo'i zhal lung" (The Oral Teachings of the White Lotus) the first in the line of the Phuglugs school, by Lundup rGyamtso in the 15th Century.
sDe srid sangs rgyas rgya mtsho also wrote the companion volumes "The Blue Emerald Collection", which underlies the related system of Tibetan medicine.
and from the Tshurpu school,
The "rtsis kun bsdus" (The Collection
of All Astrology)
by The Third Karmapa, Ranjung Dorje, who also wrote another text
the "zab mo nang gi don" (The Profound Internal Subject) which comprehensively with the internal relationships of the astrological energies in the subtle body/mind/chakras, etc, and the effects of advanced yogic pracitices upon them.
Whilst several attempts have been made by western astrologers to make 'one to one' correspondences between the chakras and the planets, the Kalacakra system provides an extremely comphrehensive treatment of the subject, and its relation to psychological states ranging from the everyday to the highest state of Enlightenment. This system of chakras and channels is quite different to the concepts of chakras generally held by westerners. This system is possibly the most comprehensive treatment of chakras within the entire Indo-Tibetan heritage. As such it represents a goldmine for transpersonal psychologists, astrologers, and students of the esoteric sciences, since these understandings are underpinned by an extensive understanding of the energies underlying human consciousness. Kim's research into Tibetan astrology has largely focused upon this aspect, since these understandings offer a unique psycho-anatomical vision of the relation of the Micro-cosm ot the Macro-cosm. Through an understanding of these Cosmic 'psycho-anatomical' interactions between microcosm and macrocosm, there also emerges powerful techniques for dealing with the emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of our the human psyche.
The Vast Commentary [on the Internal Wheel of Time], by Jhamgon Khongtrul.
The Wheel of Time Commentaries, by Ju Mipham.
The Ornament for the Vimalaprabha, by Khey Drup Chey.
Tsering Dolma, who is working on our texts
and translation project, in Dharamsala, is one of the very few Tibetan
astrologers to have achieved the
rTsis-pa bKaâ-bChu-pa (5 year Degree of Tibetan Astrology and Astronomy)
from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute (Men Tsee Khang). She brings with her a broad knowledge of the many facets of Tibetan astrology, and a special interest in Jung Tsee or Elemental Astrology.
a. Compile a comprehensive bibliography
of Tibetan astro texts.
b. Outline the contents of these texts.
c. Index through the cross referencings of subject and topic outlines.
d. Extract key sections of material relevant to the study of Tibetan astrology by western astrolgers.
e. Translate the most vital and important aspects.
Currently, this project is being funded entirely by the Australian College of Tibetan Astrology. We believe that this project will be a valuable contribution to our understanding of the transpersonal dimensions of human nature, and the astrology of the 21st Century.
On average $150- will cover the expenses for the
locating and outlining of an average sized astrological text.
Contributors of $50.- or more will receive regular reports on the progress of this project.
To register your contribution. Click here.