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Date 02 Dec 2018

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The Secrets of Jyotish Gems

Author - Guruji Shrii Arnav

Publisher - Har-Anand Publications, Rs 1,995

According to Hindu beliefs and traditions, the planetary system holds secrets about our lives. This book makes the knowledge attained after decades of research on the subject available to lay readers

This book is virtually the North Star out of the whole sky full of stars when it comes to books that discuss Planetary Gem Therapy. The Secrets of Jyotish Gems: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Sacred Astro Gemology of India, a new offering by Guruji Shrii Arnav, stands apart amid the plethora of books that discuss Predictive Astrology. The author of the book is also he mentor of the portal

Usually, such books explore the power of natural gemstones independently. Or, there are others that shed light on Vedic Astrology and help readers gain familiarity with its different aspects. What’s commendable about this book is that it manages to do both and that too very successfully. It is thus a comprehensive book that becomes a reliable source of knowledge on the subject.

This book is like a breath of fresh air as it is unique in terms of its content as well as style. In its style, it is engaging as well as reader friendly. The author has managed to break the tedium of prosaic, academic writings that are usually focused on some kind of dissection, analysis, and interpretation of the heritage of sacred texts. The readership for this book does not have to be limited to only those who are interested in astrology academically. One does not need to be knee-deep in scholarly ideas to make sense of the book. The author’s style of writing makes the book a good source even for somebody who is simply fascinated with gemstones or astrology. In fact, the very first thing that is striking about this book is its language — one couldn’t expect simpler expression to explain basic astrology, which otherwise is usually presented replete with jargon and lengthy expositions. Even if a layman were to pick it up, the deep knowledge expressed through simple language, exquisite pictures, explanatory tables and diagrams make it an easy and delightful reading. It just might be the book you want to turn to when one engages in the search for the meaning of human life and the quest for realising one’s true potential.

In terms of content, too, The Secrets of Jyotish Gems stands out because it combines the two disciplines of Planetary Gem Therapy and Vedic Astrology. It gives insights into the qualities of natural, powerful, and precious gemstones as well as the teachings of the vedas. The book weaves these two disciplines seamlessly and shows how human life can be optimised by harnessing the power of this amalgamation.

The Secrets of Jyotish Gems is a well-rounded and balanced text. It brings together a captivating combination of Hindu astrological beliefs and the science about how the movement of the planets influences our lives and gemstones related to them can even be used for corrective action or therapy. One is able to study the connection of these two disciplines and understand how they come together. The aim of the book is not just to explain why and when events precipitate but also how events/ life can be managed in a better way through the use of appropriate planetary energy.

The author has kept the observations and interpretation relevant to modern day life. Making all these accessible to general readers, the book offers practical wisdom as to why this is one of the most appropriate choices.

There is an elaborate chapter detailing the difficulty that individuals face in the modern world when they try to incorporate traditional wisdom and wish to use traditional remedial measures — tantra, mantra, yantra, aushadhi, etc — to solve their basic life problems. Doing this is not an easy task easy for several reasons. One reason is that in today’s age, it is difficult to find a teacher who is competent in this field. Moreover, non-availability of sacred herbs or sometimes even lack of correct knowledge about where to find them and how to use them can act as limitations. The planetary gem therapy, however, easily circumvents these barriers and offers a solution — albeit at a monetary cost — to bring desired changes in life.

All in all, this is a seminal book that stands to be the front-runner as a reference book for anyone interested in studying this valuable tradition. It has been well received by several knowledgeable people as well as dignitaries across cultures. While the book has been originally written in English, a Hindi translation of the text also available. Translation is underway in Chinese, German, Russian and Italian. A keeper for generations, this book is worth the price.


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