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I've just spent several enjoyable, enlightening hours making an initial survey run through this book that's hot off the presses this week.
Marc writes with an engaging, authoritative (20+ years in Jyotish/Vedic + more in Western astrology), yet 'relaxed' style that feels as though I'm having a conversation in the same room with him.
There are heaps of examples in every chapter - and they're illustrated using both North & South Indian style charts.
As a long-time student of the highly respected Indian teacher-researcher K.N. Rao, Marc presents this book exactly as it's titled -- practical, experimentally researched and proven, USABLE Jaimini techniques that relate through all the 'houses' of life.
Students and practitioners of Jyotish know that our foundation lies in Parashara, and yet we look forward to demonstrating ever more skillful means with the penetrating, highly accurate, oft-times 'miraculous' predictive tools of the great sage Jaimini.
Thanks Marc - for your years of dedicated study, devotion, and practice, and for this gift that will help grow the next generation of Jyotishis everywhere.
I recently began my journey with Jotisha astrology several months ago. I am spending most of my time with Parashara. However, when I found out about the Jaimini system, and this book came highly recommended, I HAD to get it.
When it finally came in the mail, I sat with it for several hours. I am in awe with the simplicity and beauty of the Jaimini system. Marc Boney presents the information in The Essentials of Jaimini in an easy to understand and concise way. This guide was written for the student. I feel blessed to have it.
I am adding to this post from last year because I am currently taking Marc Boney's "Essentials of Jaimini" Course, as well as, his Jyotisha for beginners course. These are my first two actual courses in Vedic Astrology ever. And I have to say, he's so easy to understand. His encouragement and enthusiasm is contagious. He presents everything at a pace which allows students to ask questions during class. Marc provides a closed facebook group in which we can answer exercises he presents as homework each week for us, then we discuss them the next week.
I may not know much Jaimini yet, however, I do know one thing, this is more than a valuable book. It's worth every penny you will spend because Marc has given us HIS painstaking research and experience of many many years and has presented it to the public for their scrutiny. This book, in my humble opinion, will be the cornerstone of Jaimini courses everywhere AND the desire of Jaimini scholars who wish to not only predict, but predict with accuracy.
I highly recommend this book as a very clear introduction to the Jaimini Jyotish system. Its based on the teachings of the founder of one of the great modern Jyotish schools a Sri K.N. Rao. Jyotish is a very complex subject and the traditional Jaimini text is mostly incomplete. The Sanskrit texts are designed as teaching aids and so were used along with a Guru to transmit the tradition. This gives some practical applications of the system and makes clearer the application of the Jaimini Chara Dasha as propounded by Sri K.N. Rao.
It's the best Jaimini book ever written with lots of examples. Since I follow K.N.Rao methodology, it's cherry on cake to understand material to me. I highly recommend to all Jaimini learners and beginners. What I found, this book covers all the topics of beginner course in Jaimini offered on his website. If Marc Boney, author of this book is reading my comments here, when are you coming up with next book with advance topics in Jaimini such as navamsha dasha, sthira dasha, Niryana shoola dasha and Padanadhamsa dasa??
A well-structured book on the Jaimini system with plenty of charts that illustrate the meaning of the Jaimini Sutras and Marc Boney`s commentary on them! The book gives famous Jaimini scholars` oponions on conflicting approaches. Step by step explanation can help even those who have not been familiar with the Jaimini system yet! A great number of predictive tools! God bless you, Marc!