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I expected the author to be an authoriative source of truth in Jaimini astrology. But instead it sounded like he is doing an uncertain discussion in the book. The theories given retrofits correctly for a few celebrity horoscopes. not sure if it was validated in a large sample of horoscopes
Very detailed, advanced excellent book...must know rudimentary Parashara astrology, meaning of houses, grahas, rasi charts and divisional charts, this is one level up in simplifying the calculation for making useful prediction. Very useful no doubt if your foundation is strong.
I really like the way the book introduces reader to Jaimini astrology. It is easy to understand. I wish it included more in-depth information. Vedic astrology is a very sophisticated subject and there are much to learn.
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.