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Astrology and Idealism

Kedar Joshi
 


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This work attempts to argue that astrological phenomena (i. e. things happening in accordance with astrological predictions) can only be explained by (philosophy of mind) idealism. In other words, astrological phenomena happen because of some non-spatial mechanism. Astrology, in particular Indian (Vedic) astrology, is empirically convincing and thus true/valid. However, its conventional spatial mechanistic explanation (that the astrological phenomena are caused by some rays emitted by the planets) is flawed. Further, it can be conjectured that no valid spatial mechanistic explanation can be provided. Therefore, in such case, only a (valid) non-spatial mechanistic (i. e. idealistic) explanation can be given. And one such explanation is the NSTP (Non – Spatial Thinking Process) theory, which also explains phenomena like quantum non-locality. Then, finally, the planets (more accurately, the astrological planets) stand as mere conceptual indicators in the non-spatial universal program.

The NSTP (Non - Spatial Thinking Process) theory is stated below.

The NSTP theory is a (philosophy of mind) semi-idealistic as well as semi-dualistic theory that the material universe, where some peculiar phenomena like quantum non-locality exist in, is exclusively a group of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thinking processes existing in the form of (non-spatial physical/material) feelings (i. e. states of consciousness). In computer terminology, it regards the (material) universe as a non-spatial computer, with hardware of (non-spatial) feelings and software of superhuman as well as non-superhuman thoughts/ideas, including those of space, which is then an illusive/virtual/merely apparent entity. The mere existence of the superhuman thoughts is responsible for the empirical (i. e. a posteriori) order in the non-superhuman ones. The theory, however, accepts the possibility of the reality of space, the space where the phenomena like quantum non-locality do not exist in. The theory is constituted of 6 axioms, 1 theorem, and 3 conjectures. The key strength and novelty in the theory lies in its axiomatic/self-evident foundation, its innovative semi-idealism and semi-dualism, its idea of superhuman states of consciousness, its computational description of idealism, and, in general, its road to idealism and dualism.

Kedar Joshi- Superultramodern (SUM) Science and Philosophy

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