The Hermetic System of Astrology presents a theory. It’s a theory about the soul, its consciousness development and the astrological forces that guide and influence its developmental journey. It’s a grand theory of life that invites skepticism. But just like other theories – relativity and atomic theory for example – it has been confirmed by observation and experiment and those who have investigated the theory accept it as fact. It presents the best available view of reality that’s currently available. But orthodox religion and materialistic science see it as dangerous and unacceptable. They have their own versions of reality and they don’t like the Hermetic worldview.
But this doesn’t mean that the religious and academic authorities are right and astrological science is wrong. The scientific expert and theologian know nothing about astrology. The mathematicians know a great deal about mathematics. The physicists know a great deal about physics, the biologists know a great deal about biology and the clergymen and priests know a great deal about the Bible, but they’re not experts in astrology. It’s important to leave the facts of astrology to those who are trained in the subject. They’re the astrological experts and they’re the ones who can provide you with reliable, honest astrological information. If you want to learn the facts of astrology go to an expert. All the other guys don’t know what they’re talking about.
Hermetic science does provide a radically different model of life to that proposed by gene science, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and orthodox religion. The Hermetic model considers the natural world and embraces God, a great evolutionary plan and souls on developmental journeys. The Heavens declare the glory of God and that introduces the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and constellations into the model. They’re God’s agents in the grand project. The all-pervading intelligence of Deity has provided astrological energies that have guided life to develop in the direction of the pattern that evolution has followed. Life that does not develop along this astrological pattern falls by the wayside, and usually becomes extinct. The evidence reveals that all life is struggling toward the realization of God’s Great Plan and Hermetic astrology is inviting you to explore God’s world and your place in it.
The gist of the concept is that each soul is brought into existence to fulfill a definite function and purpose in God’s Great Evolutionary Plan. This purpose requires education and training and physical life-forms on Earth provide the means to the end. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and natural selection provides the physical evidence. You could say that the evidence for evolution is buried in the rocks and the evidence for a soul’s existence and life journey is buried in the vaults of Heaven. Each soul’s developmental agenda has an astrological blueprint and physical life provides the experiences that ensure the development of the intelligence specified in the blueprint. The birthchart details this blueprint as an astrology code and astrological events occurring in the chart time when important developmental experiences are scheduled to occur: And both the fortunate and unfortunate experiences contribute to the intelligence that’s being developed.
The concept of a soul that develops love and wisdom through experience for the purpose of fulfilling the special and important work that defines its existence is beautiful. The Brotherhood of Light lessons by CC Zain present the concept in full detail with all the supporting evidence. But understanding the concept does require logical, rational thought with a spiritual lift. This is easy when all the parts are logically fitted together – bit by bit, piece by piece. You don’t have to uncritically accept the concept or the astrological evidence. You can confirm it to the best of your ability for yourself and give it fair consideration.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s really going on in your mind Hermetic astrology explains that there’s another dimension to your consciousness that is not accessible to you – the rational, self-conscious thinker. Your mind is an organized consciousness with conscious and unconscious sections. And Hermetic science claims that the function of your life experience is to develop thoughts, feelings and intelligence. Your mind, rather than being a single general-purpose processing unit, contains thought-cell groups that are dedicated to specific faculties. It proposes that your soul animates and manages your physical equipment and that your body’s genetic blueprint is a chemical replica of your soul’s thought structure or character. It proposes that every experience you have is the result of your character doing its thing; that physical problems like disease and injury originate in your soul-consciousness as thought problems; and that these physical problems in many instances can be overcome with thought-engineering. And then it provides the evidence to support all its claims and proposals.
Astrology is crucial to our understanding of the world and the life that lives here and as a participant in the grand enterprise you should evaluate the astrological evidence in the light of what it can do for you. And Hermetic astrology is a grand spectacular body of evidence-based self-information. You can ask yourself what is the general nature of the astrological information and the evidence that was examined to gather this information? What is the believability of the theories that were examined? What is the relation between the observational evidence and the theory? How well established are the primary theories? And how accurate are the rules and laws that have been discovered? And you can find the answers to each of these questions in The Brotherhood of Light lessons. The statistical investigative research into when and what events occur and the birthchart constants that give the ability to follow a particular vocation is overwhelming. The rules and principles for interpreting and working with your astrology code were scientifically ascertained and this means they can be trusted and there’s a wealth of evidence-based astrological knowledge for you to work with too.
The beauty and precision of the universe is the beauty and precision of each soul and you’re an essential, creative component of God’s divine and elegant universe. This has brought with it personal responsibilities and, as a servant of God’s universe, you contribute to its progress. Your life experience is a special training program that’s preparing you to perform the special work that you have been assigned. It provides rewards in the form of intelligence, love, wisdom and increased ability. And that’s why you’re here. There’s nothing else. The evidence is overwhelming.