The Center for Soft Power met up with Prof Alex Hankey, co-author of the newly published book - The Science of Medical Astrology, the experimental proof of Jyotisha, in Bangalore at the end of his stint at S-VYASA and new beginning at the Maharashtra Institute of Technology.
Speaking about the subject of his revolutionary new book, Prof Hankey says: "The thing about Jyotisha is that it is among the most unexpected of the Vedic sciences to make into a scientific subject. But we now have a rigorous theory and lot of experimental proof and this means that this could be the beginning of one the biggest scientific revolutions that has been created in this century, in this millennium. What I envisage is that we will be able to repeat the experiments that we have been doing successfully in many laboratories and high school students would be able to verify it for themselves so that scientific sceptics who think that all such things are impossible and ‘nonsense’ will be completely outflanked. The experiments that we are now conducting are very simple. We know how to set them up, they are not expensive and they can be done very widely."
"The other thing about Jyotisha is that it absolutely encapsulates the whole of Santhana Dharma. And we will be able to formulate a way of explaining it in order to show that the scientific proof Jyotisha offers begins a very rigorous proof of the scientific validity of Sanathana Dharma. There are many dimensions to such proof – proof of the existence of Consciousness, proof of the existence of higher states of Consciousness, proof of the existence of Enlightenment. I think most of these things are going to become most beautifully scientifically interrelated, correlated, and will begin the real scientific understanding of ancient Indian wisdom. That is what I am shooting for in the next few years."
CSP has been privileged to work with Professor Hankey and he has promised us Part II of his book which will show how the proof of Jyotisha supports Sanathana Dharma as a whole.