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Tonight we have something that’s got a touch of history to it: an interview with Robert Schmidt of Project Hindsight, who last week announced that he had discovered the inventor of Greek astrology, which means Western astrology.
From its beginnings in 1993, Project Hindsight tasked itself with the translation of ancient astrological texts, so that astrologers would have them to use and learn from.
Up to that point, the translations were nonexistent or poorly done, and the origins of Western astrology were hazy.
Eventually, as his collaborators Robert Hand and Robert Zoller went in their own directions, Hindsight under Schmidt’s leadership stuck exclusively to Greek astrology, starting with documents from the 4th century BCE.
Those include something called the Thema Mundi, which we discuss in the interview. Images of that have been added below.
Through extensive reading and translation of the literature, Schmidt deduced that there were both founders and a founding era, and his research all points to a Greek mathematician and astronomer named Eudoxus of Cnidus (c. 390–c. 337 BCE) as the leading founder.
by Stephen Lord
On the recent Planet Waves FM, I mentioned that Jonathan had a technical partner whose name I did not know. That would be Stephen Lord, who just wrote to introduce himself to me, and sent this letter. — efc
I remember the first time I met Jonathan.
It was in the early 80s and I was working for a small IT firm, Senlac Systems in west London, when the MD of the company introduced us.
“This is Jonathan Cainer,” he said. “He’s got an idea for an astrology program and I thought you two might be a good match.”
We chatted briefly, realized that my interest in astronomy would prove useful and agreed to try working together. Thus started a relationship which lasted for more than 30 years.