Friday, November 30, 2012

The AstroTheology videos of Santos Bonacci

I did not discover the encyclopedic teaching of Santos Bonacci until very recently, when I heard his interview on Red Ice Radio from September 09 of this year (and I did not hear it on the day it was published either, but not until about a month later).

Here is a link to hour 1 of that interview -- I would strongly recommend becoming a member of the Red Ice (cost is €15 per month, and their website will do the currency conversion for you when you set up payments through a system such as PayPal), because that gives you access to the second hour of that interview as well as all the others, and access to the extensive archive of interviews on Red Ice.

After listening to his September 2012 interview, I immediately looked for other interviews and videos with Santos on YouTube, and he has an incredibly extensive corpus of work posted for anyone to view and study, which he graciously makes available to everyone for no charge.  The first lecture I found was the one embedded above, but you can find many more at his website which is called Universal Truth School, as well as on his YouTube channel, which is called "MrAstroTheology."

Not only is he a gifted teacher and speaker, but he brings together a vast array of philosophers and authors both ancient and modern and explains their teachings using clear charts and drawings and analogies.

Regular readers of this blog will immediately see the resonance with subject matter that I find incredibly important as well as fascinating, particularly any of the posts related to subject matter discussed in Hamlet's Mill.  To find previous posts on this blog related to Hamlet's Mill and its examination of the connection between the ancient myths and the stars, you can use the search window in the upper-left corner, or use the "labels" at the bottom of any post that has "Hamlet's Mill" as a label (including this post).  

Many readers have noted that Hamlet's Mill can be a painfully difficult read, in part because the authors seem to be deliberately reluctant to completely tell the reader what they are up to (which may not be such a bad policy when it comes to this subject, and certainly has some ancient precedent).  I can now say with great certainty that any reader interested in the subject matter of Hamlet's Mill should first listen to some of the video lectures by Santos Bonacci, which can be seen as an indispensable key to the material that authors Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend presented in that 1969 text.

But Santos goes much further than de Santillana and von Dechend to show how the ancient knowledge of the heavens encoded in the myths relates to the human body, the health of the human body, the system of chakras in the human body, and the metaphysical aspects of human consciousness that are of crucial importance to every human being (and which harmonize quite well with some of the conclusions reached by Chris Carter in his excellent trilogy of books examining human consciousness, especially the conclusions Chris reaches at the end of his third book in the series, Science and the Afterlife Experience).   

In doing so, Santos shows that he is standing in the tradition of the guardians and transmitters of  Hermetic wisdom down through the ages, many of whose works he references as primary sources, and from whose words he sometimes reads for the listeners in his videos.  His clear and systematic explanations bring out the body of knowledge behind some of the concepts discussed in some of my own previous posts, such as "The high science of ancient Egypt" and "Modern research into 'body rhythms,' and the ancient concept of 'cosmic harmony'."  In other words, he shows the whole foundation underlies the subject matter touched on in those posts, showing "the whole forest" (so to speak) which helps make better sense of a discussion of any "individual tree" or group of trees inside that forest.

In doing so, and in presenting his clear and thorough lectures on this ancient wisdom, Santos has given us an incredible gift and an indispensable resource.  His is an example of the "unselfish benevolence" that one of his favorite authors, Thomas Burgoyne (1855 - 1894), speaks of in the sixth chapter of the second volume of The Light of Egypt: The Science of the Soul and the Stars (first published in 1889; that link takes you to Volume 2 and you can read Volume 1 online here).  There, on page 51 of Volume 2, Burgoyne wrote:

dollars must not be buried nor hoarded any more than our talents, but each unfolded and doubled, so that we may be instrumental in helping our coworkers in their upward path, in the Cycle of Necessity.  Knowledge is the basic foundation in reading Nature's language.
We should all seek to be so unselfish!