Портал "Русская Профессиональная Астрология"
Subject: Re: Astrology in Russia
Date : 28 Dec 1997 10:32 GMT
From : Albert R. Timashev (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To : Ben Cook (BenLCook@compuserve.com)
BC> Could someone tell me the differences, if any, between Russian Astrology
BC> and Western Astrology.
The primary difference is that we have no older tradition. European
astrology begins in early Middle Ages, when astrological knowledges
come to Europe from the East. But astrology (in modern sense) comes
to Russia in the time of Peter I (~XVIII century).
The reason (as I see it) is that Christianity kills to uproots the
ancient Russian (Slavic) religion that included some astrological
conceptions. This was happend around 1000 AD. From that time to the
time of Peter I Russians don't know the astrology, because Orthodox
Christianity in that time has declined the art of astrology as
The conclusion is: ancient Slavic traditions undoubtly has
some kind of astrology (as ALL ancient traditions and religions)
as a part. But it was destroyed by the Orthodox Christianity came
At present time we try to restore ancient Slavic myths and
recontruct our ancient traditions. But we are only at the beginning
of this way. Maybe you know something about Book of Veles. It
is one of the trustworthy sources of the imformation on Russian
ancient religion and tradition.
With best regards,
Albert R. Timashev