Introducing Ancient India's


Sacred Sky 

Planetary Myths and their Meanings 

 

What human truths are encoded in
Ancient Indian planetary myths?

A mind-blowing 4-week online course with Dr. Raj Balkaran.

Join Dr. Raj Balkaran as he decodes the rich life wisdom encoded in ancient Indian astrological mythology.  

According to the ancients, every aspect of the human condition pertains to one of nine hubs of archetypal energy known as the Grahas (loosely "Planets"). 

This band of nine heavenly bodies is made up of

  • the five visible natural planets: Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn
  • the two luminaries of the sky: the Sun and the Moon
  • the two invisible “shadow planets”, i.e., astronomical points where the moon’s orbit intersects the earth’s: Rāhu and Ketu 

The rich mythology surrounding these heavenly bodies provides profound insight into human nature and the human condition. 

 
Celestial Stories illumine Human Stories.


In this course you will learn 

  • The mindset of the ancient Indian sky-gazers
  • The basic mechanics of Indian astronomy/astrology (Jyotiṣa)
  • Planetary mythologies and their profound meanings 
  • Planetary iconographies and their rich symbolisms
  • Each Planet's core significations
  • Each Planet's archetypal energy
  • Insight into human nature, and the human condition 
  • Tools for making sense of your own life, and current events through the lens of Indian astro-mythology

The Sacred Sky

Introduction to Indian Astrology 

Module 1

Sūrya, the Sun

Soul, Life, Confidence

Why does the Sun's wife, Saṃjña, run away, leaving a doppelgänger behind in her stead?

Candra, the Moon

Devotion, Creativity, Intuition

Why does the Moon run off with Tārā, Jupiter's wife?

Aṅgāraka, Mars

Courage, Assertion, Control

Why is Mars born of Śiva's sweat?

Buddha, Mercury

Intelligence, Speech, Discernment

Why is Mercury the son of the Moon and Jupiter's wife Tārā?

Bṛhaspati, Jupiter

Knowledge, Wisdom, Spirituality

Why is Jupiter the Guru of the Gods?

Śukra, Venus

Prosperity, Pleasure, Contentment 

Why is Venus the Guru of the Demons?

Śani, Saturn

Hardship, Perseverance, Life Lessons 

Why is Saturn the disowned son of the Sun?

Rāhu, the North Node

Fears, Obsessions, Revolutions

Why did the demon Rāhu sneak into the assembly of the Gods?

Ketu, the South Node

Austerity, Abstinence, Detachment  

How did Ketu become headless?

Planetary Comparison

How the 9 Planets Compare 

Human Truths

Archetypal Insights into the Planets


 

Course Instructor 

Dr. Raj Balkaran is an expert in Indian traditions. Skilled at applying ancient Indian teachings to modern life, he dovetails academic training, live storytelling, and life wisdom to nourish his students’ hearts and minds alike.

He is also an avid spiritual practitioner and initiate into ancient Indian wisdom practices, which he has been engaged in for nearly two decades.  Knowledge of ancient Indian astrology is something he has received as part of his lineal training.

He has extensive experience teaching academics, continuing studies learners, and practitioners alike, and is a seasoned online educator who serves on the Course Development Board at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

See https://rajbalkaran.com for more information. 

 

Lifetime Access

$197 USD

One-Time Payment

  • 16 Hours of Content 
  • 8 Hours of Lecture Video Recordings
  • 8 Hours of Q&A Session Video Recordings
  • PDF Readings
  • Access to the School’s Online Community Forum
  • Access to Dr. Raj Balkaran for all course questions via chat forum and email
  • Access to Dr. Raj Balkaran and fellow School students during weekly Live Zoom Tutorials
  • 16 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 
  • 30-Day Full Refund Guarantee
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Lifetime Access

$99 USD

Two Monthly Payments

  • 16 Hours of Content 
  • 8 Hours of Lecture Video Recordings
  • 8 Hours of Q&A Session Video Recordings
  • PDF Readings
  • Access to the School’s Online Community Forum
  • Access to Dr. Raj Balkaran for all course questions via chat forum and email
  • Access to Dr. Raj Balkaran and fellow School students during weekly Live Zoom Tutorials
  • 16 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 
  • 30-Day Full Refund Guarantee
ACCESS NOW