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As Eric mentioned earlier, he's taking a well-earned break from recording Planet Waves FM this week. Thanks to all of you who've sent kind wishes and comments -- they are much appreciated. Today, we'd like to offer you another chance to listen to this enlightening interview with Robert Schmidt from July last year.

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Robert Schmidt Discusses the Inventor of Western Astrology

Dear Planet Waves Listener:

Tonight we have something that's got a touch of history to it: an interview with Robert Schmidt of Project Hindsight [play episode here], who in July 2016 announced that he had discovered the inventor of Greek astrology, which means Western astrology.

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Robert Schmidt in 2006 at the Baltimore NCGR convention. File photo.
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. There are images of this chart included on the Planet Waves FM page.

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, whose systems we still basically use today. The music featured on this recording is "Theme from Creation" by Brian Eno.

With love,
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