Featured Image: PTOLEMAIC UNIVERSE, Coelifer's Atlas, 1559
This illustration from William Cuningham's "The Cosmographical Glasse" (1559) represents Ptolemy's conception of the universe. Purchased Image by Cosmic Program.
About Cosmic Program
Our Journey to Build Cosmic Program
Cosmic Program is the brainchild of Gaia and was born out of collaboration with her friend Eion. As PhD scientists and colleagues, they were always curious and interested in big questions of life such as how the universe works, both mechanically and spiritually. They like to describe themselves as 'open minded, yet always sceptical nerds', who have this trait in common, despite being from two very different worlds. Originally, the topic of astrology was explored by Gaia and the entire matter happened unexpectedly. She initially dismissed such topics as pseudoscience, in just the same way as most scientists of today. However, after years of astrological studies and research, she concluded that para/metaphysical sciences have been prematurely dismissed and that they could have broad value to us all. For Eion, scepticism decreased as he saw the results of Gaia's research and potential linkages to a decade of new thinking in science and computation, especially in Quantum Physics, Quantum Biology and Consciousness Research. They also realised how modern reductionist scientific thinking often seemed incompatible with human biology and evolution. After a very positive reception to Gaia's astrology work from global clients, they realised how many people could be helped at the spiritual level by reintroduction to the ancient wisdom and guidance of our ancestors.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom - Aristotle
Our Purpose to Build Cosmic Program
The primary motive behind creation of Cosmic Program is a spiritual one. It is about sharing wisdom and philosophy of our ancestors in the most philosophical, entertaining and artistic way. As two secular sceptical scientists, Eion and Gaia came to realise, quite accidentally, how far we have swayed from the centre, from our nature as human beings and as highly intelligent members of our cosmos. They see a chance for all of us to stop for a moment and reflect that we are all part of a vast cosmos ever changing through vast time cycles. These time cycles, as our ancient forefathers realised can be used as manuals of our psyche.
We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born - Carl Jung
As individuals, our 'Cosmic Program', is as unique as our fingerprints, palm prints, and DNA sequence. It is as distinctive as every snowflake and every grain of sand. It takes over 25,000 years for the unique configurations of our horoscope and therefore, our cosmic program to repeat themselves. This individuality distinguishes us from each other and sets us apart. However, despite our unique cosmic programs, we share many similarities. We all experience struggles, triumphs, likes and dislikes, and a common pattern of inception, birth, death, and rebirth, repeated throughout nature. We are connected to every object within the cosmos in one way or another. Our lives may be short, but they are not an accident. We keep coming back to finish what we started before, to learn, to grow, and to evolve. Despite our differences, we are united in our shared experiences and interconnectedness. In this way, we are both unique and the same, linked together by the cosmic tapestry of existence.
Similar to notable physicist John Wheeler, Eion and Gaia believe that everything in our universe, including us humans, is made of data, with each "it" deriving its meaning, existence, and function from the answers to yes-or-no questions or binary choices. In other words, every particle, every field of force, and even the spacetime continuum itself derives its function and meaning entirely from the apparatus-elicited answers to binary choices or bits. This idea suggests that there may be a Cosmic Program or script for our lives on Earth, or correlating with our lives on earth, which can be deciphered through various tools, astrology being one of the most scientific, holistic and reliable.
The very fabric of our physical world, space itself, could be a purely mathematical object in the sense that its only intrinsic properties are mathematical properties—numbers such as dimensionality, curvature and topology - Max Tegmark
For over five thousand years, astrology has been a spiritual and holistic science utilised to decipher the 'as above so below' cosmic program. It connects both our right and left brain to the codes embedded in the cosmic map at the moment of birth 'above', with the life program on Earth 'below' and guides us in deciphering these codes. The messages contained within the cosmic program of humanity are rooted in hope, faith, love, peace, humility, forgiveness, gratitude, and survival that comprise our life stories. Similar to other spiritual sciences, primary focus of Astrology has always been about assisting us in decoding these messages with a purpose of guiding us toward enlightenment in each incarnation. Our cosmic program may describe the gist of our lives and our predispositions, but it is up to us to use our free will to shape our destiny and fulfil our purpose, a path much easier to accomplish when we have access to a personalised blueprint / guide book.
Quod est superius est sicut quod inferius, et quod inferius est sicut quod est superius - That which is above is like to that which is below, and that which is below is like to that which is above - The Emerald Tablet, Hermes Trismegistus
Our Agenda as Scientists
As scientists, Gaia & Eion, insist on keeping an open mind, the minimum they expect from 'true' scientists: unbiased scientific investigation into any topic. They believe, broad dismissal by modern consensus science of an observational science spanning over 5,000 years, practiced and researched by virtually every scholar throughout human history until recent times is a massive mistake. The Cosmic Program system has been created to explore astrology using ancient peer reviewed data and observations as well as modern computational tools, including big-data and AI methodologies, to bridge the gap that exists between the left brain and the right sciences and philosophies.
The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence - Nikola Tesla
Gaia and Eion also seek possible scientific explanations to explain the mechanisms behind astrology, occult, reincarnation, and para/meta physical phenomena. They hope to be able eventually share and publish the outcomes in peer-reviewed journals. There is a huge gap in the study of potential mechanisms since modern scientific and scholarly communities know very little about astrology and occult topics. An objective academic interest in learning and research into such topics is monumentally lacking, yet, the few scientists who have published on such domains were profoundly subjective, emotional and vitriolic and alarmingly misinformed if not, uninformed in the basic understanding of these complex ancient disciplines. Gaia and Eion welcome and invite all interested scientific enquiries for possible future collaborations.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand - Albert Einstein
Image description: Greek Titan Atlas depicted holding the weight of the world, bearing on his shoulders an armillary sphere representing the universe. Earth makes up the centre of the sphere, composed of the elements of earth and water. Surrounding the Earth, elements of fire and air are depicted. Other bands represent the spheres of various celestial bodies, the firmament of fixed stars, the crystalline sphere, the primum mobile or the prime mover, and the signs of the zodiac. Below Atlas are lines on cosmological themes from Virgil's Aeneid.