I have had the good fortune to be able to work with, and learn from Mr Khullar. His work is outstanding and has taken astrology to an entirely new and much higher level. The results he achieves using his method are truly exceptional, and inspires his students to emulate his remarkable feats.
His research, resulting in concentrating on and proving the effectiveness of his Cuspal Interlink method, is unique and very persuasive. This system is not a figment of the imagination, as is much of astrology, but a well reasoned method, which has incorporated the best of Hindu, Nadi, and KP astrology in an entirely different and compelling way. Mr Khullar’s books are a must for any serious astrologer, and have been very well received by those astrologers who seek real as opposed to superficial knowledge of the subject.
I am honoured to have been asked to write a preface to this wonderful book. I have no doubt that it is destined to be a classic in its own right. In fact I would go so far as to say
that in my opinion, it is by far the best book ever written on the exposition of practical astrology, as applied to predictive astrology, and assessing events.
This is high praise, and you may wonder who it is who makes such statements, and what experience I have to make them.
My introduction to astrology was over 37 years ago, when I undertook a correspondence course in Tropical astrology. These early days were hard because we had no computers or databases to test our systems. But I took an epicurean delight in the smorgasbord of goodies offered – Secondary, Tertiary, Minor, Solar Arc Progressions, and multiple methods of Directions, including Converse as well as Direct.There were also Solar and Lunar Returns, and other more exotic systems, such as various cycles and Harmonic charts.
Finally the day came when it dawned on me that despite all these systems, touted by some to be almost fool proof, that I was seeing no one (including myself) who was successfully making predictions.
This moved me away from Tropical astrology as it is generally practiced, because I thought – and still do – that Sign Lords are not the bedrock of good predictive astrology. I then went on, and for some years used Cosmo biology as my preferred system. This worked better but brought up a host of new problems with multiple points having to be considered due to mid-point analysis.
Looking around I came across the Western Sidereal School who used the Sidereal Zodiac. This had greater appeal because the Lordships seemed to work better. Then it was just a short step to move over into the world of Hindu astrology.
I must admit I was quite excited when I found this because the claims I was seeing suggested that here at last was the possibility of finding a system that really worked. It didn’t take me long to realise that in its own way Hindu astrology was as corrupted as Tropical. Hundreds of slokas and multiple ayanamsas, Divisional Charts etc gave a plethora of combinations, in which it is possible to see anything you want- after the event – exactly the same as Tropical.
As time went by I came to realise how seductive astrology is to just about everyone who takes the time to be enticed by it. I certainly have been enticed into spending a great deal of my life in studying it. Today I would estimate that I have spent at least 20,000 hours in astrological research. This is true research not just dabbling in astrology, because I am not, and has never been a professional astrologer, so have not had to spend time with clients. I have had the good fortune to have the means, and the time for many years to be able to have astrology as my prime occupation. So I think you can see that I have served a long and comprehensive apprenticeship in the subject.
It is the newcomers and the converts who are the most bedazzled by astrology’s infinite possibilities. Many swear it is true and infallible.Why would they genuinely believe this when other more knowledgeable astrologers do not? I would put it down to lack of experience in the subject, and not realising that it is possible to justify anything and everything in ANY system because of the millions of possible combinations. They need to go quite deep into the subject before they can see a systems limitation. Some astrologers appear never to come to this realisation.
So if it is possible to see anything in any system, how do we find a system that really does work? Obviously the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so I needed to find someone, or a system that produced consistently above average correct results in prediction. But the problem in looking at predictions is that they are few and far between, and it could take years (if not forever) to find someone or a system producing good results.
I therefore decided to simulate the predictive method.
I started possibly the first of the Blind Chart tests on the Web. Blind Chart tests are a method of taking a genuine birth chart, and asking participants which of a number of events was the actual event that took place on a certain date. I did this consistently, fortnightly, on a number of lists for quite a few years, and saw no one who was achieving better than average results in the tests.
Then came the day when I saw some newcomers to our list getting much better than average results. These were the students of Mr Khullar using a system called Cuspal Interlinks. This intrigued me and I decided to check out the system. Let me say at this point I was rather blasÃ© even skeptical, but the Blind Test results ignited my interest sufficient for me to get fully involved in the system. I am glad I did, because it has opened my eyes to what can be achieved with this method which is in my opinion the most scientific of all the astrological systems I have seen.
Mr Khullar’s books give a full and complete explanation of the system so I won’t duplicate this here; but I would like to explain a couple of points which I think newcomers to the system will appreciate.
Cuspal Interlinks (CIL) is what I call a ‘Closed System”. If you look at nearly all astrologers they work with what I would call an ‘Open Systemâ€™. They use multiple methods to achieve a result i.e. they might regularly use say the Secondary Progression system. Then trying to get a match for any event (after they know the result) they might use in conjunction Solar Arc, or Solar Returns, or Lunar Returns, or harmonics, etc, etc, etc, to prove and vindicate the event. It is not unusual for some astrologers to use totally different or many methods for successive cases. The same goes for Hindu astrology and it is not uncommon to see practitioners invoking many slokas, a number of Divisional Charts, and using simultaneously a number of different ayanamsas on a particular case. Of course using astrology this way is very deceptive and does not lend itself to actual prediction.
The ‘Closed System’ of CIL is very different. The system is complete in itself. There are rules of relationships between the various Lordships, and rules about the significations of each of the houses. The system is not plagued by ‘add ons’ such as planetary retrogression, combustion, exaltation, debilitation, planets being young or in old age, or even planetary aspects in the usual way. Using the lordships and significations coupled to the correct way of working with the dasa system and transits, it has been proven that it is possible to achieve success in Blind Chart tests and prediction. Unlike other systems it is quite common for two or more CIL practitioners to come up with exactly the same answer to a problem (contrast this with any other system), and even exactly the same rectification of an unknown birth time. Incidentally, in my opinion this book demonstrates and gives full details of the best rectification method available.
Mr Khullar is doing sterling work educating a new generation of astrologers in the classes at his Institute. When I saw the value in CIL I thought it should be offered to a wider audience, so I proposed and set up a Web workshop site. This drew many dedicated astrologers from our parent web site Astrology Research, who have now undertaken the course and achieved good understanding of the system in a very short time. This book dear reader which you now hold in your hands is based on that course. I am certain you will find it interesting, informative, and more to the point very useful and practical in your work in astrology.