I started creating my own library when I was a young boy. From British literature to Bengali mystery books, from Tintin comic books to encyclopedias and books on history and geography, I enjoyed a wide variety of reading materials. I read the works of Satyajit Ray, Rabindranath Tagore, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Lord Tennyson, and many others.
As I grew older, I started developing an interest in mythology, most Greek and Roman, as well as ancient pre-Socratic philosophy. During my teen years, I also started exploring astrology. My library kept expanding with more and more books. Most of my books are in Bangladesh, as I came and settled down in the United States. I was able to bring a few books with me to America. In the United States, I started creating a new library, which now includes lots of books on public policy, politics, and history.
As I was re-organizing my little library the other day, I decided to revisit some of my old astrology books. Astrology is something that we don’t hear much about. From my observation, I can say that there are many who don’t believe in astrology. And those who believe in this field of study may not talk about it much in public.
A lot of people think that astrology is about predicting the future. That is not entirely accurate. Astrology helps a person learn about his or her strengths and weaknesses, and it also helps a person understand one’s purpose in life.
God has crafted the planets and other celestial bodies in the universe, and has created elements – fire, air, water and earth. The force of gravity and the passage of time are part of the great creation. Just as the Moon affects the tides here on Earth, the movements of the planets and other bodies in space also affect our lives. Astrology simply helps us understand these forces and movements. It is a field of study that helps us examine our place in this universe.
With great interest, I read various books on astrology when I was a student. But the more I studied, the more I realized that there’s an enormous sea of knowledge left to explore.
Today, from my personal library, I am revisiting some of my books on astrology. And, I am interested to know how many of my friends out there have an interest in or are curious to learn more about astrology.