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Light is the most user friendly software for the user and student
today." * Christina Collins-Hill
"I can highly recommend this program for its ease of use and many selections of Vedic principles." *Kevin Barrett
"I have been using Parashara's Light for the past several years, since its very inception, and I now have the latest version. I am happy with this software as it is very useful to me in working out "Kakshyas" used in Ashtaka Varga. This software, with its extensive database of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra will be very useful for a Vedic Astrology student as he can refresh his knowledge of Parashara and other classics which are in the database. This software is [also] very useful for casting Prasna Kundali and also for Birth Time Rectification as it is easy to use the Edit mode for trying out changes in birth times with increments of a few minutes." *R.G. Krishnan
"Parashara's Light is a great program. I especially like the Muhurta option which makes it easy to use the elements of the panchanga quickly and efficiently." *James Kelleher
Light sets the standard of excellence for astrology programs. (Western
astrologers tell me they would die for software this good). It's got a
vast array of features, customizable layouts, precision accuracy, and
breathtaking speed. How such a powerful program can be so easy to use?"
* Linda Johnsen
Keven Barrett is a professional Vedic Astrologer and President of the Australian Council or Vedic Astrology, past National President of the FAA, and has been an astrologer since 1968 in the Tropical system and in the Hindu since 1974. He has lectured in many overseas countries introducing the [Vedic] system of astrology to the Western World. In December, Keven privately published his first book in the Ancient Astrological Vedic Wisdom Series, Understanding the Moon's Nodes.
R.G. Krishnan has been a student of Vedic Astrology for over forty years, beginning with his studies at the age of twelve with the remowned Raha Iyer of Bombay. He recently retired as Chief Engineer for Indian Railroads and is now residing in Richardson, Texas. He has been the Chairman of the Bombay chapter of the ICAS and has received many awards and honorary titles for his teaching abilities, research and publications on Vedic Astrology ("Outstanding Teacher in Vedic Astrology" AFA, 1992; Jyotish Kovid, ICAS 1993). He is also the author of Ashtaka Varga Made Simple for the Western Astrologer. He also recently been awarded the title of Jyotish Vachaspathi by the ICAS.
James Kelleher was introduced to astrology in 1975 by the well-known Indian astrologer, M.K. Gandhi. Gandhi predicted that Jim would become an astrologer and later invited him to become his assistant. After studying in India, Jim worked for five years as Gandhi's assistant in London. He then returned to the United States where he has been consultine, lecturing, and teaching Vedic Astrology throughout the country. He is on the Steering COmmittee of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, has been awarded the titles of Jyotish Kovid and Jyotish Vachaspati by the ICAS. He also maintains a busy practice in Los Gatos, California.
Robert Koch has been a practitioner of the Vedic art of astrological prediction for more than fifteen years. In his work he emphasizes the spiritual vision of Vedic Astrology to his clients and students, and to this end, he draws upon wisdom gained from living 20 years of his life as an acetic monk of the Hindu-based Vaisnava order. Throughout the course of his lifestyle, he traveled throughout Asia and the Far East, particularly in North India where he studied astrology in the late 1970's. Today he lives in Seattle, Washington, where he teaches and practices Vedic Astrology professionally, with clients in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Hart deFouw has been studying, practicing, and teaching Jyotish exclusively since 1968. Trained for fifteen years by his reclusive guru, who was also his Vedic astrology mentor, he was simultaneously introduce to components of meditation, philosophy, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, palmistry, and other segments of traditional Indian culture. Hart is the co-author (with Dr. Robert E. Svoboda) of Light on Life: An Introduction to the Astrology of India (Penguin/Arkana, 1996), and is currently teaching and practicing Jyotish on four continents each year.
Christina Collins is a third generation astrologer, author, and teacher. She is the founder and chief executive officer for the Columbia School for Vedic Astrology, based in Boulder, Colorado. She began her practice in 1968 in the Hollywood/Beverly Hills, California area, and now has a diverse client base from student to celebrity. Christina has received the Jyotish Kovid and Jyotish Vachaspati Awards from the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences.
NOTE: Biography's reprinted with permission from the individuals.
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