051 EU Meetup September 30th, 2018

We’re happy to welcome a special guest today: Ema Kurent

(DFAstrolS, QHP, CMA, ISAR CAP) from Ljubljana, Slovenia, has been professional astrologer since 1989, consulting, teaching, writing and researching. She specializes in traditional astrology. She is the head of the ISAR ­affiliated Astrological Academy Stella. Her articles have appeared in journals worldwide. She has spoken at conferences in Slovenia, Serbia, England, India, Poland, South Africa and USA, and held workshops, mainly on the use of eclipses and declinations in personal forecasting and on horary astrology.

Her book Horarna Astrologija was published in 2015.


Ema Kurent

“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.” (Mark Twain)

A romantic view of life and death, or a spark of a genius mind? Incidentally, Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910, the day following the comet’s subsequent return. And as “freakish” as it may seem, my research suggests that his birth and death were indeed powerfully related to Halley’s Comet. Not because the years of both incidents coincided with the appearance of the comet, but because the places of his birth and death were aligned with some strong ACG lines at the crucial points in the comet’s orbit. But for the reader to understand the rest, I must first introduce my technique.

Before proceeding, let me say that I have always sensed that comets, like planets and fixed stars and asteroids and so on, surely must influence life on our planet. But how, when and where would those influences become apparent? Those questions remained unanswered, until I let my mind find the proper way of research, the right technique or “modus operandi”, so to speak.

Since then, I have spent hours and hours calculating the various comets’ positions at the crucial points in their orbit and relating them to events on our planet. My research on the comets’ influence upon Earth has been mind-boggling, to say the least. My findings suggest that comets “cause” (or are synchronized to) an incredible high number of natural disasters and man-caused accidents. They are probably related to happy events as well, but much more research need be done before any definitive conclusions are reached. At then present point of my “travel” on the comets’ highway, I only stare at the incredible possibilities of research and discovery that the study of the comets has to offer. This research is not of a philosophic nature, but is based on astronomical facts. These facts, combined with the astrological theory of how certain planets affect life on Earth, offer a meeting ground of both sciences for which the present age may be just ripe. Indeed, if the academic world would humbly take time and allow consideration for the planetary influences which have been so thoroughly researched by the astrological community, a huge leap in both sciences would immediately take place.

But for this to happen, the scientific community would first have to allow for the fact that if comets’ (as well as planetary) influence is to be researched and evaluated, they would have to stop observing the planets (and other bodies, including comets) just as some distant objects in the sky. They would have to acknowledge that the Earth can receive and respond to their passages through the sky only when the Earth-related celestial planes and planetary (comets’) orbits meet.

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047 EU Meetup August 28rd, 2018

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… Odehnal: Common Normals of Two Tori 61 The generators of the quartic ruled surface Φ defined by (19) carring the continuum of common normals of T 1 and T 2 meet the spine curves s 1 and s 2 orthogonally. This is equivalent to s 1 − s 2 , s ̇ 1 − s 1 − s 2 , s ̇ 2 = 0. Integration yields s 1 − s 2 , s 1 − s 2 = const . and consequently on each common normal the two spine curves enclose a segment of the same length. Thus we have Thus s 2 is a Villarceau-circle of a torus T 1 with spine curve s 1 . For Villarceau sections and generalizations the reader may be referred to [1, 11, 14]. On the other hand we can shrink T 1 such that it degenerates to s 1 and simultaneously we can blow up T 2 such that s 1 becomes one of its Villarceau-circles. Both cases can be seen as borderline cases of tori with infintely many common normals. This is illustrated in Fig. 7. The right choice of radii of meridian curves of T 1 and T 2 , respectively, leads to tori in line contact. In this case the meridian radii r 1 and r 2 sum up to 2 d . Since the curve of intersection of two tori is of degree eight and both surfaces share the absolute conic 3 the curve of contact is of degree four. In general it is not a circle with multiplicity two since Φ given by (19) contains only the two circles s 1 and s 2 , respectively.


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