Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the “amount of psychosocial support, career guidance, role modeling, and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the protégés and mentors engaged.”

Mentoring in Europe has existed since ancient times at least in Greece in Europe and since the Vedic times in India. In India we call them ‘Guru’ and Gurvi’ for male/female.

The primary Guru of this course and our living parampara tradition is Pandit Sanjay Rath. Sanjay ji originally created and taught this course in the Himalayas, and all of his original class materials and recordings are all contained here on this site.  For this 2023 batch, his students Freedom Cole and Dr Eric Rosenbush will be mentoring the course, providing regular supplementary lectures and clarifying questions. Sanjay ji will give occasional lectures as well.

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Know your Mentors

  • Pt. Sanjay Rath - Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. He later became a graduate of mechanical engineering and worked for some time
  • Dr. Eric Rosenbush - Website: Eric has devoted his life to the classical sciences of India, Tibet, and China. For over 20 years, he has been immersed in their study and practice. Much of that time has been spent living in Asia and learning from the feet of masters carrying living lineages. These ancient lineages, rooted in classical Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese texts, teach timeless wisdom so beneficial for issues of the present day. With reverence and humility, he practices these teachings and shares them to benefit others. He has been learning and practicing Jyotiṣha as a disciple of Pt. Sanjay Rath since 2002,...
  • Freedom Cole - Facebook: ScienceOfLightLLC Instagram: Ayurvedicastrology Website: Website: Freedom Cole is a teacher of Vedic Astrology, Yoga and the Vedic Sciences. He teaches with the traditional usage of Sanskrit, meditation, chanting/mantra through modern technology. He teaches traditional Vedic Astrology in a practical way which is useful in the modern world. Freedom’s teachings are filled with the deep understanding of the unity of all things. Freedom was born into a family that practices yoga and has been teaching yoga and meditation since he was a teenager. He has studied with various teachers and is initiated by Paramahamsa Hariharananda Giri of Puri in the...