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Two research modalities

Prior to the Age of Enlightenment, analogical thinking was the accepted way to approach reality. Since then, causal thinking has become the dominant mode and analogical thinking has been pushed into the background. Nowadays, analogical thinking has regained its position among the general public, although this is not acknowledged in scientific circles. Both analogical thinking and causal thinking are characterized by the personal attitude and choice of the people adhering to that thinking mode. 



To be able to follow my reasoning on this website so far, a rather scientific mindset was required, in an abstract, non-material but more conceptualizing sense. This is because my line of reasoning does not begin with any assumed causal connections backed up by statistics, but with a mental U-turn: The phenomenon in question (astrology) finds its underpinning in the law-like patterns of analogy. This implies an unusual combination of the two modes of thinking mentioned above. The starting point of my line of reasoning has been an unusual one as well. It may take some getting used to, but we will get somewhere.


Looking back and looking ahead - science and the humanities

In our exploration so far, we have found the Earth and mankind to be the central reference points for all relevant horoscope factors. From that central position, they have been successively related to other spatial contexts surrounding them, enabling us to describe the local factors in the horoscope in terms of those larger contexts.

Based on our findings in Section 1, we will continue to pursue our analogical line of reasoning by again putting the Earth and mankind center stage. With these as our basic reference points, we will see whether we will continue to encounter more information and interconnections surrounding them. Perhaps our analogical line of thinking will now show itself more in its humanities quality.