I'm sure the TMO would argue that it's a science and a perfect one at that - even though they don't use the right number of planets!
Whether they would use the same argument to anyone outside of the movement is another matter. I suspect not, it's always difficult when beliefs shared among the faithful have to be explained to outsiders. And how would they even approach Tony Nader's weird "discoveries" about the ved and human physiology? It makes"intelligent design" look perfectly reasonable, maybe they could shoehorn it into biology somehow but it would be another form of child abuse as far as I'm concerned and just the sort of thing that, if it got into the press, would spell the end of consciousness based education! So I suspect that this stuff has been dropped and even the fact that yogic flying is supposed to be a form of levitation doesn't make it to the PTA. To teach astrology these days when there is so much pressure on kids to pass exams would be ridiculous. Even the TMO knows that, surely? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <s3raphita@...> wrote: Re "I don't even know if they are allowed to teach it in Skem anymore as its funded by the government now and ought to be teaching the national curriculum which is unlikely to include astrology.": Is it a "free school" (a "charter school" in the US)? If so, it doesn't have to follow the national curriculum. However the Department of Education states that: "We do not expect creationism, intelligent design and similar ideas to be taught as valid scientific theories in any state-funded school" which suggests they might also come down hard on astrology. However, religious faith and worship is expected so how one draws the line between religious beliefs on the one hand and astrology on the other could be debated.