As I write this, we are still learning all the details of the horrific terrorist attack in Mumbai India yesterday. Our prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.
Among the dead was Alan Sherr and his daughter Naomi who were traveling with a group from the Synchronicity Foundation in Virginia who were attending a spiritual program in Mumbai. Alan was also a Vedic Astrologer and meditation counselor.
Here is a statement from the Synchronicity Foundation: "Alan committed most of his adult life to meditation, spirituality and conscious living. He was a passionate Vedic astrologer and meditation teacher who inspired many people to begin a journey of self-awareness and meditation. He was committed to making a positive difference in the world and devoted himself to the community he lived in." They have set up a tribute site.
Vedic Astrology is also known as "Eastern Astrology" and is based in India. According to the American College of Vedic Astrology website, Vedic astrology is an analysis and forecasting system, based on astronomical data, that allows its practitioners to carefully assess and understand behavior, to measure the effects of the past, the influence of the present and the tendency of events to unfold in the future.
I do not know enough about Vedic Astrology to know if death can be predicted accurately and would appreciate comments and insights into how this event might have been predicted by Vedic practices.