For more than twenty years, Drupada (John Macdonald) has been practicing the science of Kriya Yoga, a profound spiritual technique for Self-realization. This practice also brings mental clarity and refined intuition. For the past fourteen years, Drupada has brought the fruits of his spiritual practices to his profession as a Vedic Astrologer. He is considered by Dr. David Frawley, author of many books on Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda, to be one of the finest and most sensitive astrologers practicing today in the Western world.
Drupada has made a deep study of both the philosophy and the calculations of Vedic astrology. He has studied the writings of prominent astrologers, with special emphasis on the writings and teachings of Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda (author of Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide). He has given conferences and done private consultations throughout the United States, in Europe and in Australia. He spends part of each year in India, part in the United States, and part also in Italy.
His private readings focus on the potential he sees in each horoscope for personal growth and for overcoming the specific karmic patterns which are most actively present in this incarnation. He helps each person to become more aware of their karmic challenges, on the one hand, and their karmic opportunities on the other. A consultation with Drupada brings clarity, hope and insight on how best to realize one’s potential.
How people feel about Drupada’s classes and consultations
“For many years I've been helped in my spiritual growth thanks to the insights that I've received from Drupada in his courses and private consultations. I always leave them feeling more uplifted and more confident that I do have the inner strength to continue growing through whatever drama that is presently unfolding in life. I know that my car works better having regular tune-ups, and I've come to see that my life works much better when I get regular yearly input from Drupada about how I can live most harmoniously with whatever is going on with the planets in my horoscope.” — Mangala (Susanna), California
“Drupada’s courses and consultations, which he always conducts with great sensitivity and intuition, helped me to understand and harmonize my inner energies, and develop my inner potentials, by using meditation and many other instruments to become master of myself. Every springtime for the past ten years I have joyfully awaited his coming, not because I need to delegate to someone else the important decisions about my life, but to receive new understanding and inspiration.” — Sahaja, Ananda Europe
“Drupada opened to me an advanced world of Astrology, reconnecting me to the ancient spiritual science of yoga, in which the chakras and their symbols become the foundation for understanding our relationships, our karma and our destiny. It has always been a transforming experience to attend his courses and to speak with him personally about the science and the art of the Vedic Astrology, about which we in the West know very little.” — Claudio Maddaloni, Italy