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Astrology through History: Interpreting the Stars from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Present

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440851433

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 401

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Alphabetically arranged entries cover the history of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the 21st century. In addition to surveying the Western tradition, the book explores Islamic, Indian, East Asian, and Mesoamerican astrology. • Provides alphabetically arranged reference entries that delineate the historical and cultural significance of astrology from ancient Mesopotamia to the present • Directs direct users to additional sources of information via entry bibliographies • Offers sidebars offer additional facts from primary source documents • Incorporates a timeline to help readers to place astrological developments in chronological context • Features an introductory essay for a narrative overview of the history of astrology, priming readers on its cultural relevance

Astrology

From Ancient Babylon to the Present

Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144561233X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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The story of astrology through the ages.

Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia

The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens

Author: Michael Baigent

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591432227

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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A detailed study of the earliest forms of astrology in Mesopotamia and their far-reaching hermetic influences from the Renaissance to the present day • Reveals the roots of modern astrology in the Babylonian science of omens, which was concerned not with individuals but with the state and king • Explores Mesopotamian mythology as it relates to the planets and to astrology • Traces the hermetic transmission of this knowledge over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Renaissance Italy Among the many significant discoveries excavated from Assyrian king Ashurbanipal’s royal library in Nineveh were tablets documenting the development of Mesopotamian astrology, now recognized as the earliest astrological science. Drawing upon translations of the Nineveh library tablets as well as many other ancient sources, Michael Baigent reveals the roots of modern astrology in the Babylonian science of omens. He explains how astrology in the Babylonian and Assyrian empires was concerned not with individuals but with the king and the state. He shows that by the first dynasty of Babylon, around 1900 to 1600 BC, astrology had become a systematic discipline, the preserve of highly trained specialists intent upon interpreting omens from the movements of planets and stars. He explores Mesopotamian mythology as it relates to the planets and to astrology as well as to Mesopotamian religion, magic, and politics--for the mythology of Babylon and Assyria served the state and thus changed as the state changed. He shows how this ancient form of astrology uniquely represents both Sun and Moon as masculine entities and Saturn (Ninurta) as the principle of order imposed on chaos. He examines the connections between ancient astrology and the symbolism of Western religions, such as how the “Greek” or “Templar” cross may symbolize the Babylonian god Nabu, now known as Mercury. Tracing the hermetic transmission of this knowledge over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Florence, Baigent reveals how the religious and magical aspects of early Babylonian cosmological speculation played a significant role in the Renaissance, influencing prominent figures such as Cosimo de Medici, Marsilio Ficino, and Botticelli.

Moon Phase Astrology

The Lunar Key to Your Destiny

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779422

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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A guide to understanding the phases of astrological Moon signs and their effects on emotions and personality • Describes the positive and negative character-defining traits of each of the 96 Moon phase/Moon sign combinations • Explains how to use your natal Moon’s sign and phase to predict how current and approaching Moons can affect you • Explores the universal challenges arising during each Moon phase throughout the year and ways to honor each phase as it passes The Moon’s ever-changing phases offer a way to deepen our understanding of our natal Moon sign as well as the Moon’s day-to-day influence on our emotional tides. Through its 8 phases and its wandering dance through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac--from the Infant’s Moon (the New Moon in Aries) to the Storyteller’s Moon (the Full Moon in Gemini) to the Prophet’s Moon (the waning Balsamic Moon in Aquarius)--the Moon shares its story in 96 different ways. Telling the stories of the heart of all 96 Moon phase and Moon sign combinations, Raven Kaldera explains the creative gifts and emotional challenges bestowed upon those born under each Moon archetype as well as how to nurture the positive traits and improve--or at least discourage--the negative ones. Exploring the influences each Moon archetype has on us as it passes, the author reveals which Moons are the most difficult, what innate qualities each Moon brings out in us, and what we can do to honor each Moon. Including evocative quotes illuminating the nature of each Moon, Kaldera shows how to use your natal Moon’s astrological sign and phase to find your “hidden Moons”--the shadows cast by passing Moons--and predict how current and approaching Moons will affect you.

A Brief History of Ancient Astrology

Author: Roger Beck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470775378

Category: History

Page: 176

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A Brief History of Ancient Astrology explores the theory and practice of astrology from Babylon to Ancient Greece and Rome and its cultural and political impact on ancient societies. Discusses the union between early astrology and astronomy, in contrast to the modern dichotomy between science and superstition. Explains the ancient understanding of the zodiac and its twelve signs, the seven planets, and the fixed circle of 'places' against which the signs and planets revolve. Demonstrates how to construct and interpret a horoscope in the ancient manner, using original ancient horoscopes and handbooks. Considers the relevance of ancient astrology today.

The Fated Sky

Astrology in History

Author: Benson Bobrick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743268954

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8740

An exploration of astrology's impact on history considers such topics as the fervent observance of astrology by notable Greeks and Romans, St. Thomas Aquinas's belief that astrology was compatible with Christianity, and the astrological consultations of such modern figures as Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

A Little Bit of Astrology

An Introduction to the Zodiac

Author: Colin Bedell

Publisher: Little Bit

ISBN: 9781454932239

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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In the popular "Little Bit of" series: a fresh, accessible introduction to the practice of astrology. Explore the zodiac, and see how it affects your life! Astrology is an ancient art in which the movements of the stars and planets can divine the future. Find out more about the practice, its history, and each of the 12 sun signs--and then follow the detailed information on how to create a natal chart and use it to craft personalized horoscopes.

Astrology in Time and Place

Cross-Cultural Questions in the History of Astrology

Author: Nicholas Campion,Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443895482

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

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Astrology is the practice of relating the heavenly bodies to lives and events on earth, and the tradition that has thus been generated. Many cultures worldwide have practised it in some form. In some it is rudimentary, in others complex. Culture and scholarship have categorised it as both belief and science, as a form of magic, divination or religious practice – but in many ways it defies easy categorisation. The chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to our understanding of astrology across a range of periods of cultures. Based on papers presented at the annual conference of the Sophia Centre held in 2012, the contributions range from China and Japan, through India, the ancient Near East, the classical world and early modern Europe, to Madagascar and Mesoamerica. The different topics include ritual and religion, magic and science, calendars and time, and questions of textual transmission and methodology. Astrology in Time and Place is essential reading for all interested in the history of humanity’s relationship with the cosmos.

Astrology Made Easy

A Guide to Understanding Your Birth Chart

Author: Yasmin Boland

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 178817268X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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A clear and step-by-step guide to understanding the age-old wisdom of astrology. Astrology is an ancient and well-known wisdom system, yet still shrouded in mystery. In this book, award-winning astrology writer Yasmin Boland provides the tools every astrology newbie needs to understand their chart and begin making accurate predictions. In this book, readers will explore how astrology can be used as a tool to better understand ourselves and others. They will also learn: - how to read and understand their chart - how the planets, the signs of the zodiac, the houses and their aspects relate to each other - the talents and challenges every person is born with - how to make predictions - how to be a better parent, friend and colleague through knowing your close-ones' charts The book includes a link for the reader to download their personalized astrology chart. This book was previously published within the Hay House Basics series.

Astronomy Across Cultures

The History of Non-Western Astronomy

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401141797

Category: Science

Page: 665

View: 9792

Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, among others, the book includes essays on Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World

Author: Paul Keyser,John Scarborough

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199734143

Category: History

Page: 1064

View: 9757

With a focus on science in the ancient societies of Greece and Rome, including glimpses into Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China, The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World offers an in depth synthesis of science and medicine circa 650 BCE to 650 CE. The Handbook comprises five sections, each with a specific focus on ancient science and medicine. The second section covers the early Greek era, up through Plato and the mid-fourth century bce. The third section covers the long Hellenistic era, from Aristotle through the end of the Roman Republic, acknowledging that the political shift does not mark a sharp intellectual break. The fourth section covers the Roman era from the late Republic through the transition to Late Antiquity. The final section covers the era of Late Antiquity, including the early Byzantine centuries. The Handbook provides through each of its approximately four dozen essays, a synthesis and synopsis of the concepts and models of the various ancient natural sciences, covering the early Greek era through the fall of the Roman Republic, including essays that explore topics such as music theory, ancient philosophers, astrology, and alchemy. The Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World guides the reader to further exploration of the concepts and models of the ancient sciences, how they evolved and changed over time, and how they relate to one another and to their antecedents. There are a total of four dozen or so topical essays in the five sections, each of which takes as its focus the primary texts, explaining what is now known as well as indicating what future generations of scholars may come to know. Contributors suggest the ranges of scholarly disagreements and have been free to advocate their own positions. Readers are led into further literature (both primary and secondary) through the comprehensive and extensive bibliographies provided with each chapter.

Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenment

Passions of the Skies

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka,Attila Grandpierre

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048197484

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

View: 3442

This volume represents the first which interfaces with astronomy as the fulcrum of the sciences. It gives full expression to the human passion for the skies. Advancing human civilization has unfolded and matured this passion into the comprehensive science of astronomy. Advancing science’s quest for the first principles of existence meets the ontopoietic generative logos of life, the focal point of the New Enlightenment. It presents numerous perspectives illustrating how the interplay between human beings and the celestial realm has informed civilizational trends. Scholars and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of which are opening a more inclusive, wider picture of the universe. The different models of the universal order and of life here presented, all aiming at the first principles of existence—accord with the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of life within the logos-prompted primogenital stream of becoming and action, which points to a future of progressing culture.

Guide to Natural Health

Using the Horoscope as a Key to Ancient Healing Practices

Author: Jonathan Keyes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9780738702247

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 324

View: 6063

Using the horoscope as a key to ancient healing practices.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Author: Geoffrey W. Bromiley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802837844

Category: Religion

Page: 1230

View: 554

Presents thousands of alphabetized entries on topics and terms related to the Bible and its study, providing biblical references and cross-references, and includes hundreds of drawings, photos, and maps. This volume covers A-D.

The great year

astrology, millenarianism, and history in the Western tradition

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 696

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This panoramic investigation of political and historical thought extends from ancient Mesopotamian times to the present day, and raises important questions about the nature and function of political prophecy in late twentieth-century society.

Ancient Whispers from Chaldea

Author: Arthur Chadbourne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966896633

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 536

View: 9679

The book is considered the astrological upgrade for the new millennium. This work is a valuable collection of rediscovered techniques for more accurate chart interpretation and prediction.

The Zodiac Oracle

What the Stars Tell You about Your Personality and Future

Author: Alice Ekrek

Publisher: Sirius Entertainment

ISBN: 9781788285568

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 5094

While the horoscopes that appear in newspapers and magazines are brief and generalized, this book provides personalized readings based on the alignment of planets at the time of a person's birth. Each birth date prediction covers life themes such as personal talents, challenges, balance and creativity, understanding friends, family and loved ones, and romantic alliances. The book is an inspiration and guidance for people looking to make difficult decisions or to attain a successful life balance. Features predictive readings for every day of the year. Each birth date prediction covers life themes such as personal talents, challenges, balance and creativity, understanding friends, family and loved ones and romantic alliances

The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi

Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy

Author: George H. van Kooten,Peter Barthel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004308474

Category: Religion

Page: 720

View: 6433

This book reports the results of the first ever multidisciplinary scientific conference dealing with the Star of Bethlehem, presenting the views of renowned specialists in astronomy, the ancient near-eastern and Greco-Roman worlds, and the history of science and religion.

Astral Sciences in Mesopotamia

Author: Hermann Hunger,David Pingree

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004294139

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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The first comprehensive and up-to-date account of the origins of the astral sciences in the Ancient Near East, offering a comprehensive reference work on all of the Mesopotamian cuneiform documents concerning astronomy.

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy

Author: James Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199874453

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 6324

The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy combines new scholarship with hands-on science to bring readers into direct contact with the work of ancient astronomers. While tracing ideas from ancient Babylon to sixteenth-century Europe, the book places its greatest emphasis on the Greek period, when astronomers developed the geometric and philosophical ideas that have determined the subsequent character of Western astronomy. The author approaches this history through the concrete details of ancient astronomical practice. Carefully organized and generously illustrated, the book can teach readers how to do real astronomy using the methods of ancient astronomers. For example, readers will learn to predict the next retrograde motion of Jupiter using either the arithmetical methods of the Babylonians or the geometric methods of Ptolemy. They will learn how to use an astrolabe and how to design sundials using Greek and Roman techniques. The book also contains supplementary exercises and patterns for making some working astronomical instruments, including an astrolabe and an equatorium. More than a presentation of astronomical methods, the book provides a critical look at the evidence used to reconstruct ancient astronomy. It includes extensive excerpts from ancient texts, meticulous documentation, and lively discussions of the role of astronomy in the various cultures. Accessible to a wide audience, this book will appeal to anyone interested in how our understanding of our place in the universe has changed and developed, from ancient times through the Renaissance.

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