A History Of Horoscopic Astrology

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A History Of Horoscopic Astrology

Author : James H. Holden
ISBN : 9780866904636
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This thoroughly researched book is a history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times. Special attention is given to background history and to the working conditions and techniques used by astrologers during the last two thousand years. Numerous footnotes provide additional information and bibliographic references. A separate bibliography lists reference sources of particular importance. Two comprehensive indices containing more than 2,800 individual entries enable the reader to locate persons, publishers, topics, and book and periodical titles that are mentioned in the history. The book also contains discussions of several questions and topics relating to astrology. James Herschel Holden is Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and has been especially interested in the history of astrology.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

A History Of Horoscopic Astrology

Author : James Herschel Holden
ISBN : 0866906428
Genre : History
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This thoroughly researched book is a history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times. Special attention is given to background history and to the working conditions and techniques used by astrologers during the last two thousand years. Numerous footnotes provide additional information and bibliographic references. A separate bibliography lists reference sources of particular importance. Two comprehensive indices containing more than 2,800 individual entries enable the reader to locate persons, publishers, topics, and book and periodical titles that are mentioned in the history. The book also contains discussions of several questions and topics relating to astrology.
Category: History

Horoscopes And Public Spheres

Author : Günther Oestmann
ISBN : 9783110925128
Genre : Religion
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Dieser Band bringt eine Sammlung neuer Essays, die untersuchen, welche Rolle Horoskope und deren allgemeine Verwendung in der westlichen Kulturgeschichte von der Antike bis zum 19. Jahrhundert gespielt haben.
Category: Religion

The Dawning

Author : Terry MacKinnell
ISBN : 1456844423
Genre : History
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The Dawning is a radically different and innovative approach to the astrological ages including the Age of Aquarius -providing a fascinating insight into past ages, our current turbulent times, and what might be in store for our world over the next few thousand years! Terry MacKinnell takes us on a journey into the astrological ages and with periscopic detail presents an entertaining and thought-provoking read that challenges astrological assumptions. MacKinnell proposes that an oversight made by the ancients inadvertently impacted conventional astrological calculations and he explores the popular belief that the Age of Aquarius has already arrived when according to conventional astrology it is not due for many centuries to come. He argues that the real Aquarian Age has indeed already arrived and did so in the 15th Century, the same century historians claim as the beginning of modernity. Continuing the journey he dives into our present and our future. This fascinating book will appeal to astrologers, archeo-astronomers, historians and everyone looking for a new perspective on the past, the present and the future.
Category: History

Mathesis

Author : Julius Firmicus Maternus
ISBN : 0866906436
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book contains a translation of the Eight Books of the Mathesis by the 4th century astrologer Julius Firmicus Maternus along with some useful Indexes of Occupations, the Causes of Death, and Personal Characteristics. Book I: An essay on what astrology is Book II: The twelve signs Book III: Aspects and house placement of planets Book IV: Chart Interpretation Book V: The angles and the terms Book VI: The aspects Book VII: Life and death Book VIII: The degrees of the signs The translator, James H. Holden, is a well respected astrological scholar who has translated more than twenty astrology books that were written between the 2nd and 17th centuries. He is also the author of A History of Horoscopic Astrology.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Judgments Of Nativities

Author : Abu Ali Al-Khayyat
ISBN : 9780866903394
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This English translation of The Judgments of Nativities by the medieval Arabian astrologer Abu 'Ali Al-Khayyat, who is usually called Albohali in astrological literature, was made from the 1546 Latin edition by John of Seville. It includes the Latin Editor's introduction. The Judgments of Nativities, a book on natal astrology, was written in the early ninth century, and James H. Holden has included an introductory essay on Arabian astrology and has provided explanatory footnotes, appendices and a glossary of astrological terms. James H. Holden is Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and is the author of A History of Horoscopic Astrology in addition to translating numerous other works, all of which are available at www.astrologers.com.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Ancient Astrology

Author : Julius Firmicus Maternus
ISBN : 1933303107
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Julius Firmicus Maternus, a native of Sicily, was a Roman lawyer of the senatorial class. He lived in the first half of the fourth century AD (c.280-c.360). He was also a student of Greek astrology, which forms the basis of this book. Of this book, James Herschel Holden writes, "The Mathesis is the lengthiest astrological treatise that has come down to us from the classical period. It consists of eight books, of which the first forms an introductory essay on astrology, and the rest set forth the fundamentals of Greek astrology. Several sections contain material that is found nowhere else...." (History of Horoscopic Astrology, pg. 66.) The translator writes, "Magic, philosophy, science and theology combine in strange ways in the thinking of the last centuries of the Roman empire..... Firmicus seemed worthy of note for many reasons. He is almost alone as author of works produced both before and after an apparent conversion to Christianity.... He left a lengthy handbook detailing the astrological practices of his day, the only work which has come down to us in its entirety [90% complete: Holden] out of numerous astrological treatises written in the Hellenistic and Roman periods..... This manual was important because it was the channel for astrological lore to the Middle Ages and Renaissance." (from the Preface) Jean Rhys Bram holds a degree in Latin from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Classics from New York University. She taught Latin, ancient Greek, and Mythology at Hunter College until her retirement. At 92, she continues to read widely and tutor students. She enjoys the company of twelve cats.
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Astrology In Time And Place

Author : Nicholas Campion
ISBN : 9781443895484
Genre : Social Science
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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.
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Marriage And Divorce Of Astronomy And Astrology A History Of Astral Prediction From Antiquity To Newton

Author : Gordon Fisher
ISBN : 9781411683266
Genre : History
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This is a study of the union of astronomy and astrology, and relations to astral worship, from early Babylonian times, through medieval European times, up to and including the time of Isaac Newton, especially in relation to prediction, and with extensions into more recent times. There is also discussion of related matters in other cultures, such as Chinese, Indian, Native American and African.
Category: History

Hellenistic Astrology

Author : Chris Brennan
ISBN : 9780998588902
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was practiced in the Mediterranean region from approximately the first century BCE until the seventh century CE. It is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that still flourish around the world today, although it is only recently that many of the surviving texts of this tradition have become available again for astrologers to study. Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune is one of the first comprehensive surveys of this tradition in modern times. The book covers the history, philosophy, and techniques of ancient astrology, with a special focus on demonstrating how many of the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of western astrology originated during the Hellenistic period.
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English Almanacs Astrology And Popular Medicine 1550 1700

Author : Louise Hill Curth
ISBN : UVA:X030276453
Genre : History
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Early modern almanacs have received relatively little academic attention over the years despite being the first true form of British mass media. While their purpose was to provide annual information about the movements of the stars and the corresponding effects on Earth, most included advice on preventative and remedial medicine for humans and animals. Based on the most extensive research to date into the relationship between the popular press and early modern medical beliefs and practices, this study argues that these cheap, annual booklets played a major role in shaping contemporary medicine in early modern England. The book discusses the various types of medical information and advice in almanacs, preventative and remedial medicine for humans, and the under-explored topic of animal health care.
Category: History

Astrology

Author : Kelly Wand
ISBN : PSU:000059083849
Genre : Astrology
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Editor Kelly Wand sets the stage for a compelling debate; is Astrology a science? Are horoscopes meaningless? Does chaos theory provide a framework for astrological predictions? Readers will decide for themselves as they think critically about opposing viewpoints on the topics of Astrology.
Category: Astrology

Science And Asian Spiritual Traditions

Author : Geoffrey P. Redmond
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124051512
Genre : History
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Provides an introduction to the connection between science and Asian spirituality.
Category: History

A History Of Scientific Ideas

Author : Charles Joseph Singer
ISBN : 0880295767
Genre : Science
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"Science, as Charles Singer points out in his preface, having come to control and direct industry, is now rapidly and manifestly transforming the very face of the earth and the lot of its living inhabitants, whether human, animal, or plant. What is the story behind this immense increase in scientific activity? Has science always been so powerful? And what does 'science' mean? Dr. Singer answers these questions by presenting a history of science--its developments, its protagonists, and the philosophy behind it. From the Stone Age to the twentieth century, from Ancient Egypt to modern Europe, from astrology to microbiology, this is the complex and extraordinary story of man's curiosity."--Jacket.
Category: Science