A collection of articles which originally appeared in Today's Astrologer, the monthly journal of the American Federation of Astrologers, this 10-part series thoroughly & completely explains astronomy & the history of the science in a simple ...
Author: David Williams
Publisher: American Federation of Astr
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A collection of articles which originally appeared in Today's Astrologer, the monthly journal of the American Federation of Astrologers, this 10-part series thoroughly & completely explains astronomy & the history of the science in a simple, easy to understand format, complete with many illustrations.
The most outstanding of these texts to my knowledge are: The Astrologer's
Astronomical Handbook by Jeff Mayo and Simplified Astronomy for Astrologers
by David Williams. Though a highly technical appreciation of astronomy is well
Author: Alan Oken
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Our job is to lovingly and consciously cooperate with the forces at work on this globe at this time. Astrology provides a way to link the individual with a conscious attunement to the planetary forces that are part of and affect the whole." More than fifteen years ago, Alan Oken pioneered the development of New Age astrology with the publication of three books collected in this comprehensive edition. Now, newly updated, Alan Oken's Complete Astrology charts the cosmological pathway to greater personal fulfillment and spiritual attunement through a deeper, more intuitive understanding of our own power--and the age we live in. Featuring state-of-the-art astrological charts and diagrams, line drawings, charts of contemporary celebrities, an exhaustive bibliography and much more, this new edition of the classic trilogy is one of the most accessible and informative guides to the heavens ever written. For beginners and experts alike, Alan Oken's Complete Astrology is your key to understanding the laws of the new planetary age.
The fundamentals of astrological interpretation are given in clear ,
understandable language , of value to beginner and ... esoteric meaning of the
more important of these astronomical allegories is explained to the satisfaction of
the reason .
This simplified set of tables computes mean motions to the precision of minutes ,
but the zij also contains a second set of ... My impression is that astrologers used
Ibn al - Bannā ' s Minhāj and other similar sources , while astronomers and ...
Author: Julio Samsó
This new volume of papers by Julio Samsó deals with the development of astronomy and astrology in al-Andalus and the Maghrib between the 10th and the 19th centuries. Opening with a survey of the social history of the exact sciences in al-Andalus, the book then looks at astronomical tables in use during this period. The author also deals with theoretical astronomy, with the use of zijes for the calculation of horoscopes, and an experimental astrological method for the correction of mean motion planetary tables.
... Translated from Italian . . . . . Culpeper , N . - ASTROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF
DISEASE FROM THE DECUMBITURE OF THE SICK . ... Williams , D . - SIMPLIFIED ASTRONOMY FOR ASTROLOGERS . . . . . . . . Wynn — THE KEY
That is the location of the world's greatest observatory, and for purposes of astronomical calculation all places on earth are considered as being so and so
many degrees west or east of Greenwich. Thus, by Latitude we obtain the
location of a ...
Author: Max Heindel
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
There is a side of the Moon which we never see, but that hidden half is as potent a factor in causing the ebb and flow of the earth's tide, as the part of the Moon which is visible. Similarly, there is an invisible part of man which exerts a powerful influence in life, and as the tides are measured by the motion of the Sun and Moon, so also the eventualities of existence are measured by the circling stars, which may therefore be called the "Clock of Destiny," and knowledge of their import is an immense power, for to the competent astrologer the horoscope reveals every secret of life. This book and the simplified method it contains of casting a horoscope in a thoroughly scientific manner is published in order to enable anyone who can add and subtract to do the work himself, instead of relying on others. Thus he will obtain a deeper knowledge of the causes which are operative in life than any professional astrologer who is a stranger can give.
They are The Astrologer's Astronomical Handbook by Jeff Mayo ( L. N. Fowler &
Co. , Ltd. , Stuart House , 1 Tudor Street , London , E.C. 4 ) and Simplified Astronomy for Astrologers by LCDR . David Williams ( American Federation of ...
339pp . UrP 59 TOOLS - SIMPLIFIED ASTRONOMY FOR ASTROLOGERS , $ 3 .
00 . More than simply a study of astronomical data useful to astrologers , this is a
presentation of the historical ages involved in the precession of the equinoxes .
... or else he must have had a good reason to present a very simplified version of
the great astronomer's system. ... who condemned astrology for being a forecast
of human destiny, Philoponus declared that “the practice of astrology is hated by
Author: Efthymios Nicolaidis
Publisher: JHU Press
People have pondered conflicts between science and religion since at least the time of Christ. The millennia-long debate is well documented in the literature in the history and philosophy of science and religion in Western civilization. Science and Eastern Orthodoxy is a departure from that vast body of work, providing the first general overview of the relationship between science and Christian Orthodoxy, the official church of the Oriental Roman Empire. This pioneering study traces a rich history over an impressive span of time, from Saint Basil’s Hexameron of the fourth century to the globalization of scientific debates in the twentieth century. Efthymios Nicolaidis argues that conflicts between science and Greek Orthodoxyâ€”when they existedâ€”were not science versus Christianity but rather ecclesiastical debates that traversed the whole of society. Nicolaidis explains that during the Byzantine period, the Greek fathers of the church and their Byzantine followers wrestled passionately with how to reconcile their religious beliefs with the pagan science of their ancient ancestors. What, they repeatedly asked, should be the church’s official attitude toward secular knowledge? From the rise of the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century to its dismantling in the nineteenth century, the patriarchate of Constantinople attempted to control the scientific education of its Christian subjects, an effort complicated by the introduction of European science in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Science and Eastern Orthodoxy provides a wealth of new information concerning Orthodoxy and secular knowledgeâ€”and the reactions of the Orthodox Church to modern sciences.
Latin translations of Islamic astronomical and astrological discoveries and
commentaries on Greek science were also widely available. Consulting Aratea
manuscripts as sources for attaining astronomical knowledge, if Summary of the ...
Author: Marion Dolan
This carefully researched monograph is a historical investigation of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated these ancient stories about the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety due to multiple translations from Greek to Latin and even to Arabic, with many illuminated versions being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses four interrelated disciplines: history of literature, history of myth, history of science, and history of art. Aratea manuscripts by their nature are a meeting place of these distinct branches, and the culling of information from historical literature and from the manuscripts themselves focuses on a wider, holistic view; a narrow approach could not provide a proper prospective. What is most essential to know about this work is that because of its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted through the centuries, which speaks to its importance in all of these disciplines. This book brings a better understanding of the history, changes and transmission of the original astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, art historians, astronomy lovers, and historians of astronomy will learn more specialized details concerning the Aratea and how the tradition survived from the Middle Ages. It is a credit to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the text that its pagan aspects were not edited nor removed, but respected and maintained in the exact same form despite the fact that all sixty Aratea manuscripts mentioned in this study were produced under the rule of Christianity.
The Hellenic astrolabe was simplified during the 11th century by a leading
mathematician and astronomer named al- Zarqali ... His work improved the
casting of astrological charts that were becoming quite popular within political
fields and the ...
Author: Ana Ruiz
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Almost a thousand years ago, when most of Europe was just edging out of the Dark Ages, the south of Spain was a brilliant center of world culture, a site of splendor, and a magnet for the talented and ambitious from all around the Mediterranean, the Near East, and beyond. In the days before Isabel and Ferdinand (and the Inquisition), the indigenous culture of Spain was enriched by the artistic, scholarly, technical and commercial contributions of Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Gypsies. Even under the Catholic Monarchs, these diverse influences continued to add spice to a vibrant society evolving under the generous rays of the sun. Written with verve and personality, this book is based in part on the author's personal research in Spain and France and her interviews with celebrated dancers, musicians and others. Topics include early settlers, the Moors, the grandeur of Al-Andalus, Gypsies, the music and dance of Flamenco and Zambra, the individual provinces of the region, Arabisms in the language today, and, of course, the delicious paella. Sites of historic and cultural interest are identified and described, including the best venues for Flamenco performances, historical monuments from the Alhambra to less famous fortresses, fountains and places of worship, markets and scenic outlooks. The text is illustrated by many photographs and original artwork. * Ana Ruiz has worked as a columnist and freelance writer for several magazines and publications in Canada, United States, and Great Britain. She is the author of several books including The Spirit of Ancient Egypt, Algora Publishing (2001), reprinted as Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Souvenir Press, London, 2004. Ruiz is also astudent of dance, specializing in Oriental and Flamenco styles. While her roots are Andalusian, Basque, and Castilian, she and her family now reside in Montreal, Canada.
Steve McCluskey has identified five areas of early medieval astronomy: astrology
itself; the literature on the seven ... Whether such ideas are derived from simplified versions of texts on electional astrology filtering through from Persia is
Author: Nicholas Campion
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture. Recent research indicates that 99% of adults in the modern west know their birth sign. In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre-Christian, pre-scientific world-view. Medieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology. It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one's hair cut. Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds. Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Concluding with a discussion of astrology's popularity and appeal in the twenty-first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post-modern world.
TWO TABLES FROM AN ARABIC ASTRONOMICAL HANDBOOK 239 TABLE 2 B
= 5° B = 00 B = 20 8 ; 37 9 : 39 19 : 39 B = - 5° 29 ; 18 ... Most of the known
medieval Islamic lunar visibility tables are based on one simplified visibility
Author: Edward S. Kennedy
The studies in this collection are based on previously unexploited manuscript sources in Arabic and Persian, written by authors from the 9th through to the 15th centuries, whose locations reached from south China in the east through Central Asia, the Mid
... Simplified Astronomy for Astrologers , AstroEconomics , Business Cycle
Forecasting , and his magnum opus , Financial Astrology . Besides being a
director of the Foundation , David was a life member of the American Institute of
directly into Arabic at all, then most likely astronomical treatises were foremost
among them. ... First, astrological history plays a major role in legitimizing the
ʻAbbāsid rule, since, in simple terms, the transition of power and change of
Author: Matthias Heiduk
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Two opposing views of the future in the Middle Ages dominate recent historical scholarship. According to one opinion, medieval societies were expecting the near end of the world and therefore had no concept of the future. According to the other opinion, the expectation of the near end created a drive to change the world for the better and thus for innovation. Close inspection of the history of prognostication reveals the continuous attempts and multifold methods to recognize and interpret God’s will, the prodigies of nature, and the patterns of time. That proves, on the one hand, the constant human uncertainty facing the contingencies of the future. On the other hand, it demonstrates the firm believe during the Middle Ages in a future which could be shaped and even manipulated. The handbook provides the first overview of current historical research on medieval prognostication. It considers the entangled influences and transmissions between Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and non-monotheistic societies during the period from a wide range of perspectives. An international team of 63 renowned authors from about a dozen different academic disciplines contributed to this comprehensive overview.