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The Forty Chapters of Al-Kindi

The Forty Chapters of Al-Kindi (New)

by Dykes, Benjamin N (ed)

Publisher: Cazimi Press

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9781934586198, 1934586196


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Essential Medieval Astrology: Horary Series, Vol. II -- A classic text from "the philosopher of the Arabs"

The famous, "first" Arab philosopher, al-Kindi (ca. 801-870 AD) wrote many instructional letters and works on astrology ad the unverse. The Forty Chapers is on horary and electional astrology: answering questions and choosing auspicious times to act.

The Forty Chapters was used extensively by later medieval and Renaissance astrologers such as 'Ali al-Rijal (Haly Abenragel) and the great William Lilly. Begining with an introduction to astrological principles and types of perfection (how planets indicate success or failure), al-Kindi addresses how to interpret and cast charts pertaining to legal conflicts, missing objects, thefts and fugitives, travel, attaining honors, treason and sieges, war and peace, wealth, real estate, ships and commerce, marriage and pregnancy, friendships, medicine, weather, and more.

Al-Kindi also provides vluable general information on designing elections and chart interpretation. With commentary and a detailed Introductionby the translator, Dr Benjamin Dykes, it is essential for traditional astrologers.

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