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Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination (New)

by Swerdlow, N. M. (ed)

Publisher: MIT Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book ID: 9780262194228, 0262194228

Price: $58.00

Description

In the ancient world, the collection and study of celestial phenomena andthe intepretation of their prophetic significance, especially as applied to kingsand nations, were closely related sciences carried out by the same scholars. Bothancient sources and modern research agree that astronomy and celestial divinationarose in Babylon. Only in the late nineteenth century, however, did scholars beginto identify and decipher the original Babylonian sources, and the process ofunderstanding those sources has been long and difficult.This volume presents recentwork on Babylonian celestial divination and on the Greek inheritors of theBabylonian tradition. Both philological and mathematical work are included. Theessays shed new light on all of the known textual sources, including the omen seriesEnuma Anu Enlil, which contains omens from as far back as the early second or eventhird millennium, and the earliest personal horoscopes, from about 400 B.C., as wellas the Astronomical Diaries, ephemerides, and other observational and mathematicaltexts. One essay concerns astronomical papyri that confirm the extensivetransmission of Babylonian methods into Greek; a study of Ptolemy's lunar theory suggests that Ptolemy relied more on his own observations than previously thought;and an analysis of Theon's commentary on Ptolemy's Handy Tables shows that Theonexplicated their meaning both conscientiously and competently.Contributors: Asger Aaboe, Alan C. Bowen, Lis Brack-Bernsen, John P. Britton, Bernard R. Goldstein, Gerd Grasshoff, Hermann Hunger, Alexander Jones, Erica Reiner, F. Rochberg, N. M.Swerdlow, Anne Tihon, C. B. F. Walker.

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Schulke, Daniel A. (ed)
Three Hands Press

Limited to 800 copies

The Arcanum of the 'fallen angel' Lucifer evokes such concepts as heresy, rebellion, pride, liberation from the bonds of demiurgic oppression, and impetus for human evolution. Meaning 'light bearer', Lucifer has, from his earliest origins, been hailed by religious and artistic countercultures as a patron saint of enlightenment -- the essential quality embodying overthrow of ignorance and the inspired process of revelation. Allied to ancient Gnostic cosmological concepti...
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Forrest, Adam (ed)
Azoth Press

Book is limited to 500 hand numbered hardcover copies printed in two colors and bound in faux leather silk-touch cloth, 252 pages, Foil stamp on both the front and back boards with a full color frontispiece by acclaimed artist Caniglia and sewn in satin bookmark.

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For Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick, Azoth Press has assembled a group of nine of the foremost writers in the field of ceremonial magick, representi...
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Gaiman, Neil
W.W. Norton & Co. Inc.



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Clemens, Raymond
Yale University Press

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The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies The Accidental Shaman: Journeys with Plant Teachers and Other Spirit Allies
Charing, Howard G
Inner Traditions / Bear & Company

After surviving a serious elevator crash in London, Howard G. Charing found he had developed healing touch as well as the ability to hear voices and experience visions--just as a healer in Italy had predicted only a week before the accident. He began using his abilities to heal but felt he needed more guidance and training. He first connected with a national spiritual healing organization, only to be told he was doing everything wrong. Then, through a friend, he discovered shamanism.

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