Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia
The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens
Paperback ISBN: 1591432219
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
Awakening the Energy Body
From Shamanism to Bioenergetics
Paperback ISBN: 1591430844
Each of us inhabits an energy body whose interactions are the principal determinant of all we see, feel, think, or perceive. Drawing on Toltec wisdom and bioenergetics, this book shows how integrating the many levels of the human energy body can quicken personal evolution and lead to a full and complete life.
Horary Astrology Plain & Simple
Fast & Accurate Answers to Real World Questions
Paperback ISBN: 1567184014
Here is the best how-to guide for the intermediate astrologer on the art of astrological divination. Horary astrology is the best method for getting answers to questions of pressing personal concern: Will I ever have children? Should I buy that lakefront property? What happened to my car keys? When used wisely, horary acts like a trusted advisor to whom you can turn in times of trouble.
The Secret Language of Birthdays
Personology Profiles for Each Day of the Year
Paperback ISBN: 0525426884
Combining astrology, numerology, and pure psychic intuition, The Secret Language of Birthdays is a wholly unique compilation that reveals one's strengths, weaknesses, and major issues while providing practical advice and spiritual guidance. Many have suspected that your birthday affects your personality and how you relate to others. Nineteen years and over one million copies later, The Secret Language of Birthdays continues to fascinate readers by describing the characteristics associated with being born on a particular day. The 366 personality profiles are based on astrology, numerology, the tarot, and Gary Goldschneider’s observations of more than 14,000 people. Your strengths, weaknesses, and major concerns will be illuminated while you are given practical advice and spiritual guidance. After you study your profile, it will be hard to resist examining those of family, friends, colleagues, and even celebrities.
The Minchiate Tarot
The 97-Card Tarot of the Renaissance Complete With the 12 Astrological Signs and the 4 Elements
Paperback ISBN: 0892816511
Bestselling tarot author Brian Williams brings us the first modern presentation of the unique Italian Renaissance tarot deck known as the Minchiate, with insightful commentary and subtle interpretations of the original art.