The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky
Astrology and the Art of Prediction
ISBN10: 0151005273 ISBN13: 9780151005277 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co (T) Published: Nov 1 2003 Pages: 352 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
David Berlinski explains the power of humanity's oldest predictive system in this stunning and original new book. Astrology began at the dawn of time and over the centuries became a complex system with gifted seers often achieving results of eerie accuracy. For most of recorded history, astrologers have been found at the elbows of the rich and the powerful. However, Newton's system of the world put an end to one aspect of the astrological tradition. As a result, a method once widely used has become widely discredited, especially by scientific critics with little knowledge of astrology itself.
With a genius for storytelling and penetrating analysis, Berlinski explains how astrology works and how astrological ideas, although disguised, have reappeared in modern scientific theories.