This amazing volume has a wealth of information for the astrological researcher, teacher and student. A wide variety of tables are provided for varied time periods from 501 BC through AD 2100 to facilitate ease in correlating history with planetary patterns. An explanatory article by prominent astrologers precedes each table; each designed to give tips on how to use the tabular information, with examples from astrological practice and tradition. In one section, author/programmer Neil F. Michelsen, originator of the best-selling American Ephemeris series, displays mandalas constructed from calculations of orbital patterns. These striking figures are both interesting (the Venus-Earth mandala forms a heart!) and inspirational, demonstrating the beauty of the design of our Universe.
The scientific, historic, and popular basis behind the ancient art of astrology is explored in this comprehensive reference. The guide also includes a table of astrological glyphs and abbreviations, a section on casting a chart, and a chapter that explains and interprets every planet in every house and sign.
Here is a collection of essays from AstroAmerica's acclaimed weekly Newsletter, along with an assortment of other essays of interest. Highlights include: The key to using house rulers and dispositors in reading a chart. Numerous tricks to interpret intercepted signs. Reincarnation and the natal chart. Aphorisms, what they are, how they work. The secret to politicians and their charts. The best ways to make money with astrology. A new, unique, history of astrology. How to rectify a chart using character, not math. Why Western astrology is just as good as Vedic. The surprising secret of the ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism: It's an astrological tool.Specially written for this book, a revolutionary new theory of astrology, based on planetary resonance in a defined clock-work mechanism. Discover the Earth's secret third zodiac.Interspersed, slice-of-life, stream-of-consciousness essays. What it's like to live in America in the first years of the 21st century.The author was introduced to astrology in the early 1980's and has studied intensely since the mid-1990's. He previously published AstroAmerica's Daily Ephemeris. This is his first book of essays.
Learn everything you need to know about setting up and running your own Wiccan coven?including how you can use aspects of astrology to help guide you?when you get The Witch's Circle (previously titled Circle of the Cosmic Muse) by Maria Kay Simms. Although there are many excellent guides to setting up covens, The Witch's Circle is by far the most complete. It covers all of the theory and practice you need to run a coven: - The New Renaissance of spirituality and how it relates to astrological ages - The ethics and practice of contemporary Wicca - Magick: theory, healing, protection, raising energy, and more - The order and parts of ritual - Astrology and ritual - Rituals for the eight Sabbats - Full Moon rituals for a year: the astrological moons - Other rituals including: handfasting, memorials, healing, cleansing and charging a place, and more - How to find or start a circle - Making ritual accessories including robes, wreaths, masks, and wands - Herbs and oils - Music for ritual, including over two dozen songs and chants The Witch's Circle is a serious Wiccan Book of Shadows that will teach you to incorporate the archetypes of astrology into your practice. Wicca and astrology together create a potent tool for understanding the dualities of the Wheel of the Year?and for expressing them in powerful new ways. The Witch's Circle is the only book of rituals that uses the deep insights of astrology to unlock the ancient spiritual mysteries of Wicca. This unique joining of Wicca and astrology is key to deciphering the hidden symbolism of Wicca and enriching your spiritual practice. Written by a High Priestess-astrologer of an active Wiccan coven, the living rituals presented in The Witch's Circle are the first of their kind. You can practice them to express the vital energy underlying each Pagan celebration?and to experience Wicca more fully than you ever have before.
From the reviews: "This monumental work will henceforth be the standard interpretation of ancient mathematical astronomy. It is easy to point out its many virtues: comprehensiveness and common sense are two of the most important. Neugebauer has studied profoundly every relevant text in Akkadian, Egyptian, Greek, and Latin, no matter how fragmentary; [...] With the combination of mathematical rigor and a sober sense of the true nature of the evidence, he has penetrated the astronomical and the historical significance of his material. [...] His work has been and will remain the most admired model for those working with mathematical and astronomical texts. D. Pingree in Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1977 "... a work that is a landmark, not only for the history of science, but for the history of scholarship. HAMA [History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy] places the history of ancient Astronomy on a entirely new foundation. We shall not soon see its equal. N.M. Swerdlow in Historia Mathematica, 1979
This groundbreaking volume provides an up-to-date, accessible guide to Sanskrit astronomical tables and their analysis. It begins with an overview of Indian mathematical astronomy and its literature, including table texts, in the context of history of pre-modern astronomy. It then discusses the primary mathematical astronomy content of table texts and the attempted taxonomy of this genre before diving into the broad outlines of their representation in the Sanskrit scientific manuscript corpus. Finally, the authors survey the major categories of individual tables compiled in these texts, complete with brief analyses of some of the methods for constructing and using them, and then chronicle the evolution of the table-text genre and the impacts of its changing role on the discipline of Sanskrit jyotiṣa. There are also three appendices: one inventories all the identified individual works in the genre currently known to the authors; one provides reference information about the details of all the notational, calendric, astronomical, and other classification systems invoked in the study; and one serves as a glossary of the relevant Sanskrit terms.
In the second millennium b.c., Babylonian scribes assembled a vast collection of astrological omens, believed to be signs from the gods concerning the kingdom's political, military, and agricultural fortunes. The importance of these omens was such that from the eighth or seventh until the first century, the scribes observed the heavens nightly and recorded the dates and locations of ominous phenomena of the moon and planets in relation to stars and constellations. The observations were arranged in monthly reports along with notable events and prices of agricultural commodities, the object being to find correlations between phenomena in the heavens and conditions on earth. These collections of omens and observations form the first empirical science of antiquity and were the basis of the first mathematical science, astronomy. For it was discovered that planetary phenomena, although irregular and sometimes concealed by bad weather, recur in limited periods within cycles in which they are repeated on nearly the same dates and in nearly the same locations. N. M. Swerdlow's book is a study of the collection and observation of ominous celestial phenomena and of how intervals of time, locations by zodiacal sign, and cycles in which the phenomena recur were used to reduce them to purely arithmetical computation, thereby surmounting the greatest obstacle to observation, bad weather. The work marks a striking advance in our understanding of both the origin of scientific astronomy and the astrological divination through which the kingdoms of ancient Mesopotamia were governed. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
This book contains a series of articles summarizing the technical, institutional and intellectual history of mathematical tables from earliest times until the late 20th century when the electronic spreadsheet changed the way information is processed.
On February 19, 1973, five centuries have elapsed since the birth of Nicolaus Coperni cus - the greatest astronomer of the Renaissance period - who rediscovered for us the heliocentric model of the solar system, and documented it by his life's work in such a manner as to make its concept a permanent property of mankind. The life of Copernicus, extending from 19 February 1473 to his death on 24 May 1543, was not too rich in adventures or biographical facts. Born in Toruti from a family of Polish burghers, he received his first university training in Cracow between 1491-1494. From Cracow he proceeded to Italy to spend the years between 1496-1503 at the Universities of Bologna, Padua and Ferrara - with occasional visits to Rom- in preparation for an ecclesiastical career. When Bishop Watzenrode - his patron and maternal uncle - could no longer extend his leave, Copernicus returned to Poland in 1503 to enter the service of the church establishment, which soon led to a canonry at the Frombork (Frauenburg) Cathedral in Warmia. And there - in the northern mists not far from the Baltic shores - in a land so different in climate from the sunny Italy of his youth - he was destined to spend the rest of his life.