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The story of astrology through the ages from ancient Babylon to the present day Astrology is a means of interpreting the influence which the position of certain heavenly bodies have upon the earth and human beings The earliest records are those of Babylon, which were designed to help its kings understand the will of their gods It then became a way of making sense of the world as people saw themselves as integral parts of a vast but puzzling whole Medicine, politics, religion, the sciences, all had astrology woven into their fabric, and the best minds of the Middle Ages and early modern period engaged themselves in its study Controversy, however, thereafter hastened its decline as a science until the twentieth century saw its return in the highest circles of the Third Reich and a number of post war democracies This book traces astrology s chequered history and notes that modern research suggests it should be taken much seriously than people usually suppose....

Title : Astrology: From Ancient Babylon to the Present
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ISBN : 1848681070
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Amberley Publishing 1 edition August 15, 2010
Number of Pages : 288 pages
File Size : 762 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Astrology: From Ancient Babylon to the Present Reviews

  • C. Jameson
    2019-05-15 05:16

    I've previously read Benson Bobrick's fine book, The Fated Sky, which is a general history of astrology. I was expecting that this book would be similarly interesting.