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The Origin of the Zodiac

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Lively account examines the nature, philosophy, and mythology of the zodiac in ancient Mexico, Tibet, China, India, Greece, Rome, Babylon, and Egypt. Anecdotes and illustrations enhance a text that includes fascinating material on zodiacal gems and birthstones. An absorbing, well-researched study that will fascinate students, scholars, New Agers, and anyone interested in the zodiac's colorful history.

Table of Contents

1. The Zodiac As We Know It

2. The Rediscovery of the Ancient Zodiac

3. What Astrology Is and Does

4. Medival Magic and Psychology

5. The Twelve Gods: Plato and Augustus

6. The Zodiac in China

7. From Mexico to Tibet

8. Persia and the Four Elements

9. The Bible and Birthstones

10. India and the Asterisms

11. Babylonian Myths and Omens

and#160; (i) The Eighteen Signs

and#160; (ii) The Eleven Signs

12. The Horoscope of Eternity

and#160; (i) The Calendrical Basis

and#160; (ii) The Zodiacs of Denderah

and#160; (iii) The Decans

and#160; (iv) The Standard Diagram

and#160; (v) The Hour-Stars

and#160; (vi) Planetary Dates computed from the Heliacal Rising of Sirius

and#160; (vii) Decans or Pentads?

and#160; (viii) The Mysterious Text form Abydos

13. The Naming of the Constellations

NOTES AND REFERENCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486419398
Author:
Gleadow, Rupert
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Zodiac
Subject:
Astrology - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
zodiacal
Subject:
ancient astronomy
Subject:
Metaphysics-Astrology
Subject:
World
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Occult
Series Volume:
vol. VII, no 87.
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.63 lb

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