A History of Western Astrology

The story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. the Greeks added numerology, geometry and rational thought.

A History of Western Astrology

Author: S. Jim Tester

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851154466

Page: 256

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The story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. the Greeks added numerology, geometry and rational thought. The philosophy of Plato and later of the Stoics made astrology respectable, and by the time Ptolemy wrote his textbook the Tetrabiblos, in the second century AD, the main lines of astrological practice as it is known today had already been laid down. In future centuries astrology shifted to Islam only to return to the West in medieval times where it flourished until the shift of ideas during the Renaissance.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 9781441181299

Page: 392

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Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture. Recent research indicates that 99% of adults in the modern west know their birth sign. In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre-Christian, pre-scientific world-view. Medieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology. It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one's hair cut. Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds. Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Concluding with a discussion of astrology's popularity and appeal in the twenty-first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post-modern world.

A History of Western Astrology

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW This is the story of Western astrology – that '
ancient art ' which covers everything from a vague acceptance of stellar
influences on the lives of men to precise and fatalistic predictions of the future .
Astrology ...

A History of Western Astrology

Author: S. J. Tester

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851152554

Page: 256

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`Superb general account.' Times Literary Supplement The story of the history of Western astrology begins with the philosophers of Greece in the 5th century BC. To the magic and stargazing of Egypt the Greeks added numerology, geometryand rational thought. The philosophy of Plato and later of the Stoics made astrology respectable, and by the time Ptolemy wrote his textbook the Tetrabiblos, in the second century AD, the main lines of astrological practice as it is known today had already been laid down. In future centuries astrology shifted to Islam only to return to the West in medieval times where it flourished until the shift of ideas during the Renaissance.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Ptolemy brought astrology down to earth. The final classical philosophers of
interest were the so-called Neoplatonists (of whom the most significant for later
European astrology were Plotinus and Iamblichus) who flourished in the fourth to
sixth ...

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441107495

Page: 392

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Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture. Recent research indicates that 99% of adults in the modern west know their birth sign. In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre-Christian, pre-scientific world-view. Medieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology. It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one's hair cut. Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds. Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Concluding with a discussion of astrology's popularity and appeal in the twenty-first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post-modern world.

A History of Western Astrology Volume I

This is the first comprehensive examination of astrology's origins and it examines the foundations of a major feature of popular culture in the contemporary west, one which has its origins in the ancient world.

A History of Western Astrology Volume I

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 9781441127372

Page: 400

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This is the first comprehensive examination of astrology's origins and it examines the foundations of a major feature of popular culture in the contemporary west, one which has its origins in the ancient world. Campion explores the relationship between astrology and religion, magic and science, and explores its use in politics and the arts. Beginning with the theories of the origins of religion in sun-worship, it spans the period between the first Paleolithic lunar counters around 30,000 BC and the end of the classical world and rise of Christianity. Campion challenges the idea that astrology was invented by the Greeks, and asks whether its origins lie in Near-Eastern religion, or whether it can be considered a decadent Eastern import to the West. He considers the evidence for reverence for the stars in Neolithic culture, Mesopotamian astral divination, Egyptian stellar religion, and examines attitudes to astrology and celestial prophecy in the Bible. He considers such artefacts as the mysterious, 15,000-year-old 'Venus of Lauselle', the reasons for the orientation of the pyramids, the latest theories on Stonehenge as a sacred observatory, Greek theories of the ascent of the soul to the stars and the Roman emporer Nero's use of astrology to persecute his rivals.

A History of Horoscopic Astrology

This thoroughly researched book is a history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times.

A History of Horoscopic Astrology

Author: James H. Holden

Publisher: American Federation of Astr

ISBN: 0866904638

Page: 359

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This thoroughly researched book is a history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times. Special attention is given to background history and to the working conditions and techniques used by astrologers during the last two thousand years. Numerous footnotes provide additional information and bibliographic references. A separate bibliography lists reference sources of particular importance. Two comprehensive indices containing more than 2,800 individual entries enable the reader to locate persons, publishers, topics, and book and periodical titles that are mentioned in the history. The book also contains discussions of several questions and topics relating to astrology. James Herschel Holden is Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and has been especially interested in the history of astrology.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds.

A History of Western Astrology Volume II

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 9781441107497

Page: 392

View: 558

Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture. Recent research indicates that 99% of adults in the modern west know their birth sign. In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre-Christian, pre-scientific world-view. Medieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology. It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one's hair cut. Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds. Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Concluding with a discussion of astrology's popularity and appeal in the twenty-first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post-modern world.

Astrology and Cosmology in the World s Religions

Presents overviews of the astrologies of the world's religions, discussing how various cultures have used celestial observations and beliefs about the heavens to engage with the divine and understand their lives on Earth.

Astrology and Cosmology in the World s Religions

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814717144

Page: 273

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Presents overviews of the astrologies of the world's religions, discussing how various cultures have used celestial observations and beliefs about the heavens to engage with the divine and understand their lives on Earth.

History of Western Astrology

Kocku von Stuckrad masterfully interweaves the disparate aspects of this often neglected or gingerly approached field and provides a thorough synopsis of a central stream in the European history of science and ideas.

History of Western Astrology

Author: Kocku von Stuckrad

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781904768692

Page: 384

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Astrology numbers among mankind`s oldest sciences. It played a prominent role not only in the advanced civilizations of antiquity but also in the cultural history of Europe. It contributed to the development of the natural sciences, primarily astronomy, physics and chemistry, was an integral element of philosophies and religions and influenced political decisions, some of which had substantial consequences. Kocku von Stuckrad masterfully interweaves the disparate aspects of this often neglected or gingerly approached field and provides a thorough synopsis of a central stream in the European history of science and ideas. Not least, this well organized and highly informative book will serve as a first-class introduction to systems of astrological interpretation. It includes a glossary which defines the most important concepts. A must for all who are interested in astrology today or in historical times, regardless of whether they are searching for relationships between the vault of heaven and the earth. In this first comprehensive history of astrology Kocku von Stuckrad describes how celestial science emerged in Mesopotamia and played a significant role in ancient Egypt. Over the course of antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, knowledge of the course of planets and stars grew more sophisticated. The author examines the role of astrology in various philosophical systems and in major religions, and he discusses the new approaches astrology took in modern times after its legitimacy increasingly came under fire.

Astrology

The unique historical manuscripts and works of art that illustrate the text, many drawn from the superb collections of the British Library, show how Western astrology evolved among different cultures and reconciled itself with many ...

Astrology

Author: Peter Whitfield

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810942356

Page: 208

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This scintillating history traces the key role astrology has played in the mainstream of Western intellectual life for more than two millennia. Peter Whitfield brings together research from ancient, classical, medieval, and modern times -- and then relates astrology to the religion, philosophy, and science of each period. The unique historical manuscripts and works of art that illustrate the text, many drawn from the superb collections of the British Library, show how Western astrology evolved among different cultures and reconciled itself with many different belief systems.This lucid, thoughtful, and stimulating work -- the first serious, comprehensive history of astrology -- gracefully illuminates a significant chapter in the history of ideas.

Astrology for Beginners

Zodiac , tropical & sidereal : western astrology uses a zodiac starting from the
spring - equinox point , whereas Indian ... For the history of astrology , see A
History of Western Astrology by Jim Tester ( Boydell 1987 ) , and Ancient
Astrology by ...

Astrology for Beginners

Author: Geoffrey Cornelius

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781874166269

Page: 175

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What is astrology? Does it work, and if so how does it work? After the scientific Enlightenment some centuries ago, astrology should have died out. Yet despite howls of incredulity from its critics, this most sophisticated language of the imagination seems here to stay. Geoffrey Cornelius and Maggie Hyde, founding members of England's highly regarded 'Company of Astrologers', provide the reader with a rich and graphic history of astrology from its pre-Greek roots through Renaissance Europe and its revival in the past century, to the most up-to-date research and theories. In addition to the theoretical, this graphic 'study guide' encompasses a hands-on primer of principles and methods of modern astrology. How to read a horoscope, and what to expect from a visit to an astrologer - it's all here.

The New York Times Book Review

... its countryside , its weathers and seasons , its earth and old stones , and the
long , dark shadows of its history . And the writing is so clear and clean ; every
sentence seems to shine . " A HISTORY OF WESTERN ASTROLOGY , by S. J.
Tester ...

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

Mediaevistik

... J . B . North , Horoscopes and History , London , Warburg Institute , 1986 G . J .
Tester , A History of Western Astrology , Woodbridge , Boydell , 1987 . Ai quali si
potrebbe ora aggiungere l ' opera poderosa di T . Gregory , Mundana sapientia .

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Scientiae et artes

23 Vgl . G . W . Coopland : Nicole Oresme and the Astrologers . A Study of His
Livre de divinaciones , Cambridge ( Mass . ) 1952 , Appendix 4 ( S . 175 – 177 ) ;
S . Jim Tester : A History of Western Astrology , Woodbridge 1987 , S . 177 – 178 .

Scientiae et artes

Author: Wolfenbütteler Arbeitskreis für Barockforschung. Kongress

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz

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Page: 1136

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Die Akten des Wolfenbutteler Barockkongresses leisten einen Beitrag zu einer kritischen Bestandsaufnahme in der Frage nach der Bedeutung des 17. Jahrhunderts fur die Moderne. Die funfzig Beitrage versuchen eine Neubewertung der Rolle der neuen Wissenschaften im vielfaltigen Spektrum der kulturellen Praktiken des 17. Jahrhunderts: Welche Innovationsschube gab es auf den verschiedenen Wissensgebieten, auf welche Weise und mit welchem zeitlichen Abstand setzen sich neue Methoden der Naturforschung, neue Sichtweisen des Menschen durch, welche Funktion hatten Kommunikationszentren wie Hofe, Stadte und Marktplatze als Foren neuer Theorien und Techniken, welche Bedeutung haben Literatur, bildende Kunst und Musik zur Durchsetzung eines neuen Weltbildes? Wurde in der alteren Wissenschaftsgeschichtsschreibung das 17. Jahrhundert als das Jahrhundert der Scientific Revolution bezeichnet, so stellt die neuere Forschung die teleologische Entwicklungsrichtung der sciences gerade in Frage.

Lithuanian Historical Studies

Casimir III ( the Great ) ( 1333–1370 ) had a doctor - astrologer and this
combination of professions is common , as was the ... 10 In general on the
connection between medicine and astrology , see S. J. Tester , A History of
western astrology ...

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What Do Astrologers Believe

... Occult and New Age Groups , Richmond , Reachout Trust , 1999 . Includes an
evangelical Christian critique of astrology . Tester , Jim , A History of Western
Astrology , Woodbridge , Suffolk , Boydell Press , 1987 . A useful history of
astrology ...

What Do Astrologers Believe

Author: Nicholas Campion

Publisher: What Do We Believe

ISBN:

Page: 112

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How has this pre-Christian, pre-scientific view of the cosmos survived to the present day and what is its enduring appeal?

Contemporary Authors

Times Literary Supplement reviewer John Henry likewise found A History of
Western Astrology to be “ a superb general account , ” but he did perceive
several gaps in the work . “ There is virtually no discussion of astrology as a
practice , as a ...

Contemporary Authors

Author: Donna Olendorf

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319714

Page: 500

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®.