The Fated Sky: Astrology in History

The Fated Sky: Astrology in History
The Fated Sky: Astrology in History by Benson Bobrick
English | 2005 | ISBN-10: 0743224825 | 384 pages | ePUB | 1.2 MB

In a horoscope he cast in 1647 for Charles I, Wm Lilly, a noted English astrologer, noted the following: 'Luna is with Antares, a violent fixed star, which is said to denote violent death, & Mars is approaching Caput Algol, which is said to denote beheading.' Two years later the king's head fell on the block. 'Astrology must be right,' wrote the American astrologer Evangeline Adams, claimed descendant of John Quincy Adams, in a challenge to skeptics in 1929. 'There can be no appeal from the Infinite.' The Fated Sky explores both the history of astrology & the controversial subject of its historical influence. It's the 1st serious book to fully engage astrology in this way.

Astrology is the oldest occult sciences, also the origin of science itself. Astronomy, mathematics & other disciplines arose in part to make possible the calculations necessary in casting horoscopes. For 5000 years, the influence of the stars has been viewed as shaping the course of affairs. According to recent polls, at least 30% of Americans believe in it, tho modern astrology is utterly different from the doctrine of the stars that won the respect & allegiance of the greatest thinkers, scientists & writers Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Arab & Persian of earlier days.


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