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Title:The Mystery and Romance of Astrology
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$20.50)
Item ID:B009-2655
Publisher:Barnes & Noble Books Inc, New York, 1993
Edition:First Thus
Binding:Hardcover (Half Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:As New
Barnes & Noble Books Inc, 1993, Hardcover (Half Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, First Thus

Oatmeal coloured paper-covered boards with purple cloth spine; In this entertaining and informative survey, C. J. S. Thompson traces the origins and history of astrology for more than five thousand years, from ancient Sumeria and Babylonia through Biblical times and on to the work of great scientists and magicians like Ptolemy, Kepler, John Dee, William Lilly, and Nostradamus. The astrology of the ancients was quite different from most of what passes today for astrology. The mystics and priests of ancient times visualized a grand system in which heavenly bodies, plants, metals, and the destinies of men were linked by signs and symbols which could be read by intuition. It was by such inner understanding that the old herbalists understood the medicinal virtues of plants, and connected them with shapes, colors, seasons, and astrological influences. It would be mistaken to assume that such botanical knowledge was acquired simply by experiment. It is clear that in those times there was another way of knowing, and that what modern experimental science validates by trial-and-error, the peoples of the past knew by intuition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 296 pages. Dust Jacket un-clipped. 4 lines of pencilled notes on blank reverse of foreword page (erased but visible). Silver titles spine. illustrated by b/w. drawings . Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Astrology; Esoteric; Divination; History. ISBN: 1566192544. ISBN/EAN: 9781566192545. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2655.
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