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Astronomy and Astrology

By Rudolf Steiner
  • ISBN Code: : 1855843064
  • Publisher : Rudolf Steiner Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In the Middle Ages, Astronomia - one of the Seven Liberal Arts - was as much about astrology as astronomy. In fact the two disciplines only parted company in the seventeenth century, as the materialistic world-view gained greater prominence. Where once human destiny was connected to stars and planets, and spiritual or soul qualities were associated with the natural world, now the cosmos was seen as consisting of gases, fire and dead rock. Rudolf Steiner brings a new spiritual perspective to our study of the heavens. Humanity, he says, is intimately connected to cosmic beings, who in turn are related to planets and stars. There is meaning in the cosmos. Although Steiner rejects the simplistic notion of the planets determining our lives and behaviour, he makes a clear connection between the heavenly bodies and human beings. Whilst criticizing the superficial nature of much astrology, Steiner shows that as individuals, and with the guidance of spiritual beings, we choose an appropriate time of birth to match the destiny we are to live. This enlightening anthology, expertly collated by Margaret Jonas, features excerpts of Steiner's work on the spiritual individualities of the planets, the determination of human characteristics by the constellation at birth, the cultural epochs and the passage of the equinox, cosmic influences on the individual and humanity, life in the planetary spheres between death and rebirth, solar and lunar eclipses, comets, and much more.

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  • Pdf File: stars-and-galaxies.pdf

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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, STARS AND GALAXIES emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Solar System

By Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1305804562
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: the-solar-system.pdf

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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, THE SOLAR SYSTEM emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only facts but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2022

By Old Farmer’s Almanac
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 1571988955
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 440
  • Pdf File: the-old-farmer-s-almanac-2022.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Happy New Almanac Year! It’s time to celebrate the 230th edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Long recognized as North America’s most-beloved and best-selling annual, this handy yellow book fulfills every need and expectation as a calendar of the heavens, a time capsule of the year, an essential reference that reads like a magazine. Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is consulted daily throughout the year by users from all walks of life. The 2022 edition contains the fun facts, predictions, and feature items that have made it a cultural icon: traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts; notable astronomical events and time-honored astrological dates; horticultural, culinary, fashion, and other trends; historical hallmarks; best fishing days; time- and money-saving garden advice; recipes for delicious dishes; facts on folklore, farmers, home remedies, and husbandry; amusements and contests; plus too much more to mention—all in the inimitable Almanac style that has charmed and educated readers since 1792.

The Old Farmer's Almanac 2021

By Old Farmer’s Almanac
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 1571988548
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: the-old-farmer-s-almanac-2021.pdf

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Happy New Almanac Year! It’s time to celebrate the 229th edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Long recognized as North America’s most-beloved and best-selling annual, the handy yellow book fulfills every need and expectation as a calendar of the heavens, a time capsule of the year, an essential reference that reads like a magazine. Always timely, topical, and distinctively “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” the Almanac is consulted daily by users from all walks of life, throughout the year. The 2021 edition contains the fun facts, predictions, and feature items that have made it a cultural icon: traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts; notable astronomical events and time-honored astrological dates; horticultural, culinary, fashion, and other trends; historical hallmarks; best fishing days; time- and money-saving garden advice; recipes for refreshment; facts on folklore, farmers, home remedies, and husbandry; amusements and contests, plus too much more to mention—all in the inimitable way that the Almanac has done since 1792. • Beloved by generations for being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor,” The Old Farmer’s Almanac features everything under the Sun, including its much-in-demand long-range weather predictions, essential astronomical timetables, 2021 holidays, fascinating trends, best fishing days, valuable gardening information, tantalizing recipes, fun folklore, amusements, contests, and much more! • Exclusive: 32 reference pages, covering such popular topics as full Moon names, hurricane names, flowers that attract birds and butterflies, U.S./metric measurement conversions, and many more! • Includes 112 full-color pages

Secrets of Ancient America

By Carl Lehrburger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 159143775X
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: secrets-of-ancient-america.pdf

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The real history of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled to the Americas long before 1492 • Provides more than 300 photographs and drawings, including Celtic runes in New England, Gaelic inscriptions in Colorado, and Asian symbols in the West • Reinterprets many archaeological finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound • Reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in North American artifacts and ruins As the myth of Columbus “discovering” America falls from the pedestal of established history, we are given the opportunity to discover the real story of the New World and the visitors, from both East and West, who traveled there long before 1492. Sharing his more than 25 years of research and travel to sites throughout North America, Carl Lehrburger employs epigraphy, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy to reveal extensive evidence for pre-Columbian explorers in ancient America. He provides more than 300 photographs and drawings of sites, relics, and rock art, including Celtic and Norse runes in New England, Phoenician and Hebrew inscriptions in the Midwest, and ancient Shiva linga and Egyptian hieroglyphs in the West. He uncovers the real story of Columbus and his motives for coming to the Americas. He reinterprets many well-known archaeological and astronomical finds, such as the Ohio Serpent Mound, America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire, and the Crespi Collection in Ecuador. He reveals Celtic, Hebrew, Roman, early Christian, Templar, Egyptian, Chinese, and Japanese influences in famous stones and ruins, reconstructing the record of what really happened on the American continents prior to Columbus. He also looks at Hindu influences in Mesoamerica and sacred sexuality encoded in archaeological sites. Expanding upon the work of well-known diffusionists such as Barry Fell and Gunnar Thompson, the author documents the travels and settlements of trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific explorers, miners, and settlers who made it to the Americas and left their marks for us to discover. Interpreting their sacred symbols, he shows how their teachings, prayers, and cosmologies reveal the cosmic order and sacred landscape of the Americas.

Sapientia Astrologica: Astrology, Magic and Natural Knowledge, ca. 1250-1800

By H Darrel Rutkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030107795
  • Total of Pages : 515
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: sapientia-astrologica.pdf

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This book explores the changing perspective of astrology from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Era. It introduces a framework for understanding both its former centrality and its later removal from legitimate knowledge and practice. The discussion reconstructs the changing roles of astrology in Western science, theology, and culture from 1250 to 1500. The author considers both the how and the why. He analyzes and integrates a broad range of sources. This analysis shows that the history of astrology—in particular, the story of the protracted criticism and ultimate removal of astrology from the realm of legitimate knowledge and practice—is crucial for fully understanding the transition from premodern Aristotelian-Ptolemaic natural philosophy to modern Newtonian science. This removal, the author argues, was neither obvious nor unproblematic. Astrology was not some sort of magical nebulous hodge-podge of beliefs. Rather, astrology emerged in the 13th century as a richly mathematical system that served to integrate astronomy and natural philosophy, precisely the aim of the “New Science” of the 17th century. As such, it becomes a fundamentally important historical question to determine why this promising astrological synthesis was rejected in favor of a rather different mathematical natural philosophy—and one with a very different causal structure than Aristotle's.

Astrology in Time and Place

By Nicholas Campion,Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443895482
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: astrology-in-time-and-place.pdf

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Astrology is the practice of relating the heavenly bodies to lives and events on earth, and the tradition that has thus been generated. Many cultures worldwide have practised it in some form. In some it is rudimentary, in others complex. Culture and scholarship have categorised it as both belief and science, as a form of magic, divination or religious practice – but in many ways it defies easy categorisation. The chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to our understanding of astrology across a range of periods of cultures. Based on papers presented at the annual conference of the Sophia Centre held in 2012, the contributions range from China and Japan, through India, the ancient Near East, the classical world and early modern Europe, to Madagascar and Mesoamerica. The different topics include ritual and religion, magic and science, calendars and time, and questions of textual transmission and methodology. Astrology in Time and Place is essential reading for all interested in the history of humanity’s relationship with the cosmos.

The Battle of The Sexes: It's Been Downhill Since The Garden

By H.R. Boaz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookLocker.com, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1647191114
  • Total of Pages : 538
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 188
  • Pdf File: the-battle-of-the-sexes.pdf

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“The Battle of the Sexes” explores how the Word of God (YHWH), both the Old Testament and the New Testament, has been twisted to support a narrative that is not in the Scriptures. Traditional translations and teachings of the Bible have either presumed or assumed that men are given power and dominion over women. But nowhere in the Bible is this statement made, not even in Genesis (Bereishis) 3:16, “And your husband will rule over you,” which is not spoken as an imperative but rather as a prophecy. The original Hebrew language of the first five books of Moses, also known as the Torah (Old Testament), tells a very different story of the primal couple. A story that is contrary to what is often taught in all religions that use the Word of YHWH as their foundation – namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With an abbreviated overview of human history as told from YHWH’s point of view, we discover a connection of how all cultures have come to share similar myths, legends and stories with the Torah. And how these ancient archetypes of good and evil have been misused to support a psychological and socio-political advantage of men over women. Likewise, a brief foray into the unique Hebrew language, the ancient language in which YHWH created our world, and dictated the Torah to Moses provides proof that the Word of God is indeed communication from another dimension. Like a massive encrypted message, the Torah includes multiple levels of God-given “fences” that protect the Word of God from man’s distorted perspective. The Hebrew language itself provides the most significant “fence.” Like no other language each Hebrew word defines itself by the letters that make up the word. This is only one feature of the holy text that assures that the instructions of YHWH remain intact, regardless of man’s interpretations. “The Battle of the Sexes” is an examination, from a fresh viewpoint, into the issues that arise between the genders, which stem from the original disobedience of God’s one instruction by the primal couple in the Garden of Eden (Gan Eden). We see a more complete perspective of who did what in the initial defiance, and how we continue to struggle in the female/male relationship with those very same issues first raised in Gan Eden. Moreover, with clarity, the Hebrew language reveals a much greater significance of the female to the human experience than is typically taught in any religion. Exposed in her Hebrew name (which is not usually translated properly) is her irrefutable role in God’s plan of salvation for the human race. God did not make women subservient to men, and YHWH did not give men or women dominion over anything but the animals, and the earth to utilize as God intends. Humanity is to work together, not to manipulate or fight to assume power over one another. Nowhere is this idea more consequential than in the marriage relationship. Being the preeminent human relationship, YHWH presents marriage as the foundation for all other human relationships, from Bereishis, the beginning creation of our world, and the human creature. Undergirding the arrogant, impudent presumption that men are to rule over women is the equally destructive fallacy that God is masculine. The Battle of the Sexes explores how from the initial verses and chapters of the first book of Torah, the book of Genesis, we begin to understand how, as the Jewish Sages say, with the change of one letter the world is destroyed. With the misinterpretation and misunderstanding of one Hebrew word, "adam," our modern grasp of the essence of YHWH and the female/male relationship, as described in Torah, has been distorted, and all but destroyed. The Battle of the Sexes is sure to, not only answer, but raise many questions regarding the female/male relationship as well as humanities' relationship with God.

Sawai Jai Singh and His Astronomy

By Virendra Nath Sharma
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • Book Code : 9788120812567
  • Total of Pages : 378
  • Category : Astronomical observatories
  • Members : 748
  • Pdf File: sawai-jai-singh-and-his-astronomy.pdf

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Sawai Jai Singh the statesman astronomer of 18th century India designed astronomical instruments of masonry and stone, built observatories prepared a Zij or a text for astronomical calculations and sent a fact-finding scientific mission to Europe. His high precision instruments were designed to measure time and angles to the very limit of naked eye observing.

The Matter and Form of Maimonides' Guide

By Josef Stern
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 0674075978
  • Total of Pages : 431
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: the-matter-and-form-of-maimonides-guide.pdf

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Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed is generally read as an attempt either to harmonize reason and revelation or to show that they are irreconcilable. Moving beyond these familiar debates, Josef Stern argues that the perplexity addressed in this famously enigmatic work is the tension between human matter and form: the body and intellect.