Black Astrology : Astrology?

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  1. HoneyBrown05

    HoneyBrown05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    When I had took Astronomy in high school I was taught that it was a psuedo science and "psuedo" means false. So that means astrology is also!
     
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    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Peace HoneyBrown05:

    Astrology is the oldest science in the world. It had its origins in East Africa, in a country called Abyssinia, whose modern name is Ethiopia. It traveled to ancient Egypt, Chaldea and Babylonia, and was common practice among the Hindus of ancient India. It had its origins in the ancient worship of the Moon and its phases. Through the long nights before any history books were written, generations upon generations of ancient priest-astrologers sat and contemplated the wondrous and orderly procession of the seasons and the shining stars in the Heavens. Man soon gave them names, and the names were those of the animal spirits he worshipped.

    In Mesopotamia, archeologists have unearthed clay tablets recording astrological events that are over sixty centuries old! Five thousand years ago the priest-astrologers predicted the flooding of the rivers by watching the starry Heavens and calculating the phases of the Moon. The Assyrian priests discovered the zodiac and its twelve divisions. They learned to calculate the irregular paths of the major planets and predicted eclipses. Astrologers of the ancient world were the Chaldean Wise Men (called “Magi”) who were the first mathematicians, and who arranged the first calendars. These same astrologers were the founding fathers of the first universities, and they built the world’s first skyscrapers (called “ziggurats”) in order to observe the stars in the Heavens. And, according to explorer Marco Polo in his work Voyages, there were over five thousand astrologers living in the court of Kublai Khan, in medieval China.

    The ancients discovered that each planet controlled the health of certain parts of the body, and they thought certain food plants grew best when planted during the Full Moon. William the Conqueror, Charlemagne, and the Crusaders all required the sanction of the stars. Wars, peace, treaties, coronations, marriages and operations - all these required a special horoscope. The poisoning Borgias cast horoscopes before giving arsenic to their enemies. Until just before the Spanish-American War, medicine depended on astrology. Herbs, plants and elixirs were all more potent when gathered or manufactured during the proper phase of the Moon.

    During the late 19th century and the early years of the 20th century - prior to World War I - astrology fell into disrepute. The centuries of opposition by religion, philosophy and science drove it underground. Einstein’s works were in vogue! In World War II, astrology played an odd role in the management of this Great War. Hitler had a battery of astrologers, and planned his campaigns on the basis of their horoscopes. There was nothing for Roosevelt and Churchill to do but employ a special super-secret astrologer to tell them what the German astrologers were telling Hitler! Even so, the cynical scientific opinion was that astrology was nothing more than a form of witchcraft or mysticism. At best it was only accepted as a “pseudo science.” Today, however, the climate is rapidly changing. There is evidence emerging which shows even the cynics that what goes on in the Heavens may have cause-and-effect connections with all of us here on planet Earth...
     
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    HoneyBrown05 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ok but were did you get your sources from so I can look into it myself. I just don't understand how the phases of the moon can affect us? Those stars are just burning gases in space.
     
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    Here is a booklist:

    The Light of Egypt, Thomas Burgoyne, vols. I & II, Sun Books

    Star Names, Their Lore And Meaning, Richard Hinckley, Dover Publications

    Hebrew Astrology, Sepharial, Sun Books

    Alan Oken's Complete Astrology, Bantam Books, Inc.

    Contemporary Astrology, Jerry Williams, Para Research, Inc.

    The Modern Textbook of Astrology, Margaret E. Hone, L.N. Fowler & Co. Ltd.

    Ancient Hindu Astrology for the Modern Western Astrologer, James T. Braha, Hermatician Press

    Astrology, The Divine Science, Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas, Arcane Publications

    The Astrologer's Handbook, Frances Sakoian & Louis Acker, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

    Astrological Patterns, The Key to Self-Discovery, Frances Sakoian & Betty Caufield, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.

    The A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator, Llewellyn George, Llewellyn Publications

    The Only Way To Learn Astrology, vols. I, II & III, ACS Publications

    The Rising Sign, Jeanne Avery, Doubleday & Co., Inc.

    The Astrological Houses, The Spectrum of Individual Experience, Dane Rudhyar, Doubleday & Co., Inc.

    Astrology for Millions, Grant Lewi, Llewellyn Publications

    The Scientific Basis of Astrology, Michel Gauquelin, Stein and Day Publishers

    A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer, Michael R. Meyer, Anchor Press/Doubleday
     
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