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Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-18-2012, 03:57 AM
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Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Fascinating! Moog, thanks for the link for it. Nicholas Campion refers to a similar find in his book The Dawn of Astrology. Darned if I can relocate it.

What fascinates me about this find is...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-17-2012, 06:36 PM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Mr. Kolev has only a small piece of the puzzle.... the other pieces are evidence from history/historical methods, archaeology, ethnology,.....

A lot of the evidence on Babylonian astrology is in...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-17-2012, 12:05 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

JA, I don't care how many languages Mr. K. reads. What he wrote (cited in your post) is simply (a) illogical, and (b) not based on current historical, archaeological, or ethnological evidence. I've...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-16-2012, 04:16 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

good comments!

I think it might be worthwhile to distinguish between "cultural astronomy" (aka ethnoastronomy) and astrology.

There are so many intriguing examples of all kinds of cultures...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-16-2012, 03:47 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Biblical roots in Mesopotamian and Egyptian soil have been well known since the 19th century. Although his methodology has been criticized, James Frazier, The Golden Bough is still a good read. In...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-15-2012, 06:46 PM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Thanks for participating, everyone!

JA, That the Babylonians used exaltations at an early date is not in dispute. What Joanne Conman argued, however, in her article, "The Egyptian Origins of...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-11-2012, 05:16 AM
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Posted By waybread
Re: Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

3. Greek and Roman ("Hellenistic") continued...

Again, please add to, subtract from, modify, discuss, or debate this material!

Good sources: too numerous to be covered in one post. Again,...
Forum: Traditional Astrology 01-09-2012, 11:58 PM
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Posted By waybread
Origins of Hellenistic Astrology

Following up on Frank's thread on domiciles I thought it would be worthwhile to start a new thread on the origins and early history of Hellenistic (Greek and Roman) horoscopic astrology. A lot is...
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