Dictionary of Astrology

Dictionary of Astrology

Author: James Wilson

Publisher: Astrology Classics

ISBN: 1933303182

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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James Wilson wrote his Dictionary of Astrology in 1819. Based in large measure on a close study of the works of Ptolemy and Placidus (among many others), it is a quirky, highly personal view of the ancient science. It has been acclaimed the finest of all astrological dictionaries. Wilson's goal was to force the student to think about some of the basic assumptions in astrology. In the Preface, he writes: If I had any motive more prominent than the rest (beyond promoting the cause of truth, which, I trust, will always be the principal) for publishing this work, it was a desire to injure those harpies who gather together scarce books of science, and hide them from the perusal of mankind, merely for the sake of gain, which, after all, can be but trifling: men like these are the enemies of knowledge, and ought to be severely punished in every civilized nation. This treatise will render most of their hoards comparatively useless, for I have been careful to insert the substance of all they contain relating to astrology, whether true or false, adding occasionally some remarks of my own to distinguish the latter as far as I am able, that every student may be enabled to found his own conviction on his own experience. Rather than the short, arid articles typical of specialized dictionaries, Wilson offers extensive entries on (Primary) Directions, Faces, Figures, Forms of the Body, Horary Astrology, Marriage, Part of Fortune, Weather, the judgment of Revolutions, Progressions, Ingresses, Riches, Promittors, as well as many more. A few years after this book, the author published his translation of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos, one of only a handful of men to have done so. The Dictionary of Astrology is abook of surprises. It will repay study.

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology

Author: James Wilson

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787309737

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 450

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1885 Arranged in alphabetical order of the true dictionary, the book is comprehensive and easy to use. Citing prime authorities such as Ptolemy and Placidus, Wilson enumerates and explains the various systems of Astrology. Help yourself to the best of a.

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology in Which Every Technical and Abstruse Term Belonging to the Science is Minutely and Correctly Explained, and the Various Sytems and Opinions of the Most Approved Authors Carefully Collected and Accurately Defined

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology in Which Every Technical and Abstruse Term Belonging to the Science is Minutely and Correctly Explained, and the Various Sytems and Opinions of the Most Approved Authors Carefully Collected and Accurately Defined

Author: James Philomath Wilson

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 1013858506

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Page: 442

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology in Which Every Technical and Abstruse Term Belonging to the Science is Minutely and Correctly Explained, and the Various Sytems and Opinions of the Most Approved Authors Carefully Collected and Accurately Defined

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology in Which Every Technical and Abstruse Term Belonging to the Science is Minutely and Correctly Explained, and the Various Sytems and Opinions of the Most Approved Authors Carefully Collected and Accurately Defined

Author: James Philomath Wilson

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 101514070X

Category:

Page: 442

View: 936

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.