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.

The Astrology Dictionary

The Astrology Dictionary

Author: Donna Woodwell

Publisher: Adams Media

ISBN: 9781507211441

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 442

Go beyond the horoscope and master the meaning of the stars with this illustrated gift book that features more than 100 definitions for popular astrology terms that you need to know! There’s more to understanding the stars than you might think! Whether you’re just learning the basics of the zodiac or are looking to delve deeper into some new concepts, The Astrology Dictionary has easy-to-understand explanations for over 100 of the most common (and important!) astrological terms. Answer questions like: —What is the cusp between two Sun signs? —What does it mean if your Sun sign is mutable? (Gemini and Sagittarius take note!) —What can your natal chart reveal about your life? (Hint: a lot!) —And if you want to start at the very beginning, what is the zodiac anyway? The Astrology Dictionary has all the answers to your most important astrology questions, from birthing charts and retrograde, to sun signs and elements, and everything in between. This fascinating and practical dictionary explains it all, so you can spend more time discovering what the zodiac means to you.

Dictionary of Astrology

Dictionary of Astrology

Author: Harry E. Wedeck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504067218

Category: Reference

Page: 207

View: 882

This A-to-Z reference book comprises astrological techniques and concepts as well as the historical figures who have contributed to the study of astrology. Covering astrological traditions from across the globe, this authoritative guidebook offers an in-depth overview of the complex and fascinating world of astrology. Spiritualist and occult scholar Harry E. Wedeck provides a wealth of information on astrological terminology, ideas, theories, and principles, as well as the history of astrology from antiquity to the present. Wedeck also includes biographical information on major figures in the field, from the Arabian astrologer Abben-Ragel to Zoroaster, the Persian founder of the cult of Zoroastrianism. For practicing astrologers, students of horoscopes, or anyone exploring the wisdom of the stars, Dictionary of Astrology is an essential reference work.

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology

A Complete Dictionary of Astrology

Author: James Wilson

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787309737

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 406

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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.

How to Read the Crystal

How to Read the Crystal

Author: Sepharial

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4066338119162

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 42

View: 104

This book provides a comprehensive crystal guide with concise instructions in order to give the knowledge of the use of these special minerals for various spiritual and magical purposes. _x000D_ The author Sepharial, whose original name is Walter Gorn Old (1864 - 1929) was a 19th-century astrologer, who used the nom-de-plume "Sepharial", after an angel in the apocryphal Book of Enoch. An eminent English Theosophist, Sepharial was a well-known and respected astrologer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and wrote numerous books, some of which are still highly regarded in some circles today. He was editor of "Old Moore's Almanac", which is still published in the 21st century.