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Five Astrology books nearest your desk? (spot poll)
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The alchemist



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Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. William Lilly: Christian Astrology (Deb Houlding's version)
2. John Frawley: The Real Astrology
3. John Frawley: The Horary Textbook
4. Bonatti: The Astrologer's Guide
5. Ebertin: The Combination of Stellar Influences
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Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been working on a study of the Ruler of the Chart, comparing Porphyry's method to Ibn Ezra's.

1. James Hillman. The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling. not an astrology book per se but the work of a contemporary Platonist who takes assignment of the Greek daimon prior to birth as a point of departure for a rewrite of modern psychology. Going through a good dozen or so of his examples ranging from the singer/actress Judy Garland to the bullfighter Manolete.

2/3. Rhetorius & Porphyry. trans. Holden.

4. Maternus. trans Bram.

5. On the Judgement of Nativities Part 2. Montulmo. trans. Hand
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Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: current favourites Reply with quote

only two books (I don't know the exact English titles):

1. Howard Sasportas: The Mooon's nodes (I'm right now preparing an article on the geocentric planetary nodes)
2. Margaret Gammon: Edgar Cayce's readings and astrology (I wanted to read this since years)
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Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not trying to provoke friendly Luddites over here :-), but the order of closeness is:

1) Attached to my PC is an open e-book reader with open JULIUS FIRMICUS MATERNUS “OF THEMA MUNDI”, being dissected at the moment,
2) which is below supported by PAULUS ALEXADRIUS AND OLYMPIODORUS (Greenbaum translation) where I am using as a bookmark RHETORIUS THE EGYPTIAN (Holden translation)
3) on my left is A HISTORY OF HOROSCOPIC ASTROLOGY by J.H. Holden,
4) below that is ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASTROLOGY by Nicholas de Vore, and
5) the next closest set consist of 11 books, however, the first one from the left to right is ENCYCLOPEDIE ZAPADNI ASTROLOGIE (ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN ASTROLOGY) by Milan Spurek (in Czech).

I really did not mean to cheat with No. 2! :-) There is a total of 24 astrology books on my desk, but I took whatever is closer to my PC, to get some sense out of it.

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Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valens Anthology; most of what Ben Dykes published so far (+ some Bonatti reprints); Holden's Rhethorius (am expecting Porphyry soon); and even if I am not a horary astrologer Lilly is a must.
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my desk (lots of the time): The Horary Textbook, J. Frawley
Closest in reach (on the bookshelf right behind me, at eye level when sitting):
- William Lilly's C.A. (I-II and III)
- Classical Medical Astrology by Oscar Hofmann (dutch edition)
- Der Geburtsherscher im Horoscop, by Bernhard Bergbauer
- The fixed stars and constellations, V. Robson

That is the literal approach.
I am not too lazy though to lift my butt and grab for Ben Dykes translated works, Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos and Dorotheus of Sidon's Carmen, which are together with some books on medieval (astrological or not) healing, which are at head level when standing!
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Astrology books kept handy Reply with quote

Here are some (not all.... I'm here at work) of my old/new standbys, in no particular order
1) The Astrology of Fate Liz Greene
2) The Eagle and the Lark Bernadette Brady
3) Dr. H/Regulus Astrology's 2 books on Rectification: The Presidents, and The United States chart
4) Everything ever issued by Project Hindsight
5) Anthony Louis' first, larger book on Horary Astrology
6) My complete set of JustUs and Associates Horary Newsletters
7) Nancy Hastings... Time to Remember and Secondary Progressions

There are others... Rob Hand, Bruce Hammerslough (sp?), Sophia Mason, Ove Sehested's great course, Makransky's Primary Directions, Rumen Kolev's works, Marr, etc., plus Spherical Trigonometry for Astrologers...I have a LOT of references, and a LOT of favorites (25 years' worth!)... can't think of them all right now. Unfortunately, I've recently lost several hundred books I had in storage (and many other personal belongings).... but I try not to think about that... too depressing!
Anyway, I recommend every one of these books... they all have their special usefulness to the student, and especially the practicing, astrologer.
Patti
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Everything ever issued by Project Hindsight


Thats cheating! Laughing

Ok. I think Philip just wanted a list of books near our working area. I prefer that to selecting five books from my entire library which would be a painful and drawn out process. Very Happy So in no particular order these books are at hand right now:

1 Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy-Joseph Crane
2 The Book of World Horoscopes-Nicholas Campion
3 The Compendium-Rhetorius (trans James Holden)
4 The Book of The World-Ibn Ezra (trans Shlomo Sela)
5 Astronomica-Manilius (trans G. P. Goold)
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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:54 pm    Post subject: Five books Reply with quote

Ha ! I know I went overboard... so the list is a good indicator of my "workspace", first of all... my entire bedroom ! And secondly, I could
not narrow it down to just five ! Since I have to Wink here are the ones
closest to me right now when I'm working:

1) The Eagle and the Lark Bernadette Brady
2-3) Dr. H / Regulus Astrology's 2 books on Rectification:
A Rectification Manual (US Presidents), and
America is Born (US chart)
4) Spherical Trigonometry for Astrologers
5) Makransky's Primary Directions

There, I did it!

Have a good one, all !
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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

It's always tough when there are these "limiting" questions, such as what books would you want on a deserted island, which CDs would you want if you could only have 5 out of your collection, etc.

Still, I think it is a useful/interesting question...so I'll take a stab at it.



By the way, the 5 books question is much easier than the 5 CD question!


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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez I took this literally. I looked over to my left and have a big stack of books. I just wrote down the one on the top.
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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

on the top of the stack:

"On Solar Revolutions" translated by Benjamin Dykes Thumbs up


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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Atlantean,

I know Jane Ridder-Patrick as she is an Edinburgh based astrologer. I must tell her ,her book on Medical astrology made someones shortlist for the five most useful astrology books!

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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a very interesting range of selections!

Mithra, you were right to take the question literally! I had a lot more than five books on my desk too and selected only those closest or at the top of the pile! I thought it was better to restrict the terms of the question to five books because not everyone would have enough to hand to answer it otherwise, and I wanted to encourage as broad a participation as possible.

I was interested in what people currently had on standby closest to their workplace and why, and was hoping everyone would say a little about these books rather than just listing them, so as to give a clearer understanding of what they are or why they are on people's desks right now! In some cases these would be favourite books that are always kept there, I imagine; in other cases, not, just whatever is currently under study.

The Desert Island Astrology Books question, as raised by Atlantean, is a different one, but certainly interesting in itself (and probably worthy of its own strand)! I'm not sure if I'd have more trouble with the selection of music CDs or that of books myself. Both would be a big challenge here!

Quite a few of you have mentioned books I'm not familiar with to date or at least lack copies of, such as:

1. Makransky's 'Primary Directions', selected by Patti (pjef) - I looked it up and saw it is out of print and there are no copies second-hand. I don't think I'd ever heard of this one before.

2. Rudolf Steiner 'Astronomy and Astrology' (selected by Astraea). I think I had come across this book in search listings but have yet to get round to purchasing a copy! Would be interested to know more about the lectures included!

3. Pliny 'Natural History' (selected by Deb). Sounds interesting and relevant as background!

4. Ibn Abi al-Rijal 'The Book of the Skilled' (selected by Levente Laszlo). Would love to know more about this. Is there a modern edition available?

5. The Book of the Nine Judges (also selected by Levente Laszlo). Do you have an actual edition of this to hand? Or a printout of the Warburg online scan perhaps? As far as I know the only printed editions are from the 16th century and earlier, and very rare, so if you have one, I'm impressed!

6. Nīlakaṇṭha Daivajña's Tājikanīlakaṇṭhī, with Viśvanātha's commentary (selected by Martin). Is this one of those Sanskrit manuscripts you have been looking into, Martin? Is an edition available?

7. Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna - as above. Not familiar with either of these! Sounds as though you have some very interesting works at hand, Martin!

8. D. Pingree: 'Classical and Byzantine Astrology in Sassanian Persia' - also selected by Martin (who wins the prize of the most obscure selections in my book, in having picked three works I was unfamiliar with, but very interesting ones I think): I looked this up and it appears to be an essay included in a longer publication. Somebody should publish a collection of Pingree's essays on astrology that have not made it into whole books by him one day - presuming this is one of many, that is!

9. James Hillman 'The Soul's Code', selected by Dr. H: in common with Pliny, sounds like good background reading to me!

10. Margaret Gammon 'Edgar Cayce's readings and astrology', selected by Richard Vetter - I have heard of Cayce's channeled readings, including those on astrology, but have yet to encounter them directly. Would be interested to learn more, Richard, and what you think of the actual astrology in them would be especially interesting to know.

11. Encyclopedie Zapadni Astrologie by Milan Spurek (selected by Paul Paral) - sounds like a useful reference book if you can speak Czech, Paul!

12. Der Geburtsherscher im Horoscop, by Bernhard Bergbauer, selected by Hervaro. This sounds really interesting coming from the pen of the editor of 'Astrologia Restaurata' magazine!

13. Ove Sehedsted's 'great course', selected by Patti (pjef): I have come across the listings for a three-volume work by this astrologer but have yet to get hold of copies. I presume this is what you are referring to, Patti. Since you have recommended it, I'm more curious now!

This spot poll alone I feel serves as a strong reminder of the sheer breadth and depth of astrological literature out there. I'm glad it has brought so many contributions, which just go to show what an impressively wide range of specialised interests within astrology Skyscript members have.
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Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip Graves wrote:
1. Makransky's 'Primary Directions', selected by Patti (pjef) - I looked it up and saw it is out of print and there are no copies second-hand. I don't think I'd ever heard of this one before.

If I may chip in on this, it is available for free download here. It is not for non-mathematicians, though.

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6. Nīlakaṇṭha Daivajña's Tājikanīlakaṇṭhī, with Viśvanātha's commentary (selected by Martin). Is this one of those Sanskrit manuscripts you have been looking into, Martin? Is an edition available?

Oh, dozens! (Mostly Sanskrit/Hindi, though -- I wouldn't recommend the one English translation I have seen.) Pingree was right in calling it 'wildly popular'. It is a compendium of Indianized Perso-Arabic astrology, particularly annual revolutions (and some horary material), written in 1587. The copy I mentioned is an edition, too, with a commentary from 1629.

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7. Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna - as above. Not familiar with either of these! Sounds as though you have some very interesting works at hand, Martin!

This is an encyclopedic volume all in Sanskrit (also, as it happens, from 1629) on the same sort of techniques as above. Balabhadra makes a point of quoting as many earlier authors as he can, from the 13th century onwards, and discussing any differences of opinion between them. This Indian material is very useful in filling out our understanding of Persian and Arabic techniques.

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8. D. Pingree: 'Classical and Byzantine Astrology in Sassanian Persia' - also selected by Martin (who wins the prize of the most obscure selections in my book, in having picked three works I was unfamiliar with, but very interesting ones I think)

Very Happy I truly did pick the ones nearest to me, on and around my desk. (I noticed later that the topic line said 'books', but your initial post just mentioned 'publications'. I had a printout of Pingree's article before me.)
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