World Astrology
The Astrologer's Quest to
Understand the Human Character

By Peter Marshall
Macmillan
December 2004
ISBN: 0333906314
480 Pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$45.00 Hardcover


Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia and India all had systems to read the stars, and the discovery of the 4th-century Chinese star-map shows they had been star gazing for centuries. This text examines Western and Eastern astrology, explaining how each culture developed a way of interpreting the stars. From the Chinese "I Ching" and Feng Shui to the astrological implications of Plato's philosophy, from Ptolemy's "Tetrabiblios" to "The Book of Hours", Peter Marshall analyses the different astrological methods and beliefs to build a picture of a much misunderstood art, along the way asking serious questions about the nature of astrology. How does astrology relate to the modern world? Is it science or superstition? Does it deny free will? Is the final version of your life in your hands?

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