The Astrologer's Quest to
Understand the Human Character
By Peter Marshall
480 Pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼" x 9 ½"
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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