By Michael Baigent
• unearths the roots of recent astrology within the Babylonian technology of omens, which used to be involved now not with members yet with the kingdom and king
• Explores Mesopotamian mythology because it pertains to the planets and to astrology
• lines the airtight transmission of this information over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Renaissance Italy
Among the numerous major discoveries excavated from Assyrian king Ashurbanipal’s royal library in Nineveh have been drugs documenting the improvement of Mesopotamian astrology, now famous because the earliest astrological science.
Drawing upon translations of the Nineveh library pills in addition to many different historical resources, Michael Baigent unearths the roots of recent astrology within the Babylonian technology of omens. He explains how astrology within the Babylonian and Assyrian empires used to be involved no longer with participants yet with the king and the country. He indicates that through the 1st dynasty of Babylon, round 1900 to 1600 BC, astrology had turn into a scientific self-discipline, the guard of hugely proficient experts purpose upon studying omens from the events of planets and stars. He explores Mesopotamian mythology because it pertains to the planets and to astrology in addition to to Mesopotamian faith, magic, and politics--for the mythology of Babylon and Assyria served the country and therefore replaced because the country replaced. He indicates how this old type of astrology uniquely represents either sunlight and Moon as masculine entities and Saturn (Ninurta) because the precept of order imposed on chaos. He examines the connections among historic astrology and the symbolism of Western religions, similar to how the “Greek” or “Templar” move may well characterize the Babylonian god Nabu, referred to now as Mercury.
Tracing the airtight transmission of this information over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Florence, Baigent unearths how the spiritual and magical facets of early Babylonian cosmological hypothesis performed an important function within the Renaissance, influencing well-known figures resembling Cosimo de Medici, Marsilio Ficino, and Botticelli.
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Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens by Michael Baigent