1933 a text-book giving a brief resume of cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis; complete instructions for casting, progressing and reading the horoscope, with twenty-six example horoscopes illustrating the diagnosis of disease by means of star chemistry.
1933. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766126595. Volume one of a two volume set. (This description is for all volumes.) One of the most comprehensive books on astrology available! A textbook giving a brief resume of cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis; complete instructions for casting, progressing and reading the horoscope, with 26 example horoscopes illustrating the diagnosis of disease by means of star chemistry.
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Sage, scientist, and sorcerer, Hermes Trismegistus was the culture-hero of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. A human (according to some) who had lived about the time of Moses, but now indisputably a god, he was credited with the authorship of numerous books on magic and the supernatural, alchemy, astrology, theology, and philosophy. Until the early seventeenth century, few doubted the attribution. Even when unmasked, Hermes remained a byword for the arcane. Historians of ancient philosophy have puzzled much over the origins of his mystical teachings; but this is the first investigation of the Hermetic milieu by a social historian. Starting from the complex fusions and tensions that molded Graeco-Egyptian culture, and in particular Hermetism, during the centuries after Alexander, Garth Fowden goes on to argue that the technical and philosophical Hermetica, apparently so different, might be seen as aspects of a single "way of Hermes." This assumption that philosophy and religion, even cult, bring one eventually to the same goal was typically late antique, and guaranteed the Hermetica a far-flung readership, even among Christians. The focus and conclusion of this study is an assault on the problem of the social milieu of Hermetism.