Astrology, Science, and Culture: Pulling Down the Moon

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Index
Aborigines, Dreamtime 39–40
Abram, David 2, 111, 112, 128–9, 144
Adorno, Theodor 4, 79, 86, 93
Africa
cosmic identities 29–32
origin myths 42–3
sky-earth connections 33–4
alchemy 8
altered states, consciousness 142–4
animals, subjectivity 121
animism 15–16, 129–30
anthropology
and civilization 17–18
experiential 140
Apollo 59
Aquinas, St Thomas 50, 70–1, 80
archaeology
masculinist bias 18–22
prehistoric civilizations 17–18
Aristotelian astrology 69–71
Aristotle 56, 104
Arroyo, Stephen 72
astrologers 109–10
astrology
and science 52, 60–3, 71–2, 88, 92–106
as divination 23–4, 58–60, 66–7, 109–14, 148–9
as ecology 122–4
critics of 4, 16, 52, 93–6
definition 1, 52–3
history of 3, 16–23, 49–52, 109, 151–2
modern attitudes 60–3
research 90–1, 96–104
schools of 65–75
Atkins, Peter 82, 83
augurium 49, 59
augury, Romans 57
Augustine, St 50
aurispicium 49, 59
Australia, celestial myths 39–40
axis, universal 135–7
axis mundi 137
Bachofen, J.J. 20
Bacon, Francis 76n4, 82
Bakhtin, Mikhail 1
Bambara people 136, 149n1
Bateson, Gregory 76n5, 80–1, 83, 106, 110, 112, 117, 121
bâtons de commandement 19
Bauman, Zygmunt 133n1
behaviourism 139
Berlin, Isaiah 76n6, 79, 96
biblical stories 37n10
Blackett, Pat 119
body-based symbolism 29, 36nn8–9
Bohm, David 83
Bororo people 42–3, 141
Bouché-Leclerq, A. 60, 152
Bourguignon, Erika 143
Bower, T.G.R. 130–1
Brady, Bernadette 134n4
brain, duality 143, 144, 147
Breuil, Abbé 19
Briffault, Robert 20–1
Brockbank, James 107n9
Brown, George MacKay 4
Calasso, Roberto 68–9
Campbell, Alan 139
Campbell, Joseph 44
Capra, Fritjof 140
Castaneda, Carlos 140, 142
chakras 136
Chalmers, A.F. 103–4, 108n14
Chang Tsai 124
chaos theory 10, 14n8
China
cosmic energy 136
rivers 28
Chinniah, Charmaine 9–10
Chomsky, Noam 140
Chou Tun-I 117
Christianity
and astrology 50, 60, 93
pagan origins 28, 36n6
Chuang Tsu 87
Chu Hsi 116, 117
Cicero 59–60, 116
civilization, development of 17–18
Company of Astrologers 12, 150n11
‘concrete magic’ 13, 60–1, 74, 81, 111
consciousness
altered states 142–4
embodied 127–8
infants 130–2, 134n3
study of 139–40, 147, 149n5
see also mind
constellations
lunar 26
views of 94–5
Copernicus 9, 14n7
Cornelius, Geoffrey 12, 23, 55, 59, 148, 150n11
cosmic models 135–7
CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal) 96
daemones 68, 116–17, 148
Damasio, Antonio 144
Daniélou, Alain 28

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Astral Science before History 15
  • 2 - The Sky as Mirror 25
  • 3 - Actors on the Celestial Stage 39
  • 4 - The Astrological Story 49
  • 5 - Divination and the Stars 55
  • 6 - Varieties of Astrological Experience 65
  • 7 - Disenchantment – and Re-Enchantment 77
  • 8 - Science and Astrology 93
  • 9 - Divination Today 109
  • 10 - Minding the Heavens 127
  • 11 - Conversing with the Stars 135
  • Appendix 151
  • Bibliography 153
  • Index 167
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