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Astrology
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Astrology I: Introduction

Astrology presupposes a relation between the positions and movements of the planets, stars and celestial orbs and zones on the one hand, and earthly events and/or human life on the other, and claims to explain this relation and predict future events in terms of the properties and relative positions of these heavenly agents. The most general idea behind this is expressed in the Emerald Tablet as “as …

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Bara, Joelle-Frédérique, Stuckrad, Kocku von, Faracovi, Ornella Pompeo and Hammer, Olav, “Astrology”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_024>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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