The Star of the Magi

Courtney Roberts, M.A.


New Light on an Old Star...

For the first time, an author with a solid background in the role of astrology in ancient religion takes on the Star.

The result is a breathtaking blend of the latest discoveries in Biblical scholarship, history, astronomy, and astrology that finally tells the whole story as it has never been told before. 

The Star of the Magi, by Courtney Roberts, M.A., reveals who the Magi were, how their astrology informed their beliefs, and how much those beliefs influenced their Jewish neighbors...   Read the Reviews

       Excerpts from the book:

Introduction & Prologue        Ch. 9 Pisces & Precession 

Zoroaster & the Persian Religion

Cyrus Frees the Jews in Babylon
       J. Fouquet, 15th Cent.
Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorje ...
Millions of people of all faiths and nations flock to Marian shrines around the world; a testament to the enduring human desire for transcendence and meaning.  
Visions of the "Luminous Lady in White" abound: 
at Zeitun, Egypt, she was witnessed by hundred of thousands of Jews, Muslims, and both Protestant and Orthodox Christians.  
Courtney Roberts adds a new and fascinating dimension to these miraculous sightings, exploring them through the perspective of astrology.

...The first of its kind to introduce the astrological dimension into comparative religious studies,Visions of the Virgin  delicately unravels the tangled skein of pre-Christian goddesses woven into the cults and legends of the Virgin Mary, and reflected in the stars, revealing a tradition of goddess worship still very much alive and well in contemporary Christianity.

The gifted makers of the Antikythera mechanism knew better. After all, these consummate craftsmen may have been the intellectual heirs of Hipparchus, the greatest astrologer/astronomer of the ancient world.  They may have even studied with Posidonius. They readily recognized the Olympic Games as a symbolic, mythological and ritual means of coordinating the solar and lunar calendars, and their exquisite device would have seemed sadly incomplete without them!

For More on the Antikythera Mechanism: The July 30th Article in Nature 

For More on the Astronomy, Astrology, Mythology and Sacred Time Keeping of the Olympiads and the Olympic Games, please see:  Valere Vaughn's article on the origin of the Olympics

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