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:
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