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Moon Lore by Rev. Timothy Harley [1885]

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  Moon Lore by Rev. Timothy Harley   Contents    Start Reading    Page Index    Text Written just eighty-four years before Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, this is a Victorian collection of moon lore: myths, folklore, superstitions and just plain whimsy from all lands. Although contemporary astronomers had fairly well wrapped up the question of whether there was water and ...

Solar Biology by Hiram E. Butler [1887]

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  Solar Biology by Hiram E. Butler   Contents    Start Reading    Page Index    Text The next time someone asks you "what's your sign" as an icebreaker, remember Mr. Hiram E. Butler. Hiram Butler put forward a radically simplified version of astrology during the 19th century. Up until then, astrologers had laboriously plotted out the configuration of the planets, including exact ...

Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans by Franz Cumont [1912]

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  Astrology and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans Franz Cumont   Contents    Start Reading    Page Index    Text This is a study of star-worship by Franz Cumont. At the turn of the 20th century, Cumont collected all available astrological and astronomical texts from antiquity. This book summarizes his knowledge and theories on this subject. Cumont shows that astronomical knowledge ...

The Book of Talismans, Aulets and Zodiacal Gems by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt [1922]

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  The Book of Talismans, Amulets and Zodiacal Gems by William Thomas and Kate Pavitt   Contents    Start Reading    Page Index    Text This is a study of the symbolism of precious stones, and how they have been used as magical objects through the ages, both intrinsically, and as a vehicle for symbolic engravings. The Pavitts cover Hindu, Jewish, Chinese, ...

From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe by Alexandre Koyré [1957]

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From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe by Alexandre Koyré Contents    Start Reading    Page Index    Text The infinite Universe of the New Cosmology, infinite in Duration as well as in Extension, in which eternal matter in accordance with eternal and necessary laws moves endlessly and aimlessly in eternal space, inherited all the ontological attributes of ...