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By Michael Baigent

a close research of the earliest types of astrology in Mesopotamia and their far-reaching airtight impacts from the Renaissance to the current day

• finds the roots of contemporary astrology within the Babylonian technological know-how of omens, which used to be involved now not with contributors yet with the kingdom and king

• Explores Mesopotamian mythology because it pertains to the planets and to astrology

• strains the airtight transmission of this information over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Renaissance Italy

Among the various major discoveries excavated from Assyrian king Ashurbanipal’s royal library in Nineveh have been drugs documenting the improvement of Mesopotamian astrology, now well-known because the earliest astrological science.

Drawing upon translations of the Nineveh library pills in addition to many different historical assets, Michael Baigent finds the roots of contemporary astrology within the Babylonian technological know-how of omens. He explains how astrology within the Babylonian and Assyrian empires used to be involved now not with participants yet with the king and the nation. He indicates that through the 1st dynasty of Babylon, round 1900 to 1600 BC, astrology had develop into a scientific self-discipline, the guard of hugely informed experts cause upon analyzing omens from the pursuits of planets and stars. He explores Mesopotamian mythology because it pertains to the planets and to astrology in addition to to Mesopotamian faith, magic, and politics--for the mythology of Babylon and Assyria served the nation and therefore replaced because the nation replaced. He indicates how this historical kind of astrology uniquely represents either solar and Moon as masculine entities and Saturn (Ninurta) because the precept of order imposed on chaos. He examines the connections among old astrology and the symbolism of Western religions, equivalent to how the “Greek” or “Templar” go may possibly signify the Babylonian god Nabu, referred to now as Mercury.

Tracing the airtight transmission of this information over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Florence, Baigent finds how the spiritual and magical features of early Babylonian cosmological hypothesis performed an important position within the Renaissance, influencing well known figures comparable to Cosimo de Medici, Marsilio Ficino, and Botticelli.

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