The Origin of the Zodiac

The Origin of the Zodiac

ISBN 13:  9780486419398

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Author  Rupert Gleadow
Format  Paperback
No. of Pages  238
Brand:  Dover Publications

Detailed, well illustrated and informative account of the origins, nature, philosophy, and mythology of the zodiac in ancient Mexico, Tibet, China, India, Greece, Rome, Babylon, and Egypt.  Chapters include present day understanding of the zodiac, the rediscovery of the ancient zodiac, what astrology is and does, medieval magic and psychology, the twelve gods and many more areas of interest.
The book is filled with tables and illustrations from the ancient world and the history of symbols, as well as filled with anecdotes. There is fascinating material on zodiacal gems and birthstones. This is an absorbing, well-researched study that will fascinate students, scholars, New Agers, and anyone interested in the zodiac's colourful history.

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