ASTRAL MAGIC IN BABYLONIA PDF

: Astral Magic in Babylonia (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society) (Transactions vol 85 pt 4) (): Erica Reiner: Books. Astral Magic in Babylonia has 6 ratings and 2 reviews. Brian said: Extensively citing (and translating) excerpts from the Babylonian technical literature. Language(s): English. Published: Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, c Subjects: Astrology, Assyro-Babylonian · Magic, Assyro-Babylonian.

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The Social Context of Technological Change: Astral Magic in Babylonia by Erica Reiner. Nox Prognatus marked it as to-read Mar 24, Extensively citing and translating excerpts from the Babylonian technical literature of medicine, divination, and exorcism, Reiner illustrates not only the theory of astral empowerment which these fields of expertise incorporated in their prescriptions, and the deific correspondences of the stars upon which this was predicated, but also ancient Mesopotamian beliefs in general concerning the properties and applications of stones, herbs, and other materia magico-medica.

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Astral Magic in Babylonia by Erica Reiner

Now pale the ghastly goddess shrinks with dread, And now black smoky fires involve her head; As when earth’s envious interposing shade Cuts off her beamy Books by Erica Reiner. Dec 15, Gavin White rated it it was amazing Shelves: A concise and very readable exploration of the way that the stars and planets were used in magic, medicine, divination and sorcery. Reiner’s sources are culled from such scientific texts as medicine, divination, and rit Erica Reiner offers a connection between Near Eastern material and their echoes in the West.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Justin marked it as to-read Aug 03, Mavra Chang added it Feb 11, Reiner’s sources are culled from such scientific texts as medicine, divination, and rituals, which are not usually included iin anthologies of Mesopotamian texts and rarely available in translation.

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