Astronomy In The Renaissance

Astronomy In The Renaissance

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) May possibly 02, 2014

Maintaining a watchful eye on the sky for celestial events, such as next week’s solar eclipse, was a central component of ancient life.

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“Cultures from Babylon, India, Greece, England to Mesoamerican could predict eclipses well in advance,” explains A.T. Mann, an architect, astrologer, and author of several books, such as Sacred Landscapes and Sacred Architecture. “To them, these have been divine messages. Naturally their sacred spaces reflected these repeating cycles of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars.”

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For a lot of cultures, being attuned to the cycles of nature meant the difference between life and death.

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“Early agricultural societies became intensely aware of timing of the seasons to manage their harvests,” said Mann. “They noticed the areas exactly where sun rose and set in the summer season and winter. These points marked the 4 corners of the year, and they aligned their temples along this celestial pathway.”

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“As humans moved into cities and away from agriculture, understanding of seasons, such as planting by the phases of the moon to improve a harvest, was progressively lost,” Mann stated. “The sky was so essential to the ancients it is hard to realize their architecture without having understanding how they saw the sky.”

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Mann will speak about the relationship amongst astrology, astronomy and architecture May possibly 2 on the internet radio ensemble speak show the Dead Astrologers Society. The Dead Astrologers Society airs reside Thursdays at 7 pm Eastern/four pm Pacific on the ParaMania Radio Network. The show is also accessible on demand by means of iTunes.

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“Our guests on the Dead Astrologers Society explore the myriad methods star wisdom has fired our imaginations more than the centuries,” says Donna Woodwell, Austin, Texas, astrologer and host of Dead Astrologers Society.. “From the ancient Babylonians and Greeks, from China to Central America, from the Renaissance to nowadays, we continue to look up in wonder, yearning for connection and which means.”

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ParaMania Radio was founded in 2014 by Jenny Stewart and David Erickson. “We wanted a spot that presented diversity in a constructive location for anyone who seeks expertise of something metaphysically primarily based,” says Stewart. “Our motto has usually been ‘Shining the light on the Paranormal’ and we’re pleased to see our vision made manifest.”

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Modify-catalyst Donna Woodwell lives in Austin, Texas. An astrologer, hypnotist and writer, she functions with consumers to creatively navigate life’s transitions. Owner of 4 Moons Astrology, she serves on the board of the International Society for Astrological Analysis and as an instructor at Kepler College. Her weblog La Vita Luna: Living Gracefully in a Altering World is featured on Astrology.com.

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