Astrology in Ancient Mesopotamia

The Science of Omens and the Knowledge of the Heavens

astrology-in-ancient-mesopotamia-9781591432210_hrBy Michael Baigent
A detailed study of the earliest forms of astrology in Mesopotamia and their far-reaching hermetic influences from the Renaissance to the present day.
• Reveals the roots of modern astrology in the Babylonian science of omens, which was concerned not with individuals but with the state and king

• Explores Mesopotamian mythology as it relates to the planets and to astrology

• Traces the hermetic transmission of this knowledge over the centuries from Mesopotamia to Egypt to Renaissance Italy.