Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-8 of 8 items

  • Keywords: Astrology x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Individual Interpretations and Applications of Rationalism

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides general information about the different interpretations and applications of rationalism by the members, activists and representatives of ANiS. It is shown how ANiS manages to ... More


Magic, Astrology, and Alchymy

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter opens with an explanation of the distinction held by learned Muslims between “spiritual” magic, effected by angels and jinn, and “natural” or “deceptive magic,” induced by drugs or ... More


Saturn

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Renaissance scholar Marsilio Ficino believed that the symptoms of exhaustion were caused by planetary movements. Mixing medical, Neo-Platonic and astrological cures, Ficino tried to enlist the ... More


Seeing the Large-Scale System: The Pathologies of Modern America and Pseudo-Democracy

Shannon L. Mariotti

in Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167336
eISBN:
9780813167411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes up the first moment of Adorno’s democratic project and gives a sense of how he portrayed the landscape of the United States to its own citizens, writing in English and in a more ... More


Spirituality and Religious Traditions in Beat Literature

David Stephen Calonne

in The Beats: A Teaching Companion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781949979954
eISBN:
9781800852129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay explicates a Beat fascination with esoteric religious traditions, including astrology, alchemy, and Gnosticism, illuminating heterodoxies characterizing countercultural minorities from ... More


Scientific and cultural research: overview of key works

George Malagaris

in Biruni

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190124021
eISBN:
9780190992484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190124021.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This overview of Biruni’s works describes a selection of his surviving texts, which constitute the principal elements for his intellectual biography. With numerous works ascribed to Biruni, it is ... More


The ‘Science’ of Astrology in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear

François Laroque

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In chapter 1, François Laroque explores the paradoxical purposes of the science of astrology in two plays, namely Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, and in his sonnets. The craze for astrology clearly ... More


Yeats, the Great Year, and Pierre Duhem

Matthew Gibson

in Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954255
eISBN:
9781786944160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954255.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay deals with the intricacies of Yeats’s development of the concept of the Great Year—one of the earliest cyclical theories of history—in the system of A Vision. After considering the ... More


View: