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Complete Book of Astrological Geomancy, The

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Long ago, Middle Eastern wisemen predicted the future by interpreting marks made in the desert sands.

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16th century scholar Agrippa was one of the first to make the logical connection between earth divination and the wisdom of the ancients - astrology. The word geomancy derives from the Greek roots geo, referring to the earth, and mantikos, meaning "of a soothsayer" or "prophetic". Geomancy is any system of divination related to manipulation of the earth.

Geomancy had its heyday in the Renaissance during Western Europe's transition from the medieval to the modern world. It's most famous spokesperson was Henry Cornelius Agrippa, born in 1486, and author of several texts in Latin on occult philosophy.

Agrippa's attitude toward geomancy was ambivalent. Although he wrote the major geomantic text of the period, he commented on his own work and about the 'common geomancy' of his predecessors, "I too have written a geomancy quite different from the rest but no less superstitious and fallacious or if you wish I will even say mendacious." Nonetheless, Agrippa appears to have practiced and written extensively on the subject.

Author Schwei, Priscilla
Coauthor Pestka, Ralph
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 425 pp.
Publisher Llewellyn Publications 1990
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