: 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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Nox Prognatus marked it as to-read Mar 24, Page 95 – The signs on earth just as those in the sky give us signals.

Astral Magic in Babylonia

University of Chicago Press,vol. Books by Erica Reiner. Magic the starry lamps from heaven can tear, And shoot them gleaming through the dusky air; Can wstral fair Cynthia’s countenance serene, And poison with foul spells the silver queen.

Account Options Sign in. With baleful weeds each mountain’s brow is hung, And listening rocks attend the charmer’s song. Spirit Adalind added it Jan 06, User Review – Flag as inappropriate A bavylonia de force of magical lore in Babylonia that is at once scholarly and readable. Astral Magic in Babylonia by Erica Reiner.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A concise and very readable exploration of the way that the stars and planets were used in magic, medicine, divination and sorcery. Return to Book Page.

Reiner’s sources are culled from such scientific texts as medicine, divination, and rituals, which are not usually included in anthologies of Mesopotamian texts and rarely available in translation. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Astral Magic in Babylonia – Erica Reiner

Shortland Snippet view – Want to Read saving…. But we have collected the explanations [of these names] from many copies [of the sacred writings], all of them secret To provide a foundation astrak comparisons the Near Eastern material needs to be resented in reliable form.

Sarah rated it liked it Feb 26, Art marked it as to-read Feb 12, J marked it as to-read Jan 31, Sky and earth both produce portents; though appearing separately, they are not separate because sky and earth are related.

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Page 97 – Petty are the evils,” she cries, “and cheap is the weapon which 1 Admetus. Luna Aurora marked it as to-read Apr 05, The Social Context of Technological Change: The Role of Stars. Erica Reiner offers a connection between Near Eastern material and their echoes in the West. Contents The Role of Stars. Egypt and the Near East, Page 68 – K.

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Refresh and try again. Jahada marked it as to-read Aug 26, 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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