Froth and fluff

Nothing of substance, but offered as a bit of relief from the daily news and your omnipresent worries. MZ

The clay tablets of the Illumination of Bel, originally stored in King Ashurbanipal’s personal library at Nineveh, contained the system of astrology as practiced by the Babylonians. Their influence was tremendous in the ancient world. A priest, Berossus, began a school of astrology on the Island of Cos in approximately 280 BC and from there the practice and study of astrology spread throughout the civilizations of the time, Greece in particular.

Aristotle himself studied astrology and found it to be an extremely cohesive system of thought: “We tend to think of the stars as mere bodies or items arranged in order, quite without soul or life. We ought rather to regard them as possessed of life and activity, for this world is inescapably linked to the motions of the world above. And all power in this world is ruled by these motions.”

An astrologer was admired and regarded as a learned person in the oldest civilizations, for even the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, used astrology in his practice. He further said only a fool would treat a patient before studying the afflicted person’s horoscope.

Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton all practiced astrology and considered it to be the key to the universe.

“We all have certain electric and magnetic powers within us,” Goethe said, “and ourselves exercise an attractive and repelling force, accordingly as we come into touch with something like or unlike.”

The vibes are real.

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