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The Druids were seers,
divinatory philosophers, priests, teachers, mediators, and advisors to rulers
and kings dating back to ancient times. Julius Cesar, in Commentarii de Bello
Gallico, provides an extensive overview of the Druids. He claims they
believed in the transmigration of the soul (reincarnation), and other ancient
writers suggest they may have been inspired by the teachings of Pythagoras. They
were conquered by the Romans, and later virtually vanished as Christianity
The Ptolemaic system is a
cosmological model including the Moon, Sun, Venus,
Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Fixed Stars. At times it is
considered identical with the geocentric model (earth as center of the
universe). It was realized by Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy). Although the
geocentric theory has been proven invalid, it is very
possible Ptolemy's model has more to do with spiritual and philosophical
concerns instead of the actual physical design of the universe.
Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy)
Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy)
was a Greek
astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, and geographer of Hellenistic Egypt in
the 2nd century AD. Ptolemy's astrological work, Tetrabiblos, was hugely
popular in his day. The traditional major astrological aspects are often called
Ptolemaic aspects due to being defined and used by Ptolemy. The major
aspects include the opposition (180 degrees), conjunction (0-15 degrees), square
(90 degrees), sextile (60 degrees), and trine (120 degrees).
Thoth was the ancient
Egyptian god of writing, learning, and magic. Thoth was considered the scribe of
the gods and is linked to the origin of the measurement of time, numbers, and
Pythagoras was a 6th
century BC Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and scientist.
He is considered the "Father of Numbers (or Number)," best known today for the
Pythagorean theorem and his philosophy of number symbolism. He founded a
mystical society called the Pythagoreans and taught that everything could be
measured through mathematical patterns and cycles.
The "Wise Men,"
otherwise known as the Magi, were sometimes thought to have been ancient Persian
priests, and other times the Chaldean Magi of Babylon. They were astrologers who
gained fame due to the passage in the New Testament saying they visited the
newborn Christian Messiah.
The Great Pyramid of Giza in
Egypt, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, is probably the most
recognizable relic of the ancient world. The Sphinx appears in the forefront of
Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
(otherwise known as the Pharos), from 3rd century BC Hellenistic Egypt, is one
of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was built as a landmark which was
needed at the mouth of the harbor on the very flat Egyptian coast.
Sostratus of Cnidus
(Greek) designed the approximately 400 foot high structure and it was
Ptolemy I of Egypt
and his son Ptolemy Philadelphos. Many Greek speaking Egyptians lived in
Hellenistic Egypt and the Hellenistic period (approximately 330 BC–30 BC)
was an important period for the science of astrology, including numerous,
Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes on the
Greek island of Rhodes, from 3rd century BC Hellenistic Greece, is one of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was a giant 150 foot high statue of the
Greek Sun god Helios built by Chares of Lindos. The Classical Greek era (5th-4th
centuries BC) and Hellenistic Greece (about 330 BC-145 BC) was a very
significant, progressive period for the science of astrology.
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon,
from approximately 600 BC, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Although some say there isn't enough evidence to prove they even existed, one
theory says they were built by Nebuchadnezzar II.
wrote extensively about the beautifully lavish Hanging Gardens. Babylon was the
home of the Chaldean Magi astrologers and a great deal of numerological and
astrological wisdom is attributed to this ancient culture.
Mausoleum of Maussollos at
The Mausoleum of Maussollos at
Halicarnassus in Asia Minor (present day Turkey),
designed by Greeks for the Persian Empire in the 4th century BC, is one of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Striking sculptural relief decorating all
four sides, created by Greek sculptors, made this structure a visual
masterpiece. Persian astrologers, from ancient times through the Middle Ages,
made tremendous contributions to the science of astrology.
alphabet, in use since about
century BC, is the oldest alphabet still used today and was the first alphabet
in recorded history using individual symbols for both vowels and consonants.
The Pleiades were
referred to as the Khema in ancient Egypt, and Egypt at that time was called the
land of Khem due to the Great Pyramid's design orienting directly to the
Pleiades star cluster. In addition, the design of the Great Pyramid also
precisely aligns with Sirius and Orion. The connections are linked to the
measurement of time.
Trismegistus translates into "thrice-great Hermes," and stems from the Egyptian
god Thoth and the Greek god Hermes. Hermes Trismegistus is a mystical figure
associated with initiation into occult wisdom and mysteries. The "Hermetic
Tradition" represents astrology, magic, alchemy, and other, similar matters.
The Parthenon in
Athens, Greece was a temple of Athena. It was built
in the 5th
century BC, during the Classical Greek era. It's one of the most recognizable
structures of the ancient world. Many core elements of ancient astrology stem
from Classical and Hellenistic Greece.
Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
are often acknowledged as the greatest ancient Greek philosophers. Plato (left)
was a 4th century BC Greek philosopher and mathematician. Aristotle was a 4th
century BC Greek philosopher and is considered the father of metaphysics, the
study of the nature of reality. The following statement by
Aristotle suggests an awareness of the connection
between handwriting and personality: "Spoken words are the symbols of mental
experience and written words are the symbols of spoken words. Just as all men do
not have the same speech sounds, so do all men not have the same writing."
Masha'allah ibn Athari was an 8th century Persian, Jewish astrologer from Basra
(modern day Iraq). He was respected as one of the greatest astrologers of his
time and the phrase mashallah conveys an acceptance of fate, whether it's
rewarding or challenging.
Worshiping the Sun
and others around 1350 BC
worshiping the Sun god Aten.
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia,
Greece, from about 400 BC is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Root Numbers 1-9
The root numbers 1 through 9
are the basis of all other numbers.