: 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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Account Options Sign in. Nox Prognatus marked it as to-read Mar 24, A concise and very readable exploration of the way that the stars and planets were used in magic, medicine, divination and sorcery. To provide a foundation bbaylonia comparisons the Near Eastern material needs to be resented in reliable form. Published August 15th by American Philosophical Society.

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babyonia Want to Read saving…. Nov 21, Brian rated it it was amazing. 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.

Justin marked it as to-read Aug 03, With many quotes from prayers and medical texts, the book builds up a fascinating picture of how the heavens and the stars were viewed and how early people sought to utilise their powers for both good and ill.


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Erica Reiner offers a connection between Near Eastern material and their echoes in the West. The Nature of Stones. Sarah rated it liked it Feb 26, User Review – Flag as inappropriate A tour de force of magical lore in Babylonia that is at once scholarly and readable. Astral Magic in Babylonia. Mavra Chang added it Feb 11, Amer Philosophical Society Amazon.

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Yuka rated it really liked it Mar 10, The Role of Stars. Popular passages Page 99 – Rowe from the early 18th babylonja. Be the first to ask a question about Astral Magic in Babylonia.

Luna Aurora marked it as to-read Apr 05, Even though it is quite a difficult subject area the author presents the diverse material in a very clear manner.


Lists with This Book. Shortland Snippet view – Lucas marked it as to-read Jul 01, But we have collected the explanations [of these names] from many copies [of the sacred writings], all of them secret A tour de force of magical lore in Babylonia that is at once scholarly and readable.

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