Monday, October 6, 2008

The History of Astrology

By Karima Lachtane

This science is the oldest science known to mankind, and still the most mysterious science to us! Scholars have different opinions on 'When' Astrology came into play. (Also because we today know, how much knowledge there still is needed). But apparently most of them agree that astrology have its roots in Babylon, but with strongly influences from ancient Egypt and later Greece. Babylons first Dynasty is 'right now' placed at 1792-1750 B.C (before Christ), and Ended in around 596 B.C.
But there were also people Before the Babylonians; about 2600 B.C the Sumerians had their emporia, which also shows us knowledge of Astrology/Astronomy.

By looking at the found artifacts, scholars say they probably go back to around 5000 B.C. (personal theory). (Here must be said Sumerians & Akkadians Became the Mesopotamians, which later on became the Babylonians. Again by being conquered and interrelation with the many (over numbered) Babylonians, so the through generation became second generations Babylonians.)

The problem, is that the 'next' generation creates its own version of history, and thereby some information get lost with each man. This is why, our history today seems so confusing. To say in another way; If a culture/empire conquerors another Country/Culture, this new culture which has conquered the other, can change what ever they like. They usually don't change the belief system, But rather one can see that for Example the Babylonians choose to practice the science of the Mesopotamian and the Sumerians, and the Akkadians.

Then the Old inhibitors of this country get mixed with this New population, and through a few generations, the 'New' version of the belief systems is Taken as 'the normal belief system'.
One more thing can be noticed about our History, Before 'Christ's Birth' what we today call year 0, if we go 2000 years before this date, we come to see that All civilizations /cultures used animals in their writing systems, (for us this has seemed like a primitive writing,, But is it?) but besides this they had a knowledge about astronomy and astrology, which we can't even understand completely today. A science which we only could understand by the technologies that we have today, Like satellite images and computer calculations! -But somehow this science seems ordinary Back in 2000 B.C.

In the tomb of Senenmut's an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, in the ceilings of his tomb, there is pictures like our astrological charts we use today! So Astronomy and Astrology, Also the Logical Mind half -Astronomy, verses the Creative mind half -Astrology, is probably mans birthstone here on earth!

Much more can be read at:
http://historyofastrology.blogspot.com

Written By Karima Lachtane - WindBlower
Email: windy_karina@hotmail.com

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