: 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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Astral Magic in Babylonia
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Astral Magic in Babylonia by Erica Reiner.
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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. Luna Aurora marked it as to-read Apr 05, A concise and very readable exploration of the way that the stars and planets were used in magic, medicine, divination and sorcery.
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.
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