Astrological Significance of Torah

This is wonderful, albeit brief introduction to Jewish Astrology by Yaakov Kronenberg to follow-up on the Judaism & Divination article. He discusses how the Torah is saturated with astrological significance. Apparently, the Exodus and the time in the desert was actually a journey through the constellations. Unfortunately the sound fails about half way through. The […]

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Judaism & Divination

What I have to say here is not limited to Judaism by any means, but there are key concepts and beliefs within the religion that are helpful in explaining  the often awkward relationship between astrology and particularly monotheistic religions. The term mazel tov is usually regarded as a Jewish phrase expressing congratulations or wishing someone good […]

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Al-Kindi – The Transmission of Greek Metaphysics to Islamic Theology

A blog post on someone of the stature of al-Kindi can scarcely do him justice, but it can serve as an introduction to this extraordinary man as well as the transmission and absorption of Greek texts into Islamic theology. It is also my hope that al-Kindi will regain his former prominence among the many other […]

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