The Culture of Astronomy
Origin of Number, Geometry, Science, Law, and Religion
By Thomas Karl Dietrich
(BASCOM Hill Publishing Group, Paperback, 9781935098751, 480pp.)
Publication Date: September 2011
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But astronomy had magical as well as practical applications. Ancient people believed that the winter solstice sunrise brought a spiritual awakening to the material world. Astronomy also offers explanations for mysteries surrounding holy numbers and sacred geometry, formulating and answering questions about numerical references in the Bible and in ancient civilizations.
Here, Thomas Karl Dietrich explores astronomy's impact on the world today, delving into the histories of many civilizations to explain the world as we know it and to raise new questions...