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Seeing with Different Eyes: Essays in Astrology and Divination [Hardcover]

Patrick Curry and Angela Voss

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1 Nov 2007
Seeing with Different Eyes: Essays in Astrology and Divination represents the cutting-edge of contemporary thought and research on divination. The thirteen authors come from a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from anthropology and classics to English literature and religious studies, and all address the question of divination, astrology and oracles in a spirit of critical but sympathetic inquiry. The emphasis is on a participatory and reflexive approach which is firmly post-positivist, seeking to understand the divinatory act on its own terms within widely varying contexts ancient Greek and Chaldean philosophy and theurgy, Chinese Buddhism, Biblical studies, Elizabethan Hermeticism, Jacobean drama, Heideggerian philosophy, Medieval scholasticism, 19th century occultism, contemporary Guatemalan divination and Western medical practice. The authors are all teachers or researchers in the area of divination and symbolism, which is a new disciplinary focus developing at the University of Kent, Canterbury under the aegis of the MA programme in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination. The essays in this volume originally contributed to an international conference of the same name held there in April 2006.

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  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (1 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847183611
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847183613
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 15 x 2.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,966,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gilles Leydier is Professor at the Université du Sud Toulon-Var where he specialises in Scottish and British civilisations. He worked at Strathclyde University and has written and published numerous articles and books on Scotland, including La question écossaise (1998), Victorian and Edwardian Scotland (2001), La devolution à lEcosse et au pays de Galles (with Moya Jones, 2006).

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