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The Dawning [Paperback]

Terry MacKinnell
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  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (9 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456882538
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456882532
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,403,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Terry MacKinnell was born in 1951 in Sydney, Australia and lived there until 1980 except for two formative teenage years in San Mateo, California, in the early 1960s. Since 1980 Terry has lived around Byron Bay and South- East Queensland. He has studied astrology since 1972 specialising in Western and Vedic astrology and the astrological ages. He is a member of the Federation of Australian Astrologers, Gold Coast Astrological Association and ISAR. Terry's website provides informative links to research and blogs on the subject matter of this book..

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5.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking and well reasearched book 30 Jan 2014
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By taking historical events and mapping their connection with astrological movements this book provided a thought provoking experience with a well researched and presented theory.

As an absolute novice in astrology I felt I was able to understand the proposal and could follow the thread of the text easily.

My only negative comment is; as reading on a kindle, I found it cumbersome to read the stereo typical astrological states before reading the whole book and I would recommend it be moved to the front to aid access.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest on the way in which the stars influence human kind and all who have been awaiting the Age of Aquarius.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Book 21 May 2014
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Written by the astrologer Terry MacKinnell, who is well known in his native Australia for his extensive astrological research, this depthful book challenges more traditional concepts of ‘astrological ages’ and their timing. Basing his findings on ‘qualitative’ rather than ‘quantitative’ research, Terry challenges the approach to astronomy which is based on a tradition that originates with Hipparchus in 127 BC, claiming that ‘Hipparchus made a mistake which has been erroneously used by astrologers ever since’. In this very interesting book, the author suggests that ‘because of the overflow effect’ of one age into the next ‘a mono-sign age is inappropriate as a descriptive label for an astrological age’. Using zodiacal archetypes, rather than planets, to describe the key focus of each age, Terry explores historical periods based on ages, quasi-ages, age decans and quasi-age decans.

With 16 chapters in all, Part 1 focuses on the ‘Ages of the Holocene Epoch’ from Leo-Cancer to Pisces-Aquarius as well as a chapter on quasi ages. Part 2 covers the ‘Age Decanates’ including ‘the collapse of the empires, Europe and Greco-roman heritage and climate change. The final chapter offers ‘an outline of the future’ with the author clearly reminding us that ‘if the astrological ages cannot provide a theoretical basis for the arrival of civilization, this suggests that they cannot predict the other end – the ultimate dissolution of civilization’.

The back of the book contains a useful appendix on the astrological archetypes which will be of particular assistance to non-astrologers as well as an appendix on the rectification of the Aquarian age and a section on historians’ perspective on history.

Comfortable weaving his way through the astrological and historical ages, one cannot help being fascinated by the manner in which the author deftly brings archetypal astrological themes to life throughout the book. This wealth of information is likely to be enjoyed by astrologers and non-astrologers alike, who are interested in a new approach to exploring our historical evolution through the ages.
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