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Apotelesmatics Book III: On Inceptions

Hephaistion of Thebes’ Apotelesmatics (5th Century AD) is an important record of ancient doctrines on general principles, natal, and electional astrology, largely drawn from the work of Ptolemy and Dorotheus.

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Astrology, medieval astrology, traditional astrology, mundane astrology, Theophilus of Edessa, Dorotheus, Rhetorius, David Pingree, 'Abbasids
Astrological Works of Theophilus of Edessa

This is the first translation of the astrological works of Theophilus of Edessa, from Greek sources and Arabic excerpts. It includes mundane, electional, and natal astrology.

 

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Bonatti on Elections

A long treatise on elections, often drawing on ‘Ali al-‘Imrani, starting with a thorough discussion on how elections work and how to design them! Elections from all 12 houses, from when to elect surgery to when to make a journey (180 pp). Click here for a PDF excerpt.

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Choices & Inceptions: Traditional Electional Astrology

Medieval electional astrology in the tradition of Dorotheus

Choices & Inceptions presents numerous works on choosing auspicious times for actions, drawn from the most well-known medieval Persian and Arabic-language authors and compilers: al-Kindi, Sahl bin Bishr, Bethen, al-‘Imrani (Haly Embrany), and al-Rijal (Haly Abenragel). It is the largest collection of traditional electional texts available in modern languages.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Dorotheus, electional astrology, elections, inceptions, horary astrology, natal astrology, nativities
Dorotheus’s Carmen Astrologicum

This new translation of the Arabic version of Dorotheus contains explanations, corrections, and the Greek prose Excerpts.

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astrology, traditional astrology, medieval astrology, Leopold of Austria, natal astrology, electional astrology, Lots, Arabic Parts, astrological magic, magic, talismans, horary astrology, Ptolemaic astronomy, medieval astronomy
Leopold of Austria: Compilation on the Science of the Stars

Leopold of Austria’s Compilation is a handy 13th Century guide to all branches of astrology, written around 1271. Sometimes called a “shorter Bonatti,” Leopold draws on many of the same Arabic astrologers as Bonatti does, but often from different Latin translators. These include Sahl b. Bishr, Abu Ma’shar, ‘Umar al-Tabari, ‘Ali al-‘Imrani, al-Kindi, and others.

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The Forty Chapters of al-Kindi

The famous, “first” Arab philosopher, al-Kindi (ca. 801-870 AD) wrote many instructional letters and works on astrology and the universe. The Forty Chapters is on horary and electional astrology: answering questions and choosing auspicious times to act. It is the second volume in the horary trilogy, preceded by The Search of the Heart and followed by The Book of the Nine Judges.

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Works of Sahl & Masha’allah

Sahl bin Bishr (Zahel) and Masha’allah were two of the most influential medieval astrologers from the Arabic period. In a new work of 618 pages, Dr. Benjamin Dykes translates 16 of their most important works–many of them for the first time in any modern language! This essential work in medieval astrology includes many charts and lengthy introductory remarks and explanations by the translator.

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