Practical Astrology For Witches And Pagans

Author: Ivo Dominguez Jr.
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1578635756
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More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one's personality. Astrology is considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more. This is a practical handbook for any practitioner of magic to use in building individual rituals and creating the most effective magic. Concise, focused, and expertly presented, this book teaches the core concepts of astrology so that wiccans and pagans can truly apply it to their practices.

Pagan Astrology

Author: Raven Kaldera
Editor: Destiny Books
ISBN: 9781594773020
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A guide to the practice of planetary magic • Offers tools for practitioners of green magic and folk magic to incorporate astrology into their practice • Includes an extensive collection of magical remedies to resolve astrological afflictions • Provides information on creating planetary altars and the astrological correspondences of traditional pagan holidays Traditionally, magically oriented astrology has focused on Sun-sign horoscopes while modern Western astrology has focused on attempting to become as “scientific” as possible in hopes of aligning with its sister science of astronomy. In Pagan Astrology, Raven Kaldera, a practicing astrologer and Pagan shaman, uses the commonalities and strengths of Western astrology and Pagan green magic to introduce a hands-on astrological practice that incorporates intuition, spells, and other modes of folk magic into astrology. Kaldera includes an extensive compendium of modern magical remedies to counteract negative astrological influences and shows how to use planetary energy to aid Pagan worship and green magic practice through spell casting, love magic, and shamanic stargazing. Kaldera also explains how to create planetary altars that enhance the astrological correspondences of traditional Pagan holidays using the tools of folk magic. Practitioners of green and folk magic and those who love traditional astrology will welcome this unique approach to planetary magic.

Solitary Pagans

Author: Helen A. Berger
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1643360108
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Solitary Pagans is the first book to explore the growing phenomenon of contemporary Pagans who practice alone. Although the majority of Pagans in the United States have abandoned the tradition of practicing in groups, little is known about these individuals or their way of practice. Helen A. Berger fills that gap by building on a massive survey of contemporary practitioners. By examining the data, Berger describes solitary practitioners demographically and explores their spiritual practices, level of social engagement, and political activities. Contrasting the solitary Pagans with those who practice in groups and more generally with other non-Pagan Americans, she also compares contemporary U.S. Pagans with those in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Berger brings to light the new face of contemporary paganism by analyzing those who learn about the religion from books or the Internet and conduct rituals alone in their gardens, the woods, or their homes. Some observers believe this social isolation and political withdrawal has resulted in an increase in narcissism and a decline in morality, while others argue to the contrary that it has produced a new form of social integration and political activity. Berger posits the implications of her findings to reveal a better understanding of other metaphysical religions and those who shun traditional religious organizations.

Pagan Astrology For The Spirit And Soul

Author: Alice Miller
Editor: American Federation of Astrologers
ISBN: 9780866906357
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Pagan Astrology for the Spirit and Soul explores and emphasizes an astrology that emphasizes the Moon and the dynamics of polarity in the form of masculine-feminine relationships. This non-traditional approach to astrology is both fun and enlightening, opening the heart and mind to new insights in the birth chart using the symbolism of a Wiccan coven. Ideal for pagan divinatory studies, it has much to offer all astrologers. Designed to trigger the reader's intuitive gifts through words as imagery, Pagan Astrology for the Spirit and Soul takes a close look at each of the planets, placing them in the context of the time-honored roles of the coven. In this context Alice Miller presents the human personality as a coven, a blueprint for the whole being. Each planet is explored through its sign position and role, with special attention given to the section on the outer planets and the incoming Age of Aquarius. The planets: The Moon: The High Priestess Moon; The Sun: The High Priest; Venus: The Maiden; Mars: The Maiden's Working Partner; Mercury: The Fetch; Jupiter: Mercury's Partner; Saturn: The Traditionalist; Uranus: Saturn's Partner; Neptune: The Subconscious Master; Pluto: Mother of Rebirth

Moon Phase Astrology

Author: Raven Kaldera
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594779422
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A guide to understanding the phases of astrological Moon signs and their effects on emotions and personality • Describes the positive and negative character-defining traits of each of the 96 Moon phase/Moon sign combinations • Explains how to use your natal Moon’s sign and phase to predict how current and approaching Moons can affect you • Explores the universal challenges arising during each Moon phase throughout the year and ways to honor each phase as it passes The Moon’s ever-changing phases offer a way to deepen our understanding of our natal Moon sign as well as the Moon’s day-to-day influence on our emotional tides. Through its 8 phases and its wandering dance through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac--from the Infant’s Moon (the New Moon in Aries) to the Storyteller’s Moon (the Full Moon in Gemini) to the Prophet’s Moon (the waning Balsamic Moon in Aquarius)--the Moon shares its story in 96 different ways. Telling the stories of the heart of all 96 Moon phase and Moon sign combinations, Raven Kaldera explains the creative gifts and emotional challenges bestowed upon those born under each Moon archetype as well as how to nurture the positive traits and improve--or at least discourage--the negative ones. Exploring the influences each Moon archetype has on us as it passes, the author reveals which Moons are the most difficult, what innate qualities each Moon brings out in us, and what we can do to honor each Moon. Including evocative quotes illuminating the nature of each Moon, Kaldera shows how to use your natal Moon’s astrological sign and phase to find your “hidden Moons”--the shadows cast by passing Moons--and predict how current and approaching Moons will affect you.

The Ultimate Guide On Wicca Witchcraft Astrology And Tarot Cards A Book Uncovering Magic Mystery And Spells A Bible On Witchcraft

Author: Julia Steyson
Editor: House of Books
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The Ultimate Guide on Wicca,Witchcraft, Astrology and Tarot Cards A Book Uncovering Magic Mystery and Spells: A BIBLE on Wicca and Witchcraft. This is your BIBLE on Witchcraft and Wicca. It is the ONLY and ULTIMATE GUIDE you will ever need on this subject. It is made up of five books written by witches. It is also a comprehensive guide on New Age and Divine topics. It covers in detail Astrology, Tarot Card Reading and Wicca/Witchcraft and Spells. You will learn about all three topics (with a focus on WITCHCRAFT/WICCA) in extensive detail, full of pictures!&; It is a collection of Julia Steyson's books! Included in this collection are the books: Astrology Uncovered: A Guide To Horoscopes And Zodiac Signs AND Wicca Spell Book: The Ultimate Wiccan Book on Magic and Witches: A Guide to Witchcraft, Wicca and Magic in the New Age with a Divinity Code AND Astrology Uncovered: A Guide To Horoscopes And Zodiac Signs. ALSO INCLUDED is Practical Magic by Glenda Blair AND Witch Book by Glinda Abhraham. You will discover how astrology works. This book is written by an expert on astrology. This book will teach you the meaning and significance of the planets in astrology, how to read the astrological chart, and a detailed breakdown of each birth sign, horoscope, and zodiac sign.&; In the tarot card book, you will go from not knowing a thing about tarot cards to understanding how they work and how to read them. The Wicca/Witchcraft book is thorough and descriptive, it focuses on everything a Wiccan just starting out needs to know. You'll learn about spells, the five Wiccan elements -- and most importantly for a Wiccan, you'll learn about developing and nurturing your spiritual connection with the natural world. All Wiccan practices are tied to nature, from astrology to tarot. This is the perfect read for a beginner witch or anyone curious about the lifestyle of Wiccans. Inside this collection of books you will find: How to read the tarot cards strong Getting to know your tarot deck – some simple exercises How to do a Tarot Card Reading How to read an astrological chart Being able to read your horoscope with a lot of detail Information deities The Wiccan Rede How to identify and create your unique blend of magick How to set up your Pagan or Wiccan altar How to use magickal tools (safely!) How to manifest the energies you most desire in your life How to celebrate Pagan and Wiccan holidays. How to perform the right spells for the occasion. A full Gardnerian ritual to use as a solitary The Horned God explained The Universal Spirit of Wicca explained And yes, MAGIC! This is the Ultimate Guide on Astrology, Tarot Card Reading, and Wicca/Witchcraft (with spells). You will learn everything you need to know about these mystic arts. This is a great book for gaining knowledge, for your library, or the ideal gift.

Science And Religion

Author: Lucas F. Johnston
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317813405
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This collection offers new perspectives on the study of science and religion, bringing together articles that highlight the differences between epistemological systems and call into question the dominant narrative of modern science. The volume provides historical context for the contemporary discourse around religion and science, detailing the emergence of modern science from earlier movements related to magic and other esoteric arts, the impact of the Reformation on science, and the dependence of Western science on the so-called Golden Age of Islam. In addition, contributors examine the impacts of Western science and colonialism on the ongoing theft of the biological resources of traditional and indigenous communities in the name of science and medicine. The volume’s multi-perspectival approach aims to refocus the terms of the conversation around science and religion, taking into consideration multiple rationalities outside of the dominant discourse.

Witch S Circle

Author: Maria Kay Simms
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567186574
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Learn everything you need to know about setting up and running your own Wiccan coven?including how you can use aspects of astrology to help guide you?when you get The Witch's Circle (previously titled Circle of the Cosmic Muse) by Maria Kay Simms. Although there are many excellent guides to setting up covens, The Witch's Circle is by far the most complete. It covers all of the theory and practice you need to run a coven: - The New Renaissance of spirituality and how it relates to astrological ages - The ethics and practice of contemporary Wicca - Magick: theory, healing, protection, raising energy, and more - The order and parts of ritual - Astrology and ritual - Rituals for the eight Sabbats - Full Moon rituals for a year: the astrological moons - Other rituals including: handfasting, memorials, healing, cleansing and charging a place, and more - How to find or start a circle - Making ritual accessories including robes, wreaths, masks, and wands - Herbs and oils - Music for ritual, including over two dozen songs and chants The Witch's Circle is a serious Wiccan Book of Shadows that will teach you to incorporate the archetypes of astrology into your practice. Wicca and astrology together create a potent tool for understanding the dualities of the Wheel of the Year?and for expressing them in powerful new ways. The Witch's Circle is the only book of rituals that uses the deep insights of astrology to unlock the ancient spiritual mysteries of Wicca. This unique joining of Wicca and astrology is key to deciphering the hidden symbolism of Wicca and enriching your spiritual practice. Written by a High Priestess-astrologer of an active Wiccan coven, the living rituals presented in The Witch's Circle are the first of their kind. You can practice them to express the vital energy underlying each Pagan celebration?and to experience Wicca more fully than you ever have before.

Early Christianity And Ancient Astrology

Author: Tim Hegedus
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820472577
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Mythastrology

Author: Raven Kaldera
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738705163
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2005 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) 1st Runner Up in Non-Fiction category! In ancient times, priests, poets, and astrologers studied the movements of the planets to understand the cycles of life. Mars, Venus, Neptune - the planets themselves are named after gods and goddesses of civilizations past. MythAstrology is a guide to understanding the expression of planetary energies through the signs of the zodiac. Explore the many myths that you may be living, their lessons, and their rewards and difficulties by discovering your own astrological mythology. All you need is a copy of your astrological birth chart and this book to form a complete astromythological profile of yourself and your friends and family. Deepen your understanding of ancient myth, modern astrology, and your own psyche.

Astrology And Cosmology In The World S Religions

Author: Nicholas Campion
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814708420
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When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth. Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world. Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.

The Ultimate Guide On Wicca Astrology And Tarot Cards

Author: Julia Steyson
Editor: New Age and Divination Book
ISBN: 9781724109934
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This book is a comprehensive guide on New Age and Divine topics. It covers in detail Astrology, Tarot Card Reading and Wicca/Witchcraft and Spells. You will learn about all three topics in extensive detail, full of pictures! It is a collection of Julia Steyson's books! Included in this collection are the books: Astrology Uncovered: A Guide To Horoscopes And Zodiac Signs AND Wicca Spell Book: The Ultimate Wiccan Book on Magic and Witches : A Guide to Witchcraft, Wicca and Magic in the New Age with a Divinity Code AND Astrology Uncovered: A Guide To Horoscopes And Zodiac Signs. You will discover how astrology works. This book is written by an expert on astrology. This book will teach you the meaning and significance of the planets in astrology, how to read the astrological chart and a detailed breakdown of each birth sign, horoscope and zodiac sign. In the tarot card book you will go from not knowing a thing about tarot cards to understanding how they work and how to read them. The Wicca/Witchcraft book is thorough and descriptive, it focuses on everything a Wiccan just starting out needs to know. You’ll learn about spells, sigils, the five Wiccan elements -- and most importantly for a Wiccan, you’ll learn about developing and nurturing your spiritual connection with the natural world. All Wiccan practices are tied to the nature, from astrology to tarot. This is the perfect read for a beginner witch or anyone curious about the lifestyle of Wiccans. --

Wicca Numerology And Astrology Mastery Bible

Author: Lisa Alcantara
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ISBN: 9781801585842
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A book Uncovering Magic Mystery and Spells. This book is a comprehensive guide on new age and divine topics. It covers in detail astrology, tarot card reading and Wicca/Witchcraft, and numerology. You will learn about all three topics in extensive detail! It is a collection of Lisa Alcantara's books! Included in this collection are the books: WICCA FOR BEGINNERS: The Beginners Guide to Discover The Secret of Wiccan Magic, Wicca Spells, Witchcraft, Astrology and Herbal Rituals Through Practical Magic to Living a Magical Life With Rituals.NUMEROLOGY AND ASTROLOGY FOR BEGINNERS: The Survival Guide Of Universe using Horoscope, Tarot, Enneagram, Zodiac Signs, Kundalini Rising and Empath Healing for Self-Discovery with Self Esteem. You will discover how astrology works. This book is written by an expert on astrology. This book will teach you the meaning and significance of the planets in astrology, how to read the astrological chart and a detailed breakdown of each birth sign, horoscope, and zodiac sign. The "Wicca for Beginners" book is thorough and descriptive, it focuses on everything a Wiccan just starting out needs to know. You'll learn about spells, sigils, the five Wiccan elements - and most importantly for a Wiccan, you'll learn about developing and nurturing your spiritual connection with the natural world. All Wiccan practices are tied to the nature, from astrology to tarot. This is the perfect read for a beginner witch or anyone curious about the lifestyle of Wiccans. Inside this collection of books you will find: The history of Wicca: its modern foundations as well as its ancient inspirationsAn introduction to the God and Goddess and their multiple aspectsThe Wiccan holidays of the Wheel of the Year: the Sabbats and the EsbatsCore elements of Wiccan ritual, including an overview of ritual toolsPrinciples of magic - both ancient and modernGetting Started with NumerologyThe Power of NumbersNumerology in Your LifeThe Beginnings of AstrologyAstrology and the PlanetsUnderstanding The Zodiac signsImportance of EnneagramBasics of Kundalini rising And yes, magic! This is WICCA, NUMEROLOGY AND ASTROLOGY MASTERY BIBLE: The Beginners Bible to Discover The Secret of Universe using Wiccan Magic, Witchcraft, Zodiac Signs, Horoscope, Tarot and Third Eye. You will learn everything you need to know about these mystic arts. This is a great book for gaining knowledge, for your library or the ideal gift. Would you like to know more? Download the eBook "Wicca, Numerology and Astrology Mastery Bible" to know more about the mystical arts of numerology and astrology and help yourself to a better life with more self-esteem. Scroll to the top of the page and select the "buy now" button.

A History Of Western Astrology Volume Ii

Author: Nicholas Campion
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441107495
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Astrology is a major feature of contemporary popular culture. Recent research indicates that 99% of adults in the modern west know their birth sign. In the modern west astrology thrives as part of our culture despite being a pre-Christian, pre-scientific world-view. Medieval and Renaissance Europe marked the high water mark for astrology. It was a subject of high theological speculation, was used to advise kings and popes, and to arrange any activity from the beginning of battles to the most auspicious time to have one's hair cut. Nicholas Campion examines the foundation of modern astrology in the medieval and Renaissance worlds. Spanning the period between the collapse of classical astrology in the fifth century and the rise of popular astrology on the web in the twentieth, Campion challenges the historical convention that astrology flourished only between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Concluding with a discussion of astrology's popularity and appeal in the twenty-first century, Campion asks whether it should be seen as an integral part of modernity or as an element of the post-modern world.

A New Companion To Chaucer

Author: Peter Brown
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118902246
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The extensively revised and expanded version of the acclaimed Companion to Chaucer An essential text for both established scholars and those seeking to expand their knowledge of Chaucer studies, A New Companion to Chaucer is an authoritative and up-to-date survey of Chaucer scholarship. Rigorous yet accessible, this book helps readers to identify current debates, recognize historical and literary context, and to understand how particular concepts and theories affect the interpretation of Chaucer’s texts. Chaucer specialists from around the globe offer contributions that range from updates of long-standing scholarship on biography, language, women, and social structures, to original research in new areas such as ideology, the afterlife, patronage, and sexuality. In presenting conflicting perspectives and ideological differences, this stimulating volume encourages readers to explore additional paths of inquiry and engage in lively and informed debate. Each chapter of the Companion, organized by issues and themes, balances textual analysis and cultural context by grounding the reader in existing scholarship. Key issues from specific passages are discussed with an annotated bibliography provided for reference and further reading. Compiled with all students of Chaucer in mind, this important volume: Presents contributions from both established and emerging specialists Explores the circumstances in which Chaucer wrote, such as the political and religious issues of his time Includes numerous close readings of selected poems Provides points of entry to a wide range of approaches to Chaucer’s works Incorporates original research, fresh perspectives, and updated additions to Chaucer scholarship A New Companion to Chaucer is a valuable and enduring resource for scholars, teachers, and students of medieval literature and medieval studies, as well as the general reader interested in interpretations and historical contexts of Chaucer’s writings.

Astrology And Popular Religion In The Modern West

Author: Dr Nicholas Campion
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409461491
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This book explores an area of contemporary religion, spirituality and popular culture which has not so far been investigated in depth, the phenomenon of astrology in the modern west. Locating modern astrology historically and sociologically in its religious, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with leading modern astrologers to present an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins and nature of New Age ideology. This book challenges the notion that astrology is either 'marginal' or a feature of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is more popular than the usual figures suggest, Campion argues that modern astrology is largely shaped by New Age thought, influenced by the European Millenarian tradition, that it can be seen as an heir to classical Gnosticism and is part of the vernacular religion of the modern west.

A Companion To Religion In Late Antiquity

Author: Josef Lössl
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118968115
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A comprehensive review of the development, geographic spread, and cultural influence of religion in Late Antiquity A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers an authoritative and comprehensive survey of religion in Late Antiquity. This historical era spanned from the second century to the eighth century of the Common Era. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, the Companion explores the evolution and development of religion and the role various religions played in the cultural, political, and social transformations of the late antique period. The authors examine the theories and methods used in the study of religion during this period, consider the most notable historical developments, and reveal how religions spread geographically. The authors also review the major religious traditions that emerged in Late Antiquity and include reflections on the interaction of these religions within their particular societies and cultures. This important Companion: Brings together in one volume the work of a notable team of international scholars Explores the principal geographical divisions of the late antique world Offers a deep examination of the predominant religions of Late Antiquity Examines established views in the scholarly assessment of the religions of Late Antiquity Includes information on the current trends in late-antique scholarship on religion Written for scholars and students of religion, A Companion to Religion in Late Antiquity offers a comprehensive survey of religion and the influence religion played in the culture, politics, and social change during the late antique period.

The Survival Of The Pagan Gods

Author: Jean Seznec
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691029887
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The gods of Olympus died with the advent of Christianity - or so we have been taught to believe. But how are we to account for their tremendous popularity during the Renaissance? This illustrated book, now reprinted in a new, larger paperback format, offers the general reader a multifaceted look at the far-reaching role played by mythology in Renaissance intellectual and emotional life. After a discussion of mythology in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, Jean Seznec traces the fate of the gods from Botticelli and Raphael to their function and appearance in Ronsard's verses and Ben Jonson's masques.

Knowledge And Religious Authority In The Pseudo Clementines

Author: Nicole Kelley
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161490361
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The Pseudo-Clementines are best known for preserving early Jewish Christian traditions, but have not been appreciated as a resource for understanding the struggles over identity and orthodoxy among fourth-century Christians, Jews, and pagans. Using the work of sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, Nicole Kelley analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed by the Recognitions . These strategies discredit the knowledge of philosophers and astrologers, and establish Peter and Clement as the exclusive stewards of prophetic knowledge, which has been handed down to them by Jesus. This analysis reveals that the Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions is not a jumbled collection of earlier source materials, as previous interpreters have thought, but a coherent narrative concerned primarily with epistemological issues. The author understands the Recognitions as a reflection of complex rivalries between several types of Christian and non-Christian groups such as that found in fourth-century Antioch or Edessa.

Astronomies And Cultures In Early Medieval Europe

Author: Stephen C. McCluskey
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521778527
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This book provides an overview of the astronomical practices that continued through the so-called "Dark Ages." Like the astronomies of traditional societies, early medieval astronomies established a religious framework of sacred time and ritual calender; here Christian feasts tied to a pre-Christian ritual solar calender, the date of Easter tied to the Hebrew lunar calender; and the timing of monastic prayers in terms of the course of the stars. Coupled with the remnants of ancient geometrical astronomy, these provided the framework for the rebirth of astronomy with the rise of the medieval universities.