Exploring Ancient Skies

... 406 Jaguar Baby, 363, 390 jaguar priests, 433 Jaguar-toad, 372 Jain(ism) cosmology, 282, 486 lunar mansions, 282,495 and Six Systems of thought, 283 temples, 290 Jaipur observatory, 87,294 Jambu ̄-dvı ̄pa, 282 Jantar Mantar, Delhi, ...

Author: David H. Kelley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441976248

Category: Science

Page: 614

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Exploring Ancient Skies brings together the methods of archaeology and the insights of modern astronomy to explore the science of astronomy as it was practiced in various cultures prior to the invention of the telescope. The book reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World (particularly Mesoamerica), putting the ancient astronomical materials into their archaeological and cultural contexts. The authors begin with an overview of the field and proceed to essential aspects of naked-eye astronomy, followed by an examination of specific cultures. The book concludes by taking into account the purposes of ancient astronomy: astrology, navigation, calendar regulation, and (not least) the understanding of our place and role in the universe. Skies are recreated to display critical events as they would have appeared to ancient observers--events such as the supernova of 1054 A.D., the "lion horoscope," and the Star of Bethlehem. Exploring Ancient Skies provides a comprehensive overview of the relationships between astronomy and other areas of human investigation. It will be useful as a reference for scholars and as a text for students in both astronomy and archaeology, and will be of compelling interest to readers who seek a broad understanding of our collective intellectual history.



The Daybreak Boys

jaguar Skies. New York: New Directions, 1975. . Letter to author, 19 May 1986. . The Mad Cub. New York: Bantam Books, 1970. . The Mammals. San Francisco: Cranium, 1972. —. Meat Science Essays. 2d enl. ed. San Francisco: City Lights ...

Author: Gregory Stephenson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 080938647X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In these critical essays Gregory Stephenson takes the reader on a journey through the literature of the Beat Generation: a journey encompassing that common ethos of Beat literature— the passage from darkness to light, from fragmented being toward wholeness, from Beat to Beatific. He travels through Jack Kerouac’ s Duluoz Legend, following Kerouac’ s quests for identity, community, and spiritual knowledge. He examines Allen Ginsberg’ s use of transcendence in “ Howl,” discovers the Gnostic vision in William S. Burroughs’ s fiction, and studies the mythic, visionary power of Lawrence Ferlinghetti’ s poetry. Stephenson also provides detailed examinations of the writing of lesser-known Beat authors: John Clellon Holmes, Gregory Corso, Richard Fariñ a, and Michael McClure. He explores the myth and the mystery of the literary legend of Neal Cassady. The book concludes with a look at the common traits of the Beat writers— their use of primitivism, shamanism, myth and magic, spontaneity, and improvisation, all of which led them to a new idiom of consciousness and to the expansion of the parameters of American literature.

Lok Sabha Debates

Defence Minister was deprived of a very coveted post in the Parliamentary Pa.ty of his party . ... Sir , as regards the Jaguar point that he has raised , the Jaguar did not fall from the skies . The Jaguar was being handled , at that ...

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Lighting the Corners

Over the pa four decades , Michael McClure has been at the center of the “ Ne American ” artistic storm — as a major innovative ... Michael McClure's books of poetry include Dark Brown , Rare Ang Star , Jaguar Skies , and Rebel Lions .

Author: Michael McClure

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Category: Aesthetics, American

Page: 338

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A luminous compendium of fascinating poetic and cultural history by one of our best and wisest bard/scholars. McClure's thinking is brave, obdurate, passionate, complex. This book sparkles with bright panoramic reminiscences, wit, juice, and vertebraic insight. -- Anne Waldman

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Bibliographic Guide to Education

N46 M38 2001 Jaguar skies . McClure , Michael . New York : New Directions Pub . Corp. , 1975 . ... Pennsylvania State University Press , 2001. x , 259 p . ; 23 cm . Originally presented as the author's thesis ( doctoral ) -- Rutgers ...

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