Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power by E. C. KruppSkywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power by E. C. Krupp

Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power

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Paperback | March 15, 1999

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Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . .
Drawing on intimate knowledge of the more than 1,300 ancient sites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed writer and preeminent researcher, takes you to the world's essential sacred places and celestial shrines. Join him on a rich narrative journey to see where the rulers of old communed with the gods of the sky.
""Highly recommended to everyone interested in the culture of astronomy and those peoples who practiced it in their own ways.""-Sky & Telescope
""A lively account of the ways in which our ancestors conceived of and used the heavens.""-New Scientist
""There can be no doubt that this imaginative and readable work by a widely read and widely traveled author will strike a chord in the minds of a great many modern readers.""-Isis
""The fact that the book is written by an expert in his field comes through on every page, as does his enthusiasm for the subject.""-Astronomy Now
""Krupp's indispensable volume is fascinating, well-illustrated, and covers much territory.""-Parabola
E. C. KRUPP, Ph.D., is an astronomer and the director of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The award-winning author of In Search of Ancient Astronomies, Echoes of the Ancient Skies and Beyond the Blue Horizon, Dr. Krupp writes the popular "Rambling Through the Night Skies" column for Sky & Telescope magazine. He lives in Los Ang...
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Title:Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9.27 × 7.48 × 0.82 inPublished:March 15, 1999Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471329754

ISBN - 13:9780471329756

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Table of Contents

Fingerprints of Cosmic Power.

The Center of the World.

Plugging In to Cosmic Power.

Centers of Creation.

Mother Earth.

Agents of Renewal.

Shamans, Chiefs, and Sacred Kings.

Celestial Empires.

Enlightened Self-Interest and Ulterior Motives.

It Pays to Advertise.

Upward Mobility.

Bibliography.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

From Our Editors

For thousands of years the ancients linked religious and divination practices to the stars, believing heavenly bodies helped them to rule their monumental kingdoms and empires. In Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings, occult authority E. C. Krupp illuminates sky worship, practised by the pharaohs, emperors, lamas and shamans of the past. An intriguing look at the seekers who traced their lineage to gods believed to rule the sun, moon, and stars.

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"Krupp's indispensable volume is fascinating, well-illustrated, and covers much territory. . . . His keen understanding of myth and archetypal themes in popular culture shines through in these pages."-Parabola"It requires rare skill to impart so much information in so vivid a manner."-Modern AstronomerKrupp's indispensable volume is fascinating, well-illustrated, and covers much territory. . . . His keen understanding of myth and archetypal themes in popular culture shines through in these pages.-Parabola"It requires rare skill to impart so much information in so vivid a manner."-Modern Astronomer