The Culture of Astronomy- Origin of Number, Geometry, Science, Law, and Religion by Thomas Karl Dietrich

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Astronomy, the first science, is responsible for myriad developments in the modern world. In ancient times, the shifts and changes occurring in the stars were used to explain all things. The relationships between the sun, moon, planets, and stars led to the development of scientific systems. Astronomy revealed the operations of the seasons and facilitated weather prediction leading to many of humankind's advances.

But astronomy had magical as well as practical applications. Ancient people believed that the winter solstice sunrise brought a spiritual awakening to the material world. Astronomy also offers explanations for mysteries surrounding holy numbers and sacred geometry, formulating and answering questions about numerical references in the Bible and in ancient civilizations.

Here, Thomas Karl Dietrich explores astronomy's impact on the world today, delving into the histories of many civilizations to explain the world as we know it and to raise new questions about what the future holds.


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Thomas Karl Dietrich grew up in San Francisco and graduated from USF. He has devoted a lifetime to the complex study of the culture of astronomy, and has refined his perceptions through examinations of astronomical sites in Ireland, England, Brittany, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, Greece, Crete, Egypt, Mexico, Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Dietrich's earlier work, Origin of Culture (2005)discovered a triangular association between Greek, Irish, and Moroccan traditions, history, myth, and culture suggesting evidence for Plato's Atlantis. AUTHOR HOME: San Bruno, CA
Published September 1, 2011 by Bascom Hill Publishing Group. 480 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math.

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In this densely packed study, Dietrich (Origin of Culture, 2005) tells his readers, “Many great scholars and astronomers have agreed that mathematics, geometry, and astronomy are the common language of humankind,” and in these pages, he attempts to lay out a grammar of that common language.

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