In spite of all the research, no one can specifically and accurately ascertain when roads of an astrology and medicine come together. Some of the occults believe that priests-doctors of the disappeared continent Atlantis treated all illnesses as disconnections between a human body and heavenly influence. Historians say that roots of astrological medicine started in the times of ancient Chaldea, where stars and planets were regularly investigated for the first time and data about the movements of the stars was stored. Scientists of early Mesopotamia observed interrelations between heavenly objects and the occurrence of various diseases in individuals and at epidemic levels. Astrology, medicine and religion were the uniform doctrine before the First Dynasty of Chaldea. Healers-astrologists prescribed the procedures and medicines according to the position of stars, integrating the horoscope of the patient and even the doctor. This knowledge was carefully protected and only known to a narrow circle of priests, which would explain why so many of their investigations, case studies and findings have been lost among the centuries.
Even still, from Mesopotamia and Egypt, “Chaldean science,” including medical astrology, moved out to a worldwide audience, reaching its perfection in Greece and moving forward even to our modern-day. Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.), “the father of medicine,” was the first doctor to use astrology in his description of illnesses. In the days of the rule of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus (27 B.C.-14 A.D.), Roman researcher Marcus Maniluis (fl. 1st century A.D.), scribed the treatise, Astronomicon, a Latin didactic poem in five books, in which he stated the theory of the zodiac’s person. The poet writes with passion about his Stoic beliefs and shows humor in his character sketches of persons born under particular stars. According to this theory, each body as a whole and each anatomic part of a human body is under the influence of one of signs on the zodiac. So, the human head is ruled by Oven, the neck by Taurus, etc., and so on. After the fall of the Roman Empire, interest in astrology fell off.
In spite of the fact that many interpreters of the Talmud suggest that astrology is in opposition to the laws of Israel (because angels-rebels taught it), many Jewish men practiced astrology. According to Jewish treatises, Abraham, the father of ancient Jews, being a Chaldean person, carried an engraved astrological shield on his breast, on which each person could decipher the future. Ancient writers pointed out that all kings of the East and the West gathered every morning at the door of this great patriarch for his advice.
Copyright Rachel Madorsky
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