skyscript.co.uk
   

home articles forum events
glossary horary quiz consultations links more

Read this before using the forum
Register
FAQ
Search
View memberlist
View/edit your user profile
Log in to check your private messages
Log in
Recent additions:
The Life & Work of Vettius Valens
by Deborah Houlding
Can assassinations be prevented? by Elsbeth Ebertin
translated by Jenn Zahrt PhD
A Guide to Interpreting The Great American Eclipse
by Wade Caves
The Astrology of Depression
by Judith Hill
Understanding the zodiac: and why there really ARE 12 signs of the zodiac, not 13
by Deborah Houlding

Skyscript Astrology Forum

Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> News, Notices, Books, Links
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Martin Gansten
Moderator


Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1404
Location: Malmö, Sweden

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology Reply with quote

Following a longer-than-anticipated absence from Skyscript, I am pleased to announce that my edition and translation of Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna (The Jewel of Annual Astrology), the first-ever scholarly volume on Tājika (Sanskritized Perso-Arabic) astrology, is now freely available under Open Access here:
https://brill.com/view/title/57015

This book may be of relevance for anyone interested in Indian astrology, Perso-Arabic astrology, the global transmission of astrology in the pre- and early modern period, and/or techniques of annual prediction.

More specialized Open Access papers on Tājika astrology are available here:
https://brill.com/view/journals/saih/1/1/article-p79_4.xml?lang=en

– and, by doing a search for my name, here:
https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/hssa/index.php/hssa/index
_________________
http://www.martingansten.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Zagata



Joined: 15 Dec 2011
Posts: 97
Location: Ruse, Bulgaria

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Martin,

Thank you very much.

The Jewel of Annual Astrology is like Abu Mashar's Persian Nativities IV. It is such a huge and detailed book. To be able to read it in English, translated by a scholar and an astrologer, and for a free, is a such great gift.

I just browsed through the book and found it to be more comprehensive in delineation in some parts than Abu Mashar. I will just use the Perso-Arabic contributions and skip the Indian ones, such as the 4th house ruling friends.

I also appreciate the chapter "Fate, Human Effort, and the Astrologer".
_________________
Ancient and Chinese Astrology:

https://www.100percentastrology.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
james_m



Joined: 05 Dec 2011
Posts: 3953
Location: vancouver island

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

martin,

thanks very much! it looks fascinating! is there also a hard copy available to buy? i like reading away from the net as i do too much reading on the net as it is! this reminds me of the books i have read by k s charak on varshaphala which is based off the tajika system... charaks books are good, but this might be some of the source for his ideas..

nice to see you posting at skyscript after a long absence.... will you be posting here more often? would be good! thanks again - james
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Martin Gansten
Moderator


Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1404
Location: Malmö, Sweden

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Zagata and James. Yes, there is a hardback version available for €75/$90, which is a bit pricey but a lot less so than most Brill books (thanks to the funding body which paid to make the book Open Access). You can find it on the same page as the PDF version. I see that Amazon.com has it listed, but not Amazon.co.uk (yet).

I'll try to be more active on Skyscript in future. Smile
_________________
http://www.martingansten.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Petr



Joined: 25 Aug 2008
Posts: 88
Location: Czech Republic

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, thanks for the excellent translation of the interesting book.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Therese Hamilton



Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 1722
Location: California, USA

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm eagerly looking forward to studying this book which is listed on the Brill site for $90 in hardback. But the Brill checkout amount came to USD $186. I then checked Amazon which had the book for $90 with delayed shipping, so I placed my order on Amazon. This will be a wonderful contribution to our understanding of the transition of western annual astrology to India, and India's additions or mid-translations. Thank you, Martin!

Yes, we would love to see you more active on Skyscript! In your absence Tom has stepped down as moderator of the Traditional Forum. Michael Sternbach is the new moderator. This means that we are permitted (though most likely not encouraged!) to post sidereal notes on the forum. The majority of sidereal posts will no doubt continue to be posted on the Sidereal forum.

When it comes to annual astrology, however, the zodiac question is very important due to the precise timing of charts and angularity of planets. This is one area where the peaceful comparison of systems (not competition) could greatly help our interpretation of annual charts.

P.S. Yes, USD $90 is an excellent price for a Brill book. I haven't purchased other Brill books I was interested in due to $200+ prices.
_________________
http://www.snowcrest.net/sunrise/LostZodiac.htm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Paul
Administrator


Joined: 23 Nov 2009
Posts: 1552

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to read this Martin!

If someone reads it and wishes to post a review on the site, please reach out and let me know
_________________
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing" - Socrates

https://heavenlysphere.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
carriere.francois



Joined: 26 Jun 2007
Posts: 116

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Dr Gansten,

Thank you for this translation! For personal reason I am not able to get PN IV by Dr Dykes. Your translation being also available in PDF for free download is a huge gift to the astrological community!

thank you and best regards,
François
_________________
Regards,
François CARRIÈRE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mark
Moderator


Joined: 30 Sep 2005
Posts: 5240
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Martin,

First of all its great to see you back on the forum.

And bearing such a beautiful gift for us!

Thank you so much for making this fascinating translation available.

Kind regards,

Mark
_________________
As thou conversest with the heavens, so instruct and inform thy minde according to the image of Divinity William Lilly


Last edited by Mark on Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:04 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Martin Gansten
Moderator


Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1404
Location: Malmö, Sweden

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Petr, Therese, Paul, François and Mark (I hope I didn't leave anyone out)! As some of you may have seen already, the book was the main topic of discussion in the latest episode (268) of Chris Brennan's podcast:
https://theastrologypodcast.com/

I hope to make some new announcements on this forum before too long. Smile
_________________
http://www.martingansten.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Therese Hamilton



Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 1722
Location: California, USA

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, good to know about this podcast. Thanks for alerting us. The link you gave is general for Chris Brennan's site, and I had to work a bit to find your podcast which I'll listen to within the next few days. Here is the direct link to the podcast:

https://theastrologypodcast.com/2020/08/23/tajika-medieval-arabic-astrology-in-sanskrit/
"Tajika: Medieval Arabic Astrology in Sanskrit"

I'm still waiting for the Amazon shipment of your book, but this is a subject dear to my heart! (I can do very little on-line reading.)
_________________
http://www.snowcrest.net/sunrise/LostZodiac.htm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Therese Hamilton



Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 1722
Location: California, USA

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, your book has disappeared from my Amazon shopping cart here in the United States and from the Amazon site as well. Does this mean the book can only be purchased through Brill which gave a price of $186 during checkout?
_________________
http://www.snowcrest.net/sunrise/LostZodiac.htm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Martin Gansten
Moderator


Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1404
Location: Malmö, Sweden

Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for alerting me to this, Therese. I don't know what is going on, but I still haven't received my own free hard copies either. I see that the book has disappeared from the UK and German Amazon sites as well; it is still listed as 'not yet released' at online booksellers here in Sweden. I have contacted Brill to ask what the problem is. My guess is that it could simply be due to a delay, perhaps related to the unusual circumstances we are all facing at present.
_________________
http://www.martingansten.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Therese Hamilton



Joined: 22 Feb 2011
Posts: 1722
Location: California, USA

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin, your Jewel of Annual Astrology has finally reached Amazon USA. Today I received a notice that my order is finally shipped. Amazon USA has 12 copies of the book at the moment.

Be sure to let us know when your next book is available! I'm sure it will make it to Amazon much faster than your Brill book.
_________________
http://www.snowcrest.net/sunrise/LostZodiac.htm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Martin Gansten
Moderator


Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1404
Location: Malmö, Sweden

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad to hear that things are moving at last. And yes, I'm sure my Wessex book will be available from Amazon as soon as it's out (which should be soon; I just completed the first round of proofreading).
_________________
http://www.martingansten.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> News, Notices, Books, Links All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
. Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

       
Contact Deborah Houlding  | terms and conditions  
All rights on all text and images reserved. Reproduction by any means is not permitted without the express
agreement of Deborah Houlding or in the case of articles by guest astrologers, the copyright owner indictated