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  • THE BABYLONIAN SKY SCIENCE

    volume I

    by Rumen Kolev A COLLECTION of

    writings from 2000 - 2010

  • THE BABYLONIAN SKY SCIENCE

    volume I, hard cover, ~300 pages, astral photos,first-time translations from Akkadian + +

    by Rumen Kolev

    A COLLECTION of

    THE BABYLONIANASTROLOGY & ASTRONOMY

    BASIC CONCEPTS-The Heliacal Phases

    +

    ALL FOUR VOLUMES OFTHE BABYLONIAN SKY OBSERVER

    +

    more materials unpublished until now

    Selected pages from the collection follow next

  • Venus in Leo, in her full Glory, close to Morning ElongationOct 01, 1999 5:26 AM (TZ= 2E) 28E33 / 43N27

    Kamen Briag, Bulgaria. On the foreground-the Altar, a place for observation of an ancient astral cult civilization

    ASTRO-RESEARCH CENTER ZENITH a THE BABYLONIANASTROLOGY & ASTRONOMY

    BASIC CONCEPTS-The Heliacal Phases

    by Rumen Kolev

    www.babylonianastrology.com

  • a CONTENTS a

    THE BABYLONIANASTROLOGY & ASTRONOMY

    by Rumen Kolev

    MM, Varna

    a 2 4 8

    10 16, 18

    26 31

    41, 42 52

    57, 5860

    PICTURESirius, Altar

    PRINCIPLESTHE SUNRISE & SUNSET PROCESSARCUS VISIONIS (AV), MAGNITUDE

    THE HELIACAL CYCLE OF THE STARS, G, H& JDURATION OF SHINING, THE HELIACAL CYCLE OF D& F

    AVERAGE AV AND BRIGHTNESS IN THE HELIACAL PHASESTHE GLOBAL HELIACAL CYCLES OF THE PLANETS

    THE BABYLONIAN CALENDAR, LUNAR HELIACAL PHASESSAND STORMS, ECLIPSES, SOLSTICES, WINDS

    ORIENTATION OF TEMPLES, CULTURE, PROGNOSIS METHODSTHE COMPUTER PROGRAM BABYLONIA, BIBLIOGRAPHY

    written in 2000

  • 2

    FOREWORD

    HISTORY The invention of the cuneiform writing came around 4000 BC with the first signs of organized astral cult in Mesopotamia. My research (Melammu Symposium, 2008, Sofia) proves that the Sumero-Babylonian Astrology came into being around 5,500 BC - in times pre-historic. Astrology or better Astro-Sophy was given then to the prophet of God, Enmeduranki in a Revelation. Astrology is the art to correlate events in Sky with events on Earth. Many achievements in the observational Astronomy in Babylonia are unsurpassed even today, e.g. the prediction of the heliacal phases. We should forget all Astrology books we have read, we should erase from our mind all we know about Astrology before we start investigating Babylonian Astrology. And this is but only the first step, the theoretical lab-class of the student-navigator. The real Babylonian Astrology experience, the real journey of the captain, starts and ends with the personal sky observation.

    PRINCIPLES 1: The Light is the primary medium for communication of the stars. God is Light and the whole World is made of Light. The medium of God through which He may show us what He wants is the Light. The Light is the object of sight and sight is our primary sense. The stars emanate their essence outward into Light and let us know them thereby. The more shiny a star, the stronger. The steadier its light, the steadier its nature. When it shines on Earth for the most part of the night (un-annihilated by the solar light), then the peak of its influence. When the star cannot be seen, then the trough of its influence. 2: The picture of the celestial firmament, directly observed by the unaided eyes of the astrologer, is the essence of Babylonian Astrology. No ephemeris, no books, no computer program is Babylonian Astrology. Not a part of the sky is to be observed, but the whole sky since the whole firmament is the screen of the Divine projection. Each and every point on the sky- with its luminosity and color- is an integral part of the picture that God draws for us every moment. And what we see on the firmament with our own eyes only is what is important.

    Since this book was written in 2000, a lot of new material came into my hands. The section on the Arcus visiones of the planets is according to the Schoch values which give valid results only for Jupiter and Venus. All graphics here are made with my computer programs Placidus and Babylonia. All drawings are by Antoaneta Georgieva. All photos by me. References to the bibliography on page 60, are given in brackets and preceded by b., like...(b. 1), meaningitem number 1 in the bibliography. The book was written during Abu 2000. For up-to-date research on the topic published in the Babylonian Sky Observer, please contact the author.

  • THE BABYLONIANSKY OBSERVER

    VOLUME 1, MAY 2006, Varna, Bulgaria

    THE BULLETIN OF THE "PLACIDUS RESEARCH CENTER"

    www.babylonianastrology.com

    a a

  • a THE OMEN OF VENUS INSIDE THE PLEIADES Original cuneiform text, latin transliteration and translation. The omen is computed for the time-frame 1550-2052. Discussed are its cycles and the historical events.

    a THE 'PATHS' OF THE SKY This is a detailed analysis of the concept of the 3 'paths' of the sky. Discussed are its origins, meaning and exact computation. A table is constructed with the boundaries between EN.LIL, AN and EA for different latitudes. In the end are tabulated the expected heliacal rises of all planets for Washington DC 2006 and the paths they occur in.

    a THE H. RISE OF SIRIUS ACC. TO THE ANCIENT GREEKS The amazing account of Cicero is given here about a custom of the ancient Greeks. Discussed are my personal observations of the heliacal rise of Sirius. In the end there is a table with the heliacal rise of Sirius for different latitudes and 4 types of atmosphere.

    a THE 12 TASKS OF THE BABYLONIAN STAR SCIENCE Here are discussed the tasks in the field today.

    a MY MEETINGS WITH PROF. DAVID PINGREE In memoriam of his passing away I give here a short, frank and chilling account of my talks with the distinguished scholar.

    a OMINA MIS-INTERPRETED Here are discussed the erroneous astronomical interpretation of 2 omina by prof. D.Pingree.

    a THE CYCLES OF MARS' ACRONYCHAL RISESa ONE OBSERVATION OF THE HELIACAL RISE OF MARSa 8 OBSERVATIONS OF HELIACAL PHASES OF MERCURY

    Here I give the total of 22 observations of the heliacal rise of stars and planets. The 8 of Mercury are in great detail.

    a THE HELIACAL PHASES IN DRAWING DICTIONARY OF USED TERMS

    BIBLIOGRAPHYBABYLONIA ver. 4.0

  • MMVI, Varna, Bulgaria

    a CONTENTS a

    THE BABYLONIANSKY OBSERVER

    A publication of the Placidus Research Center of recent articles and news in the field of the practice, theory and

    history of The Babylonian Science of the StarsVolume 1, April 2006

    a

    2 4 16 20 26 28 3134 3547485051

    THE OMEN OF VENUS INSIDE THE PLEIADESTHE 'PATHS' OF THE SKY

    THE HELIACAL RISE OF SIRIUS ACC. TO THE ANCIENT GREEKSTHE 12 TASKS OF THE BABYLONIAN STAR SCIENCE

    MY MEETINGS WITH PROF. DAVID PINGREEOMINA MIS-INTERPRETED

    THE CYCLES OF MARS' ACRONYCHAL RISESONE OBSERVATION OF THE HELIACAL RISE OF MARS8 OBSERVATIONS OF HELIACAL PHASES OF MERCURY

    THE HELIACAL PHASES IN DRAWING DICTIONARY OF USED TERMS

    BIBLIOGRAPHYBABYLONIA ver. 4.0

    a

    BULLETIN OFTHE PLACIDUS RESEARCH CENTER

    President: Dr. Rumen K. Kolev'Radko Dimitriev' str. 13 B, ap.3

    Varna-9000, BULGARIA

    EMail: rumen_k_kolev@yahoo.comTelephone: +359-52-609282

    WEB: www.babylonianastrology.com

    On the COVER: Sunset, Apr. 2, 2004, ~08:00 PM, Seattle, Magnolia, (47 N 45 / 122 W 22 / TZ = 8 West) The Olympic mountains are in the background. Here we see Venusextremely close to the Pleiades. For explanations of this omen see page 2.

    All graphics are made with my computer programs 'Babylonia' and 'Sumer'. All photos and articles are by me, R. Kolev, unless otherwise stated. In the text-body of all articles the references to the bibliography on page 50, are given in brackets andpreceded by 'b.', like...(b. 1), meaning item number 1 in the bibliography.Often used terms are printed in ITALIC and explained on page 48.

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    THE WESTERN HORIZON Venus and Mercury can be Evening stars and appear above the western horizon shortly after sunset. How is this case to be treated (what concerns the 'paths')? How can we assess the path in which Venus or Mercury appear for the first time as evening stars? I am not aware of any hints coming from the ancient tradition, but logically we can construct the paths also along the western horizon. I assume simply that in the same way as we observed the sunrises so now we must watch the sunsets on the 30th of Airu and on the 1st of Addar. The azimuths and the declinations of the setting Sun will give us the boundariesbetween the paths along the west. Look at figure 4 and 5.

    EN LILAN

    EN KI

    249.3z 292.2z

    = 16.2z

    = -16.1z270z

    Figure 4 Here are the boundaries between the 'paths' on the Western Horizon according to both theories, the azimuthal and the declinational: New York, 2006.

    Figure 5Here are the Eastern and the Western Horizon and the boundaries: New York, 2006.

    EN KI EN KI EN KI EN KIAN AN

    East South South West

    a THE PATHS OF THE SKY a

  • HELIACAL RISE OF J YEAR DAY MAG. AV AZIMUTH PATH

    MF 2005 11 Aug +0.3m 14.0 66.9 EN.LILMF 2006 25 Aug +0.4m 14.1 71.2 AN

    Saturn become visible at 3altitude.

    HELIACAL RISE OF D YEAR DAY MAG. AV AZIMUTH PATH

    EF 2006 13 Feb -1.1m 12.7 255.8 ANEF 2006 31 May -0.8m 12.8 300.6 EN.LILMF 2006 04 Aug +0.