Friday, October 2, 2009

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar
D.M. Murdock/Acharya S & N.W. Barker
47 pages 8.5 x 11 14 color images ISBN-13 978-0979963131 $19.99
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The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar—brought to you by Astrotheology Press, a division of Stellar House Publishing—provides valuable and amazing information about holidays celebrated from ancient times to today that are largely based in astrotheology and nature worship. In addition to recording a number of fascinating celebrations from a variety of cultures marked on various days of each month, the Astrotheology Calendar highlights certain dates in the accompanying explanatory text. These highlighted days include the solstices, equinoxes and "cross-quarter days," as well as various dates that reflect important developments in the field of comparative religion and mythology.

For example, many people nowadays know that "Christmas" is not really the day when Jesus Christ was born. Rather, Xmas is a remake of an ancient winter-solstice celebration. In the Astrotheology Calendar are included a number of other important winter-solstice celebrations, such as the births of Mithra and Horus-Aion, as well as that of the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu. Also explored in this calendar are many other revelations of how Pagan festivities celebrated in such places as Rome, Greece, Egypt and the British Isles, were likewise Christianized by the Catholic Church.

Created by independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock, author of The Christ Conspiracy, Suns of God, Who Was Jesus?, Christ in Egypt, The Gospel According to Acharya S and Jesus as the Sun throughout History, there has never been anything like the Astrotheology Calendar before.

This calendar is actually a book with 47 pages consisting of 13 full-page images, the actual calendar and 23 pages of text explaining what we have put together here, covering the following intriguing subjects:

Inspiration for the Calendar—Our Connection to Nature
What is Astrotheology
Archaeoastronomical Alignments
What is a Myth?
The Sun
The Moon
The Zodiac
Lunar Calendars
The Solstices, Equinoxes and Peak Days
Days of the Week
Cool Stuff
Sources & Further Reading

This cool calendar has a bibliography of almost 100 sources, along with 44 citations/footnotes—very unusual for a calendar!

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar was not only written by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S, but also designed and typeset by her, while she likewise created/worked up the images and covers as well. Again, never has there been a calendar like this one—the 2010 Astrotheology Calendar is a unique creation you will want to have!

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar contains information never-before published in any of Acharya's books and provides a fascinating and striking view of how certain aspects of comparative religion have developed over the centuries, including and especially as concerns the deliberate appropriation and Christianization of various Pagan holidays.

A one-of-a-kind creation that will make a wonderful gift for anyone curious about the roots of religious beliefs, as well as comparative religion and mythology extending back into the hoary mists of time.

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