The 2013 Astrotheology Calendar (英語) カレンダー – 2012/9/15
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A basic introduction to astrotheology and solar mythology. In addition to showing lunar phases, this calendar highlights the solstices, equinoxes, and fire festivals with a different color for each of the eight relevant days.
It flows like a beautiful book on fairytales. But is a serious, informative document.
The printing and the paper are of very good quality.
Acharya gives the reader a very deep glimpse into astrotheology, in a very concise and lucid manner, using beautiful graphics.
This is good for beginners (like me), who want to familiarise themselves with astrotheology but don't know where to start.
Good for beginners, but it is easy to make out that the content of the calendar is juicy enough to spark a good discussion even between people who are well versed with astrotheology.
In the beginning, as well as in the end, Acharya devotes many pages to what astrotheology is all about, to the various myths associated with our galaxy the Milky Way, the Sun, and the Moon. And a section on "Solstices, Equinoxes, Peak days". As well as a section on 'Sources and further reading', to enable the reader to explore anything from the calendar that catches his fancy.
Various phases of the moon as well as other celestial events, and misc. events related to astrotheology are marked out, in every month.
All of the calendar/book is equally intriguing, but being from India, I'd like to mention march 2013, in which Acharya explains about the Indian god Vishnu (Solar God), Krishna (solar incarnation of Vishnu), and 'churning of the ocean of milk' in which 91 asuras (demons) and 88 devas (gods) do the churning, for nectar that immortalises. (With a lucid explanation of the accompanying photographs/graphics.)
As is explained, the 91 asuras and the 88 devas in the 'churning of the ocean of milk' mark the days between the solstices and the equinoxes. Fascinating!
Great product, thank you!
Karen in Trinidad