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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.

2010 astrotheology calendarFor 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
January (Sample)
Cool Stuff
Sources & Further Reading

In addition to recording a number of captivating celebrations from a variety of cultures marked on various days of each month, the Astrotheology Calendar features certain dates in 23 pages of accompanying explanatory text. These cultures include those of the ancient world into modern times, incorporating holidays from these calendars:



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

This list includes both solar and lunar calendars, all adjusted to the familiar Gregorian used today.

The numerous festivals in the wandering Egyptian calendar have been affixed in the Astrotheology Calendar to when they would have occurred in the first year of the common era, specifically so we can see when they would have been celebrated during the creation of Christianity.

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 Christmas or birthday 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.

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar never goes out of date, because the astrotheological and calendrical information about the ancient world is timeless!

Find out about what happened in the ancient world on your birthday or that of your friends and family!

"Historical accuracy recaptured...in a calendar!"

"History has always been written by the victors. For nearly two thousand years the victors in Western Civilization's war for souls has been Christianity. They have forged artifacts, historicized past events, and rewritten history to suit the needs of those in power and in control of the clergy. The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar takes a significant step in recapturing this lost historical accuracy. So much of the history of Pagan religions, thought destroyed by the attempts of people such as Emperor Theodosius and the violent censuring mobs of Christian zealotry, is once again regained here in this wonderfully informative document.

"Each day of each month reveals new celebrations that long predate Christianity and yet were usurped by the social engineering efforts that were so crucial to the Christian myth. For those interested in historical accuracy, and for those simply curious as to the origins of the many holidays that we take for granted today, The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar is a must have.

"For those of us who want to learn more about the many religions shared by humanity over thousands of year, this calendar is a must have. Each day documents various holidays associated with religions around the world. The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar serves as a visual reminder of the connections between religions including Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam.

"I especially appreciated the information provided at the end of the calendar including explanations of the events listed for each month, as well as the cool stuff and interesting websites. Well done Acharya, and thanks for your all of your efforts!

"I absolutely love this calendar!!!"

Jim & Elisabeth Biernik, US

"Outstanding in all ways!"

"The Astrotheology Calendar is a brilliant concept! The 23 pages of text enable one to have an even broader understanding of the history of astrotheology not covered by Acharya's previous works, by focusing on celebration dates, holidays, festivals and their evolutionary changes being usurped by later religions, such as Christianity.

"All these pages of calendar text covers a broad spectrum of topics from basic introductory explanations for beginners to a variety solar and lunar calendars. Also includes brief explanations of a variety of religions and their calendars such as the Egyptian on page 6 or Zoroastrian on page 10.

"I found the information concerning the 'Solar festivals' marking the solstices & equinoxes and the 'Celtic Fire festivals' marking the peak of each season especially interesting since it was new to me. These dates making "Wheel of the year" or "Sunwheel" are highlighted in the calendar by giving that day a color - which I thought was grand because it will ensure I don't miss it or forget.

"This 2010 Astrotheology Calendar is one of the most helpful tools I've ever found for my interest in comparative religion & mythology.

"I also appreciated the 'cool stuff' section.

And there are sources for further reading and a bibliography.

"What a totally cool idea!"

Charles Johnson, Highland, TX

"More than just a calendar!"

"More than just a calendar, the 2010 Astrotheology Calendar is packed full of information explaining what astrotheology is, the various elements involved (luminaries, zodiac, etc), and what deities they were associated with throughout the ages by different cultures. A small history behind each month is also offered, providing a nice summary of the major events taking place, supported by footnotes and sources for further reading.

"It's fascinating to learn what cultures were celebrating what events on your family members' birthdays.

"A lovely glossy cover and full page colour pictures accompanying each month tops off a wonderful compilation!"

L. Ruddy, UK

"Amazing to look at! Lots of info!"

"I got this, and it's amazing to look at. There's a lot of info for a calendar and I can't wait until Jan. 1st to put it up!!"


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