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The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar
D.M. Murdock & N.W. Barker
36 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 13 color images | ISBN-13 978-0979963155 | $16.99

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The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar serves as a basic introduction into the world of astrotheology and solar mythology. In addition to showing lunar phases and astrological signs, this calendar highlights the solstices, equinoxes and fire festivals with a different color for each of the eight relevant days. In our quest to inspire an interest in astrotheology, mythology and archaeoastronomy, we have also provided fascinating information about the astronomical alignments and astrotheological meanings of various archaeological sites and ancient artifacts from around the world.

2011 astrotheology back cover imageAs examples of this ancient knowledge, this calendar reveals interesting information about the site of Machu Picchu in Peru, as well as Newgrange Tomb/Temple in Ireland, the Konark Sun Temple in India, the Standing Stones of Callanish, France, the Caracol Observatory at Chichen Itza, Yucatan, and the Temple at Karnak, Egypt. Also discussed are artifacts like the Nebra Disk, the Trundholm Sun Chariot, and the Beit Alpha Synagogue Zodiac. This calendar is less "wordy" than last year's, so it is also thinner and less expensive. While The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar was jampacked with timeless information and celebrations on practically every day of the year, this year's can be written on. Yet, the most pertinent days of the year are marked with fun little icons, as reminders!

2001 Astrotheology Calendar month of January image

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, The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar makes a perfect gift for a birthday, Christmas or other holiday!

This calendar is actually a book with 36 pages consisting of 12 full-page images, the actual calendar and eight pages of introductory 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 Zodiac
  • The Solstices, Equinoxes and Peak Days
  • Days of the Week
  • Cool Stuff
  • Sources & Further Reading

Although it follows the basic structure of last year's calendar, minus the daily listings, The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar contains information never before published in any of Acharya's books. Also there is no hole in this calendar-book, but you can easily hang it using a push-pin/tack.

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"A treasure for examining connections between the heavens and earth!"

"This calendar is a treasure for examining connections between the heavens and the earth. It reveals so much about the human psyche through space and time and is also a valuable resource in tracking lunar phases, meteor showers, eclipses, and holidays. I love that it enhances my feeling of connection to nature and all humanity throughout the ages.

"I hope that it will be available annually, and that public appreciation for a calendar that honors myth, archaeology, astronomy, astrology, and theology increases every year. My hope is that people of influence who are well connected in publishing and marketing will fall in love with it as I have and ensure that there is an astrotheology calendar for us to savor every year. This is an ideal gift as well as a personal resource for those who love mythology, folklore, history, and comparative religion. My deepest thanks to the authors for their diligent research and for sharing such a wonderful multifaceted concept with the rest of us. This is an erudite book in the form of a calendar. May many others share my enthusiasm for this delightful compilation of specialized knowledge."

Grace R. Tippetts

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"What an awesome calendar!"

"Astrology, astronomy and science in general have always fascinated me since I was very young. This calendar is not only educational but the pictures are very beautiful to look at as well. It's filled with information and facts about what you're looking at. It's also marked with all the solstices, equinox, eclipses and even the astrological signs, when one begins and the other ends. If you're going to mark it up with appointments and things like that, you might want to get two because when you see it you'll probably want to keep it as a collector's item. I hope they keep making them every year in the future."


Rob Hagan

D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

"A message from the author..."

"My astrotheology calendars are lovingly handcrafted by me, with the assistance of N.W. Barker. During the year, we keep an eye out for the finest images to represent the months of the year, with a focus on mythology, archaeoastronomy and, of course, astrotheology. Each image is analyzed for its best possible placement in the calendar, vis-à-vis the months and their particular characteristics and holidays.

"For example, the image of the Konark Sun Temple in India was chosen to represent the month of March—on the 20th of which falls the vernal equinox—because the sun's light passes through the structure on the equinoxes. As another example, one of the megaliths at Machu Picchu in Peru marks the winter solstice, which in the southern hemisphere occurs on June 21st; hence, the image of this magnificent site was picked to represent June. September is symbolized by an image of the Standing Stones of Callanish, which evidently mark the full moon of the autumnal equinox. The image of the Newgrange Passage Tomb and Temple in Ireland is placed as December in this calendar because of its astonishing alignment to the winter solstice, during which the sun fills up a cross-shaped chamber.

"In addition to the images—which have explanatory captions highlighting the archaeoastronomical and religious meanings of the sites and artifacts—we have incorporated some fascinating information about ancient archaeoastronomically aligned sites, astrotheology, solar and lunar mythology, the zodiac, solstices, equinoxes and days of the week, along with a brief history of the BC/AD timeline and some "cool stuff" to follow up with.

"The calendar was designed and created by me, D.M. Murdock, also known as Acharya S, including both back and front covers. It is published under Astrotheology Press, a division of Stellar House Publishing. The text and images include citation where appropriate, and there is also a short bibliography."


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