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Title: Tools and Techniques of the Medival Astrologer BookI, II, III
Author: Robert Zoller(19XX- )
Publisher: New Library Limited

--- Book I. Contents ---
Preface to First Edition 8
Preface to Second Edition 12
Preface to Third Edition 14
Introduction 15
Section I
Prenatal Concerns
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On Generating or Conceiving Children 18
On the Generating or Conceiving of Sons or Daughters Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 18
On the Causation of the Length of Pregnacy 21
Trutine of Hermes on the Causation of the length of Pregnancy 22
Infusion of Sperm: On the 51st Dictum of the Centiloguium 27
Section II
The Four Differentiae & the Length of Life
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On the Four Differentiae of Nativities and How They Ought to Be Looked to in Order 30
Extract from Bonatti, Liver Astronomiae 32
.......On the First Differentia 32
.......On the Second Differentia 34
.......When These Things Occur 35
.......On the Third Differentia 36
.......On the Fourth Differentia 37
Commentary on the Above Four Differentiae 37
Examination of the First Differentia 38
Special Note on House Systems 39
Comparison and Contrast of Differentia 1,2 and 3. 40
Examples of Application of the First Differentia Rule 41
First Example: Stillborn Child 41
Does This Chart Have a Hyleg? 46
Second Example: Healthy Individual 49
Conclusion 54
Example of the Application of the Second Differentia Rule 54
Determining the Length of Life in a Second Differentia Figure 59
Examination of the Third Differentia 61
Examination of the Fourth Differentia 62
Special Note Comparing the Sun Sign and the Ascendant 62
Section III
The Length of Life: the Hyleg and Alcocoden
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On the Hyleg 63
On the Alcocoden 65
On the Discovery of the Hyleg and Alcocoden 37
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 67
.......On the Determination of the Length of Life of the Native 68
.......Again Regarding the Determination of the Years of the Native 69
.......On the Diversity of Opinions Which Exists Regarding the Hyleg 70
.......On the Knowing of the Alcocoden 71
.......On Knowing the Length of the Life of the Native 73
.......When the Planets Add Years 74
.......When the Planets Diminish the Years 74
.......On Caput Draconis and Its Cauda 75
.......On the Direction of Degrees to Planets in Order to Know the Accidents of the Native 75
.......All the Planets Are Givers of Years 77
.......On the Science of Directing the Rays of the Planets to the Hyleg 80
.......On the Number of Malefics and Benefics 82
Comments on the Hyleg 84
Comments On the Alcocoden 87
The Question of the Influence of the Modern Planets 89
Metaphysical and Scholarly Aspects of the Alcocoden Doctrine 90
Appendix One: Methods for Discovering the Hyleg 98
Appendix Two: Diagrams and Tables 102

--- Book II. Contents ---
Preface to First Edition 8
Preface to Second Edition 12
Preface to Third Edition 14
Introduction 15
Section I
Directions
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METHOD OF DIRECTING BY TERMS 18
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 22
.......When Term(vide supra) is preferred to Triplicity and when Triplicity is preferred to Term 22
.......On the Direction which happens by the lords of the Terms 24
.......On the Knowledge of the Life of the Native and its Esse 24
.......When the Division is with a Benefic 25
.......When the Division is with a Malefic 25
.......When there is Dignity of Many Planets 26
Application Of The Method Of Directing By Terms 26
Concluding Remarks 31
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METHOD OF DIRECTING BY FIRDARIA 32
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 33
.......On the Years of the Firdaria and their Dispositors 33
.......Order of Years of Firdaria in a Diurnal Nativity 33
.......Order of the Years of the Firdaria in a Nocturnal Nativity 34
Commentary on the Firdaria 36
.......Example Application of the Firdaria 38
.......Sub-division of the Firdaria Periods 39
.......Firdaria Compared with Other Systems 40
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METHOD OF PRIMARY DIRECTIONS 42
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 45
.......On the Direction of Significators in the Circle and How Many Significators there are which ought to be directed, and which are directed by the Wise 45
.......On the Direction of Significators 47
Commentary 49
Definitions 51
Archabitius' Instructions in Primary Directions 53
Examples of Primary Directions for Figure 1 54
Directions Involving Significators Non-Angular 56
Procedural Considerations 58
Directions Against the Order of the Signs 59
Interpretation of Directions 61
The Effects of Directions 63
What Effect can be expected by a Primary Direction? 64
The Question of Latitude 64
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 64
.......On the Conjunction of the Planets According to Latitude 64
Conclusion to Primary Directions 66
Section II
Sign Subdivisions
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Introduction 68
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THE DUODECIMAE 68
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 68
.......On the Nature of the Degrees of the Signs in Each Sign 68
Commentary on the Duodecimae 70
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THE NOVENARIA 73
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 73
.......On the Novenaria of the Signs and What They Signify 73
.......On the Second Triplicity 74
.......Example of the Above 74
Commentary on the Novenaria 76
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LORD OF THE CIRCLE OR THE ORB OF THE SIGNS 78
Extract from Bonatti, Liber Astronomiae 78
.......On the Lord of the Circle or the Orb of the Signs 78
.......On the Lords of the Twelve Remaining Hours 79
Commentary on the Lord of the Circle or the Orb of the Signs 80
Example of Finding the Unequal Hours 82
Conclusion 87

--- Book III. Contents ---
Preface to First Edition i
Preface to Second Edition v
Preface to Third Edition vii
Introduction viii
Part One
Questions and Elections
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General Introduction 1
Historical Overview 2
Evacuation of the Course of the Planets 8
Translation of the Nature of the Planets 8
..............Figure A ...Translation and Return of Light 11
Return of Light & Abscission 12
..............Figure B ...Abscission, Return and Conjunction 13
Prohibition of Conjunction 14
Return of Virtue 18
..............Figure C ...Return of Virture 19
Restraint of the Planets 21
Contrariety of the Planets 22
..............Figure D ...Contrariety and Frustration 23
Frustration of the Conjunctions 24
Cutting off of Light 25
..............Figure E ...Cutting off of Light 25
Zamini of the Sun 27
Escape from the Rays 28
Almuguea of the Moon 28
Almuguea of other Planets 28
Alitifel of Planets 29
Note on the Terms 29
..............Table 1 Ptolemy's Terms 29
Dustoria or Aym of the Planets 31
Part Two
An Astrological Miscellany
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General Introduction 34
1. ...Combust and Incombust Hours .
..............Albium or Albiuth 38
..............Duodena of the Moon 39
2. ...Planetary Hours .
..............Hour of Saturn 40
..............Hour of Jupiter 41
..............Hour of Mars 41
..............Hour of the Sun 41
..............Hour of Venus 42
..............Hour of Mercury 42
..............Hour of the Moon 42
.......Rising of the Triplicities .
..............First Triplicity 42
..............Second Triplicity 43
..............Third Triplicity 43
..............Fourth Triplicity 43
.......Hour of Saturn and its Sign Ascending 43
3....Paraphrase of Ibn Ezra on the Almutem .
..............Abraham Ibn Ezra 44
..............On the Almutem 47
..............Figure F Zoller Natus 47
..............Figure G Zoller New Moon Pre-Natus 50
..............Table II Assignment of Virtues 51
4. ...Ibn Ezra's Eight Rules of Verification .
..............First - Second Rules 54
..............Third - Fifth Rules 55
..............Sixth - Eighth Rules 56
Conclusion 57


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