This book will walk you through calendar, ritual, symbol, and myth, shamans, chiefs, and kings investing the landscape with magical power from the meaning they extract from the sky. Through such transfers of power, they guide and govern the lives of those who reside on earth. That is the way it was in ancient societies, says Krupp, an astronomer who directs the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. His interest in the connection between astronomy and earthly power has led him to visit more than 1,300 sites where relics of reliance on celestial signs remain. In this book he takes the reader to many of the sites and provides numerous photographs of what one sees there. And although social structures no longer rest on what people see in the stars, he says, belief in the miraculous lingers on, as evidenced by tales of flying saucers and sightings of Elvis.
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