The Man Who Saw the Future: A Biography of William Lilly

The Man Who Saw The Future is not just required reading for every would be astrologer It stands alone as an amazing tale full of insight into pivotal history It is fascinating and wonderfully well written Jonathan CainerIn the 17th century, William Lilly enthralled a civil war torn nation with his uncannily accurate forecasts of who would win the key battles and wh The Man Who Saw The Future is not just required reading for every would be astrologer It stands alone as an amazing tale full of insight into pivotal history It is fascinating and wonderfully well written Jonathan CainerIn the 17th century, William Lilly enthralled a civil war torn nation with his uncannily accurate forecasts of who would win the key battles and when Charles I would die Lauded as England s Merlin, both the king and Oliver Cromwell sought his stellar counsel He was famed in his day, result of Lilly forecasting correctly in his best selling pamphlets who would triumph in combat in the Civil War Courtesy of this charismatic trailblazer, astrology is today an unstoppable mass phenomenon, and Lilly is becoming increasingly recognized as one of England s true luminaries.Lilly wanted everyone, not just the intelligentsia, to know astrology s power, and to this end he wrote the first ever guide to astrology in English and formed the Society of Astrologers But when Lilly s visions of the future threatened public order, he had to fight to save his profession and his life, even using his astonishing gift for divination to help him With a cast of stargazers, soldiers and scryers politicians, priests and piss prophets,The Man Who Saw the Future written by acclaimed author Catherine Blackledge reveals for the first time the enormous extent to which the occult leader Lilly influenced the course of war, politics and freedom of speech in England.
The Man Who Saw the Future A Biography of William Lilly The Man Who Saw The Future is not just required reading for every would be astrologer It stands alone as an amazing tale full of insight into pivotal history It is fascinating and wonderfully well wri

  • Title: The Man Who Saw the Future: A Biography of William Lilly
  • Author: Catherine Blackledge
  • ISBN: 9781780288000
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. This book reads easily and tells a fascinating story. That William Lilly was an astrologer of high accomplishment is of no doubt. I wondered if his prescience went beyond that given by the ability to read charts. The 17th century was a big one for astrology and confirmed the rift between astronomy and astrology. On the one hand a degenerate practice in academies riven with politics, on the other a changing scientific paradigm (although Newton, Galileo, Tyco Brahe, and Keppler were all, also astr [...]

    2. The Man Who Saw the Future by Catherine Blackledge is a free NetGalley eBook that I read on my Kindle just after Christmas. I have a mild interest in astrology and the biographies of clairvoyants, so I thought that this book would be suitable as an early, early history.I most enjoyed it when Blackledge would view William Lilly from a day-in-a-life sort of way, as well as how someone might read his astrological charts, bur she lost me entirely during what seemed like British government and milita [...]

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