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Tests of Astrology
Two exciting new books are crammed with research
Forty years ago the books on left were acclaimed by both astrologers and
scientists as the world's best surveys of evidence-based astrology (that
is, serious astrology, not sun sign nonsense). Today there are new approaches,
new data, and hundreds of new studies, but no new surveys. So the
original authors working together for the first time have updated their
surveys in the books on right. Both books are readable and fully
indexed. For astrologers, scientists, school libraries, and general readers
they are essential for understanding how astrology works (or doesn't
work) and how its application can be improved. Most of the information
is not available anywhere else, not in astrology books, not in science
books, not even on any website. It is your chance to be really informed!
More good news -- both books are available from the publisher at cost
and are ready for immediate delivery. Please scroll down for details.
Astrology under Scrutiny ISSN 0929-8614|
Published July 2013. 364 B5 pages (176x250 mm), 201,000 words, 249
graphs/diagrams and photos. Indexes, hardcover, sewn binding.
Contents Brief history of Dutch research into astrology. Summaries of
the best 110 articles from 27 years of Dutch research including every
empirical study (about half of the total). Rudolf Smit describes his
life as a skeptical amateur astronomer who became a prominent Dutch
astrologer and then a skeptical doubter again. A memorial tribute to
Michel and Francoise Gauquelin whose work inspired generations of
The main part (220 pages) covers meta-analyses of empirical tests, the
astrological literature, history of research, polls of astrologers,
prize competitions, symbolism, intuition, psychic ability, astrology as
divination, role of non-chart factors, lessons for astrology (from
graphology, palmistry, the Tarot, alchemy, phrenology, wrong charts that
work), use of astrology in counselling, how astrology was discovered,
future of astrology, case for and against astrology, and more.
Price 25 euros (about $A37). Postage and packing costs are the
same as for the other book, as are details for ordering, see below.
What reviewers said about Astrology under Scrutiny:
"The most informed and informative book of its kind Correlation 2014.
"Future comments on astrology will hardly be possible without it"
Zeitschrift fur Anomalistik 2013.
"Remarkable ... will be a staple for the indefinite future" D&J Parker,
authors of The Compleat Astrologer
But that was before its international sequel was published, see next:
Tests of Astrology ISBN 978-90-824929-0-3|
Published March 2016 same publisher. 484 B5 pages (176x250 mm), 350,000
words, over 1200 references, and nearly 600 visuals. Rare material is
described in detail so access to originals is not needed.
Contents Unlike Astrology under Scrutiny this one is international in
scope and more test oriented. If empirical testing is less relevant to
your interests, choose the first book. Some material appears in both.
The longest chapter (230 pages) summarises hundreds of empirical studies
1927-2015 taken from 57 books, 52 journals, 15 PhD theses, and other
sources such as conference reports and websites. Other chapters cover
personl experiences, discovery of astrology, evolution of tests, why
tests are needed, Gauquelin research, overviews of chart factors,
meta-analyses, funnel plots, symbolism, meaning, hidden persuaders
(artifacts), future of astrology, case for and against astrology, and
more. Glossary, author and subject indexes, softcover, sewn binding.
Price 29 euros (about $A43). Postage and packing 5 euros in
the Netherlands or 13 euros by air mail to all other countries. Please
email orders and queries direct to the publisher, see below.
What reviewers are saying about Tests of Astrology
Watch this space
Both books are non-profit and are published at cost. The sole aim is to
show what modern scientific research into astrology has discovered. So
neither book is available from retail booksellers because their profit
margins would inflate the selling price.|
How to obtain copies
You can pay by euro cheque, PayPal or ebank. Sorry, no credit cards. For
how to pay via the above options, to check book availability, and to
receive answers to any queries, please email the publisher wout DOT
heukelom AT hetnet DOT nl. Books are in the mail within 3 days of
receiving your order.
Please tell your friends about Astrology under Scrutiny and its
international sequel Tests of Astrology.
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