Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
October 10, 2013 at 6:30pm.
10 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Saratoga Springs, New York
October 14, 2013 from 2-4pm
Barnes and Noble
Wilton Square, 3029 State Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Albany, New York
October 17, 2013 at 7 pm.
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave., Albany, NY, 12203
Southold, New York
October 19, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Custer Institute and Observatory
1115 Main Bay View Road, Southold, NY 11971
Riverhead, New York
October 23, 2013 at 11:15 am
Suffolk Community College
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY 11901
Planetarium show for the faculty.
October 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm.
150 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060
November 7, 2013 at 6
National Council for Geocosmic Research,
Astrological Association of St. Petersburg
4050 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL
North Miami, Florida
November 23, 2013 from 10:30 am to 5 pm
NCGR Florida Atlantic Chapter
The Business Center at
Nova Southeastern University
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When the Dragon Wore the Crown
Putting Starlight back into Myth
by Don Cerow
When our ancestors gazed upon the stars long ago they looked up into the center of the sky and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night after night, century after century. Focusing primarily on the role of the constellation Draco, the astronomical marker of the North Celestial Pole for literally thousands of years, the circuit of the seasons was marked with the moving center guarding the position of the zodiacal circle.
The secret of the circle was hidden in its center.
The one had to be determined before the other.
If the true center was not accurately observed and determined, the entire circle was off. The importance of this simple astronomical observation helped facilitate the study of the calendar, navigation, farming and social organization. Don Cerow shows how the Dragon was the solitary guardian of the secret of the center, of the magic forged by the circle, a gem of incalculable worth.
When the Dragon Wore the Crown is a ground breaking book that covers a period of over six thousand years, focusing on what astrologers would call the Ages of Gemini, Taurus and Aries and taking us through the period of classical astronomy with the Greeks and Romans (approx. 7000 BC-200 AD). The book opens and closes with the Chinese mythological tradition and touches on Sumerian, Babylonian, Phoenician, Hindu, Norse, Native American and even Mayan myths, weaving together many of their celestial serpentine similarities.
This is a beautiful and informative book of discovery, following the mythology of various cultures as it evolved into modern astronomy.