III III A GUIDO A. • BONATTI • Liber A. Astronomiae X • Parti • ‘ p* Translated i ; by /foftert Zoller I by Robert Hand -v^- Project Hindsight I Latin Track -A. Latin. Guido Bonatti was a 13th century Italian astrologer who wrote one of the most important books of traditional astrology, the “Liber Astronomiae” literally the Book . Liber Astronomiae Part 1: Project Hindsight Latin Track Volume VII [Guido Bonatti , Robert Hand, Robert Zoller] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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This kind of confusion about sidereal versus tropical is characteristic of much of the astrology of ancient and medieval times. If, indeed, a particular man were threatened by some evil thing which was going to happen according to the stars, and he foresees this, he will see what kind of evil it is and of what species it is and he will oppose himself to it.

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This point of view could be and was viewed as complementary to the more religio-magical Hermetic view. In what order should this wstronomiae be 1 Described in Tqfhim, ed.

Another occasion is of those who say that the judgments of the stars are of no value, nor is bonwtti any use in them, but rather they are damned, even though this science is true and its judgments are true, still it is rather damned than useful. The ‘possible’ is not exactly what we would mean by the word. Al-Kindi orAlkindi — full name: Similarly if any one should foresee that there was going to be rain, he would be able to flee to his house before it began and get to places in which the rain would not be able to drench him.

And if that which makes a man worthy in nobility is wisdom, it is fitting that the wisdom 3 which is nobler and more worthy and higher will make a man more noble and worthy and higher and more intelligent; and that is the science of the future, which cannot be known except by guieo science of the stars.

Some things are planted or inseminated at one time more than another; in one way in Spain, in another in England, in another in Lombardy, in still another in Rumania, in yet another in Apuleia, another in Asia, another in Ethiopia, in another in the Alps, astronomias still another in the plains, in another way in winter or summer; at whatever time is convenient for them and in which it is hoped that there will be utility from them.

The soul which is in man is quite noble. What is its end?

Guido Bonatti Liber Astronomiae, Part 4 & On Horary, Part 1

Whereby we see that [while] certain men swim, others do not. It is often described as consisting of ten treatises or tractates, but if one actually scans the text, the actual number of sections in the Ratdolt edition of seems to be greater than that, but in the introduction Bonatti describes the book first as having six sections, and then he breaks the six sections into ten treatises.


And indeed we see that from the diurnal rotation [of the heavens] the earth grows warm, is made cool, dry, and moist. They who do not have houses strive to build them so that they may escape the rain, snow, and other adverse events which, if they should not have seen them in advance, they would not have secured the aforesaid necessities; and thus it could be the cause of their annihilation. This we get throughout Bonatti’s work, but especially in the First and Second Tractates.

It is apparent to all that astrology is a science and one of the Seven Liberal Arts 3. Everything which is of such a kind that it is from prior, first true things is a science But astrology has a substantial genus, characteristic and accident by which it differs from other sciences.

But the celestial bodies are composed from another essence, which is different from those four elements, namely the fifth essence, 2 which is incorruptible and does not suffer. Of these the first is a general introduction; the second part is [about] interrogations; the third part, elections; the fourth part is [about] the revolutions of the years and of the world, and conjunctions are also included; the fifth part is about nativities; and the sixth is about showers and rains.

Della vita e delle opere di Guido Bonatti, astrologo e astronomo del secolo decimoterzo in Italian. Thus the foreknowledge of the accidents of the future is most useful. This is what is meant by “imprints. He influenced Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine qstronomiae Averroes. Through his commentaries and interpretations of Aristotle he introduced the philosopher to the Arabs. Further occurrences, indeed, are either universal or particular – i.

Again, certain things are possible, as astronomiwe water astronpmiae be hot by astrknomiae and not by its own nature. It seems as though that this condemnation comprehends the others and is superior to all the aforesaid things; neither does it seem, nor do they think that it is possible for it to be contradicted nor resisted. The third part inquires about what parts of the earth are inhabited, and about the seven dispositions of the climates, and the variation of the length of the day and night in the various regions.

Bonatti tells us the probable ultimate source of 1 It was translated by Ishaq ibn Hunein in Baghdad in Abraham, 1 This can only mean Jews. Another occasion is that of which those who say that the planets have signification of universal situations only and not of particulars. The transmission of Lliber Science to the Khalifates in the 8th- 10th centuries had given the Moslems both astrology and Aristotle, two treasures they preserved and passed on to the West in the 12th century.


The Liber Astronomiae, a work which goes by a number of titles, is probably the most important single astrological work written in the Western tradition between Ptolemy and the Renaissance. The reader might get the impression from the breadth of the book that the material is treated in brief or superficially. If useless, it would have been ignored or ridiculed.

First to calculate height of atmosphere. The Memorabilia, which has come to be known among scholars as “Albumasar in Sadan” due to traditional corruptions of both men’s names, is analyzed by Lynn Thorndike in his pp. Some say that it ought to be taught before the other mathematics because it is more noble. However, it appears liiber the edition of that Zoller has used as the basis of his translation does not contain an introduction to the whole work which seems to have been written by Bonatti, himself.

And if you may see in any of his annual revolutions’ that some danger threatens him, he will be able to escape, so that you will be to predict, if it is an illness, the cause of the illness, and so that he oppose himself to it and convert his nature to the contrary cause. Therefore the statement stands that the foreknowledge of the future has value. To those it is answered that all the wise are in accord on this issue, that inferiors are ruled by superiors.

Koranic Law as a “People of the Book” because they accepted the Hermetic Writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, as well as at least nominally accepting the Old Testament and the Astronomlae. And it is possible that this man, when he is born, is king, and it is possible that this same man is not king.

As the translations unfold the reader will be treated to examples of his acumen, especially in the astrology of war, giudo field of activity not open to modern astrologers! Whence judgments ought not to be reputed as worthless as the blind say. I have studied something of astronomy, and have looked at the many works of our predecessors, which must be much honored and revered by us.

Another occasion is of those who say that there is no value in the judgments of astronomy because they do not see monetary advantage.