Tales of the Night Sky Revealing the Mythologies and Folklore Behind the Constellations

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-09-15
  • Publisher: Wellfleet

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Tales of the Night Sky shines fresh light on the mythological meaning and cultural significance of constellations, and includes a beautiful 18 x 24–inch poster illustrating 33 of the best-known among them.

Astronomer and ordained ex-zen monk offers a modern approach to stargazing that reflects growing interest in popular and accessible science through mindfulness. Through a mix of both scientific fact and meditative insight, discover how the mysteries of the twinkly skies can connect us all more deeply to our inner selves. Noticing the bright constellations in the night skies above can foster a sense of curiosity, awe, and deep interconnection like nothing else on Earth.

For each of the constellations, discover:
  • Philosophy and lifestyle advice learned from the origin of the constellation
  • Myths and cultural connections of the constellation
  • Celestial events that occur annually
  • The deep sky objects contained in the constellation, including nebulae and star clusters
The stars and planets have been a constant source of fascination since the earliest times, and different cultures have tried to explain the existence of these heavenly bodies with a host of myths and legends. This book explains the folklore behind the names and shows how to locate the constellations in the night sky. The quest to discover the secrets in the night skies speaks to something deep in human nature. Become part of the resurgence in the lost art of "reading nature," to connect both with nature and also with the intuition, traditions, and wisdom of ancient cultures.

Table of Contents

The Universe
Patterns in the Sky
Around the Constellations
The Wandering Stars

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