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The Beginning of Wisdom    ("Reshit Hochma" - ראשית חכמה)

 by Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra

Meira B. Epstein Translator
With annotations by Meira Epstein and Robert Hand.
Translated from the original Hebrew.

From Rob Hand's introduction:     "The Beginning of Wisdom is a one of the most important of the basic medieval texts of  astrology. Originally written in Hebrew by Ibn Ezra it was translated into old French by Hagin de Juif ....... "

The book covers the foundation of astrology. Includes an extensive description of the constellation, a complete list of the Arabic Parts, and more.                Buy From:  A.R.H.A.T Publications


The Book of Reasons    ("Sefer Ha'te'amim" - ספר הטעמים)

 by Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra

Translated by Meira B. Epstein
Edited by Robert Hand

From Robert Hand's foreword:  "With this and subsequent translations of Ibn Ezra's works we have our first translations directly from the original language of Arabic Era astrology. Although Ibn Ezra was a Jew and wrote in Hebrew, his astrology is mainstream Arabic Era astrology completely free of the modifications that were often made of Arabic astrology by the Christians who translated the Arabic works into Latin. Also because these translations are directly from the Hebrew, we have eliminated a layer of translation and the errors that can occur in any translation of a translation."                                                                                                          Buy it Now (here)


The Book of Nativities and Revolutions 

("Sefer Ha'Moladot Ve'Ha'Tequfot" - ספר המולדות והתקופות)

 by Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra

Edited from Hebrew Manuscripts, Translated and Annotated  by Meira B. Epstein
Edited with Additional Annotations From the Latin Translation  by Robert Hand

From the book cover:
Rabbi Avraham Ben Meir Ibn Ezra (1089-1164) was a renowned Jewish scholar, whose accomplishments and prolific writing encompassed Biblical exegeses, Hebrew grammar, personal, national and liturgical poetry, philosophy, mathematics, geometry, astronomy and Astrology. In mainstream Judaism he is known and loved to this day mainly for his Bible commentary and his poetry, whereas to the Christian European world he was introduced through his astrological and scientific works. The Book of Nativities is the great Rabbi’s approach to astrology. In this book he combines his Jewish religious beliefs and his philosophical principles with down-to-earth astrological doctrine and techniques.

Meira B. Epstein began her astrological career in Israel where she taught English as a second language. Her early career as programmer-analyst on Wall Street foreshadowed her multifaceted talents she would employ for systems and symbols in integrating an ancient language in our modern world. Meira’s focus today is on the revival of ancient texts and techniques, integrating them into current modern practice. She is a teacher on the Faculty of the New York Chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR). Meira’s publications include many articles published in various astrological journals in the United States, United Kingdom and the Netherlands.     -- Robert Hand                                           Buy From:   A.R.H.A.T Publications , Amazon.com




The Correspondence Between the Rabbis of Southern France and Maimonides about Astrology

Translated by Meira B. Epstein
Edited by Robert Hand

"Meira's contribution is not only to the field of astrology, but to history, to linguistics and to the deepest level of our cultural understanding about the Jews and astrology in medieval times. Carefully planned, translated and presented, Meira's work is the first of its kind and we believe will be judged the best."        -- Robert Hand.

Even though these words were written in the 12th century,  this intriguing historical document raises moral, philosophical and metaphysical questions that would be familiar to every modern astrologer. Maimonides refers to principles already established in his famous "Guide For The Perplexed" and draws a clear line that the religious person must not cross.                                                                                                       Buy it Now (here)