The Origins of Astro-Mythology and Stellar Religion
by C.C. Zain
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This is the seventh book in the 21 Brotherhood of Light Course series by C. C. Zain on the Hermetic Sciences, Astrology, Alchemy, Tarot, Kabbalah and the Occult.
This book presents the timeless wisdom embodied in the mythology and folklore that is associated with the original 48 constellations. The book goes through each of the twelve zodiacal constellations and the 36 ultra-zodiacal constellations corresponding to each decanate or 10-degree section of the zodiac.
The book delves deeply into the origins of astro-mythology and stellar religion that are common to all the great centers of civilization including the ancient Egyptian, Babylonian and Chaldean, Greco-Roman, Mayan, Pre-Inca, Aztec and native North American Indian. The astrological origins of many international and U.S. holidays are also explained.
This book is formatted in the easy to use 8 1/2 x 11 student format.
Study Questions for each chapter/serial lesson are included.
Course 7 of 21 in the Brotherhood of Light Study Program.
|Serial Lesson No.
|Chapter/Serial Lesson Title
|Our Spiritual Legacy
|The Fountain of Youth
|Knights of King Arthur
|Story of the Three Bears
|The Ladder to Heaven
|Is there a Santa Claus
|Why Eve Was Tempted
|The Marriage in Heaven
|The Scorpion and the Eagle
|The Bow of Bright Promise
|News From the Summerland
|In the Reign of Aquarius
|The Tree of Life
304 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11 Student Format Trade Paperback
C. C. Zain is the pen name used by Elbert Benjamine (1882-1951), the noted astrologer, naturalist and occultist, for those writings done under the auspices of The Brotherhood of Light during the years 1914 - 1934. This body of knowledge has become known as The Brotherhood of Light Lessons.
Elbert Benjamine was one of the most prolific astrological writers of the 20th century. In addition to the twenty-three volumes of the Brotherhood of Light series published under the penname C. C. Zain, Benjamine also wrote over fifty books and hundreds of magazine articles. A scholar who mastered every physical science of his time, Benjamine brought the same vigor to his exploration of the metaphysical sciences. Like the writings of Bailey, Blavatsky, Steiner, and Heindl, the works of C. C. Zain (Elbert Benjamine) have impacted the lives of thousands of students of Western Occultism.
Elbert Benjamine was born Benjamin P. Williams in the small town of Adel, Iowa, December 12, 1882. He was a natural psychic and seer. In his youth, his heightened awareness brought him into contact with those who had passed from this plane to the next. In the autumn of 1898, he began his esoteric studies. By 1900 he had contacted The Brotherhood of Light and began serious study of astrology. His father was a doctor and deacon in the Disciples of Christ church in Iowa, where the community strongly disapproved of any interest in astrology and the occult. For this reason, upon moving to Los Angeles, he changed his name to Elbert Benjamine in order to protect his family. In the spring of 1910 he gave his promise to write the Twenty-One Brotherhood of Light Courses covering astrology, alchemy and magic, under the penname of C. C. Zain. From that time until his death in 1951, he devoted his life’s energy and personal resources to writing the lessons, and to establishing The Church of Light as a vehicle for disseminating The Brotherhood of Light teachings.