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Abstract
Introduction
Section 1
Creation Myths and the Emergence of Astrology
Chaos, sumpatheia and omens
Astrology’s emergence in the era of chaosmos
The Birth of Order through a Battle with Chaos
Chaosmos to Cosmos
The Domination of Cosmic Thinking
Chaosmos as a world view
Overview of the some of the key concepts in this section
Section 2
The Return of Chaos
A brief overview of chaos theory and complexity
Two types of chaos – entropic and deterministic
Complexity – a phase just before chaos
Fractals and life
Bifurcations - The way that change comes into a living system
Fractals — Rituals, Superstition and Omens
Brief overview of arguments of Section 1 and Section 2
Astrology and cosmology
The position of western astrology in twentieth century culture
Mapping Astrology to Chaos and Complexity
Sensitive Dependence to Initial Conditions and the Horoscopes
Phase Portraits and Horoscopes
Planetary Patterns and Strange Attractors
Saddle Points and Homeostasis – The Sensitivity horoscopic points
Self-similarity and scale invariance – Astrological use of cycles
Conclusion
Appendices
Female images of the divine from chaos thinking
23,000 B.C. E. – The Goddess of Lespugue
1800-1750 B.C.E. - The Queen of the Night
1979 – Alien, the film
Appendix 2
Fractals, Self-similarity and Scale invariance
Fractal Forgeries
Lorrenz’s Butterfly Strange Attractor
Glossary of Technical Terms
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Brady Dissertation ChaosComplexityAstrology Dec2004

Brady Dissertation ChaosComplexityAstrology Dec2004

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