Prognostic Astronomy: The Scientific Basis of the Predictive Art commonly called Astrology: to which is added a Complete Set of Tables with Emendations and New Rules for the use of Students.
London: L.N. Fowler, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Walter Gornold (March 20, 1864 — December 23, 1929), known until 1895 as Walter Richard Old, was an English astrologer and Theosophist. He was very active in the early Theosophical Society from 1887-1895 and became a member of H. P. Blavatsky's Inner Group in London. During his long career as an astrologer, he used the pen name Sepharial, and was called "the prince of English astrologers." Walter Gornold explored a wide range of occult teachings and practices, including tarot, numerology, graphology, dreams, symbols, crystal scrying, psychometry, phrenology, séances, and clairvoyance. He wrote about many of these subjects. He read Paul Christian (Jean-Baptiste Pitois) and Éliphas Lévi (Alphonse Louis Constant ). Kabbalah was a major influence.
Pyramidology and British Israelism were especially attractive to Gornold. The measurements of the Egyptian pyramids corresponded to the English system of measurement, which was therefore considered to be divinely inspired. Formerly owned by Alfred Pearce, noted 19th century astrologer. Very Good+. Mild wear to extremities, foxing, otherwise clean and bright. Blue boards with black titling. Small 8vo. 100pp. + illus, tables. Item #11285