Thursday, September 30, 2010

Prof. A.F. Seward "World's Foremost Astrologer."

Pictured: (L) My personal copy of the 1920s "The Mysteries of the Zodiac" which was printed in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (below, R) The distinguished author of "Mysteries," Prof. A. F. Seward, who writes he will "pay a liberal reward to any person who will secure a copy of any impostor or agent that is in any way an infringement upon this book, in part or as a whole."

Do you ever check out your horoscope? I do! The only one I really follow is Astrology Zone. I have a special method of dealing with the stars: I read my horoscope twice each month. At the beginning of the month, and at the very end so I can look back and see how forecasts match facts. Astrology Zone, it has been chillingly accurate, at least for me!

My all-time favourite Zodiac book is one I picked up as a teenager at a garage sale: "The Mysteries of the Zodiac" by Prof. A.F. Seward "World's Foremost Astrologer." It's a fascinating read! Every single person I've lent it to comes back to me with a "wow, this books description of [insert astrological sign here] is ME!"

First printed in 1928 (the edition I posess), this little booklet's aim is true. I've read all the signs but I clearly identify with everything the good Prof. wrote about Scorpio. No doubt when the manual's copyright ran out someone re-published it, but I would trust only the original, if you can find it!

What's really cool about the book: in the back there is a "coupon" for a personalized astrological forecast for $1. It bears Seward's boardwalk address and declares "This Coupon is never out of date --- send it in anytime." I've been wondering what would happen if I did send it in? Should I?

Links to some of Myanmar's Astrology blogs. Another blog that deals with the same topic: 7 Sphere-Here on 7 Days.

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