The 13th Zodiac and the Galactic Solar System Unveiled

The 13th Zodiac and the Galactic Solar System Unveiled

by Kwame Osei-Ghansah

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ISBN-13: 9781425958084
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.21(d)

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DanPMK More than 1 year ago
The title of this book enticed me; I've always been interested in astronomy and astrology, and I too was surprised to learn that the sun passes thru 13 different zodiacal constellations, yet modern astrology only distinguishes 12. However this book did not add anything to my knowledge about astronomy, astrology, or anything else.

IMAGINE if the ENTIRE BOOK contained CAPS LIKE THIS.

Wouldn't that be annoying? That's exactly what this book does. Random words, sentences, and punctuations are put in caps, bolded, and/or underlined. It makes the book quite difficult to read. The book is also extremely short as a consequence, as these huge caps and bolds and sometimes downright enlarged text fills up the pages quickly.

Most people would stop reading this book after the first few pages, but the poor formatting was, in fact, so poor that I decided to read the entire thing for comedic value. I will never get that time back.

The book was not copy-edited. There are typos and misplaced emphases, spaces and punctuation everywhere. While I do not have anything against the man that wrote this book due to his writing style, or lack of education regarding languages and standards, this book should at least have been formatted to be readable to the general public.

As for the subject, being about how astronomy and timekeeping has fallen and become incorrect in regards to ancient subjective astrology, the author of this book appears to confuse the two things, or considers them the same. He goes on and on insisting that our way of keeping time and dates are wrong, despite the obvious fact that such a system is relative anyway.

He also uses confusing terms to reference things he makes up; "planetary galaxies" and "galactic galaxies" and, I kid you not, "galacto galacto
galacto galacto galacto galaxies". These concepts in and of themselves have no scientific proof, altho he speaks of them as if they are easily provable as true. He even shows a list of planets in the solar system including Vulcan, a planet once theorized to exist between the Sun and Mercury but is now known to not exist. This was known to scientists when Einstein's the theory of relativity was published, and is why when people hear "Vulcan", they think of Star Trek, or the Roman deity, not the hypothetical planet. At this point, he basically stops talking about the subject at hand.

He "hates the French and everything about them", and later about half-way thru the book goes on a tirade saying the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and Hinduism are stupid and incorrect. I imagine by the time they get there, 50% of the population would stop reading, offended. However I still toughed it out as he stopped talking about the subject and went on to document, rather extensively, his personal religious beliefs.

Towards the end of the book, when large text and bolded letters became increasingly frequent, he took a less threatening tone about other religions, tho sorta implying that he pities them, and actually congratulates the reader for getting this far! While I respect the author's freedom of speech and whatnot, it's almost as if he doesn't WANT you to read the book.

In short, this book is a massive waste of time. Do not waste your money on it unless you'd like a copy for comedic value, which I very much intend to share with my family and friends. 5 stars for Gift Giving and Permanent Library, haha. :P