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Celebrating the Universe!
The Spirituality & Science of Stargazing
by James Mullaney
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Celebrating the Universe!

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Publisher Hay House
Publication Date 5/2/13
ISBN 978-1-4019-4173-4

Product Description

The very first work of its kind, Celebrating the Universe! is a tour of the wonders of the heavens, with a focus on the "soul" of the night sky. Astronomer and author James Mullaney has written this travel guide to the stars from a metaphysical and spiritual perspective in addition to a scientific one. The unique unifying theme throughout is the personal benefits of communing with these marvels firsthand-the joy and heady excitement of participating in the great cosmic drama unfolding nightly overhead.

Everything the budding stargazer and celestial pilgrim needs for this journey is contained within this volume, from how to observe the sky (with the unaided eye and binoculars) . . . to what to see-and why! This book covers:

  • The Sun, the Moon, and all of the planets
  • Comets, asteroids, meteors, and artificial satellites
  • Variable and exploding stars, colorful double and multiple stars, and glittering star clusters
  • Eerie glowing nebulae, our majestic Milky Way, and remote galaxies

Through exercises and reflections, you'll also learn about little-known aspects of stargazing such as therapeutic relaxation, celestial meditation, expansion of consciousness, spiritual contact, and astral travel; and you'll explore profound concepts such as our heritage as children of the stars (we are made of stardust!) and our cosmic destiny as citizens of the universe.

About the Author


James Mullaney is an astronomy writer and speaker who has published nearly 1,000 articles and nine books on stargazing. Formerly Curator of the Buhl Planetarium & Institute of Popular Science, Director of the DuPont Planetarium, and staff astronomer at the Allegheny Observatory, Jim served as an editor for Sky & Telescope magazine and was a contributor to Carl Sagan’s acclaimed Cosmos PBS television series. In recognition of his lifetime of work, he has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society of London.