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  Download Delphic Oracle Astrology Software
Delphic Oracle uses the Swiss Ephemeris which is one of the most accurate planetary calculation engines in existence and has a range of 10,110 years (can calculate birth charts between Jan 1, 4713 BCE - Dec 31, 5,399 CE).
Here is a sample pdf file to give you an idea of the type of document Delphic Oracle generates (I had to shrink it so the quality is not as good as the real thing, but be warned: it is still 864 Kb).
Delphic Oracle has the ability to rectify birth charts after they are cast and can be saved from the chart viewer window.
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  Know Thyself
Furthermore, the oracle was a “normal woman”, who came from Delphi herself; she did not have any specific telepathic qualities and to be eligible, it seems she had to refrain from having intimate relations with men (she had entered a holy marriage with Apollo) and have no physical defects.
Originally, the Oracle was a girl, a virgin, 13 to 16 years old, but after one visitor had his way with her, it was decided that a woman of about 50 years old would take her place, prophesising while being dressed up as a young woman.
Furthermore, the oracle also lost the power to control the major questions of policy; the kings no longer came to consult her; instead, people arrived who were more focused on the practical and the personal – and so the Oracle had to adjust.
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 Delphic - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Oedipus, in Greek mythology, king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, king and queen of Thebes.
Laius was warned by the oracle of Apollo at...
There are two sentences inscribed upon the Delphic oracle, hugely accommodated to the usages of man's life: 'Know thyself,' and 'Nothing too much';...
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 Search Results for "Oracle"
The ancient oracles professed to be the responses of the gods, from which there could be no appeal.
...Delphic oracle The most famous oracle in Greece, and the location of a temple of Apollo; it was also known as the oracle of Delphi.
oracle bones, bones used for divination by the Chinese during the Shang dynasty (traditionally c.1766 B.C.-c.1122 B.C.).
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 Delphi Summary
The priestess of the oracle at Delphi was known as the Pythia.
The Delphic Sibyl was a legendary prophetic figure who was said to have given prophecies at Delphi shortly after the Trojan War.
The foundation of the oracle is described by three early writers: the author of the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, Aeschylus in the prologue to the Eumenides, and Euripides in a chorus in the Iphigeneia in Tauris.
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 Delphic Oracle's Lips may Have Been Loosened By Gas Vapors [Free Republic]
The oracle of Delphi in Greece was the telephone psychic of ancient times: People came from all over Europe to call on the Pythia at Mount Parnassus to have their questions about the future answered.
The power of the Delphic oracle began to wane around A.D. 300, as Christianity became the dominant religion of the land, said De Boer.
The oracle at that period in time was translated from the lapping of the waters, and the rustling of the trees, (the oracle of
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 Greece - Delphic Oracle
This is indeed the Delphic mystery: to behold the oracular city of its own innate force springing out of the obscure earth upon this hill-side, and reposing in the light of the God.
In the Delphic Oracle the Greek race felt its oneness from the most distant rim of settlements; and the Oracle in turn planted itself upon this oneness, promoted the same, gave it expression.
During the Peloponesian war it favored the Spartans against the Athenians; thus the Oracle was rent in the grand disruption of Hellas; the unity upon which it reposed and to which it owed its influence was destroyed.
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The early Greeks would readily consult these oracles who were considered the human mouthpieces of the gods in an effort to receive divine guidance concerning religious questions, the institution of a new religious cult, or the interpretation of a strange or foreboding portent.
Oracles would also issue statements of divine approval sought by the Greeks in such matters as the cultivation of sacred land, the naming of a new priest, or the establishment of a new altar on which to worship.
Scholars agree that oracles existed and even flourished in ancient times; they do tend to disagree on some of the customs associated with these oracles as well as the substance of some of the oracular responses that have survived the ages.
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Delphic Oracle is a product of Zoidiasoft Technologies, and is the only astrological software endorsed by Project Hindsight.
Delphic Oracle uses the Swiss Ephemeris, one of the most accurate planetary calculation engines in existence, and has a range of 10,110 years (can calculate birth charts between Jan 1, 4713 BCE - Dec 31, 5,399 CE).
Delphic Oracle comes with help files for practically every situation you will find yourself in while using it.
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 Pythia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Delphic oracle was established in the 8th century BCE.
It is often said that the Pythia delivered oracles in a frenzied state induced by vapors rising from the ground, and that she spoke gibberish which priests reshaped into the enigmatic prophecies preserved in Greek literature.
Plutarch, De defectu oraculorum ("On the Decline of Oracles") and De Pythiae Oraculis ("On the Oracles of the Pythia"), in Moralia, vol.
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 Delphi oracle, Apollo temple in Delphi
The oracle of Delphi was a spiritual experience whereby the spirit of Apollo was asked for advise on critical matters relating to people's lives or affairs of the state.
Most scholars believe the Delphic oracle was established around the eighth century B.C. when founders of new colonies would consult the Pythia before setting out for the western Mediterranean, North Africa, Asia Minor or the Black Sea.
The origins of the oracle are recounted in a story about a goatherd named Koretas, who pastured his flock on the slope of Mount Parnassus.
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 Observer | Delphic oracle was ancient glue-sniffer
In other words, the oracle's utterings, upon which so much of ancient Greek life depended, were not the words of Apollo, the god of prophecy, but the babblings of a drunk or glue-sniffer.
The oracle was typically depicted in Greek art as sitting on a tall three-legged stool, with a laurel sprig in one hand, and a cup of water filled from the spring that bubbled into her chamber.
Plutarch noted that the oracle sat in a chamber deep in the Delphic temple's bowels, from which a sweet-smelling gas emanated.
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 Delphic Oracle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oracles are seers, truth-sayers, or prophets; they are human spokespersons for divine entities.
Often oracles were associated with a particular geographical area or a particular shrine or temple.
We have no way of knowing how seriously Socrates took the Delphic oracle, but it seems clear enough from Plato's account of his trial that Socrates did think the gods spoke to humans (he claims at the end of the Apology to have a divine voice which has guided him throughout his life).
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 Delphic Oracle
The most important of the mountain places of worship was the Delphic shrine where the most famous oracle of ancient times presided and prophesied.
Apollo spoke through his oracle, who had to be an older woman of blameless life chosen from among the peasants of the area.
The contrast with the Delphic shrine is striking, and perhaps out of embarrassment, no attempt has been made either to publicize the place or to make it easy to visit.
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 Questioning the Delphic Oracle -- [ ARCHAEOLOGY ]: Scientific American
DELPHIC ORACLE is shown inhaling vapors in this photographic interpretation, because new evidence supports ancient assertions that intoxicating gases were a source of her inspiration.
The oracle of Delphi functioned in a specific place, the adyton, or "no entry" area of the temple's core, and through a specific person, the Pythia, who was chosen to speak, as a possessed medium, for Apollo, the god of prophecy.
Tradition attributed the prophetic inspiration of the powerful oracle to geologic phenomena: a chasm in the earth, a vapor that rose from it, and a spring.
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 The last advice from the Oracle of Delphi
They say that the seat of the oracle is a cavern hollowed deep down in the earth, with a rather narrow mouth, from which rises a pneuma [gas, vapor, breath; hence our words "pneumatic" and "pneumonia"] that produces divine possession.
Laius asks the Delphic Oracle, the exposed Oedipus taken by a shepherd, French Manuscript 15th c.
Michelangelo's rendering of the Delphic Sibyl "The scroll which she unrolls in her left hand is the scroll of her prophecy.
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 High times at the Delphic Oracle ?
This is because the Temple of Apollo at Delphi sits on crisscrossing geological faults, according to a team of scientists led by archaeologist John Hale of the University of Louisville and geologist Jelle Zeilinga de Boer of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
In re-embracing the ancients' view that intoxicants emanated from water bubbling from a rock fissure beneath the temple, Hale said, the team is challenging a century of research that held "that the priests and oracle were deceiving the public and inventing stories" to boost the shrine's importance.
In actual practice, however, the oracle's chief shortcoming was the ambiguity of her advice.
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 Salem Press
There is scholarly agreement that the most usual form of the response was "yes" or "no" to a policy question previously deliberated by a city and, moreover, that the reply was almost always to affirm the policy.
Given that the oracle's usual response was an affirmation of policy proposals, it is understandable that Delphi's greatest influence occurred in the first few centuries of its existence.
Delphic moderation tended toward passivity, and was successful insofar as its member cities tended in the same direction.
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 "The Delphic Oracle" by Eloise Hart
On occasion the oracle found it necessary to deflate an ego as, for instance, when a wealthy magistrate, after sending Delphi a sizable offering, asked: "Pray tell me, who is the most pious man alive?" Apollo told him it was a peasant who had offered a handful of barley.
The earliest oracles are believed to have been given some time between the 9th and 7th centuries B.C. to the Spartan king Lykurgos who on two or three occasions sought advice on how best to govern his unruly subjects.
Fontenrose, Joseph, The Delphic Oracle, Its Responses and Operations, with a Catalogue of Responses, University of California Press, 1981.
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 Classical Athens and the Delphic Oracle - Cambridge University Press
The Delphic Oracle was where, according to Greek tradition, Apollo would speak through his priestesses.
All the known consultations of the oracle by Athens in the period before 300 BC are examined, and descriptions of consultations found in Attic tragedy and comedy are discussed.
This work provides a new account of how the Delphic oracle functioned and presents a thorough analysis of the relationship between the Athenians and the oracle, making it essential reading both for students of the oracle itself and of Athenian democracy.
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 Erowid Inhalants Vault : History : Oracle at Delphi May Have Been Inhaling Ethylene Gas Fumes
The ancient texts describe the Oracle as inhaling fumes from the lower chamber in the temple and seeing visions, which she then related to visitors.
The oracle was originally sacred to the Earth goddess Gea; later, a temple was dedicated to the Greek god Apollo.
The oracle was always a woman, her divine utterances made in response to a petitioner's request.
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 Delphic Oracle Demonstration Videos
Since the old demo version of Delphic Oracle is no longer an adequate representation of what is currently available, I have uploaded these videos which range in length from 2 - 25 minutes and describe most of the features currently available in Delphic Oracle 4...
Main Chart List - How the main window in Delphic Oracle is used for organizing sessions.
Chart Orientations - About the unique capability of Delphic Oracle to study fortune and topical houses, whole sign divisions and display options.
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 UVA Computer Science: Why "The Oracle of Bacon at Virginia?"
Derived from the Latin verb orare meaning "to speak" or "to pray", the word oracle refers both to a person through whom a deity is believed to speak and to the shrine in which such a person reveals hidden knowledge or divine prophecy.
The most famous ancient oracle was The Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, a shrine to the Greek god of the 1 where pilgrims sought Apollo's advice or sanction.
These works illustrate how the Delphic oracle was consulted not only on private matters but also on affairs of state with its utterances often swaying national policy.
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 Delphi the Delphic Oracle, Spiritual, Mystical & Sacred Places of Psychic Interest
Delphi is built on a slope of 900 foot cliffs, which are known as ‘the shining ones’ as during sunrise and sunset the cliffs would become alive and on fire with an incandescent light.
Until the Delphic oracles demise in the 4th century AD, people such as kings and queens used to come from all across the globe to the Delphi and questioned Apollo through his priestess.
By the end of the 7th century, Apollo’s oracle had grown in reputation and appealed to the masses, so Delphi was surrounded with marble buildings and monuments, gold animals and bronze figures, to pay homage to the mighty Apollo and to appease the God and his priestesses.
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 Zoidiasoft Technologies News and Contact Info
Delphic Oracle has new time lord methods, ascensional times (circumambulation through the bounds and to rays), decennials now according to Valens and Hephastio of Thebes, etc. Both programs have several changes in the way charts are created.
Delphic Oracle has a new Chart Designer with support for themes so that you will not have to reset multiple settings every time you want to change between displays; you just select a theme and you're immediately back to the original settings.
Delphic Oracle also now exports the eminence indicators to the editor for printing and including in your documents.
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 The History of The Oracle of Delphi
Delphi owed its international prominence to the famous oracle of the god Apollo, who foretold the future through his priestess, known as the Pythia.
She responded to the questions of visitors while in a trance; her inarticulate cries were interpreted and written down by an official interpreter, in earlier times in hexameter verse, then later in prose.
It too might explain the prominent role played by the Delphic oracle in marine expeditions, particularly when founding new colonies.
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 Delphic oracle — FactMonster.com
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 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 175
In historical times the oracle appears in possession of Apollo; but the original pos­sessor, according to the story, was Gaia (the Earth).
According to the Homeric-hymn to the Pythian Apollo, the god took forcible possession of the oracle soon after his birth, slaying with his earliest bow-shot the serpent Pytho, the son of Gaia, who guarded the spot.
The oracle proper was a cleft in the ground in the innermost
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