Morrison, Richard James( The eminent English astrologer)
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Biography Morrison, Richard James
(15.06.1795, 9:56:40 GT, Liverpool, on dr.dannym Infield, London - 5.02.1874, Kingston-upon-Thames)
Known under the pseudonym Zadkiel Seer (Zadkiel the Seer). At age 11, M. entered the naval service, 3 March 1815, Mr.. received the rank of lieutenant, and in 1817, Mr.. resigned, although later he was still serving in the Coast Guard from 1827 to 1829. In 1828, Mr.. M. rescued five people injured in a shipwreck, and then received a medal for this courageous act.
M. became interested in astrology, shortly before his thirtieth. He was familiar with the astrologer R. K. Smith, publisher of astrological almanac (cm. Rafael), and, inspired by his example, in 1830, Mr.. began publishing its own yearbook "Herald of Astrology" ( "Herald of Astrology"), in 1834. renamed "The Astronomical Almanac" ( "Astronomical Almanac"), and in 1836, Mr.. - In "Zadkiel's Almanac and Herald of Astrology" ( "Almanac Zadkielya"). This endeavor was successful and continues to publish the anthology for many decades. Along with the almanac of Raphael, he is very popularized astrology in the UK. Predictions M. provoked strong reactions of the public - from the aggressive attack on M. to delight. The most remembered for his prognosis of death of Prince Consort in the "Almanac Zadkielya in 1861:" The situation of Saturn in May, will be detrimental to all people, . born August 26 or near that date, among, . losers, . i, . unfortunately, . see a decent Prince Consort of our kingdom ",
. And indeed, the prince, who was born August 26, 1819, died in that year (though not in May and 14 December).
M. also began to publish periodicals, but these attempts have generally been less than successful. In 1834, Mr.. in Liverpool, he began publishing a weekly compilation "The Horoscope" (came out 19 rooms), in 1841, Mr.. London - a monthly magazine of the same name (apparently released only one issue), in 1862. - "The Voice of the Stars" (also known only one number).
In the anthology, M. known as a publisher of an abbreviated version of "Christian Astrology", the main labor W. Lillie (publ. 1835), and as the author of several books on astronomy (under his own name) and astrology (under a pseudonym).
In 1860, Mr.. M. Astrometeorologicheskoe founded the Society, membership in which will soon exceed 200. M. also interested in spiritualism, phrenology, and divination at the crystal ball.
The Grammar of Astrology. 2nd ed. - London, 1840.
The Handbook of Astrology. Vol. I. Horary. - London, 1863.
The Handbook of Astrology. Vol. II. Nativities. - London, 1864.
Zadkiel's Legacy, Essay on Astrology, Nativity of HRH, The Prince of Wales, etc. - London, 1842.
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