, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 290–297


  • S. Carlson
Multi-author Review Investigating the Paranormal

DOI: 10.1007/BF01961265

Cite this article as:
Carlson, S. Experientia (1988) 44: 290. doi:10.1007/BF01961265


As a divinatory practice, astrology is without equal in both its colorful history and modern day popularity. Astrology has grown, over thousands of years, into a huge and ornate superstructure that lacks a central design. Although astrology has been dimly veiled by its occult mystique for centuries, the light of modern day inquiry has shown its substance to be mostly illusionary and revealed its foundation to be the shakiest possible: that of self-justification and anecdotal evidence. Despite the many claims of its practitioners and followers, extensive investigation has revealed astrology to be a great teetering monument to human gullibility.

Key words

Astrology horoscope natal chart Sun sign Mars effect planetary heredity 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Carlson
    • 1
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley LabsBerkeleyUSA

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