Resources for Sumerian Astrology, History, Language, Culture, and More

Here is a list of recommended reading for anyone interested in Mesopotamian astrology, history, language, religion, and culture. These are my Amazon affiliate links to the hardcopy/paperback versions. Where available, I have also listed links to FREE PDF versions, as many of these books are out of print and/or quite expensive. While ALL of these are great resources for anyone interested in ancient astrology, I highlighted the MUST-HAVES and stuck some of my personal reviews in there for you.

Mesopotamian Astronomy-Astrology

“An ABSOLUTE MUST-HAVE for astrologers. The only compilation of its kind.” -Abbey

From $27.49 – $33.89

An in-depth exploration of the Babylonian sky and the star-lore embedded therein. While not a how-to manual for practicing astrology, it’s A MUST-HAVE for anyone interested in ancient astrology!

“Great starting point for Babylonian astrologers, but lacks the juicy details I crave in my astrology literature.” -Abbey

From $4.99 – $18

An easy-to-read account of Babylonian astrology, suitable for the layman. Section one focuses on scholars and archeology. Section two concerns astrology and cosmology.

“An absolute MUST-HAVE for astrologers, but I knocked off half a star for her clear, albeit negligible Babylonian bias.” -Abbey

OUT OF PRINT – Download the Free PDF

A scholarly reference brimming with textual sources concerning Mesopotamian astrology, with a focus on the State Archives of Assyria (SAA) and Enuma Anu Enlila (EAE). Currently out of print, but you can download a fee PDF version from Academia.edu.

“A MUST-HAVE for astrologers. A scholarly work–does not make good bedtime reading.” -Abbey

From $118 – $196.92

A wealth of evidence for the Babylonian development of Classical astrological theory and technique. A scholarly work, but a must-have for any serious student of astrology. You can download a free PDF version from Academia.edu.

Sumerian Language

“Admittedly, my Simple Sumerian Grammar isn’t so simple for everyone. I highly recommend buying this book, at least as a companion to my free course!” -Abbey

From $9.99 – $29.99

A truly simple beginners guide to learning Sumerian. A must-have for anyone just starting out on their Sumerian language journey! Check out their YouTube channel here.

From $50 – $107

A Sumerian Language manual/textbook, based primarily on the Ur III period. Contains 27 lessons with sign-lists, vocabulary, text, images, and more.

The Invention of Cuneiform: Writing in Sumer, November 17, 2003, by Jean-Jaques Glassner, Zainab Bahrani (Translator), and Marc Van De Mieroop (Translator)

From $45 – $91.51

An introduction to the Sumerian era of human innovation, detailing the development of the written word, with insight into its metaphysical significance.

From $14.50 – $33.99

A compilation of 15 works written by the director of Assyriology at Ecole Pratique Des Hautes Etudes, Paris.

Mesopotamian History

From $1.25 – $30

Cultural, political, social, and economic history of Mesopotamia, ranging from pre-history to the common era.

From $5 – $28.41

A scholarly and detailed account of Mesopotamian civilization, most-notably of the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians.

From $6.25 – $70.89

A survey of Mesopotamian development and history, including cultural, economic, political, and technological achievements of the people of the ancient Near East.

From $34.76 – $48.71

A comprehensive and up-to-date work on the multicultural civilizations of Mesopotamia.

Mesopotamian Religion, Myth, and Magic

From $21.94 – $74.90

A compilation of Near East and Western material based on medical, divinatory, ritual texts and more.

From $23.28 – $89.95

An easy-to-read dictionary of Near Eastern myth from Mesopotamia. Includes deity myths, worship, and temples, as well as descriptions of character and roles in mythological narrative.

From $3.47 – 13.39

An award-winning translation of the oldest story recorded in writing.

“One of my preferred mythological compilations–translations being more in-line with my own.” -Abbey

From $9.44 – $22.70

An abridged paperback selection of Foster’s two-volume work on Assyrian and Babylonian literature, Before the Muses; perfect for university-level courses.

From $15.80 – $50.94

An introduction to the customs and beliefs of ancient Mesopotamia, including religious, mythological, and magical sources.

“A fantastic and accurate resource. I took off half a star due to creative differences in some of the translations, but I am totally nitpicking!” -Abbey

From $4.32 – $14.87

An updated translation of some of the most important Mesopotamian myths, inluding the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Descent of Ishtar, the Epic of Erra, Nergal and Ereshkigal, and more.

From $7.01 – $37.59

A beautiful recreation of ancient Near East spirituality and religion. Includes detailed evidence for the Mesopotamian roots of Western civilization.

Alternative History

“Where Worlds in Collision details the mythological record, Earth in Upheaval tackles the geological evidence.” -Abbey

From $0 to $45.95

This follow-up to the revolutionary Worlds in Collision details the geological evidence for a extraterrestrial impact in within human memory.

“An ABSOLUTELY MUST-READ for every human being on planet earth!!!” -Abbey

From $7.40 to $250

Graham Hancock brings new evidence to light regarding the lost history of mankind. If you didn’t believe in advanced civilizations prior to the last ice age, you will be after reading this masterpiece.

“I read this before Fingerprints, which is probably why I like it better.” -Abbey

From $0 to $23.99

The follow-up to Graham Hancock’s groundbreaking Fingerprints of the Gods. A must read for anyone interested in humanity’s prehistoric past.

“An excellent book full of evidence. However, I knocked a half a star off as it doesn’t have as at least half of isn’t actually about the Sphinx.” -Abbey

From $5.12 to $24.99

A phenomenal book proving the true age of the Sphinx, as well as detailing the evidence for Coronal Mass Ejection in the past.

“This book rocked the scientific community for a reason. Some of the info is dated, but much of it remains true.” -Abbey

From $0.00

The revolutionary and paradigm-shattering book amassing and dissecting the whole recorded history. Discover the uncanny similarities between accounts of cosmic destruction found in the religious, cultural, and historical record around the world.