The current focus of Project Hindsight is the astrology of the Hellenistic period. This is the astrology that developed in Egypt and the surrounding Mediterranean area after the Alexandrian conquest and persisted through the Roman period. It is the primary source of all later Western astrology.
Our research effort involves:
Our educational direction is twofold:
Project Hindsight was begun in 1993 to translate and interpret the surviving texts of the Western astrological tradition. As such, it is the continuation of the work of The Golden Hind Press, a publishing company founded by Ellen Black, Clifford Martin, and Robert Schmidt in 1985. The Golden Hind Press was originally devoted to the translation of relatively unfamiliar works in the history of mathematics, science, and logic. The name Project Hindsight is an adaptation of the name of the mathematical journal, Hindsight, an earlier publication of The Golden Hind Press. Project Hindsight is a trademark of The Golden Hind Press. Consult the Archives for a record of our colorful history.
The geometrical diagram at the upper right of our logo as seen on our Home page is a legacy from the mathematical era of The Golden Hind Press. It is actually a diagram from an ancient Greek geometrical treatise. Over the years, its meaning was the subject of considerable speculation on the part of our readers. To some it looked like an iceberg; to others, a prism or a crystal; still others thought it resembled a star, or a star pouring itself out. Little did we know at the time how prophetic that last view would turn out to be.
The translations of Project Hindsight and other educational aids
are published by The Golden Hind Press.