Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 01/09/2012 - 224 من الصفحات
This book explores an area of contemporary religion, spirituality and popular culture which has not so far been investigated in depth, the phenomenon of astrology in the modern west. Locating modern astrology historically and sociologically in its religious, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with leading modern astrologers to present an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins and nature of New Age ideology.
This book challenges the notion that astrology is either 'marginal' or a feature of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is more popular than the usual figures suggest, Campion argues that modern astrology is largely shaped by New Age thought, influenced by the European Millenarian tradition, that it can be seen as an heir to classical Gnosticism and is part of the vernacular religion of the modern west.
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Some modern Christian theologians retrospectively refer to thisnew era as'theNew Age'.6 Thereis an additional terminology associated with millenarianism. FromtheGreek word eschaton, the end, we derive the term 'eschatology', ...
Insteadhe wrote simply 'Plusde changements'.7 And so,by the 1960s, afteranother one andahalf centuries, thenotion of 'many changes' was to become popularly associated with the coming of the Age of Aquarius. Thetwinconcepts ofthe Sun as ...
Theterm began tospread and, amongst astrologers, the theosophistMax Heindel usedthe term'New Age'in1909.17 The Theosophical Society's political project, meanwhile, extended to its spinoff groups. In 1928 the Aquarian Foundation, ...
The chronological framework is usually based ondivision into 2,160 (or 2,000) year periods, the main characteristics ofwhich are derived from the astrological associations ofeach sign or constellation. This system of what Collingwood ...
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