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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... Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in New Yorkin 1875.The society is themostimportant single institutional influence on the New Age movement, partly because ofits global reach, from the US toFrance, the UK, Germany and India ...
Influenced by the Germanidealist philosopher George Friedrich Hegel (1770– 1831), whose theoriesof history,she argued,had 'their application in theteachings of Occult science', Blavatsky set out hertheory of cyclical history,in which ...
9 SeeBruce H.Campbell, Ancient Wisdom Revived:A Historyof the Theosophical Movement (Berkeley, 1980). 10 H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine (2 vols, Los Angeles, 1982), vol. 1, p.641. 11 Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, vol. 1, p. 641.
... thematerial world.8 Although thepeakof theNew Church's popularity passed quickly, Swedenborg became a profoundly influential figurein esoteric circles.9 That great populariser Helena Blavatsky regarded himas,if notan adept,atleast ...
Inany case, Blavatsky, Bailey andRudolf Steiner all deliberately set outto create organised movements with acommon setofgoals and, even ifwelook at wider NewAge culture as consisting ofseries of networks, itis stillperfectly ...
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