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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... thought hasbeen acknowledged by New Age writers. David Spangler, understoodthis well enough when discussing thebasis for belief inthecoming New Age: 'asthe termAge of Aquarius suggests,' he wrote, 'one source was astrology'.25.
For example, in1977 David Spangler wrote that 'For eachof ustheNew Age is herenow. Ithas always been here'.7 Inthis sense, the New Age constitutes an eternal present which is removed from the worldoftime and material change ...
Her followers amongst New Agers include David Spangler, the prolific author whose books Festivalsin theNew Age (1975) and Revelation: The Birthof a NewAge (1976) brought the term 'New Age' to wider attentionin countercultural, ...
... meanwhile, is more typically the Neoplatonic deist creator, ratherthan the personal Christian God.39The monist nature ofNew Age theology,its assumption thatthe divine and the visible universeare one, wassummed up by David Spangler ...
185; David Spangler, A Pilgrim in Aquarius (Forres, 1996),p. 55. 15 William Irwin Thompson, 'Sixteen YearsoftheNew Age', inDavid Spangler and William IrwinThompson, Reimagination of theWorld: A Critiqueof theNew Age, Science, ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers