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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Having dealt with the problem of the extentof beliefin astrology which, aswe shall see,isa somewhat complex question, ... It iswidely consideredto bea feature of the Western esoteric tradition, a New Age belief or practice, ...
... 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 ...
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, esoteric ...
It flourishedin esoteric circles in the early twentieth century, combined with countercultural radicalism in the 1960s and 1970s, and became commercialised in the 1980s. The label was then simultaneously rejected by many of its ...
... according to zodiacalsymbolism, the truth, long hidden,willberevealed – the Age of Aquarius, the Man, the Age of Enlightenment.1 Thenotions of the New Age and the Age of Aquarius sharea common origin inthe esoteric secularism of the ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers