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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Iwould like toacknowledge Brian Bocking, Marion Bowman and Michael York, who helped steer mein my present direction, as well as all my students and colleaguesin the Sophia Centre. Nicholas Campion Sophia Centre for the Study of ...
Svenson andWhite, for example,looked atthe contentof horoscope columnsand Michael Dambrun exploredprejudice amongst astrologers.23 There is, though,little consensus amongst current academic work.Inhis literature review of2005,Ivan Kelly ...
906–11. 23Stuart Svensen andKen White, 'AContent Analysis of Horoscopes', Genetic, Social and Psychological Monographs, 12/1 (1995), pp. 7–38; Michael Dambrun,'Belief in Paranormal Determinism as a Source of Prejudice.
Michael Dambrun,'Belief in Paranormal Determinism as a Source of Prejudice Towards Disadvantaged Groups:“The DarkSide of Stars”', Social BehaviourandPersonality,32/1(2004),pp.627–36. 24 Ivan W. Kelly, 'The Concepts of Modern Astrology: ...
108–9; see also Michael J. St Clair, Millenarian Movements in Historical Context (New York and London, 1992), pp. 223–337. 27 John Baillie,The Beliefin Progress (London, Glasgow, Toronto, 1951), pp.64–5.