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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... Astrology 7 Oracles to the Vulgar: SunSign Astrology 8 An Evolutionary Paradox: The Survival of Belief in Astrology ... Astrologers' Universe of Discourse 13 With Their Own Voices: Interviews with Astrologers 14.
... astrology, whilethere are ahandful of sociologicalstudies which attempt to describe and quantifybelief in astrology.15 Most critiquesof astrology tendto concentrate on the veracity of astrology's claims and assume an a priori hostile ...
... astrologers usefor themselves, as opposed to thosewhich maybe allocated to them by academics or external critics.18 Yet the study of astrology's contemporary cultural status may shed light on the condition of modern society as a whole ...
... modern distinction made by some historians, but which can be traced at least back to Isidore of Seville (c. 560–4 April 636), between 'natural' and 'judicial ... astrology' has been largely abandoned, with rare exceptions. The astrology I.
... astrologer is psychicallyembedded inthe cosmos and playsavital roleinthe application of astrology to human affairs.29 Simply, astrology requires the presence of theastrologer. Whichever version of astrology we are discussing, the form ...