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, Iwill addressfour principal questions concerning astrology's place in modern culture.Firstly, isita New Age discipline ...
My interest is with astrology's cultural status, rather than with the truthof its claims. As Gaynard observedin his study of young people's belief in the paranormal, 'itis probably of equalinterest to ask, for example,why more people ...
This may seem obvious, but itis surprising how often statements about astrology's natureare madewithout any evidence ... the study of astrology's contemporary cultural status may shed light on the condition of modern society as a whole.
ignored.22 Aside from those writers who were concerned with testing astrology'sclaims, only a few approached anything usefulfrom a sociological pointof view. Svenson andWhite, for example,looked atthe contentof horoscope columnsand ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers