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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Clearly, astrology's appealis overwhelmingly female, a factwhich hasnever been properly addressed, although the wider female interest inthe paranormal has attracted attention.6 Are women just gullible?Or dotheyfinda mode of expression, ...
It iswidely consideredto bea feature of the Western esoteric tradition, a New Age belief or practice, paranormal oran 'alternative religion',is seenasa potential contributor tothe declineof the mainstream churchesinBritain, ...
As Gaynard observedin his study of young people's belief in the paranormal, 'itis probably of equalinterest to ask, for example,why more people believe thatthey have experienced precognition than OBE [outofthebody experience] asitisto ...
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