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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Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement Dr Nicholas Campion. occult influence ofthe stars, isareligion, nothing more, nothingless. Acceptance of astrology's claims is widespread and,according to Gallup poll data, ...
Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement Dr Nicholas Campion. and while there are variations in religious attitudes, asone would expect, certain features appear constant: whether in London or Seattle, Oslo or Belgrade, ...
Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement Dr Nicholas Campion. seems thatno sectorofsociety is immune toitsattraction. Arecent surveyfound that a thirdof science students subscribed tosome aspects of astrology, whilesome supposedly ...
Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement Dr Nicholas Campion. 14See,for example, Gordon Lynch, Understanding Theology and Popular Culture (Oxford, 2005). 15 Shoshanah Feher,'Who Holdsthe Cards? Womenand New Age Astrology?
Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement Dr Nicholas Campion. 40 DavidJ. Hess, Science in theNewAge: The Paranormal, its Defenders and Debunkers and American Culture (Madison WI, 1993), p. 6. 41 Paul Heelas, The New Age Movement ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
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