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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It seems that no sector of society is immune to its attraction.1 Astrology is ... a bizarre survival from prescientific times.2 Astrology – the study and practice of the presumed relationship between the celestial bodies and eventson ...
As Grace Davie has argued, 'by looking at the way that society reacts tonew religious movements and the controversy they generate, we can discover more aboutthat society itself'. And what if astrology is a religion?
concerned with the nature of the narrative that astrologers themselves weave about their rolein society andtheirplace inthe cosmos. Eventhough qualitative andquantitative research are often thought to belongtodifferent research ...
This fact, by definition, illustrates thata society's view of andbeliefs about the celestial sphere are inextricably linked to therealm ofpolitics, economics, religion, and ideology.34 Thissense ofcosmology as meaningful is, ...
J.Gaynard, 'Young Peopleand the Paranormal', Journal of the Society forPsychical Research, 58/826 (1992),p.179. 18 NinianSmart, ThePhenomenon of Religion (London, 1973), p. 24. 19Grace Davie, ReligioninBritain since 1945 (Oxford,1994), ...
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