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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11.1Beliefin astrology: comparison ofstrongand moderate, belief and disbelief (percentages) 11.2 Belief in astrology: comparison of author's datawith other studies, illustrating minimum and maximum figures based on different types of ...
Nicholas Campion Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmologyin Culture, Schoolof Archaeology, HistoryandAnthropology, Universityof Wales Trinity SaintDavid 30 November 2011 Chapter 1 Introduction: A MillionDollar Business?
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 ...
... on astrology's place in contemporary British culture. This book is a preliminary attemptto rectifythis situation, particularly in the UK and the US. My study originally arosefrom my observation that much of the public discourse ...
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 ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers