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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... astrologers may have specialised knowledge and experienceinthefield, Itherefore conducted thebulk ofmy fieldwork amongst those active inastrology, particularly attendees at astrology conferences. This may seem obvious, but itis.
... astrology. Ofthese, thereare but three books. OneisMarcia Moore's littleknown attempt to conduct sociological research amongst astrologers in1960; the others areDerek Parker's survey publishedin1972 andGarry Phillipson's collections of ...
... amongst astrologers.23 There is, though,little consensus amongst current academic work.Inhis literature review of2005,Ivan Kelly concluded that astrology 'offersno valid contribution to understanding ourselves,not ourplace in the cosmos ...
... amongst both atheists and occultists through the firsthalf the nineteenth century. As a simple example, it was saidthat when theSun rose inTaurus, which it did roughly between 4,000 and2,000 BCE, bullgods were worshipped. There was ...
... amongst astrologers. On5 December 2009 astrologer Erin Sullivan presented a daylong seminar asapart of the Robert Bateman 'Green Learning Series', on 'Global Transformation: The Evolution of Consciousness through.