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 ... Clearly, astrology's appealis overwhelmingly female, a factwhich hasnever been properly addressed, although the wider female interest inthe paranormal has attracted ...
Having dealt with the problem of the extentof beliefin astrology which, aswe shall see,isa somewhat complex question, Iwill addressfour principal questions concerning astrology's place in modern culture.Firstly, isita New Age discipline ...
Looking at thecontext within which astrology thrives, Hess considers the New Age movement as a whole to be postmodern, although heoffers no explanation for this.40 Paul Heelas, meanwhile, considers theNew Age movement in its counter ...
14See,for example, Gordon Lynch, Understanding Theology and Popular Culture (Oxford, 2005). 15 Shoshanah Feher,'Who Holdsthe Cards? Womenand New Age Astrology?', in JamesR. LewisandJ.Gordon Melton, Perspectives on the New Age (Albany NY ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers