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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... Evolutionary Paradox: The Survival of Belief in Astrology 9 Salvation and the Stars: Astrology, Religion and Belief 10 Superstitious Times: The Extent of Belief in Astrology 11Beliefin Astrology: A Public Survey 12In Their OwnWords: ...
Discourse 13 With Their Own Voices: Interviews with Astrologers 14 Conclusion: Modernity and Normality Bibliography Index List of Tables 11.1Beliefin astrology: comparison ofstrongand moderate, belief and.
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 ...
Thisbook is anattempt to rectify this situation, to examinethe extent andnature ofmodern belief in astrology, andto placeit in itswider cultural environment, in particularin relationto religious and historical themes.
... Intheview ofmuch of the academic literature inthe area, astrology,usually, problematically, defined as the belief in the occult influence ofthe stars, isareligion, nothing more, nothingless. Acceptance of Introduction: A ...