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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In the US, where around 40per centof adultsclaim to attenda church, synagogue or temple service regularly, the numberof religious devotees exceeds that of astrology believers, but the latter stillrepresent asizeable number.5 These ...
For sociological studies see, for example, Robert Wuthnow, Experimentation in American Religion: The New Mysticisms and Their Implicationsforthe Churches (Berkeley CA, 1978); Kurt Pawlik andLotharBuse, 'SelfAttribution asaModerator ...
The earliest extant exampleof precession being used toundermine astrology was penned bythe Church fatherOrigen (c.185–254), evidencethat precessionwas used against astrologers, not by them.4 During thelate Middle Ages.
The Churches and Chapels willfall withaterrible crash, andbe destroyed. But fromtheir ashes, Phoenixlike, shallarisea new Religion, whose shiningMotto will be:Veritas Excelsior, Truth Above. This era shall proclaim therights of man.
InLondon the Swedenborgians formed themselves into 'The Theosophical Society Instituted for thePurpose of Promoting theHeavenly Doctrinesofthe New Jerusalem'and, after 1787, the'New Church'.They thrived briefly inthe millenarian context ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers