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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From apocalypse, the Greek for 'revelation',we have theword 'apocalyptic', describing the tumultuous vision of the end of the world which was revealed to St John the Divine. Traditions ofapocalyptic thought can be tracedback to ...
... glory.15 Thesimple astrology of the Old Testament prophets andthe canonical gospels relied on the observation of unexpected events in the sky which could be interpreted as warnings that God's divine order was about to break down.
... firstly, theocratic history, in whichthe record of events reveals the manifestation of God, or the gods,in nature; and, secondly, myth,in which the characters are often divine and thekey events take place outsidethe normal flow of ...
Thetwinconcepts ofthe Sun as the origin ofall male anthropomorphised religions (so thatall gods and divine saviours aresolar deities) andthe shift of zodiac signs through precession of the equinoxes as a guide tothe changing character ...
A belief that the divine exists within each human being, rather than being purely external. The individual is,then, essentially spiritual. There is therefore anemphasis oninner development, whether psychologicalor spiritual.37New Age ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers