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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... figures based on different types of question 11.3Religious affiliation of Campion respondents (percentages) 11.4Comparison of readership of horoscope columns: author's data compared with other studies (percentages) 11.5 Headline figures ...
... figures should tell us something about modern religious culture yetare largely ignored by academics and religious specialists. Or,rather, if noticed, they are takenat facevalue withneither serious comment nor critical investigation ...
... figure of a 'billiondollar' enterprise.12 Althoughall suchquoted figures are given without reliable sources,they tend to berepeated as journalists base subsequent reportson eachother's work.13 There is, in fact, little in the wayof ...
... indicative ofpossible areasfor future research and is designed mainlyto test whether previousand often widely reported figures on 'belief'in astrology areaccurate. Iam concerned with the nature of the narrative that astrologers themselves.
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