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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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 ...
... but the latter stillrepresent asizeable number.5 These rather startling figures should tell us something about modern religious culture yetare largely ignored by academics and religious specialists. Or,rather, if noticed, ...
Astrology supplements have been knownto increase newspaper circulation figures and papers are prepared to payhuge sums tothe most popular stargazers ... [who] can earn £600,000 or more a year.A single profitable web site can be worth as ...
My use of quantitative data therefore remains indicative ofpossible areasfor future research and is designed mainlyto test whether previousand often widely reported figures on 'belief'in astrology areaccurate.
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