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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Acceptance of astrology's claims is widespread and,according to Gallup poll data, about 25per centofthe adult populations of theUK,the USand France subscribe to it.Weshould putthis apparently rather large figureinto perspective; ...
Or dotheyfinda mode of expression, a kind of knowing, whichcompensates for what Tuchman called their 'symbolic annihilation' –their virtual exclusion, except as decorations, from the mass media.7 Mysubtitle is'Prophecy, Cosmology and ...
concerned with the nature of the narrative that astrologers themselves weave about their rolein society andtheirplace inthe cosmos. Eventhough qualitative andquantitative research are often thought to belongtodifferent research ...
Nation will rise againstnation, and kingdomagainst kingdom; there will begreat earthquakes and pestilences; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.1 It iswidely argued that the expectation of a coming New Age ...
predictive toolby which the coming crisis might be predicted, adapting the simple formsof prophecy from celestial signs familiar from the Old Testament.Isaiah, for example, had forecast that,at theDay of Yahweh, when the final reckoning ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers