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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Inother versions, whichhave been carriedinto the modernworld via Neoplatonism, the astrologer is psychicallyembedded inthe cosmos and playsavital roleinthe application of astrology to human affairs.29 Simply, astrology requires the ...
Itwas the nineteenthcentury anthropologist E.B. Tylor whoargued that human culture was subject to an inevitable progression inwhich primitive magic was succeeded in turn by polytheism, monotheism and atheism.39 Astrology, Tylor argued, ...
Isaiah, for example, had forecast that,at theDay of Yahweh, when the final reckoning between humanity andGodwas due, '... the starsof the Heavens and their constellations will notgive their light;the Sun willbe darkatits rising ...
It is the astrologer's task to enhance human freedomof choice asmuchas possible within the limits setby historical and cosmiclaw. Hilary Carey suggested asimilar conclusion.32 Citing Malinowski's theory thatone of magic's primary ...
What is beginning at this time will slowly prepare humanity for new soul faculties.1 Since theearly part of the twentieth century the millenarian terms 'New Age' and 'Age of Aquarius' have often been used assynonyms.
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers