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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The transformative crisis, he argued,can be recognised neitherby philosophy, nor byeconomics, nor by politics, but only by the individual being, via hisexperience of theloving spirit.27 The discussion remains alive one amongst ...
When Alice Bailey founded her theosophical offshoot, the Arcane School, in 1923, she was quiteexplicit that she was creating a group of individuals whose purposewas to bringtheNew Age into being. In 1937 Bailey had discussed the ...
... asin any culturalgroup, some individuals havea far greater levelofcommitment than others, as Steven Sutcliffe correctly recognised.33 First,there are the small groups of individuals who are well organised, believe that the New Age ...
The individual is,then, essentially spiritual. There is therefore anemphasis oninner development, whether psychologicalor spiritual.37New Age religionis therefore fundamentally Gnostic, influenced by Blavatsky and ...
... is thought to be in a constant process of evolutionary spiritual development.44 8. Truetothe spiritofPopperian activism, itisnecessary for each individual to take thenecessary steps to encourage theNew Ageto come into existence.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers