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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... in astrology.15 Most critiquesof astrology tendto concentrate on the veracity of astrology's claims and assume an a priori hostile position in which astrology represents either scientific ignorance or religious error,compared tojust ...
... aspeople deal with the mundane realityof theirlives.25 Judy Pugh, writing on modern Indian astrology, refers to it as asystem of 'situation construction'in which therapy ismanaged through the use of everyday languageto 'represent ...
... of Clive Ruggles and Nicholas Saunders, The study of cultural astronomies is concerned with the diversity of ways in which cultures, both ancient and modern, perceive celestial objects and integrate them into their viewof theworld.
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, ...
... theRevelation of StJohn, setout a historical templatewhich still exertsaheavy influence inNew Ageideology, inwhich a pervasive moral collapse climaxes in politicaland military strife,accompanied bythe parousia (literally 'arrival' ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers