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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... cultural matrix which alarms evangelical Christians, disturbs sceptical scientists andperplexes many sociologists. Asmy titlesuggests, Iam concernedwith whether astrology isa religion,and particularlywhether it is 'New Age'.
It is,rather, suggestive, of possibilities for further work.As my inquiry is partly literary, and as this is the first time that the disparate sources which deal with the topic have been brought together, Ihave provided copious ...
Itis engagedin apolemical struggle with religious conservatives and scientific sceptics, the roots of which canbetraced back aroundtwo thousandyears tothedual foundationsof Christianityand classical scepticism. The sceptics,in the early ...
As Gaynard observedin his study of young people's belief in the paranormal, 'itis probably of equalinterest to ask, ... questionwhy morepeoplehave experienced precognition thanOBE'.17 It is important, froma phenomenological perspective, ...
This may seem obvious, but itis surprising how often statements about astrology's natureare madewithout any evidence from either practitioners or users. TouseNinian Smart's adaptation ofHusserl's phrase,Iam concerned with the ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers