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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Most commentary on thesubject, whether by academics or journalists, consults neither astrologers, nor their literature, clients or readers. Both practitioners and users have often been condemnedas sociallymarginal or psychologically ...
... ofattention todissecting the literature to dateon the origins ofmodern New Age and astrological culture.My fieldwork istentative and preliminary and far from conclusive. It is,rather, suggestive, of possibilities for further work.
The literature on cultural studieshas steered clear ofit, largely because itavoids anything whichit believes belongs underan existing discipline, such as religious studies; I am grateful tomy colleague SeanCubitt, Professor ofGlobal ...
This is a goalwhichI have triedto achieve through surveying the literature with an open mind, reporting on claims and assertions without personal judgement, and through semistructured interviews. On the grounds that practising ...
Within the academic literature Marcello Truzzi attemptedto initiate a discussion of astrology in popular culturein 1975,buthis challenge was ignored.22 Aside from those writers who were concerned with testing.