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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Firstly, isita New Age discipline and, ifso,whatis itsrelationship withthe Western millenarian andapocalyptic tradition? Secondly, if astrology is aNewAge discipline, should it beseen asarival to mainstream Christianity, ...
... retrospectively refer to thisnew era as'theNew Age'.6 Thereis an additional terminology associated with millenarianism. ... are commonly usedinterchangeably.9 Although the term 'millenarian' hasstrictlyChristian connotations, ...
The key features of millenarianism have been long established –nostalgia fora lostgolden age inthepast, concern oversocial and ... There are anumber of other features of millenarian ideology which are pertinent to the modern New Age.
termAge of Aquarius suggests,' he wrote, 'one source was astrology'.25 In the modern world, millenarianism hasadopted a number ofapparently secularforms, including,at itsmost violent and materialistic, Marxismand Nazism.26 Themost ...
Ifthe underlying purpose of historicism isto control change then astrology, within the terms set by Karl Popper, may be seen, within the millenarian framework, as aprincipal activist discipline. Interventionin the historical process can ...
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A Public Survey
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