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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... author's data from Serbia, Norway, Argentina and Brazil 12.5 Astrologers' definitions of astrology (1) 12.6 Astrologers' definitions of astrology (2) 12.7Attitudes toastrology (1) 12.8 Attitudes to astrology (2) 12.9 The List of Tables.
Acceptance of astrology's claims is widespread and,according to Gallup poll data, about 25per centofthe adult populations of theUK,the USand France subscribe to it.Weshould putthis apparently rather large figureinto perspective; ...
Arecent surveyfound that a thirdof science students subscribed tosome aspects of astrology, whilesome supposedly hard headed ... In 2009 one TV company expanded the common notion ofastrology as a 'milliondollar' businessinto theunlikely ...
... usefor themselves, as opposed to thosewhich maybe allocated to them by academics or external critics.18 Yet the study of astrology's contemporary cultural status may shed light on the condition of modern society as a whole.
Inother versions, whichhave been carriedinto the modernworld via Neoplatonism, the astrologer is psychicallyembedded inthe cosmos and playsavital roleinthe application of astrology to human affairs.29 Simply, astrology requires the ...