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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It seems that no sector of society is immune to its attraction.1 Astrology is ... a bizarre survival from prescientific times.2 Astrology – the study and practice of the presumed relationship between the celestial bodies and eventson ...
occult influence ofthe stars, isareligion, nothing more, nothingless. 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.
Having dealt with the problem of the extentof beliefin astrology which, aswe shall see,isa somewhat complex question ... 'basically discordant with today's universal state of enlightenment'?8 Thecore ofthe work is historiographical andI ...
though its function may have changed between medieval and modern times, is arguably connectedwiththe origins of the Western magicaltradition in preHellenistic Egypt. Itis engagedin apolemical struggle with religious conservatives and ...
Although this view ofthe universe has been proven false, astrology continues with hardly a wobble.38 Silberwas following a Tylorian agenda,one which is thoroughly discredited amongsthistoriansand debunkedby anthropologists.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers