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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560–4 April 636), between 'natural' and 'judicial' astrology.28 Natural astrology required nomore than the observationof natural influences deriving fromthe planets, andwas universally acceptedinthe medieval and Renaissance worlds.
Its theories were workedout when people believed the earth wasthe centerofthe universe and that seven planets revolved aroundit:the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun,Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Although this view ofthe universe has been ...
... envisioned politicalorglobal collapse asintegral tothe divine orderas expressed through predictable, mathematically ordered planetary cycles.16 Plato developed hismodelof periodicglobal destruction inthe early fourth century BCE, ...
occurswhen the sun, moon, stars and planetsall return simultaneously to their locations at the creation.17 The planets' Platonic functionwas not tocause orinfluence events in earth,but to indicate the changing qualities oftheunfolding ...
Significant examples of predictable planetary patterns occurredin1484, whenitwas predicted that the Jupiter– Saturn conjunction inScorpio would bring the demise of Christianity, and the conjunctionof 1523in Pisces which, coming during ...
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