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 ...
This may seem obvious, but itis surprising how often statements about astrology's natureare madewithout any ... of empirical social psychological research intocountercultural religious beliefs.20 Thishas changed, althoughnotmuch, ...
ignored.22 Aside from those writers who were concerned with testing astrology'sclaims, only a few approached ... and reform troublesome situations in the client's life'.26 While this study cannot tackle the psychological,it does aim ...
55–72; Alison Bird, 'Astrology inEducation: An Ethnography', DPhil thesis, University of Sussex,2006; ... 23Stuart Svensen andKen White, 'AContent Analysis of Horoscopes', Genetic, Social and Psychological Monographs, 12/1 (1995), pp.
24 Ivan W. Kelly, 'The Concepts of Modern Astrology: A Critique', at <http://www. ... 37Peter Glick and Mark Snyder, 'SelfFulfillingProphecy: The Psychology ofBeliefin Astrology', Humanist, 46/3 (1986), p. 20.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers