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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... illustrating minimum and maximum figures based on different types of question 11.3Religious affiliation of ... with other studies (percentages) 11.5 Headline figures for questions on astrology: author's data compared with Gallup and ...
From millenarianism Iwill consider, briefly, questions of modernismandmodernity, bothof whichare heir toapocalyptic thought in their beliefthat the 'now' is inherently ...
Having dealt with the problem of the extentof beliefin astrology which, aswe shall see,isa somewhat complex question, Iwill addressfour principal questions concerning astrology's place in modern culture.Firstly, isita New Age discipline ...
Atthis point, letmeturn to the question of previous studies. Although astrology is, as hasbeen noted,asubject of considerable journalistic interest, there has beenlittle academic concernwith its contemporary cultural nature and function ...
We therefore arriveatthekey historical question, which I hopewillplay apart in the wider discussion of modern esotericism, new religious movements, New Age culture, alternative spiritualities and questions ofthe nature of secularism ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers