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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... belief and disbelief (percentages) 11.2 Belief in astrology: comparison of author's datawith other studies, illustrating minimum and maximum figures based on different types of question 11.3Religious affiliation of Campion ...
Dale Caird and Henry Law,meanwhile, noted that even in the 1980s therewas a substantiallack of empirical social psychological research intocountercultural religious beliefs.20 Thishas changed, althoughnotmuch, mainlydue toafew studies ...
Henry Bettenson (Harmondsworth, 1972), XX.7; Mary Boyce, Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs andPractices (London and New York,1987); NormanCohn, Cosmos, Chaos andthe World to Come:The Ancient Roots ofApocalyptic Faith(New ...
Inthat this particular form of esotericism rejected orthodox religious affiliation we may callit secular, although it isneither materialistic nor atheist. Although Swedenborg israrely, if ever, acknowledged as a source,this point of ...
... on theother.34 Wouter Hanegraaff's labelsfor these two levels of New Age activity and affiliation are NewAge sensu stricto (in a restricted, narrow sense)and NewAge sensulato (in a wide sense).35The New Agesensu strictois heavily ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers