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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... sceptical scientists andperplexes many sociologists. Asmy titlesuggests, Iam concernedwith whether astrology isa religion,and particularlywhether it is 'New Age'.While my datais mainly fromthe Englishspeaking world, thereisa ...
... scepticism. The sceptics,in the early twentyfirst century, currently havethe highest public profile.Richard Dawkins, formerly Professorof the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, believes that astrologers should be ...
... sceptical opponents. Thisdistinction isessential for understanding astrology's sometimes contradictory position intheWest, especially denunciations ofit,which invariably referredto the judicial variety,not the natural.Natural astrology ...
... Gleadow, who was profoundly sceptical of theAge of Aquarius, wrotethat'its only virtue isthatit encourages us tolookon thefuture, despiterebuffs, as something forwhich we must continue to doourbest'.46 9. The preparation.
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