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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... occult practices and alternative spiritualities, thatpotent cultural matrix which alarms evangelical Christians, disturbs sceptical scientists andperplexes many sociologists. Asmy titlesuggests, Iam concernedwith whether astrology ...
Being concerned with the natureof supposed belief inastrology within a wider contextof the history of ideas, I willdeal with both millenarianism and the New Age chiefly as ideological rather than,say, sociological phenomena.
OneisMarcia Moore's littleknown attempt to conduct sociological research amongst astrologers in1960; the others areDerek Parker's survey publishedin1972 andGarry Phillipson's collections of interviews, published in 2000.21 While there ...
ignored.22 Aside from those writers who were concerned with testing astrology'sclaims, only a few approached anything usefulfrom a sociological pointof view. Svenson andWhite, for example,looked atthe contentof horoscope columnsand ...
For sociological studies see, for example, Robert Wuthnow, Experimentation in American Religion: The New Mysticisms and Their Implicationsforthe Churches (Berkeley CA, 1978); Kurt Pawlik andLotharBuse, 'SelfAttribution asaModerator ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers