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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... Blavatsky set out hertheory of cyclical history,in which complex patterns of cycles regulate a cosmos inwhich physical evolutionis dependent on spiritual evolution.10 In her own words, Therevolution of the physical world, ...
... which was atodds with the Age of Aquarius's normal egalitarian character, the Hermetic Brotherhood's statement set themodel for allfuture descriptions of the AquarianAge, with itsexpectations of religious and spiritual revolution.
It is a mass movement in which humanity is reasserting its right to explore spirituality in total freedom.1 The term ... 2 However, the concept of the New Age as one of spiritual enlightenment is directly derived from the teachings of ...
They thrived briefly inthe millenarian context of late eighteenthcentury Englandinwhichit was hoped that, as Garrettput it,'Spiritual enlightenment and human regeneration would come about through events onthis earth, ...
... thecounterculture ofthe1960s hassince become widely accepted in the academic literature, especially since Gordon Melton set the launch date as 1971.12 The first academic works onthe new spirituality in the 1970s did not use theterm, ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers