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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... areligion, anart ora science;itmay be a matterof studying thesupposed relationships between celestial and terrestrial events; or itmayrequire practical action. Such isthe variety of astrological theories, practices and techniques ...
... upper, middle and lower class.31 The first, high astrology, is the astrology of the philosophers and theologians, concerned with speculative matters suchas whetherthe theory ofcelestial influenceleaves room for moral choice.
... despitethe lackof scientific evidence for such beliefs'.37 A typical view was expressed by John Silber, President ofBoston University. He arguedthat Astrologyis in facta bizarre survival from prescientific times. Its theories.
Its theories were workedout when people believed the earth wasthe centerofthe universe and that seven planets revolved ... If we accept, though, that Tylorian evolution and progress theory have any validity,this leads us toquestions of ...
Inthe first centuries BCE and CE, apocalyptic ideas permeated the Hellenistic world and formeda part of Gnostic, Jewish and Christian historical theory, and all partook ofa common tradition whichwas shared with the Greekspeaking world.8 ...