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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Some modern Christian theologians retrospectively refer to thisnew era as'theNew Age'.6 Thereis an additional terminology associated with millenarianism. FromtheGreek word eschaton, the end, we derive the term 'eschatology', ...
... the Ageof Aquarius, will beinaugurated when the Sun rises in Aquarius on21March andcan therefore, at least in theory, be dated exactly, even if thereisconsiderable disagreement about the exact year. In actuality thereis a fair degree.
In actuality thereis a fair degree of confusion about the precise methodology by which theAge's inauguration shouldbe measured.That said, the astronomical foundationfor thetheory of astrological ages lends them an auraof objective ...
Second, thereis the larger community ofindividuals who may be accustomedto ideas andpractices generally included as New Age, whether fengshui, spiritual development, astrology or the useof alternative therapies, but who have either no ...
Thereis notmuch advance here of Delaunaye's vague predictionof 'changements' and, in any case, human agency would shape theoutcome: as aPopperian activist, Carter wrote 'whetherit willbe better and more agreeable (which is what most ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers