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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The evidence of opinionpolls suggests that public interest in astrologyis similar in, say, Germany and France, tothe UK and theUS, while the network of organised astrologers managesto cross national boundaries, in spite of the language ...
It iswidely consideredto bea feature of the Western esoteric tradition, a New Age belief or practice, paranormal oran 'alternative religion',is seenasa potential contributor tothe declineof the mainstream churchesinBritain, ...
Astrology supplements have been knownto increase newspaper circulation figures and papers are prepared to payhuge sums tothe most popular stargazers ... [who] can earn £600,000 or more a year.A single profitable web site can be worth as ...
... who combineexpertise in archaeology and anthropology, 'to truly comprehend a culture wemust have somesense of itscosmology – the group's conception of themselves in relation tothe heavens'.33 And, in the words of Clive Ruggles and ...
First used in the fifth century CE by St Augustine, itis derived from the Latin mille, athousand, and refers tothe Persian and, subsequently, Christian belief that world history is divided intoperiodsof one,twoor three thousand years.3 ...
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The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers