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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My specific examination of contemporary beliefin astrology isthen intended toilluminate widercontemporary issuesconcerning thesupposed relationshipbetween 'traditional'and 'nontraditional' beliefs, adiscussion which canbeframed within ...
Firstly, isita New Age discipline and, ifso,whatis itsrelationship withthe Western millenarian andapocalyptic tradition? Secondly, if astrology is aNewAge discipline, should it beseen asarival to mainstream Christianity, ...
... and forms part ofa broader cultural tradition which extends from the modern West backto theancient Near East.2 The New Age is, in spiteof the epithet 'new', part of anancient matrix of ideas which dependon the notion thathuman ...
Traditions ofapocalyptic thought can be tracedback to latethird millennium BCE Mesopotamia.7 That they emerge with ... and all partook ofa common tradition whichwas shared with the Greekspeaking world.8 Eventhough they may have specific ...
It was Mircea Eliade who popularised the term 'the eternal return'to describe this view.13 Inthe Christian tradition, astrology was tobethe main predictive toolby which the coming crisis might be predicted, adapting.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers