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 theosophical astrologersand confidantes ofAlan Leo, the most influential British astrologer of theearly twentieth century.18 Barley had been the subeditor ofLeo's magazine and propaganda vehiclefor theosophical astrology, ...
19 Alan Leo,'The Editor's Observatory: Modern Astrology's ComingofAge',Modern Astrology, New Series, 8/8(1911), p. 311. 20 Alice A.Bailey, 'Seed Groups in the New Age', in AliceA. Bailey,The Externalisation of the Hierarchy (New York, ...
Age of Leo,corresponding to Atlantean civilisation and solarmonotheism. 8,000BCE. Ageof Cancer, corresponding to the Deluge, lunar and fertility goddess cults. 6,000 BCE.Age of Gemini, corresponding to cults of twins, such as Romulus ...
77; Ray Grasse, 'Drawing Down the Fire of the Gods: Reflectionson the Leo/Aquarius Axis',Mountain Astrologer, 89 (2000), pp. 12–21; Ray Grasse, 'Cinemaand the Birth of theAquarian Age', Mountain Astrologer, 108 (2003), pp.
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