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 own research was conducted mainly between 1999 and 2003. My interest is with astrology's cultural status, rather than with the truthof its claims. As Gaynard observedin his study of young people's belief in the paranormal, ...
This may seem obvious, but itis surprising how often statements about astrology's natureare madewithout any evidence from either ... OneisMarcia Moore's littleknown attempt to conduct sociological research amongst astrologers in1960; ...
Svenson andWhite, for example,looked atthe contentof horoscope columnsand Michael Dambrun exploredprejudice amongst astrologers.23 There is, though,little consensus amongst current academic work.Inhis literature review of2005,Ivan Kelly ...
As a simple example, it was saidthat when theSun rose inTaurus, which it did roughly between 4,000 and2,000 BCE, bullgods were worshipped. There was,though, adifference in explanations for this phenomenon between the atheists, ...
... only by the individual being, via hisexperience of theloving spirit.27 The discussion remains alive one amongst astrologers. On5 December 2009 astrologer Erin Sullivan presented a daylong seminar asapart of the Robert Bateman 'Green ...
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The Age of Aquarius
The New Age and the Age of Aquarius
New Age Astrology
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers