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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... Astrology 8 An Evolutionary Paradox: The Survival of Belief in Astrology 9 Salvation and the Stars: Astrology, Religion and Belief 10 Superstitious Times: The Extent of Belief in Astrology 11Beliefin Astrology: A Public Survey 12In ...
11.1Beliefin astrology: comparison ofstrongand moderate, belief and disbelief (percentages) 11.2 Belief in astrology: comparison of author's datawith other studies, illustrating minimum and maximum figures based on different types of ...
It seems that no sector of society is immune to its attraction.1 Astrology is ... a bizarre survival from prescientific ... astrology,usually, problematically, defined as the belief in the occult influence ofthe stars, isareligion, ...
Having dealt with the problem of the extentof beliefin astrology which, aswe shall see,isa somewhat complex question, ... It iswidely consideredto bea feature of the Western esoteric tradition, a New Age belief or practice, ...
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, 'itis probably of equalinterest to ask, for example,why more people ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
A Public Survey
Interviews with Astrologers