Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement
Routledge, 15/04/2016 - 264 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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Thirdly, if astrology is indeed a rival to Christianity, can quantification of belief in it indicate the extent of that rivalry? Fourthly, does astrology's continued existence represent the anomalous survival of a pre-modern ...
... influence events in earth, but to indicate the changing qualities of the unfolding of the cosmic order and, by inference, the manifestation of divine intent in the material world.18 16 Campion, The Great Year, pp. 104–31, 186–203.
... who considered that its very universality indicated a deep stratum of meaning. All could agree that all religion originated in astral worship, but disagree whether all religions were therefore equally false or equally true.
Second, all the documentary evidence indicates that the use of the shift of the constellations as a technical basis for such prophecies appears to be a product of late eighteenth-century atheism, filtered through theosophy and then ...
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The New Age and the Age of Aquarius
New Age Astrology
The Survival of Belief in Astrology
The Extent of Belief in Astrology
Belief in Astrology
The Astrologers Universe of Discourse
With Their Own Voices
Modernity and Normality
Astrology Religion and Belief
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