Download PDF by Nicholas Campion: Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy,

By Nicholas Campion

ISBN-10: 1138261629

ISBN-13: 9781138261624

ISBN-10: 1409435148

ISBN-13: 9781409435143

This publication explores a space of up to date faith, spirituality and pop culture which has no longer up to now been investigated intensive, the phenomenon of astrology within the glossy west. finding smooth astrology traditionally and sociologically in its non secular, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and attracts on large fieldwork and interviews with best smooth astrologers to provide a useful contribution to our figuring out of the origins and nature of latest Age ideology.

This booklet demanding situations the suggestion that astrology is both 'marginal' or a function of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is extra renowned than the standard figures recommend, Campion argues that sleek astrology is essentially formed via New Age inspiration, encouraged via the eu Millenarian culture, that it may be obvious as an inheritor to classical Gnosticism and is a part of the vernacular faith of the fashionable west.

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