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

By Nicholas Campion

This booklet explores a space of up to date faith, spirituality and pop culture which has no longer to date 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 huge fieldwork and interviews with top glossy astrologers to give a useful contribution to our realizing of the origins and nature of latest Age ideology.

This e-book demanding situations the proposal that astrology is both 'marginal' or a characteristic of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is extra renowned than the standard figures recommend, Campion argues that sleek astrology is essentially formed through New Age suggestion, stimulated through 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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