Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West : Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement. (eBook, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West : Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement.

Author: Nicholas Campion
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Campion, Nicholas.
Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West : Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Campion
ISBN: 9781409435150 1409435156 9781409461494 1409461491 9786613718273 6613718270
OCLC Number: 798536268
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: A million dollar business? --
Cosmic liberation : the pursuit of the millennium --
The shock of the new : the Age of Aquarius --
Celestial enlightenment : the New Age --
End times : the New Age and the Age of Aquarius --
The writing of heaven : New Age astrology --
Oracles to the vulgar : sun sign astrology --
An evolutionary paradox : the survival of belief in astrology --
Salvation and the stars : astrology, religion, and belief --
Superstitious times : the extent of belief in astrology --
Belief in astrology : a public survey --
In their own words : the astrologers' universe of discourse --
With their own voices : interviews with astrologers --
Conclusion: Modernity and normality.

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Concluding that astrology is more popular than the usual figures suggest, the author argues that modern astrology is largely shaped by New Age thought, influenced by the European Millenarian  Read more...

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'This is a wonderful book, which has a lot of important things to say, not just about astrology, but about the nature of modern Western society.' Ronald Hutton, University of Bristol, UK 'Not Read more...

 
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