By Nicholas Campion
This publication explores a space of latest faith, spirituality and pop culture which has now not up to now been investigated intensive, the phenomenon of astrology within the smooth west. finding sleek astrology traditionally and sociologically in its non secular, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and attracts on vast fieldwork and interviews with prime sleek astrologers to offer a useful contribution to our realizing of the origins and nature of recent Age ideology.
This e-book 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 smooth astrology is essentially formed by means of New Age idea, stimulated through the eu Millenarian culture, that it may be visible as an inheritor to classical Gnosticism and is a part of the vernacular faith of the fashionable west.
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