Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West

Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement

Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West

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.

She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone

In this New York Times bestselling extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. "Mine is a story of craving: an unreliable account of lusts and troubles that began, somehow, in 1956 on the day our free television was delivered. . ." Meet Dolores Price. She’s thirteen, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood good-bye. Beached like a whale in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally rolls into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she’s determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before really going belly-up. At once a fragile girl and a hard-edged cynic, so tough to love yet so inimitably lovable, Dolores is as poignantly real as our own imperfections. She’s Come Undone includes a promise: you will never forget Dolores Price.

What Do Astrologers Believe?

What Do Astrologers Believe?

'And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years."' Genesis 1: 14 Astrology, the notion that the stars and planets hold significance for human life, exists in most cultures. It is evident in Stone Age lunar calendars dating back to 30,000 BCE. Today, 90 per cent of Indians consult astrologers about their forthcoming marriages while over 50 per cent of people in the West read their horoscopes in newspapers or magazines. How has this pre-Christian, pre-scientific view of the cosmos survived to the present day and what is its enduring appeal? Astrology's techniques and philosophical foundations are complex and there is no single tradition. Astrology may be seen as science, art, religion, craft or superstition. For most adherents it is either a path to self-understanding or an organizing principle that helps give purpose to an otherwise meaningless world. Nicholas Campion explores astrology's past and present, its claims and appeal, and explains what astrologers really believe.

The Mammoth Book of 20th Century SF II

The Mammoth Book of 20th Century SF II

This volume, covering the period from the 1890s to the future, includes stories from founding fathers of the field like H. G. Wells and C. S. Lewis; beloved mainstays of the genre, such as Philip Jose Farmer, Roger Zelazny and Jack Vance; notable female writers, including Nancy Kress, and authors like Bruce Sterling, William Gibson and James Morrow, who have hit their stride in the last two decades. Also featured are those widely recognised outside the genre, the celebrated writing of E. M. Forster and Michael Shaara, as well as translations of foreign writers' formative work including that of Wolfgang Jeschke and Dino Buzzati.

How to Believe in a Sagittarius

Real life guidance on how to get on and be friends with the ninth sign of the zodiac

How to Believe in a Sagittarius

To believe in a Sagittarius, is the biggest compliment you can pay them. Learn how to believe in the Sagittarius you know, and those you have yet to meet. This book is a light look at the Star Sign Sagittarius. Adventurous, Philosophical...and Tactless. Does this describe the Sagittarius you know? Are you aware of how important their beliefs are to them? ...which they won't be shy about telling you! This insider information will gently guide you through the process of easily making a chart using on-line resources so you can truly understand the Sagittarius in your life. Discover how to make a chart, how to find the three key points that will help you believe in one better and how to make the best of the Sagittarius you know...and the ones you have yet to meet. Drawing on her extensive client files and using real-life examples Mary English guides you in learning How To Believe in a Sagittarius.

Choice Centered Astrology

The Basics

Choice Centered Astrology

A practical approach that provides basics for understanding astrological charts. Shows you how to utilize astrology to make the most of your life and gives clear examples of in-depth, choice-centered interpretations of aspects, houses, planets, and signs. Whether you are a novice, knowledgeable student, or professional in the field, you will find this book useful.

A Lesson in Seduction

A Lesson in Seduction

Was he a shy guy…or playboy? They met at the airport. He wore a suit and carried a briefcase. He seemed quiet, a little shy. Definitely not the type to flirt with a fellow passenger—even if she was famous actress Rosalind Marlow! His name, Roz discovered, was Luke James. She was determined to discover more about him…such as why he appeared to be following her. And was he as innocent as he seemed? What he really needed was a lesson in flirtation—and, on impulse, Roz decided to be his teacher! Luke was a fast learner. In fact, Roz soon discovered that he didn't need lessons at all. He could teach her plenty about the art of seduction! "Susan Napier is a whizz at stirring up both breathtaking sensuality and emotional tension."—Romantic Times

Murder in the 11th House

Murder in the 11th House

"It's a perfect afternoon read that will provoke smiles. Almost cozy, with a Mr. Monk like ensemble cast, this series debut has tremendous potential."—Library Journal Astrological detective David Lowell must use his charts and knowledge to solve the murder of a state judge in a New York City parking garage. At the urging of his daughter Melinda, a young defense attorney, Lowell tries to prove the innocence of Johnny Colbert, a loud-mouthed bartender wrongly accused of the crime. Lowell's hacker sidekick Mort, his vivacious assistant Sarah, and their bodyguard Andy join them in their race against time. With birth charts and street smarts, Lowell sorts out a cast of characters, from the judge's clerk and her lawyer boyfriend to the judge herself, and traces the reason for the crime back to a surprising source.