Astrology and Cosmology in the World's Religions


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New York University Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Nicholas Campion is Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is director of the University's Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, and programme director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.


"The book is crammed with information, occasionally punctuated by interpretation or analysis. Over 50 pages of notes and bibliography enable readers to check the author's exactitude for him or herself."--L. De Danaan "CHOICE "
"What is up in the sky has significance in almost every religion, and this book looks at Australia, Oceania, North America, South and Central America, Sub-Sahara Africa, Egypt, China, India, Babylon, Judaism, Classical Greece with Christianity, Islam, and 'Theosophical, New Age, and Pagan Cosmologies.'"--Gareth J. Medway "The Magonia Blog: Astrology and Religion "
"Campion's Astrology and Cosmologyis an ambitious examination of cosmologies and astrologies from around the world. The diversity of cultures Campion includes is impressive."--Jacqueline Feke "History of Astronomy "
""This innovative study presents astrologies and cosmologies - broadly conceived - as counterparts and mirrors of human societies. Unlike most students of astrology, Campion transcends the limitations of the Western tradition to examine the nature and roles of astrological and cosmological concepts in cultures from all continents. His examples provide original insights into how cosmologies shape these cultures' artistic, intellectual, and religious activities."--Stephen McCluskey, West Virginia University