Grounding the Stars: Towards an Ecological Astrology

Curry, Patrick M. (2007) Grounding the Stars: Towards an Ecological Astrology. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 1 (2). pp. 210-219. ISSN 1749-4907. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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In this paper I seek to outline a conception of astrology in which nature—not a modernist Cartesian nature but the living and sensuous natural world—is central. This involves contextualizing astrology as, in effect, a divinatory practice in which the Earth and its animist apprehension is indispensable. Such a move runs counter to much discourse, both by hostile critics (religious and scientific) and astrologers themselves, which is viewed in Weberian and neo-Weberian terms as part of an attempt, damaging if ultimately unsuccessful, to rationalize and thus disenchant astrology. The positive implications for an openly animist and pluralist astrology are then briefly explored.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: P.M. Curry
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2008 17:22
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2014 11:03
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