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Conclusion: Making the Future

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The belief that history has a direction and a purpose is remarkably persistent. This should not be surprising, for human beings spend much of their lives searching for meaning. Some say that we cannot function effectively without a sense...

The Theosophical Enlightenment in the Nineteenth Century

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The United States possessed a thriving network of utopian communities throughout the nineteenth century. Many were heir to the theosophical and Neoplatonic traditions of European millenarianism, a culture of expectation which had been...

Enlightenment and Progress in the Eighteenth Century

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... by the same single law: no king should be above the law anymore than any commoner, and the arbitrary exercise of political power was condemned as contrary to natural law.Nicholas Campion, ‘Astronomy and Political Theory’, in The Role...

Introduction: Future Dreams

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... completely abandoned its belief in its own messianic mission.Nicholas Campion, The Great Year: Astrology, Millenarianism, and History in the Western Tradition (London: Penguin, 1994). This is Steve Fuller of the University of Warwick...

Remaking the World: Neoconservatism and the Global Utopia

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Two of Plato’s ideas are particularly persistent. One is his Idealism; the belief that soul, psyche and consciousness underpin existence, rather than matter. The other is that history possesses direction, pattern and purpose. Both were...

New Age and Transcendence in the Twentieth Century

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... Selected Writings on Enlightenment, ed. Aldous Huxley (New York: Harper Perennial, 2003), 1. He was also friends with the Russian philosopher Nicholas Berdiaeff, whose anti-utopian views were quoted at the beginning of a recent edition...

Counterculture and Utopia after the Sixties

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... Age.Nicholas Campion, ‘The 2012 Mayan Calendar Prophecies in the Context of the Western Millenarian Tradition’, in Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy: Building Bridges between Cultures, Proceedings of International Astronomy Union Symposium 278,...

End Times: Utopia and the Millennium

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... Age has a double meaning.Nicholas Campion, Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West: Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement (Abingdon: Ashgate, 2012), 29–39. It is both the future spiritual era and the culture which has been...

Myth and the Millennium in the Sixties

Nicholas Campion

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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Few decades have been so mythologized as the 1960s. Whether characterized as hedonism or political upheaval, the decade is seen as having a particular and unique quality as one of hope that a new world was being born. In the western...