New York University Press is looking for up to 10 academics in North America who may consider using my new book, Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions as a course book, if you have appropriate courses
You’ll find details here:
If anyone would like to be included please e mail your postal address at your university or college.
Best wishes Nick Campion
Description and contents follow:
Here’s the description:
Subjects: Religion, Anthropology
When you think of astrology, you may think of the horoscope section in your local paper, or of Nancy Reagan's consultations with an astrologer in the White House in the 1980s. Yet almost every religion uses some form of astrology: some way of thinking about the sun, moon, stars, and planets and how they hold significance for human lives on earth.
Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions offers an accessible overview of the astrologies of the world's religions, placing them into context within theories of how the wider universe came into being and operates. Campion traces beliefs about the heavens among peoples ranging from ancient Egypt and China, to Australia and Polynesia, and India and the Islamic world.
Addressing each religion in a separate chapter, Campion outlines how, by observing the celestial bodies, people have engaged with the divine, managed the future, and attempted to understand events here on earth. This fascinating text offers a unique way to delve into comparative religions and will also appeal to those intrigued by New Age topics.
These are the contents:
1 Cosmology and Religion: Measurement and Meaning
2 Astrology: the Celestial Mirror
3 Australasia: The Dreaming
4 Oceania: Navigating the Sky
5 North America: The Great Spirit
6 South and Central America: Salvation and Sacrifice
7 Sub-Saharan Africa: Heaven on Earth
8 Egypt: the Solar State
9. China: the Celestial Offices
10 India: Ancient Traditions and Modern Practice
11 Babylon: Signs in the Sky
12 The Jews: Myth, Magic and Transcendence
13 Classical Greece: Ascent to the Stars
14 Christianity: Influence and Transcendence
15 Islam: Faith and Reason
16. Theosophical, New Age and Pagan Cosmologies: Nature and Transformation