Culture and Cosmos

Culture and Cosmos

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Founded by Nicholas Campion in 1997, Culture and Cosmos is the only peer-reviewed academic journal on the history of astrology and cultural astronomy. The term “cultural astronomy” was adapted from the phrase “astronomy-in-culture,” which was then increasingly used to describe the studies of nonmodern and non-Western astronomies. In Campion’s definition, it “embraces the broader cultural context within which astrology exists and examines the impact of astronomical ideas on human culture, beliefs and practices. It includes the creation of calendars, astral religion and the new disciplines of discipline of ‘ethnoastronomy’ (which focuses on folk beliefs concerning astronomy from around the world) and archaeoastronomy (the study of astronomical alignments and symbolism in ancient buildings).” The papers published vary in scope from Mayan carvings to Indian temples, and Mesopotamian astronomy to Renaissance astrology and modern cosmology. Contributors have included Robin Heath, Nick Kollerstrom, Robert Zoller, and Patrick Curry.

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I find Peters's emphasis on our "big self" as an expression of our interconnectedness with culture and cosmos to be a helpful antidote to an excessive individualism and anthropocentrism that can endanger not only the environment but people in need as well.