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Topic: Astrology and Alchemy
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Astrology and Alchemy
Why do astrology and alchemy continue to flourish when we allegedly live in a ‘scientific age’? In both Britain and the United States about a third of the population believes in astrology and its popularity is growing. How can we reject the concept of a flat Earth or an Earth-centred universe, but still believe the planets can control our lives? How can alchemy still fascinate us when we no longer try to convert lead into gold?
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Topic section: The decline and revival of astrology and alchemy
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Belief in alchemy and astrology almost faded away during the Enlightenment. They were resurrected in the late nineteenth century in a new guise which reflected modern concerns  > more

Topic section: Astrology and alchemy in modern society
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Astrology and alchemy exist in modern life as a part of our folklore and fun, and also as more serious explanations and metaphors  > more

Topic section: Astrology, alchemy and popular culture
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Proof that alchemy and astrology are true, seem to be continually tested in our popular culture. Although there is no certainty to the claims of either, many people still enjoy the romance of both  > more
 
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