Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

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Penguin, 2006 - Всего страниц: 569
Richard TarnasÂ's The Passion of the Western Mind—acclaimed by leading voices in philosophy, religion, psychology, and history—sets the stage for this major work, thirty years in the making, that dramatically reframes our understanding of the universe in the light of extraordinary new evidence.

Cosmos and Psyche is the first book by a widely respected scholar to demonstrate the existence of a consistent correspondence between planetary movements and the unfolding drama of human history. A vast and impressive body of evidence illuminates patterns of meaning and precise correlations between the universe and the world of human endeavor. With meticulous detail, Richard Tarnas takes us on a journey that begins with the ancient Greeks and culminates in our own era and its transformative potential, putting into perspective these chaotic, tumultuous times—from the sixties to September 11, 2001—and pointing the way towards the future.

In terms of planetary cycles, our present moment in history is most comparable to the period five hundred years ago—that era of “extraordinary turbulence and creativity,” the High Renaissance. Not since Copernicus conceived the heliocentric theory has the human community faced such a profound realignment of the way we think. Readers of every persuasion will be impressed by the vast canvas here, the wealth of research and analysis, and the profound conclusions that may be drawn—conclusions that reunite religion and science, and restore a transcendent dimension to the universe.

 

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Rather naive connection of planetary alignment with revolutionary thinking in Western Civilization. Lots of big words and obscure ideas. Читать весь отзыв

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I wanted to like this book - I was very interested in the subject matter (archetypes and astrology) and the author's point of view. Unfortunately, the writing style was so academic and dense that it ... Читать весь отзыв

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Two Paradigms of History
11
The Cosmological Situation Today
26
A Parable
39
The Archetypal Cosmos
61
Archetypal Principles
80
Forms of Correspondence
102
Archetypal Coherence and Concrete Diversity
126
Epochs of Revolution
139
Forging Deep Structures
285
Social and Political Rebellions and Awakenings
300
Music and Literature
317
Great Heights and Shadows
335
Hidden Births
349
Spiritual Epiphanies and the Emergence of New Religions
366
Romanticism Imaginative Genius and Cosmic Epiphany
380
Revelations of the Numinous
401

Scientific and Technological Revolutions
159
The Liberation of Nature
172
Filling in the Cyclical Sequence
188
A Larger View of the Sixties
202
Historical Contrasts and Tensions
219
Splitting Evil and Terror
234
Moral Courage Facing the Shadow and the Tension of Opposites
257
The Late Twentieth Century and the Turn of the Millennium
419
Towards a New Heaven and a New Earth
453
Opening to the Cosmos
484
Sources
535
Index
549
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Richard Tarnas is a Harvard-educated historian and professor of philosophy and psychology, and the author of The Passion of the Western Mind. He is the founding director of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness graduate studies program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and also teaches on the faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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