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Cosmos and Psyche Intimations of a New World View

ISBN-10: 0452288592
ISBN-13: 9780452288591
Edition: N/A
Authors: Richard Tarnas
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Description: From a philosopher whose magisterial history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith comes a brilliant new book that traces the connection between cosmic cycles and archetypal patterns of human experience. Drawing on years  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.716

From a philosopher whose magisterial history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith comes a brilliant new book that traces the connection between cosmic cycles and archetypal patterns of human experience. Drawing on years of research and on thinkers from Plato to Jung, Richard Tarnas explores the planetary correlations of epochal events like the French Revolution, the two world wars, and September 11. Whether read as astrology updated for the quantum age or as a contemporary classic of spirituality, "Cosmos and Psyche" is a work of immense sophistication, deep learning, and lasting importance.

Richard Tarnas, Ph. D., is Distinguished Rockefeller Faculty, Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and is director of its programme in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he was formerly director of programmes and education at Esalen Institute.

Preface
The Transformation of the Cosmos
The Birth of the Modern Self
The Dawn of a New Universe
Two Paradigms of History
Forging the Self, Disenchanting the World
The Cosmological Situation Today
In Search of a Deeper Order
Two Suitors: A Parable
The Interior Quest
Synchronicity and Its Implications
The Archetypal Cosmos
Through the Archetypal Telescope
The Evolving Tradition
Archetypal Principles
The Planets
Forms of Correspondence
Personal Transit Cycles
Archetypal Coherence and Concrete Diversity
Assessing Patterns of Correlation
Epochs of Revolution
From the French Revolution to the 1960s
Synchronic and Diachronic Patterns in History
Scientific and Technological Revolutions
Awakenings of the Dionysian
The Liberation of Nature
Religious Rebellion and Erotic Emancipation
Filling in the Cyclical Sequence
The Individual and the Collective
A Larger View of the Sixties
Cycles of Crisis and Contraction
World Wars, Cold War, and September 11
Historical Contrasts and Tensions
Conservative Empowerment
Splitting, Evil, and Terror
Moby Dick and Nature's Depths
Historical Determinism, Realpolitik, and Apocalypse
Moral Courage, Facing the Shadow, and the Tension of Opposites
Paradigmatic Works of Art
Forging Deep Structures
Cycles of Creativity and Expansion
Opening New Horizons
Convergences of Scientific Breakthroughs
Social and Political Rebellions and Awakenings
Quantum Leaps and Peak Experiences
From Copernicus to Darwin
Music and Literature
Iconic Moments and Cultural Milestones
Great Heights and Shadows
Hidden Births
Awakenings of Spirit and Soul
Epochal Shifts of Cultural Vision
Spiritual Epiphanies and the Emergence of New Religions
Utopian Social Visions
Romanticism, Imaginative Genius, and Cosmic Epiphany
Revelations of the Numinous
The Great Awakening of the Axial Age
The Late Twentieth Century and the Turn of the Millennium
Towards a New Heaven and a New Earth
Understanding the Past, Creating the Future
Observations on Future Planetary Alignments
Opening to the Cosmos
Sources of the World Order
Epilogue
Notes
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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