• Title : Cosmos and Psyche

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  • ISBN: 0452288592

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 592 pages


Cosmos and Psyche Description

From a philosopher whose history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell Huston Smith comes a book tracing the connection between cosmic cycles archetypal patterns of experience Drawing on years of research on thinkers from Plato to Jung, Tarnas explores the planetary correlations of epochal events like the French Revolution, the world wars 9 11 Whether read as astrology updated for the quantum age or as a contemporary classic of spirituality, Cosmos Psyche is an important work of sophistication learning importance.Preface1 The transformation of the cosmos The birth of the modern selfThe dawn of a new universe Two paradigms of historyForging the self, disenchanting the worldThe cosmological situation today 2 In search of a deeper order Two suitors a parableThe interior quest Synchronicity its implicationsThe archetypal cosmos3 Through the archetypal telescope The evolving traditionArchetypal principlesThe planets Forms of correspondence Personal transit cycles Archetypal coherence concrete diversityAssessing patterns of correlation 4 Epochs of revolution From the French Revolution to the 1960sSynchronic diachronic patterns in historyScientific technological revolutionsAwakenings of the DionysianThe liberation of natureReligious rebellion erotic emancipationFilling in the cyclical sequence The individual the collectiveA larger view of the sixties5 Cycles of crisis contraction World Wars, Cold War 9 11Historical contrasts tensionsConservative empowermentSplitting, evil terror Moby Dick nature s depthHistorical determinism, realpolitik apocalypseMoral courage, facing the shadow the tension of oppositesParadigmatic works of artForging deep structures 6 Cycles of creativity expansion Opening new horizons Convergences of scientific breakthroughsSocial political rebellions awakeningsQuantum leaps peak experiencesFrom Copernicus to DarwinMusic literatureIconic moments cultural milestonesGreat heights shadowsHidden births 7 Awakenings of spirit soul Epochal shifts of cultural visionSpiritual epiphanies the emergence of new religionsUtopian social visions Romanticism, imaginative genius cosmic epiphanyRevelations of the numinous The great awakening of the Axial Age The late 20th century the turn of the millennium8 Towards a new heaven a new earth Understanding the past, creating the futureObservations on future planetary alignmentsSources of the world orderEpilogueNotesSourcesAcknowledgmentsIndex.



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thumbnail Title: Cosmos and Psyche
Author:Richard Tarnas
ISBN :0452288592
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Reviewer: 365 Reviews
Description: From a philosopher whose history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell Huston Smith comes a book tracing the connection between cosmic cycles archetypal patterns of experience Drawing on y

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