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Cosmos and Psyche : Intimations of a New World View :  Intimations of a New World View - Richard Tarnas

Cosmos and Psyche : Intimations of a New World View

Intimations of a New World View

Paperback Published: May 2007
ISBN: 9780452288591
Number Of Pages: 569
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

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"Breathtaking in the scope and scale of its vision, this extraordinary book shatters our cosmological assumptions . . . Spellbinding, eloquent, compelling."--Christopher Bache, professor of philosophy and religious studies, Youngstown State University

"Majestic, sweeping, and profound This will be a book for the ages."--William Van Dusen Wishard, author of Between Two Ages: The 21st Century and the Crisis of Meaning

Prefacep. xiii
The Transformation of the Cosmosp. 1
The Birth of the Modern Selfp. 3
The Dawn of a New Universep. 5
Two Paradigms of Historyp. 11
Forging the Self, Disenchanting the Worldp. 16
The Cosmological Situation Todayp. 26
In Search of a Deeper Orderp. 37
Two Suitors: A Parablep. 39
The Interior Questp. 43
Synchronicity and Its Implicationsp. 50
The Archetypal Cosmosp. 61
Through the Archetypal Telescopep. 71
The Evolving Traditionp. 73
Archetypal Principlesp. 80
The Planetsp. 88
Forms of Correspondencep. 102
Personal Transit Cyclesp. 109
Archetypal Coherence and Concrete Diversityp. 126
Assessing Patterns of Correlationp. 135
Epochs of Revolutionp. 139
From the French Revolution to the 1960sp. 141
Synchronic and Diachronic Patterns in Historyp. 149
Scientific and Technological Revolutionsp. 159
Awakenings of the Dionysianp. 166
The Liberation of Naturep. 172
Religious Rebellion and Erotic Emancipationp. 183
Filling in the Cyclical Sequencep. 188
The Individual and the Collectivep. 194
A Larger View of the Sixtiesp. 202
Cycles of Crisis and Contractionp. 207
World Wars, Cold War, and September 11p. 209
Historical Contrasts and Tensionsp. 219
Conservative Empowermentp. 226
Splitting, Evil, and Terrorp. 234
Moby Dick and Nature's Depthsp. 239
Historical Determinism, Realpolitik, and Apocalypsep. 242
Moral Courage, Facing the Shadow, and the Tension of Oppositesp. 257
Paradigmatic Works of Artp. 268
Forging Deep Structuresp. 285
Cycles of Creativity and Expansionp. 289
Opening New Horizonsp. 291
Convergences of Scientific Breakthroughsp. 296
Social and Political Rebellions and Awakeningsp. 300
Quantum Leaps and Peak Experiencesp. 307
From Copernicus to Darwinp. 312
Music and Literaturep. 317
Iconic Moments and Cultural Milestonesp. 326
Great Heights and Shadowsp. 335
Hidden Birthsp. 349
Awakenings of Spirit and Soulp. 353
Epochal Shifts of Cultural Visionp. 355
Spiritual Epiphanies and the Emergence of New Religionsp. 366
Utopian Social Visionsp. 375
Romanticism, Imaginative Genius, and Cosmic Epiphanyp. 380
Revelations of the Numinousp. 401
The Great Awakening of the Axial Agep. 409
The Late Twentieth Century and the Turn of the Millenniump. 419
Towards a New Heaven and a New Earthp. 453
Understanding the Past, Creating the Futurep. 455
Observations on Future Planetary Alignmentsp. 465
Opening to the Cosmosp. 484
Sources of the World Orderp. 488
Epiloguep. 491
Notesp. 494
Sourcesp. 535
Acknowledgmentsp. 545
Indexp. 549
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ISBN: 9780452288591
ISBN-10: 0452288592
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 569
Published: May 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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