Cosmos and Psyche

Intimations of a New World View

Author: Richard Tarnas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101213477

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

View: 9941

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.

Passion of the Western Mind

Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View

Author: Richard Tarnas

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307804526

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 407

"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp the big picture of Western culture for the first time." SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Here are the great minds of Western civilization and their pivotal ideas, from Plato to Hegel, from Augustine to Nietzsche, from Copernicus to Freud. Richard Tarnas performs the near-miracle of describing profound philosophical concepts simply but without simplifying them. Ten years in the making and already hailed as a classic, THE PASSION OF THE WESERN MIND is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kosmos und Psyche

an den Grenzen menschlichen Bewußtseins

Author: Stanislav Grof

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596146413

Category:

Page: 371

View: 1271


Wahre Halluzinationen

Author: Terence McKenna

Publisher: Nachtschatten Verlag

ISBN: 3037885270

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 177

View: 2471

Im Jahre 1971 macht sich eine Gruppe junger amerikanischer Anthropologen und Botaniker auf ins Amazonasgebiet, um die Wirkung von halluzinogenen Pflanzen auf das Weltbild der eingeborenen Schamanen zu erforschen. Die Einnahme dort wachsender Psilocybin-Pilze versetzt zwei von ihnen, Terence McKenna und seinen Bruder Dennis, selbst in den Zustand, den sie an visionssuchenden Schamanen untersuchen wollten. Dieses Erlebnis überzeugte McKenna, dass die Welt der ekstatischen Trance des Schamanen, die visionäre Welt des Psilocybins und die Welt, in der man Ausserirdische antrifft, verschiedene Aspekte ein und derselben paradoxen Realität sind. In den Jahren danach festigte sich seine Ansicht, dass man Psilocybin dazu benutzen kann, das Verhältnis von Geist und dem Unbekannten zu erforschen. Als Forscher einer neuen Generation erkundete er die nicht rationalen Teile der Psyche und entwickelte mit Hilfe seiner rationalen wissenschaftlichen Ausbildung eine "Quantenpsychologie". Sein Buch liest sich so spannend wie ein Bericht über die Erkundung eines fremden Kontinents.

The Awakening of Intelligence: toward a new Psychology of Being

Eastern psychologies in the direction of new Transpersonal Theories

Author: Diego Pignatelli Spinazzola Foreword by Stanley Krippner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450232140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 1936

Using a creative and poetic modality, Diego Pignatelli explores myth, religion, science and spirituality—the “liminal” territories of modern psychology. He introduces us toTranspersonal Psychology, Grof’s holotropic paradigm and perinatal dynamics, mythology, oriental and Indian psychology, as well as Jungian, and depth psychology. Pignatelli also discusses the fields of parapsychology, shamanism, thanatology, Near Death Experiences (NDE), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs - astral travels occur during non-ordinary states of consciousness and travels to parallel universes through the Star Gates or “portals” of other mythological dimensions). He also teaches us about Kundalini awakening, mandala cosmology, altered/nonordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), psychedelic therapy and the implications of the new emerging paradigm whose holonomic theory and multidimensional psyche are currently explored by modern consciousness research.

Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos

An Ecological Christianity

Author: Bruce Sanguin

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551455455

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2174

In March 2005, the United Nations released its Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Among the findings: 2/3 of the world's ecosystems are seriously degraded; 90 percent of the world's fish stocks are depleted; and climate change is not just something that might happen, it is already upon us. Many people, including many Christians, will hear this and delude themselves into thinking that technology can and will save the day. A wiser and more helpful response, especially for Christians, is to find a way to step back into the flow of nature from which we have extricated ourselves. In "Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos", Bruce Sanguin shows us the way. Sanguin draws on the latest scientific understandings of the nature of the universe and weaves them together with biblical meta-narratives and frequently overlooked strands of the Judeo-Christian tradition to create an ecological and truly evolutionary Christian theology -- a feat few theologians have even attempted. This book -- and more importantly the work of integration it suggests -- represents a fundamental challenge to our theological and liturgical models. But for those who are ready and willing to embark on an exciting theological journey of discovery, it also represents a rich opportunity to become reacquainted with the Spirit of God moving in and through the very dynamics of an unfolding universe. In "Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos", Sanguin draws on the latest scientific understandings of the nature of the universe and weaves them together with biblical meta-narratives and frequently overlooked strands of the Judeo-Christian tradition to create an ecological and truly evolutionary Christian theology.

Cosmopsychology

The Psychology of Humans as Spiritual Beings

Author: Gene F. Collins Jr. Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469122626

Category: Psychology

Page: 596

View: 2627

Cosmopsychology The Psychology of Humans as Spiritual Beings Cosmopsychology assumes that human beings are essentially spiritual beings who are multi-dimensional, composed of many parts and connected to many dimensions of the Cosmos. It has been defined as astrology, as the study of psychospiritual development, and as the psychology of extraterrestrial beings. Cosmopsychology is the study of the relationship between the mind and the Cosmos. Cosmopsychology refers both to the correspondences between the human mind and the external universe and to the growth or evolution of the mind as it moves to higher forms of consciousness. It examines those parts, links, and dimensions that are not found in traditional, academic psychology. Cosmopsychology provides insights into your personality and your destiny through the contributions of astrology, numerology, the I Ching, Jungs Analytical psychology, Hartmanns Ego psychology, Bernes Transactional Analysis, Assagiolis Psychosynthesis, Hermeticism, Idealism, New Thought, and the Perennial Philosophy. The mysteries of karma are laid out as they are found in the ancient Indian philosophy of Vedanta. Psychology was built on classical physics. Cosmopsychology is built on quantum physics, the holographic universe, string theory, M-theory, and F-theory. Physics has come full circle, returning to the science of vibrations and the philosophy of idealism as taught by Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato. Everything is connected both spatially and temporally. At this deep level of Being, consciousness choices what manifests. Cosmopsychology encompasses the nature of consciousness, meditation, karma, and rebirth and examines their roles in Individuation, Self-Actualization, and Self-Realization.

The Long View

An Elderwoman's Book of Wisdom

Author: Donna Sinclair

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1551455951

Category: Self-Help

Page: 333

View: 2003

Daily meditations that nourish elder wisdom and inspire hope. This book is all about finding and offering hope. It's about I claiming the full meaning of eldership and knowing that elder-women have much to offer. This collection of 365 daily reflections offers elderwomen (and younger women who wish to listen in) an opportunity to nourish the wisdom and deep knowing that comes from life experience. It also holds out the potential for growth, the op-portunity to waken to different perspectives that can lead to rich possibilities and courageous actions. This is territory Donna Sinclair knows well. Retired from a 35-year career as a respected journalist, Sinclair has found plenty of life and purpose to carry her forward. In particular, she has come to realise the important roles elderwomen play in our society -- remembering the past, speaking out against injustice, seeking to restore the balance of creation. Sinclair also knows that in order to accomplish these difficult yet essential tasks, elderwomen need to nourish their inner life. The challenges women face today are so enormous and threat-ening, that it is easy to fall into despair. For this reason especially, elderwomen need to seek hope and share it generously as Sinclair does here.

The Resilience Imperative

Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy

Author: Michael Lewis,Patrick Conaty

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 5534

Proven strategies for a low-carbon, steady-state economy

Constraints of Agency

Explorations of Theory in Everyday Life

Author: Craig W. Gruber,Matthew G. Clark,Sven Hroar Klempe,Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319101307

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 9738

This book explores the basic concept of agency and develops it further in psychology using it to better understand and explain psychological processes and behavior. More importantly, this book seeks to put an emphasis on the role of agency in four distinct settings: history of psychology, neuroscience, psychology of religion, and sociocultural theories of co-agency. In Volume 12 of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology the contributors explore a number of new ways to look at agency in psychology. This volume seeks to develop a systematic theory of axioms for agency. It describes implications for research and practice that are founded on an understanding of the person as an actor in the world. This book also has implications for research and practice across psychology's sub-fields uniting the discipline through an agentic view of the person

Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens

Author: Mack

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143919002X

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 1174

A Harvard psychiatrist, the author of A Prince of Our Disorder, presents accounts of alien abduction taken from the more than sixty cases he has investigated and examines the implications for our identity as a species.

Arschlöcher - eine Theorie

Author: Aaron James

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641101948

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 801

Jeder kennt eines Man begegnet ihnen überall: im Job, in der Schule, im Freundeskreis, in der Politik, in Geschichtsbüchern, im Fernsehen oder im Straßenverkehr. Mitunter sogar in der Familie. Man könnte sie auch als Mistkerle, Tyrannen, Wichtigtuer, Intriganten oder Egomanen beschimpfen. Arschlöcher sind eine Zumutung. Doch was genau macht ein Arschloch aus? Warum sind es oft Männer? Weshalb bringen manche Länder mehr Arschlöcher hervor als andere? Ist der Kapitalismus schuld? Oder ist es eine Frage des Charakters? Und können wir uns überhaupt wohl fühlen in einer Gesellschaft, wo Arschlöcher sprießen wie Unkraut? Aaron James beschäftigen diese und weitere Fragen. Seine Theorie ist so intelligent wie unterhaltsam und enthält darüber hinaus eine nützliche Gebrauchsanleitung für den Umgang mit A*.