[1950 - ]
Birth and Rebirth: LSD, Psychoanalysis, and Spiritual Enlightenment (1976)
The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View (1991)
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 Western Mind
is truly a complete liberal education in a single volume.
Prometheus the Awakener (1995)
A superb organization of research into birth charts and destinies of
creative men and women. Behind the guise of Uranus is the revolutionary
energy of Prometheus, master of fire.
Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View (2006)
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.
Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality
(2002) by Jorge N. Ferrer
In his striking debut, Jorge Noguera Ferrer deconstructs and reconstructs
the entire transpersonal project, articulating a more sophisticated,
pluralistic, and spiritually grounded transpersonal theory. He brings recent
ideas in epistemology and the philosophy of science to bear upon core issues
in the psychology and philosophy of religion. The book's first half
(Deconstruction) describes the nature and origins of the experiential vision
that has guided transpersonal scholarship so far, and identifies some of its
main conceptual and practical limitations: intrasubjective reductionism,
subtle Cartesianism, spiritual narcissism, and integrative arrestment. In
the second half of the book (Reconstruction), Ferrer suggests an alternate
way of reconceiving transpersonal ideas without these limitations-a
participatory vision of human spirituality, one which not only overcomes the
limitations of the experiential vision, but also places transpersonal
studies in greater alignment with the values of the spiritual quest.
Foreword by Richard Tarnas
Click any of the following links for more information on similar topics of interest in relation to this page.
Is Listed As A Favorite Of
By First Name)
By First Name)
[As of x]
TO BE DETERMINED