The Search for Roots  C  G  Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis Book PDF

The Search for Roots C G Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis

  • Author : Alfred Ribi
  • Publisher : Gnosis Archive Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-31
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780615850627

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The Search for Roots C G Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis Book Description :

The publication in 2009 of C. G. Jung's The Red Book: Liber Novus has initiated a broad reassessment of Jung’s place in cultural history. Among many revelations, the visionary events recorded in the Red Book reveal the foundation of Jung’s complex association with the Western tradition of Gnosis. In The Search for Roots, Alfred Ribi closely examines Jung’s life-long association with Gnostic tradition. Dr. Ribi knows C. G. Jung and his tradition from the ground up. He began his analytical training with Marie-Louise von Franz in 1963, and continued working closely with Dr. von Franz for the next 30 years. For over four decades he has been an analyst, lecturer and examiner of the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, where he also served as the Director of Studies. But even more importantly, early in his studies Dr. Ribi noted Jung’s underlying roots in Gnostic tradition, and he carefully followed those roots to their source. Alfred Ribi is unique in the Jungian analytical community for the careful scholarship and intellectual rigor he has brought to the study Gnosticism. In The Search for Roots, Ribi shows how a dialogue between Jungian and Gnostic studies can open new perspectives on the experiential nature of Gnosis, both ancient and modern. Creative engagement with Gnostic tradition broadens the imaginative scope of modern depth psychology and adds an essential context for understanding the voice of the soul emerging in our modern age. A Foreword by Lance Owens supplements this volume with a discussion of Jung's encounter with Gnostic tradition while composing his Red Book (Liber Novus). Dr. Owens delivers a fascinating and historically well-documented account of how Gnostic mythology entered into Jung's personal mythology in the Red Book. Gnostic mythology thereafter became for Jung a prototypical image of his individuation. Owens offers this conclusion: “In 1916 Jung had seemingly found the root of his myth and it was the myth of Gnosis. I see no evidence tha

Turn of an Age  The Spiritual Roots of Jungian Psychology in Hermeticism  Gnosticism and Alchemy Book PDF

Turn of an Age The Spiritual Roots of Jungian Psychology in Hermeticism Gnosticism and Alchemy

  • Author : Alfred Ribi
  • Publisher : Gnosis Archive Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9780578565507

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Turn of an Age The Spiritual Roots of Jungian Psychology in Hermeticism Gnosticism and Alchemy Book Description :

In this book Alfred Ribi reaches back across two millennia, gathering and engaging an extraordinary collection of writings. With authority and fluency, Ribi draws together the antique texts of Hellenism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism and Alchemy, and illustrates how these nurture the visionary work of C. G. Jung. Into this tapestry Alfred Ribi weaves personal insights gained over half a century of experience as an analytical psychologist. He illuminates how the dreams and visions of modern individuals intertwine with the tradition that Jung indicated to be a spiritual antecedent of his psychology. This is the second volume of a two-volume work. The first volume, The Search for Roots: C. G. Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis was published in an English translation in 2013. That volume served as a general introduction to the more detailed and multifaceted exposition presented in this second volume. This volume is addressed to serious students of Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and the works of C. G. Jung. It will richly reward those who give it their diligent attention. About the Author Alfred Ribi was born in 1931. He studied medicine in Zurich, followed by specialization in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy FMH. In 1963, he began analysis with Marie-Louise von Franz—a close associate of C.G. Jung—and subsequently worked for many years as a colleague with Dr. von Franz. He is a diplomat of the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, where he has served as Director of Studies, a teaching and control analyst, and a lecturer and examiner of the Institute. He is past President of both the Foundation for Jungian Psychology and of the Psychological Club in Zurich. The book was edited and includes a Foreword by Lance S. Owens. It was translated into English by Mark Kyburz.

White Bird  Black Serpent  Red Book Book PDF

White Bird Black Serpent Red Book

  • Author : Stuart Douglas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780429923975

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White Bird Black Serpent Red Book Book Description :

This book examines the influence of Gnostic philosophy on Jungian psychology as indicated by Jung's essay, 'The Transcendent Function' (1916), and his Gnostic-inspired treatise, The Seven Sermons to the Dead (also written in 1916). Relevant and timely due to the relatively recent publication of Jung's The Red Book, the hypothesis of this work is that the Seven Sermons is the mythopoetic, metaphysical twin of 'The Transcendent Function' and that these texts can be considered as two sides of the same coin. The Seven Sermons formed a prelude to everything Jung was to communicate about the unconscious-in other words, an embryonic form of the principal tenets of analytical psychology can be found in a Gnostic-inspired text. As Gnostic philosophy was the inspiration for both texts, this book also highlights correspondences between both of Jung's works and the Gnostic texts of the Nag Hammadi Library, paying particular attention to the theme of the opposites-arguably the crucial theme at the very heart of Jung's psychology.

The Western Esoteric Traditions Book PDF

The Western Esoteric Traditions

  • Author : Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0199717567

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The Western Esoteric Traditions Book Description :

Western esotericism has now emerged as an academic study in its own right, combining spirituality with an empirical observation of the natural world while also relating the humanity to the universe through a harmonious celestial order. This introduction to the Western esoteric traditions offers a concise overview of their historical development. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke explores these traditions, from their roots in Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism, and Gnosticism in the early Christian era up to their reverberations in today's scientific paradigms. While the study of Western esotericism is usually confined to the history of ideas, Goodrick-Clarke examines the phenomenon much more broadly. He demonstrates that, far from being a strictly intellectual movement, the spread of esotericism owes a great deal to geopolitics and globalization. In Hellenistic culture, for example, the empire of Alexander the Great, which stretched across Egypt and Western Asia to provinces in India, facilitated a mixing of Eastern and Western cultures. As the Greeks absorbed ideas from Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Persia, they gave rise to the first esoteric movements. From the late sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, post-Reformation spirituality found expression in theosophy, Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry. Similarly, in the modern era, dissatisfaction with the hegemony of science in Western culture and a lack of faith in traditional Christianity led thinkers like Madame Blavatsky to look East for spiritual inspiration. Goodrick-Clarke further examines Modern esoteric thought in the light of new scientific and medical paradigms along with the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung. This book traces the complete history of these movements and is the definitive account of Western esotericism.

Shadow Culture Book PDF

Shadow Culture

  • Author : Eugene Taylor
  • Publisher : Counterpoint LLC
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : UOM:39015039907038

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Shadow Culture Book Description :

Taking an historical perspective, the author identifies the current American obsession with spirituality as a third "Great Awakening," identifying a shadow culture of seekers who bear much in common with three centuries of American spirituality.

Facing the Dragon Book PDF

Facing the Dragon

  • Author : Robert L. Moore
  • Publisher : Chiron Publications
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781888602210

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Facing the Dragon Book Description :

Jungian analyst Moore (psychoanalysis, culture, and spirituality; Chicago Theological Seminary) argues that people are vulnerable as never before to having their psyches invaded and possessed by archetypal energies of great power. The antidote, he says, is increasing spiritual and psychological awareness, and a respectful acceptance of the dragon w

Alchemy and Kabbalah Book PDF

Alchemy and Kabbalah

  • Author : Gershom Scholem
  • Publisher : Spring Publications
  • Release Date : 2006-03-09
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064687620

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Alchemy and Kabbalah Book Description :

A classic text on alchemy by the leading scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem, is presented here for the first time in English translation. Scholem looks critically at the century-old connections between alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its Christianized varieties, such as the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C. G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots of embedded in the Kabbalah.

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy Book PDF

A Dictionary of Western Alchemy

  • Author : Jordan Stratford
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2014-08-22
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780835630337

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A Dictionary of Western Alchemy Book Description :

From Arabic al-kimia (of Egypt) and old Egyptian keme (black, fertile soil), alchemy is the ancient science of elements and interactions in both the natural and the spiritual realms. Spanning 2,500 years and informed by Hermetic and Neoplatonist influences, it has been practiced in the classical Greco-Roman world, medieval Europe and the medieval Middle East and Orient, and up to the present in esoteric circles. Alchemists have three main pursuits: the transmutation of base metals into gold by means of the Lapis Philosophorum, the Philosopher's Stone; the concoction of the Elixir of Life, a universal medicine; the reconciliation between spirit and matter and direct knowledge of the Divine This concise dictionary of alchemy provides clear access to one of the major roots of Western esoteric thought. Subjects include alchemical processes and procedures, the natural elements and apparatus used, major practitioners and philosophers, and concepts and beliefs. Distinguishing this guide from similar ones is the addition of etymology, connecting the language of alchemy to its Latin, Greek, and Arabic sources. Symbolic pictographs accompany half of the over four hundred entries, and a fascinating illustration from the long tradition of alchemical art introduces each letter of the alphabet. Most important is the author Jordan Stratford’s unique perspective as both a modern Gnostic priest and a Freemason. He also brings to bear extensive knowledge of the depth psychology of C. G. Jung, who based his key concept of individuation on the premise that what the ancient alchemists truly sought was inner transformation.

Books Out Loud Book PDF

Books Out Loud

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Audiobooks
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:49015003120145

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Arts   Humanities Citation Index Book PDF

Arts Humanities Citation Index

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre : Arts
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105116548467

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Re Imagining Mary Book PDF

Re Imagining Mary

  • Author : Mariann Burke
  • Publisher : Fisher King Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9780981034416

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Re Imagining Mary Book Description :

Artists plumb the depths of soul which Jung calls the collective unconscious, the inheritance of our ancestors' psychic responses to life's drama. In this sense the artist is priest, mediating between us and God. The artist introduces us to ourselves by inviting us into the world of image. We may enter this world to contemplate briefly or at length. Some paintings invite us back over and over again and we return, never tiring of them. It is especially these that lead us to the Great Mystery, beyond image. Re-Imagining Mary: A Journey through Art to the Feminine Self is about meeting the Cosmic Mary in image and imagination, the many facets of the Mary image that mirror both outer reality and inner feminine soul. Jungian analyst Mariann Burke offers personal reflections and suggests symbolic meanings in works by several artists including: Fra Angelico, Albrecht Durer, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Nicolas Poussin, Parmigianino, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Frederick Franck. Aspects of Mary explored include: Mary not only as Mother of God, a title from the Judeo-Christian tradition, but as Mother God, a title reaching back to an ancient longing for a Female Divinity. In western Christianity this Mary bears the titles and the qualities worshipped for thousands of years in the Female images of God and Goddess. These titles include Mary as Sorrowful One and as Primordial Mother. Recovering Mary both as light and dark Madonna plays a crucial role in humanity's search for a divinity who reflects soul. Also discussed is Mary as the sheltering Great Mother that Piero della Francesca suggest in the Madonna del Parto and Mater Misericodia. Frederick Franck's The Original Face and the Medieval Vierge Ouvrante also suggest this motif of Mary as Protector of the mystery of our common Origin. Franck's inspiration for his sculpture of Mary was the Buddhist koan-"What is your original face before you were born?" What is spirituality? What does it mean to grow spirit

Paperbound Books in Print  Fall 1991  Subjects M Z  Book PDF

Paperbound Books in Print Fall 1991 Subjects M Z

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 1214
  • ISBN : 0835231747

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Paperbound Books in Print Fall 1991 Subjects M Z Book Description :

The Master reference to books, authors and publishers.