Sky and Psyche

Sky and Psyche

A fascinating exploration of the relationship between the human soul and the stars

Author: Nicholas Campion

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ISBN: 0863155669

Category: Science

Page: 234

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The relationship between the human soul and the stars has been central to the spiritual and esoteric traditions of Western thought, and many other cultures, for thousands of years. Medieval Christians thought that heaven was located above the earth, beyond the stars. Our modern society, however, has largely severed the relationship between the human spirit and the sky.This book explores ideas, beliefs and practices which meet at the boundary of psychology and cosmology, the universe and human imagination. This book addresses this special relationship from a variety of challenging and inspiring approaches. The contributors include James Hillman, the founder of archetypal psychology and Jungian analyst; astrologer Liz Greene; Professor Neville Brown of Mansfield College, Oxford; Nicholas Pearson of the Temenos Academy; Professor Jarita Holbrook of the University of Arizona; Dr Angela Vos of the University of Kent; Bernadette Brady; Jules Cashford; Noel Cobb, the former editor of Sphinx; Cherry Gilchrist; Robert Hand; and Professor Richard Tarnas of the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Categories: Science

From Earth Spirits to Sky Gods

From Earth Spirits to Sky Gods

Differentiating soul functions from spirit functions within the psyche The first
foundational point we have introduced which can add to an understanding of the
difference between magic and religion is that in magic the psyche is diffused into
the ...

Author: Bruce Lerro

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073910098X

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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In this thought-provoking new book, Bruce Lerro offers a speculative reconstruction of the sacred beliefs and practices of cultures existing between 30,000 and 500 B.C.E. Lerro describes how material changes in various social formations--including hunting-gathering bands and horticulturalists in villages--were responsible for the shift from magic to realism, from the belief in earth spirits to faith in sky gods. Drawing from such diverse theorists as Marx and Engels, Vygotsky, Piaget, and George Herbert Mead, Lerro critiques and transforms mechanical, humanistic, new age, and countercultural perspectives on the history of sacred traditions. This study of comparative religion and mythology has important applications for the fields of archaeology, evolutionary anthropology, sociology, political science, and comparative psychology.
Categories: Religion

Under Any Sky

Under Any Sky

to distinguish carefully between the entity referred by that word and what the
ancient and moderns called "soul” and the contemporaries "mind" or "psyche". By
mind or psyche Santayana practically understands, as Aristotle, the form of a ...

Author: Matthew Caleb Flamm

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806466

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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Under Any Sky: Contemporary Readings of George Santayana is a testament to the cross-cultural relevance of the work of one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth century, George Santayana (1863-1952, birth name Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana). A list of geographic origins of the twenty-two contributions contained in this volume indicates the transatlantic cultural diversity of scholarly representation: scholars variously hailing from Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, and Switzerland, and from the United States, representing three of its major regions. The authors explore the major plots of Santayana's thinking, including materialistic Platonism in ontology, skepticism in epistemology, rationality in social philosophy, naturalism in aesthetics, piety in materialism, and literary and poetic expression as a means to cosmic understanding. After a preface by Professor John Lachs (also a contributor), and an editorial introduction, the book is divided into three respective thematic parts: I. Ontology and Naturalism; II. Culture, Society, America; and III. Aesthetics, Poetry, and Spirit. Before each thematic section brief introductions of the section papers is provided to accommodate specific scholarly interests. The authors entrust the present volume to readers appreciative of the philosophic catholicity of the subject's work, invoking the book title which is taken from the preface of Santayana's mature system of philosophy, Scepticism and Animal Faith: "In the past or in the future, my language and my borrowed knowledge would have been different, but under whatever sky I had been born, since it is the same sky, I should have had the same philosophy"
Categories: Philosophy

The Sky Through the Hole in the Bone

The Sky Through the Hole in the Bone

With Psyche gone, life is simpler. At first, I missed her so much; I could hardly
bear it, but it's over a week later—Arthur and I are getting along better, and Lilith
is blooming. Arthur even wrote a poem for her called “Child of the Night,” about
her ...

Author: Savya Lee

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465314768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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Set in the last days of a still Bohemian Greenwich Village, this memoir is the story of a young girls awakening and growth, told through letters and journal entries. Her adventures lead to a summer working with Georgia OKeeffe, encounters with several atists before their fame--Wilhelm and Elaine deKooning, Franz Kline, Joachim Probst, writer Maxwell Bodenheim and later, Joseph Heller. The year is 1942, the time of the second World War and the beginning of recovery from the Great Depression. Defense plants are booming; meat, sugar, and butter are rationed, as well as gasoline. Government ration books are a must, the draft is on and young men are being conscripted into the service. For the first time, women are allowed to work at mens jobs. Marjorie, not yet twenty-one, uncomfortable with men, decides to become a lesbian and devote her life to writing. She considers herself a poet, and escapes much of the influence of the war by moving to Greenwich Village. But when she becomes involved with a group of artists and loses her virginity to Joachim (Jack) Probst, a member of the group, her lesbian dreams fade. Probst renames her Carol, her middle name, and they live together for two years. Wickie, her best friend, and recipient of most of the early letters, is the opposite of Marjorie, now Carol. Raised in Europe, the daughter of an ambassador, Wickie is sophisticated, worldly, secure in her self-image. Carol is curious, adventurous, uncertain, insecure. She met Wickie while she was selling magazines cross-country and they became instant friends. She expects someday to be transformed, to automatically become very wise. The magic age is thirty. Her life with Probst has many twists and turns: infidelities, separations, money problems. In a get-away to San Francisco she becomes an artists model, a hat check girl, rides the cable cars, discovers French poets, and North Beach. Her adventures there with a friend, Babs, yield a sense of joy which she had not had in New York. But when Babs becomes ill, its back to New York, to Probst and inner turmoil. She becomes pregnant and Probst leaves her. As a mother, Carol continues her Bohemian life, boarding her daughter whom shes named Lilith (the Goddess in George Bernard Shaws play, Back To Methuselah.) After a failed romance, which nets her an apartment, she falls in love with Arthur Gunn, a painter, exactly her fathers age, who plays Pygmalion to her Eliza Doolittle. He is committed to transforming her-- to making her into a lady, and she is completely open to it. She sees him as very wise. It is through him that she first learns about OKeeffes work, in a retrospective at the Whitney. Arthur gives up on her transformation and Carol betrays him with Ernest Guteman, a sculptor she is posing for. There is a terrifying night when she is in bed and hears Arthur sharpening knives. After that incident she moves in with Guteman and they bring Lilith, now three years old, to live with them. It is through Ernest that she meets Georgia OKeeffe and spends a summer working with her. A very important time for Carol, the OKeeffe influence is felt for the rest of her life. At Liliths nursery school, Carol becomes friends with one of the teachers and through her is introduced to Richard, a young writer-painter, who is working on his PHD at NYU and teaching English at Penn State. They fall in love and eventually marry, making their home in State College, Pennsylvania. Lilith begins first grade. Marriage creates many problems, much adjusting as they learn to be a family. Carol keeps busy with writing, taking jewelry-making at the college, and learning to cook. After four years in Pennsylvania, living next to an abandoned apple orchard, getting used to being in the country, Richard applies for, and is hired at Long Beach State Co
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Erotic Faith

Erotic Faith

In the picture, the solitary figure of Psyche, hopelessly in love, sits brooding, chin
in hand, under an expansive sky of twilight amid low green mounds in the
foreground. Behind and above her, separated from her by dark thickets of
undergrowth ...

Author: Robert M. Polhemus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226673235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

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In this profoundly original and far-reaching study, Robert M. Polhemus shows how novels have helped to make erotic love a matter of faith in modern life. Erotic faith, Polhemus argues, is an emotional conviction—ultimately religious in nature—that meaning, value, hope, and even the possibility of transcendence can be found in love. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines, Polhemus shows the reciprocity of love as subject, the novel as form, and faith as motive in important works by Jane Austen, Walter Scott, the Brontës, Dickens, George Eliot, Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Beckett. Throughout, Polhemus relates the novelists' representation of love to that of such artists as Botticelli, Vermeer, Claude Lorrain, Redon, and Klimt. Juxtaposing their paintings with nineteenth- and twentieth-century texts both reveals the ways in which novels develop and individualize common erotic and religious themes and illustrates how the novel has influenced our perception of all art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ecocritical Psyche

The Ecocritical Psyche

Inorder forsky father and earth mother to embracein the psyche, they must be
harmoniously structuredin culture,and in such ... The most overt expression of the
dominance of sky father patriarchy inthis periodis, of course,inthe mainstream ...

Author: Susan Rowland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136502958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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The Ecocritical Psyche unites literary studies, ecocriticism, Jungian ideas, mythology and complexity evolution theory for the first time, developing the aesthetic aspect of psychology and science as deeply as it explores evolution in Shakespeare and Jane Austen. In this book, Susan Rowland scrutinizes literature to understand how we came to treat 'nature' as separate from ourselves and encourages us to re-think what we call 'human.' By digging into symbolic, mythological and evolutionary fertility in texts such as The Secret Garden, The Tempest, Wuthering Heights and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the book argues that literature is where the imagination, estranged from nature in modernity, is rooted in the non-human other. The Ecocritical Psyche is unique in its interdisciplinary expansion of literature, psyche, science and myth. It develops Jungian aesthetics to show how Jung's symbols correlate with natural signifying, providing analytical psychology with a natural home in ecocritical literary theory. The book is therefore essential reading for seasoned analysts and those in training as well as academics involved in literary studies and Jungian psychology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Star and Sky

Star and Sky

Asteroid of the Month 16 PSyche by Jay Gunter During the nineteenth century , a
and was appointed to the Chair of days less than five years ( 4 . 9970 years ) .
number of astronomers achieved | Astronomy at Naples University .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020679871

Category: Astronomy

Page:

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Categories: Astronomy

Psyche

Psyche

The castle had three hundred towers, which rose to the sky; along them swept the
clouds. In the path were many steps hewn out of stone. Heavy masses of cactus
grew on the side of the precipice, and over the leaves, prickly and round, ...

Author: Louis Couperus

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465510709

Category:

Page: 190

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Star Sky

Star   Sky

Asteroid of the Month 16 PSyche by Jay Gunter During the nineteenth century , a
and was appointed to the Chair of days less than five years ( 4 . 9970 years ) .
number of astronomers achieved Astronomy at Naples University .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019251720

Category: Astronomy

Page:

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Categories: Astronomy

Transformation of the Psyche

Transformation of the Psyche

Each painting in this series has the same basic structure: a large central niche
containing an alembic, surrounded by scenes of people engaged in the affairs of
everyday life; in the sky above, a Greco-Roman god or goddess rides in an ...

Author: Joseph L. Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135444594

Category: Design

Page: 248

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Written by Joseph L. Henderson, one of the first generation of Jungian analysts, and Dyane N. Sherwood, a practising analyst, this book is a striking and unique contribution to the resurgence of interest in alchemy for its way of representing the phenomenology of creative experience. Transformation of the Psyche is organized around 22 illuminated paintings from the early Renaissance alchemical manuscript the Splendor Solis, and is further illustrated by over 50 colour figures. The images of the Splendor Solis are possibly the most beautiful and evocative alchemical paintings to be found anywhere, and they are widely known to students of alchemy. Jung reproduced several Splendor Solis images in his works, yet prior to this book no one has explored the symbolism of the paintings as a series in relation to the process of depth psychological transformation. This book is the first scholarly study of the paintings in their entirety, and of the mythological and historical allusions contained within the images. Transformation of the Psyche does not simply explain or analyze the pictures, but invites the reader to participate in the creative and transforming process evoked by these images. Transformation of the Psyche is a truly unique book that will be of immense value and interest to analysts and psychotherapists, as well as scholars of mediaeval and renaissance intellectual history and students of spiritual disciplines.
Categories: Design

Wisdom of the Psyche

Wisdom of the Psyche

... to believe that the soul can be healed of its suffering, that analyzing one's
emotions will ®x the problematic psyche. ... works beautifully for scientists, but
fails miserably when trying to ``explain'' the psyche as one would explain the
night sky ...

Author: Ginette Paris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317723837

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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In the quest for identity and healing, what belongs to the humanities and what to clinical psychology? Ginette Paris uses cogent and passionate argument as well as stories from patients to teach us to accept that the human psyche seeks to destroy relationships and lives as well as to sustain them. This is very hard to accept which is why, so often, the body has the painful and dispiriting job of showing us what our psyche refuses to see. In jargon-free language, the author describes her own story of taking a turn downwards and inwards in the search for a metaphorical personal 'death'. If this kind of mortality is not attended to, then more literal bodily ailments and actual death itself can result. Paris engages with one of the main dilemmas of contemporary psychology and psychotherapy: how to integrate findings and insights from neuroscience and medicine into an approach to healing founded upon activation of the imagination. At present, she demonstrates, what is happening is damaging to both science and imagination.
Categories: Psychology

A Russian Psyche

A Russian Psyche

[There, on the taut tightrope, between the cardboard cliffs, was it you who like a
sleepwalker took the sky by storm? . . . I re- member dry and terrible laughter—on
the brink of exhaustion! Only then—it was as if—you wore a skirt.] —''Tam, na ...

Author: Alyssa W. Dinega

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029917333X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva’s powerful poetic voice and her tragic life have often prompted literary commentators to treat her as either a martyr or a monster. Born in Russia in 1892, she emigrated to Europe in 1922, returned to the Soviet Union at the height of the Stalinist Terror, and committed suicide in 1941. Alyssa Dinega focuses on the poetry, rediscovering Tsvetaeva as a serious thinker with a coherent artistic and philosophical vision.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exercise for Psyche

Exercise for Psyche

they cried aloud " A tower to reach the sky . " Aha , we shall build us a towers they
cried ; " We shall laugh at the gods that drowned us with flood : •We shall jeer at
the gods as they sit in their sky . * We shall point them a challenging finger of ...

Author: Doris Huestis Mills Speirs

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000000282192

Category:

Page: 62

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The Tibetan Book of Healing

The Tibetan Book of Healing

Author: Lobsang Rapgay

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019577128

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 203

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The Book Contains Many Helpful Practices, Going Into Diet, Herbs, And Meditation And Providing A Number Of Methods And Techniques To Follow For Self-Healing Purposes.
Categories: Alternative medicine

Stolen Hearts

Stolen Hearts

Retells in graphic novel format, the classic Greek myth of Eros and Psyche and of Psyche's wandering search for Eros and attainment of immortality.

Author: Ryan Foley

Publisher: Campfire

ISBN: 9789380028484

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 84

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Retells in graphic novel format, the classic Greek myth of Eros and Psyche and of Psyche's wandering search for Eros and attainment of immortality.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Songs from Sky Meadows

Songs from Sky Meadows

Author: Charles Henry Crandall

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435016109977

Category:

Page: 179

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Zeus Zeus god of the dark sky thunder and lightning 2 pts

Zeus  Zeus  god of the dark sky  thunder and lightning  2 pts

214 – 217 that scenes representing Eros and Psyche passed from pagan to
Christian sarcophagi ( ( 1 ) R . Garrucci Storia della Arte cristiana nei primi otto
secoli della chiesa Prato 1879 v . 12 f . pl . 302 , 2 – 5 , J . Ficker Die
altchristlichen ...

Author: Arthur Bernard Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007517126

Category: Classical antiquities

Page:

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Categories: Classical antiquities

Zeus Zeus god of the dark sky thunder and lightning 2 v

Zeus  Zeus  god of the dark sky  thunder and lightning  2 v

214–217 that scenes representing Eros and Psyche passed from pagan to
Christian sarcophagi ( ( 1 ) R. Garrucci Storia della Arte cristiana nei primi otto
secoli della chiesa Prato 1879 v . 12 f . pl . 302 , 2—5 , J. Ficker Die altchristlichen
 ...

Author: Arthur Bernard Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015527567

Category: Classical antiquities

Page:

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Categories: Classical antiquities

Zeus a Study in Ancient Religion Zeus god of the bright sky

Zeus   a Study in Ancient Religion  Zeus god of the bright sky

In the folk - tale of Cupid and Psyche the second task imposed on the unhappy
Psyche is thus described by Apuleius : : “ Just as Aurora drove up , Venus called
Psyche , and began : “ Do you see that wood , all along the banks of the river that
 ...

Author: Arthur Bernard Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005075901

Category: Classical antiquities

Page:

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Categories: Classical antiquities

Psyche

Psyche

Psyche, good vision enabling her to recognize them instantly, knew as instantly
what their purpose was in following her, ... her rigid on the summit of the
blackened hillock, a slender, defenseless figure sharply silhouetted against a
leaden sky.

Author: Phyllis Young

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773578128

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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A child who is the centre of her parents' life, is torn away in the darkness from her comfortable urban home and left to grow up in the barren hills of northern mining country. Over time, recognizing that she has outgrown the kindly but uneducated couple who raise her, she begins a relationship with an artist who initiates her into the wider world and adulthood. Psyche is the gripping story of a mother's undying faith in her child's survival and the child's remarkable resilience as she embarks on a dramatic journey of self-discovery through art, education, and interaction with a varied cast of colourful characters. This 1959 international bestseller focuses on issues of character and environment in an unconventional coming-of-age story that draws the reader into an exploration of still decidedly modern themes: the search for biological roots and identity, and the question of what most influences that identity - nature or nurture?
Categories: Fiction