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With the threat of global climate change, a looming mass extinction of species, and increasingly complex and volatile geopolitical relations, the entire Earth Community has entered a most critical phase of what the author describes as the "Planetary Era." This era began some five hundred years ago with the conquest of the Americas and the Copernican revolution in cosmology, but it is just now becoming a defining feature of human consciousness on a global scale.

How did the Planetary Era come about, and why was it initiated in the European West? What elements in the evolution of the Western worldview might contribute to the actualization of a sustainable planetary culture? Drawing from a wide range of panoptic, or "big-picture," thinkers--from Hegel, Teilhard, Jaspers, and Campbell, to Ken Wilber, Richard Tarnas, and Edgar Morin, among others--the author answers such questions and presents his own synthetic theory of the evolution of consciousness, leading to the birth and transformation of the Planetary Era.

Beginning with a consideration of the fundamental pattern of world history, Sean Kelly reveals the role of a "Great Code" and the turning of a tightening spiral in the evolution of the past two millennia of Western--and increasingly, planetary--consciousness. Along with a vision of the path that has lead to our vexed and complex present, the author offers reason to hope that we are on the threshold of a new countercultural resurgence--a new planetary wisdom culture--that could signal the homecoming for which our troubled world so desperately longs.

"All descriptions of the past are in the present; therefore, history tells our descendants more about us than it does about the imaginary creatures we like to call our ancestors.... All of which is only another way of saying that the past and the future do not exist; nevertheless, we need these narrative fictions, for we gain knowledge by looking backward at patterns and forward in anticipation of the results of our actions." --William Irwin Thompson

C O N T E N T S

Introduction

Part One: Finding our Way
1. The Monomyth
2. A More Fundamental Pattern
3. From Myth to History
4. The Great Code

Part Two: From Arc to Spiral
5. Birthing the Modern
6. Triumph, Revolution, and Protest
7. From the New Enlightenment to the Sixties Counterculture
8. A Tightening Spiral--a Widening Gyre

Part Three: Coming Home
9. Lengthening Shadows
10. Global Solidarity
11. For the Soul of the World
12. First Light: Toward a Planetary Wisdom Culture

Epilogue

Appendix I: Two Summary Diagrams
Appendix II: Archetypal Astrology and the Evolution of Consciousness

Notes
References
Index

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Autor Kelly, Sean M.
Editura SteinerBooks, Inc
Dimensiuni 216 x 142 x 13
Data Publicarii 22/07/2010
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 208
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Autor Kelly, Sean M.
Editura SteinerBooks, Inc
Dimensiuni 216 x 142 x 13
Data Publicarii 22/07/2010
Format Paperback / softback
Numar pagini 208
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