The Balance of Nature's Polarities in New-Paradigm Theory

The Balance of Nature's Polarities in New-Paradigm Theory

by Dirk Dunbar
     
 

Composed of scholars such as Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Fritjof Capra, Theodore Roszak, and Sam Keen, the New-Paradigm movement purports that Western culture is reintegrating an ecological, feminine impulse into its dominantly masculine, rational value system. By surveying the scholarship and focusing its message, this study shows how the West's valorization of

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Composed of scholars such as Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Fritjof Capra, Theodore Roszak, and Sam Keen, the New-Paradigm movement purports that Western culture is reintegrating an ecological, feminine impulse into its dominantly masculine, rational value system. By surveying the scholarship and focusing its message, this study shows how the West's valorization of reason, control, and progress forced the awareness of nature's balance as exhibited in Earth wisdom, underground for over two millenia, until the spiritual revolution of the 1960s initiated an extensive attempt to reintegrate it.

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«This book is an important and much needed history of contemporary religious and philosophical thought. It breaks new ground. It gives us new perspectives on some of the most profound thinking of our time. There is simply no way to exaggerate the significance of the historical and thematic connections made here.» (Michael Murphy, Co-founder of the Esalen Institute and author of 'The Future of the Body') «...this is a delightful account of what characterizes the newly rediscovered balance in the culrural celebration of life.» (Explorations - Journal for Adventurous Thought)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820423104
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Series:
Reshaping of Psychoanalysis Series: From Sigmund Freud to Ernest Becker, #6
Pages:
165

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