The Allure of Gnosticism: The Gnostic Experience in Jungian Philosophy and Contemporary Culture

The Allure of Gnosticism: The Gnostic Experience in Jungian Philosophy and Contemporary Culture

by Robert Segal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812692772

ISBN-13: 9780812692778

Pub. Date: 02/19/1999

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company


"This book is a concatenation of sparks of religious light.... Gnosticism is to be understood as the ongoing formulation of freshly imagined spirits, a logos of what we can know about those moments when the religious experience itself breaks through the veils of dogma to assert the psychological reality of a living redemptive godhead". -- John Beebe, Editor,…  See more details below

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"This book is a concatenation of sparks of religious light.... Gnosticism is to be understood as the ongoing formulation of freshly imagined spirits, a logos of what we can know about those moments when the religious experience itself breaks through the veils of dogma to assert the psychological reality of a living redemptive godhead". -- John Beebe, Editor, Journal of Analytical Psychology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812692778
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/19/1999
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction1
1Gnosis and Psychology10
2Jung's Fascination with Gnosticism26
3The Gnostic Critique, Past and Present39
4The Evolution of the Soul54
5"Begotten, Not Created": The Gnostic Use of Language in Jungian Perspective70
6Mary Magdalene in the Canonical and Gnostic Gospels84
7Sex, Suffering, and Incarnation: Female Symbolism in Gnosticism94
8The "Mystery of Marriage" in the Gospel of Philip107
9Gnosticism and Modern Nihilism117
10Eric Voegelin and the Changing Perspective on the Gnostic Features of Modernity136
11Between Gnosticism and Jehovah: The Dilemma in Kafka's Religious Attitude147
12Leaving Home: A Gnostic Note in the Lives of C. G. Jung and T. S. Eliot167
13Buddhism and Gnosis173
14Parallels to Gnosticism in Pure Land Buddhism190
15The Experience of Gnosis199
16The Revival of Ancient Gnosis204
Index225

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