The Mystery of Individuality: Grandeur and Delusion of the Human Condition

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The Mystery of Individuality explores the nature of human individuality through twelve chapter-mirrors, whose main focal points are spirituality, psychology, sociology, and love, and also the meaning of sacred art. The issues of leadership and justice, as well as of politics, and even crime, are also examined in depth, along with the roles of sexuality and marriage. Finally, man and woman are defined in the context of both cosmology and society, with a special emphasis on the divine nature of a human being and ...

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Overview

The Mystery of Individuality explores the nature of human individuality through twelve chapter-mirrors, whose main focal points are spirituality, psychology, sociology, and love, and also the meaning of sacred art. The issues of leadership and justice, as well as of politics, and even crime, are also examined in depth, along with the roles of sexuality and marriage. Finally, man and woman are defined in the context of both cosmology and society, with a special emphasis on the divine nature of a human being and what this entails morally and socially. Perry bases his assessments on the guiding image of archetypal man, namely of a being created in the image of God. At the same time, he does not shy away from addressing what the distortion of this archetype entails. He asserts that in creating man, God lent him his own immortal personhood, namely all that we find most lovable in another human creature, in other words his personality. But finally the question for each of us comes down to remembering our divine essence without forgetting our human nothingness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936597130
  • Publisher: World Wisdom
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword William Stoddart ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

1 The Wound of Duality 19

2 Who Am I? 39

3 The Iconic Figure 61

4 Kingdoms and Nations 83

5 Individuality Is Not Individualism 103

6 Beyond Good and Evil 127

7 Satan Is Not an Atheist 149

8 Capital Punishment 177

9 On Authority 197

10 Primacy of Character 219

11 The Forbidden Door 245

12 Hieros Gamos or the Sacred Marriage 273

Glossalry of Terms 299

Index 307

Biographical Notes 313

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