Sky and Psyche

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September 2006



This book explores ideas, beliefs, and practices that meet at the boundaries between psychology and cosmology, the universe and human imagination. The many contributors address this special relationship from a variety of challenging and inspiring approaches.


Introduction: Sky and Psyche: Heaven and Soul by Nicholas Campion Part I: The Alchemical Sky
1. Love and the Alchemical Saturn by Liz Greene
2. The Azure Vault: The Caelum as Experience by James Hillman Part II: Sky and Psyche
3. Chartres Cathedral and the Role of the Sun in the Cathedral's Christian Platonist Theology by Bernadette Brady
4. Life Across the Cosmos by Neville Brown
5. Imagining Eternity: Weaving 'The Heavens' Embroidered Cloths' by Jules Cashford
6. The Soul of the Sky by Noel Cobb
7. The Russian Spirit of Place by Cherry Gilchrist
8. A Dimensional Model for the Relationship of Consciousness and Cosmos: Mathematical Abstraction versus Conscious Experience by Robert Hand
9. Sun Gods and Moon Deities in Africa by Jarita C. Holbrook
10. Where the Heavens Meet the Earth: Inspirations from the Lives of Carl Jung, Jalal-u-din Rumi and Mahatma Ghandi by Nicholas Pearson
11. Understanding the Modern Disenchantment of the Cosmos by Richard Tarnas
12. The Secret Life of Statues by Angela Voss


Dr Nicholas Campion is Principal Lecturer in History and Director of the Sophia Centre at Bath Spa University, and course director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. He also lectures on the history of astrology for Kepler College, Seattle. His other books include The Great Year and What do Astrologers Believe? Dr Patrick Curry is Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent. His most recent books are Ecological Ethics: An Introduction and Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity. He lives in London.


'Two conferences initiated by the Sophia Centre at Bath Spa University last year resulted in the publication of Sky and Psyche...in which astrologers and others reflect on the relationship between the human soul and the stars. Their intention was 'not to come up with conclusions but to exchange ideas'; they have succeeded admirably.' --The Christian Parapsychologist, Dec 2006 'The 12 chapters here each have the potential to inspire, depending on the reader's own contact with psyche. Those who see the sky as little more than a medium for cheap flights for escapist holidays are, sadly, unlikely to choose this book for aeroplane reading but if they did one might expect almost a human alchemical insight.' --Northern Earth, Dec. 2006 'Complex ideas are presented not only with clarity but also as expressions of the numinous. Some sections were challenging, others almost read as poetry or as song. I loved this book because it has emerged from a different discipline, and has served to illumine my own as an artist, and has left me refreshed, uplifted and inspired.' --Inner Light Magazine, Spring 2007 'They are more than lectures. As the reader I can feel myself being personally addressed by the various contributors speaking out of professional and life experience ... This book could be a rare, nourishing wellspring for life, for the amateur and professional soul carer.' -- Anita Large, Perspectives, June - August 2007 'There is no doubt that its various authors have combined to create a book of considerable importance, and one that can be strongly recommended to astrologers, psychotherapists, and all who are concerned with trying to understand our place within the cycle and images of the world.' -- Mike Harding, Correlation: Astrological Association Journal of Research in Astrology
EAN: 9780863155666
ISBN: 0863155669
Untertitel: The Relationship Between Cosmos and Consciousness. 8 colour & 48 b/w illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Floris Books
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2006
Seitenanzahl: 240 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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