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The Resource The myth of the Great Ending : why we've been longing for the End of Days since the beginning of time, by Joseph M. Felser

The myth of the Great Ending : why we've been longing for the End of Days since the beginning of time, by Joseph M. Felser

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The myth of the Great Ending : why we've been longing for the End of Days since the beginning of time
Title
The myth of the Great Ending
Title remainder
why we've been longing for the End of Days since the beginning of time
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph M. Felser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the source of our attraction to the end of days? In the last sixty years we've been promised atomic Armageddon, mutual assured destruction, nuclear winter, silent spring, global warming, climate change, invasion from hostile aliens, peak oil, global pandemic, the war on terror. Is the prospect of doomsday hardwired into human psychology? In The myth of the great ending, Joseph Felser writes that we believe in an end because we believe in a beginning, with its attendant notions of evolution, manifest destiny, progress, and so-called rational thought. But linear time is a lie. Nature's rhythms are cyclic. Every point on the circumference of a circle is at once a beginning, a middle, and an end--each point equidistant from the center, the eternal present, where creation takes place--which is the only place we ever really are. Connecting the insights of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Wovoka, Itzhak Bentov, Jane Roberts, Seth, David Bohm, Fred Alan Wolf, William James, Robert Monroe, and others, Felser shows us that we are all part of one consciousness and that our task is to shift our perspective, change our minds, and mend our hearts by beginning to pay attention to our inner voice, our intuition, and our dreams"--Cover, p. [4]
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1957-
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Felser, Joseph M.
Dewey number
158.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BL503
LC item number
.F45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • End of the world
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Label
The myth of the Great Ending : why we've been longing for the End of Days since the beginning of time, by Joseph M. Felser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-258) and index
Contents
The beginning of the end of the End of the World -- Chicken Little and the Doomsday Machine -- Apocalypse now, and then -- Breaking the circle, or mending the hoop? -- From sacred hoops to time loops -- Can you "in-see" the end? -- To thine own self -- Into a dark forest -- The womb of myth -- Doing the best you can -- Barrier-breaker, world-ender -- The circle of dreams and the ends of myth -- Trust the process
Control code
ocn671711369
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9781571746450
System control number
(OCoLC)671711369
Label
The myth of the Great Ending : why we've been longing for the End of Days since the beginning of time, by Joseph M. Felser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-258) and index
Contents
The beginning of the end of the End of the World -- Chicken Little and the Doomsday Machine -- Apocalypse now, and then -- Breaking the circle, or mending the hoop? -- From sacred hoops to time loops -- Can you "in-see" the end? -- To thine own self -- Into a dark forest -- The womb of myth -- Doing the best you can -- Barrier-breaker, world-ender -- The circle of dreams and the ends of myth -- Trust the process
Control code
ocn671711369
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9781571746450
System control number
(OCoLC)671711369
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