The Archetypal Cosmos

Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science and Astrology

By Keiron Le Grice

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A new understanding of the role of myth and archetypal principles in our lives, based on the insights of a new cosmology.

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Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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The modern world is passing through a time of critical change on many levels: cultural, political, ecological and spiritual. We are witnessing the decline and dissolution of the old order, the tumult and uncertainty of a new birth. Against this background, there is an urgent need for a coherent framework of meaning to lead us beyond the growing fragmentation of culture, belief and personal identity.Keiron Le Grice argues that the developing insights of a new cosmology could provide this framework, helping us to discover an underlying order shaping our life experiences. In a compelling synthesis of the ideas of seminal thinkers from depth psychology and the new paradigm sciences, Le Grice positions the new discipline of archetypal astrology at the centre of an emerging world view that reunifies psyche and cosmos, spirituality and science, mythology and metaphysics, and enables us to see mythic gods, heroes and themes in a fresh light. He draws especially on the work of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Richard Tarnas, Fritjof Capra, David Bohm and Brian Swimme.Heralding a 'rediscovery of the gods' and the passage into a new spiritual era, The Archetypal Cosmos presents a new understanding of the role of myth and archetypal principles in our lives, one that could give a cosmic perspective and deeper meaning to our personal experiences.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 21 Oct 2010
ISBN 9780863157752
Number of Pages 328

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'The radically expanded cosmological perspective that Keiron Le Grice has set out in The Archetypal Cosmos reflects a paradigm shift of enormous relevance for the future of psychology and psychotherapy. Le Grice has performed an invaluable service in carefully thinking through and articulating a spiritually informed view of the cosmos that integrates these developments … A lucid and groundbreaking synthesis.' Stanislav Grof, author of Psychology of the Future and When the Impossible Happens'Le Grice has a gift, perhaps even a genius, for extremely clear assessments, expositions, and formulations of complex ideas -- all grounded in a deeper vision of things, which makes this clarity possible.'-- Richard Tarnas, author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche'Keiron Le Grice's book is a fantastic achievement, combining complex theories from leading figures in psychology and the physical sciences -- especially Carl Jung, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and David Bohm. Le Grice's original synthesis demonstrates how profoundly these figures belong together in a new unified world view. With both the excellence of the writing and the high-powered nature of the ideas, The Archetypal Cosmos is destined to be an essential element in the contemporary planetary canon.'-- Brian Swimme, Professor of Cosmology, California Institute of Integral Studies'Humanity has much to gain from this synthesis between planetary cycles and the dynamics and patterns of human experience.'--Ruth Parnell, Nexus, April/May 2011.'The book takes the reader on an epic journey through many contrasting landscapes of thought.'The book is a brilliant synthesis of new ideas, and readers will have to decide for themselves whether the argument is ultimately compelling. It is certainly stated in a comprehensive manner.'--David Lorimer, Scientific Medical Network Review, Summer 2011'This is a book of considerable importance and relevance to the times we live in; for what it does is to bridge and overcome the longstanding historic gap between inner and outer worlds, thereby demolishing the West's Cartesian dualism in all its aspects. No mean thing, to put it lightly; and in doing this it heralds a new age which its author believes has already begun.'Keiron Le Grice's The Archetypal Cosmos has an immense amount to offer, having given this reviewer much food for thought.'--Jack Herbert, Temenos Academy

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