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Download Epub ´ A Complete Guide to the Soul 256 pages Ñ In The Secret Tradition of the Soul author Patrick Harpur argues that answers to life’s most difficult uestions—the meaning of life the nature of self and the existence of an afterlife—can be met by a visionary tradition that runs through Western culture from GreItion and weave them into a bigger clearer picture presenting a worldview at once ancient and revolutionaryAbout the Imprint EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible pragmatic steps to realize it EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal collective and global change from a wide range of perspectives EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver LLC Some good stuff in here particularly the thoughtful connections between the immaterialspiritualmetaphoricalirrational vs the scientificmaterialistrational More an exercise in comparative metaphysics than anthropology and unnecessarily dismissive of 'western' and 'literalist' religion and psychology at points but still a good read

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In The Secret Tradition of the Soul author Patrick Harpur argues that answers to life’s most difficult uestions the meaning of life the nature of self and the existence of an afterlife can be met by a visionary tradition that runs through Western culture from Greek philosophy and Renaissance alchemy to Romantic poetry and modern depth psychology This hidden tradition according to Harpur places our soul at the center of the universe and emphasizes imagination the collective uncons In his latest book Harpur explores the connection of the soul to identity daimonic reality and sacred imagination Much like his previous works he draws together a wide variety of sources to offer readers a multitude of perspectives on the subject area What I enjoyed most about this book is how the author deftly explores the soul in context to the various traditions he refers to defining in the process what the soul is and what role it plays in our lives He also does a good job of building on his previous works while also differentiating this book from those works If you are mystically inclined or want to understand the nature of the soul this book will be a thought provoking read that will inspire your own spiritual work

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A Complete Guide to the SoulCious and an “otherworld” or afterlife; above all it teaches us how to know ourselves and how to recover a sense of meaning largely lost today Harpur shows how this tradition drives the literature of otherworld journeys from the flights of shamans and the dreams of psychoanalysis to the mystic imagination of Romantic poets and the visions of those having near death experiences The Secret Tradition of the Soul is the first book to gather together all the threads of the soul trad This book deals with a sphere essential to our understandig of humanity and ourselves that has been barred since the beginning of modernity In our contemprary world where the scientific criteria reigns supreme the soul and imagination are exiled and thus have provoked and impoverishment of what makes us human causing a chronic disease in our society For me the importance of this book resides no in accepting the metaphysical statements that it contains such as the existence of a life after death but in reconciling ourselves with this tradition and this vocabulary that are ingrained in the way we understand humanity the soul and the spirit and the Western myths that nowadays are relegated to child's books or academic idleness For better or for worse we do not understand ourselves as a set of cells or of chemical reactions We call ourselves individuals souls that inhabit a human body As such we can have a better understanding of the human nature in reading the works of Plato or the myths of Apollo and Dyonisius and the tragedies of Sigmund and HerculesIt reminds me the point that CS Lewis was trying to defend in The Abolition of Man when we try to abolish the language that deals with values and non objective descriptions like calling a waterfall sublime we are abolishing ourselves I firmly believed in those statements the ones that barr imagination from the sphere of knowledge and that deny the reality of every non measurable and non physical phenomenom That is why for me reading this book felt like a relief and a cure for a long sustained illness