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The philosophers" secret fire

a history of the imagination
  • 322 Pages
  • 3.13 MB
  • 3999 Downloads
  • English
by
Ivan R. Dee , Chicago
Imagination (Philosophy) -- History., Mythology -- His
StatementPatrick Harpur.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB105.I49 H37 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 322 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3563025M
ISBN 101566634857
LC Control Number2002031260

While 'Daimonic Reality' dealt directly with cases of paranormal and metaphysical visitation, 'The Philosopher's Secret Fire' underscores and elaborates on the history of Western culture's "golden thread," Harpur's name for the centuries-old ideas, beliefs, and mystical traditions which have attempted to identify, name, and encompass the broadest possible view of the nature of by:   Whilst presented in a somewhat disjointed and nonlinear way, The Philosophers' Secret Fire is a treasure trove of fascinating and valuable information and provides countless thought-provoking passages.

flag Like see review David Villagrán rated it really liked it Shelves: otros/5. The Philosopher's Secret Fire on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.4/5(2). This book is a continuation of the ideas explored in the author's previous masterpiece, _Daemonic Reality_.

It examines the "Otherworld", the Anima Mundi, or soul of the world. This is the larger Reality that was accepted by all traditional cultures, but which is now rejected, suppressed, and ignored by Western man.5/5(2).

He uncovers that tradition which alchemists imagined as a Golden Chain of initiates, who passed their mysterious 'secret fire' down through the ages.

As this inspiring book shows, the secret of this perennial wisdom is of an imaginative insight: a simple way of seeing that re-enchants our existence and restores us to our own true selves. While 'Daimonic Reality' dealt directly with cases of paranormal and metaphysical visitation, 'The Philosopher's Secret Fire' underscores and elaborates on the history of Western culture's "golden thread," Harpur's name for the centuries-old ideas, beliefs, and mystical traditions which have attempted to identify, name, and encompass the broadest possible view of the nature of reality/5(13).

That book’s framing of anomalous phenomena by the concept of the anima mundi, or World Soul, is broadened and deepened here into a roving, mercurial survey of soul-perspectives through history. From primitive shamanism to medieval art, from European folklore to modern scientific cosmology, Harpur conducts a parade of colourful and astutely selected examples that illustrate his endeavour to reveal a.

He uncovers that tradition which alchemists imagined as a Golden Chain of initiates, who passed their mysterious ‘secret fire’ down through the ages. As this inspiring book shows, the secret of this perennial wisdom is of an imaginative insight: a simple way of seeing that re-enchants our existence and restores us to our own true selves.

THE EPISTLE ON THE PHILOSOPHIC FIRE I, John Pontanus, who have travelled into various realms and domains on my quest to know of a certainty what is the Philosophers' Stone, journeying through all parts of the world, found but false Philosophers and deceivers. The Philosophers' Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination Paperback – 9 Oct.

by Patrick Harpur (Author)/5(14). The third and final book in the critically acclaimed Secret Box trilogy, a series pitch-perfect for fans of humorous mystery capers like Escape from Mr.

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Harpur links together fields as far apart as Greek philosophy and depth psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and the ecstasy of the shaman, to trace how societies over time have used myths to make sense of the world.5/5(1). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire "JK’s signature (by book 4, she was signing fewer copies) turns any first edition of Goblet of Fire into a book with a four-figure price-tag but there are a.

He uncovers that tradition whichalchemists imagined as a Golden Chain of initiates, who passed their mysterious‘secret fire’ down through the ages. As this inspiring book shows, the secret of this perennial wisdom is of animaginative insight: a simple way of seeing that re-enchants our existence andrestores us to our own true selves.

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I would make Harpur's book required reading for every student of philosophy, depth psychology, and history."--Dianne Philosopher's Secret Fire5/5(1). philosophers-secret-fire Hardcover – January 1, by Patrick Harpur (Author)5/5(2).

The Secret Doctrine, the Synthesis of Science, Religion and Philosophy, a book originally published as two volumes in written by Helena first volume is named Cosmogenesis, the second was an influential example of the revival of interest in esoteric and occult ideas in the modern age, in particular because of its claim to reconcile ancient eastern wisdom Author: Helena Blavatsky.

He uncovers that tradition which alchemists imagined as a Golden Chain of initiates, who passed their mysterious secret fire down through the ages. As this inspiring book shows, the secret of this perennial wisdom is of an imaginative insight: a simple way of seeing that re-enchants our existence and restores us to our own true selves/5(14).

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The Secret Fire of the Philosophers are in any way shape or form related to the secret fire of the alchemist. They will tell you that it is of a vaporous quality & nature- I suppose if you really want to stretch the metaphor, perhaps to the point of torture, his radioactive rocks could be vaporous in nature." And these words, riddles.

Patrick Harpur's 'The Philosopher's Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination' () is further hard evidence that Harpur is a bright, complex thinker with a genius for digesting and assimilating complex threads of Western history, philosophy, religion, and science, as his 'Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld' () has already /5(11).

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