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THE DREAM OF THE COSMOS
A Quest for the Soul
by Anne Baring
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The Dream of the Cosmos is the story of a multi-layered quest to understand the causes of human suffering and to reconnect with a deeper reality than the one we inhabit in this physical dimension of reality. It seeks to answer the questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here, on this planet?" It is offered to those who are looking for something beyond the superficial values of our culture, who may be disillusioned with religious and secular belief systems as currently presented and who question political values which are deeply mired in the pursuit of power. it is written with two voices: one the voice of a personal quest and the other which explores the historical and psychological causes that have brought into being our present view of reality.
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Teilhard de Chardin
The Truly Great
A Mythic Time
The need to heal the split between spirit and matter - the need for the return of the feminine - is one of the most important stories of our present time.
As we wake up to our ecological crisis, we sense the imbalance that lies at the root of our culture,
the result of our loss of contact with the sacredness of the earth that is the cornerstone of all indigenous cultures.
But few have dared to penetrate to the very foundation of this cultural split and see how it has evolved over the centuries,
to comprehend the real depths of the imbalance that now threatens our whole planet.
Anne Baring's extraordinary personal journey has taken her to that deeper vision and understanding.
Her book is a testimony to the Feminine: it is the story of what we have lost and what we need to regain.
author of The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul
|Mother and Child by Robin Baring|
PART ONE: MY QUEST BEGINS
My Quest Begins
PART TWO: THE LUNAR ERA
The Great Mother
Anne Baring's magnum opus, twenty years in the making, is brilliant, profound and magisterial in its scope.
In it she addresses the real cultural roots of our multi-faceted crisis - spiritual, psychological, ecological, social, political and economic
that are translating into a widespread malaise.. Few commentators have plumbed the depths as this book does and called for a radically new outlook.
For too long the soul and the feminine principle have been marginalised and suppressed, but Anne Baring's life experience and
passionate engagement have enabled her to understand and articulate the imbalance in our Western culture and show how it can be overcome.
The book is a symbol of hope and renaissance
- essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the patterns of Western cultural history and the potentials of its future development.
Programme Director, The Scientific and Medical Network
on the Naga
PART THREE: THE DISSOCIATED PSYCHE
The Pathology of Separation and Loss
The Solar Era
of the Fall
on the Body
|Sleeping Beauty by Burne-Jones|
PART FOUR: RECOVERING THE CONNECTION TO THE SOUL
|St George and the Dragon|
Gustav Moreau 1890
of the Feminine
Jung and the
of the soul
The Dragon and
the Primordial Soul
War as a Rape
of the Soul
|Lament for the|
Tragedy of War
A NEW VISION OF REALITY
|Flammarion's L'atmosphère: météorologie
"A medieval missionary finds where heaven and Earth meet"
The Soul of
New Wine in
|The Way of the Tao|
PART SIX: STELLAR CONSCIOUSNESS:
TRANSFORMATION AND FINAL PARTICIPATION
The Great Work
Light and Love
as the Pulse
of the Cosmos
Benedict, his story
The Recordings are by Shaun MacLoughlin, a retired BBC producer, who has directed over 400 radio programmes and for whom these free recordings are a labour of love, which he is grateful to provide. Should you feel moved to purchase the book, please click here.