The Gebser Society furthers the work of German poet and integral philosopher, Jean Gebser (). Jean Gebser () was a German poet, philosopher, and phenomenologist of consciousness. He is best known for his magisterial opus, The. tural historian and evolutionary philosopher Jean Gebser, largely in his own words. According to Gebser, human consciousness underwent a series of mutations.
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Return to Book Page. The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of Ursprung und Gegenwarta book which was published in German in two parts around and The central contribution of this book is Gebser’s analysis of the history of culture — mainly but not exclusively Western culture — in terms of the predominance of different modes of consciousness. Gebser details five structures of c The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of Ursprung und Gegenwarta book which was published in German in two parts around and Gebser details five structures of consciousness: His theory seems to be that these structures unfold in a sequential but non-linear fashion i.
With each leap, the previous structures of consciousness are superceded and yet retained in a subordinate fashion. Meanwhile, the other structures lie largely latent and untapped. VERY briefly, the archaic is instinctual and primitive. The magical is tribal and involves participation mystique. The mythical is imaginative and often involves seeing through complementary polarities darkness and light, good and evil.
The mental is analytical, dualistic, and skeptical of the other structures of consciousness. And the integral structure allows for a re-membering of all of the structures of consciousness without the problematic reification of their respective “worlds”. The integral or aperspectival structure additionally involves going beyond the previous four structures in something akin to Buddhist or Christian a la Meister Eckhart enlightenment as understood in terms of the perennial philosophy.
Paperbackpages. Published August 31st by Ohio University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Ever-Present Originplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Ever-Present Origin. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jun 17, Pax Analog rated it it was amazing. Without a reliable and observable evolutionary “spine” to collective and individual consciousness, the world is condemned to its present schizoid state of savage cleverness.
This book is arguably the single most significant book on the planet, putting Flatland archaic “scripturalisms” hebser shame. Please note that the title associated with this cover is not quite right, lacking the word “The” and being Parts One and Uean. The title choice available that was correct lacked this image, which is correc Without a reliable and observable evolutionary “spine” to collective and individual consciousness, the world is condemned to its present schizoid state of savage cleverness.
The title choice available that was correct lacked this image, which is correct for the full text. Jan 11, Kaya Prpic rated it it was amazing Shelves: I first came upon Jean Gebser about 15 years ago.
I would not be who I am if it were not for that chance encounter. Ever Present Origin is never far from my reach Gebser’s non plus ultra magnum opus; you must be extremely committed to do a reading of this massive work justice. An unrivaled phenomenology of consciousness, interpreted jezn la early historicity. Reading this, Gebser’s non plus ultra magnum opus; you must be extremely committed to do a reading of this massive work justice. Reading this, one can actually gwbser the thin screen door between historicism and historicity; the transformation of all theory from a thorough revaluation of humankind’s engagement with existence hean being.
Jul 03, Willa rated jjean it was amazing. I decided to first store up on historical overview, i. Richard Tarnas and Ken Wilber, and then return to this. What I can tell it’s a masterpiece and even those 36 pages changed my view on life! Nov 21, Joe rated it it was amazing. The greatest book ever written. Or, at the very least, the best book ever written about right now. And it was written over 50 years ago. Jun 28, Sabrina rated it it was amazing.
This is one of the 3 books you grab on your way out of your burning house. A profound book that brings ever-new insights into the jwan of existence and evolution. Dec 07, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: I am going to do something I have never done before.
I am going to immediately read this book again.
It is difficult, it is dense, it is odd pages long, but I don’t want to miss a drop. I can’t say it is because I agree with him on everything. I’m not even sure his starting point, by any standard of rigor is “sound”. I have none of his theological leanings. I don’t share his broad characterizations of “the orient”. This book is more important than any of the details w I am going to do something I have never done before. This book is more important than any of the details we may squabble about.
As I read it, an understanding emerged My whole mentality changed, and I saw through barriers that were impenetrable to me before. I felt emotions flowing through me, from top to bottom, making sense of things I could never before quite place. This book did me a profound good. The concepts are strange and difficult: This is a book of theologically aligned philosophy It is irrelevant to me in accepting or rejecting this text, because quite frankly there is no acceptance or rejection of this text.
There is simply a development of that which you become aware of through putting the energy required into reading it. This book is a profound gift, and, whatever it may come to I’m not saying read it and become a Gebserian. I am just saying: Read it, and you might glimpse the Ever Present Origin. I’m going to look again. Epochs in history categorized by perspective outlook, view of man’s consciousness in structures. In these structures are various perspectives: If we discuss morality, we can refer to amoral, moral and immoral.
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The aperspective integral epoch is not an ontology, a theory of being or existence of the mental structure, but etiology anatomy, diagnosis.
In the etiology of the integral structure, being is existence life. The philosophical issue of being versus non-being becomes an out-of-date mental artifact. The integral structure of consciousness is no longer a conception: In conclusion, “The increasing attention to the interconnection-integration structure-is arational, making possible an integrating mode of realization and a liberation from vebser systemization, as well as lending jeann to an ‘open’ world” Jul 24, Michael Neal rated it it was amazing.
One of the most influential books I have ever read. Apr 14, Wayne jaen it really liked it Recommended to Wayne by: This is where some of Ken Wilber’s ideas come from. Nov 30, Joel rated it it was ok.
I picked this book up way before I was able to digest it. But now I am looking at a possible re-read. Philip Saenger rated it it was amazing Gegser 04, Boreal Forest rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, Richard Corral rated it really jeah it Jul 16, Fred Cameron rated it liked it May 26, Mark Kaplan rated it it was amazing May 13, Michell rated it it was amazing May 23, Gabriel rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Clint rated it it was amazing May 10,