The Myth of the Great Ending
Why We've Been Longing for the End of Days Since the Beginning of TimeBook - 2011
"What is the source of our attraction to the end of days? In the last sixty years we've been promised atomic Armageddon, mutual assured destruction, nuclear winter, silent spring, global warming, climate change, invasion from hostile aliens, peak oil, global pandemic, the war on terror. Is the prospect of doomsday hardwired into human psychology? In The myth of the great ending, Joseph Felser writes that we believe in an end because we believe in a beginning, with its attendant notions of evolution, manifest destiny, progress, and so-called rational thought. But linear time is a lie. Nature's rhythms are cyclic. Every point on the circumference of a circle is at once a beginning, a middle, and an end--each point equidistant from the center, the eternal present, where creation takes place--which is the only place we ever really are. Connecting the insights of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Wovoka, Itzhak Bentov, Jane Roberts, Seth, David Bohm, Fred Alan Wolf, William James, Robert Monroe, and others, Felser shows us that we are all part of one consciousness and that our task is to shift our perspective, change our minds, and mend our hearts by beginning to pay attention to our inner voice, our intuition, and our dreams"--Cover, p. .
Publisher: Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Pub. Co., c2011.
Branch Call Number: 158.1/FELSER
Characteristics: 271 p. ; 23 cm.