The Darkening Spirit

... although his notion of the 'dark ground of spirit' seemed to come to Jung mainly through the work of Eduard von ... 'darkening of the world' (Weltverdüsterung) and argued that this was connected with the darkening of spirit (Geist).

The Darkening Spirit

The twenty-first century could well be Jung's century, just as the twentieth century was Freud's. Jung predicted the demise of secular humanism and claimed we would search for alternatives to science, atheism and reason. We would experience a new and even unfashionable appetite for the sacred. Educated people, however, would not return to unreconstructed religions, because these do not express the life of the spirit as discerned by modern consciousness. The sacred has developed a darker hue, and worshipping symbols of light and goodness no longer satisfies the longings of the soul. The new sacred cannot be contained by the formulas of the past, but nor can we live without a sense of the sacred. We stand in a difficult place: between traditional religions we have outgrown and a pervasive materialism we can no longer embrace. These changes in our culture have come sooner than Jung might have imagined. In his time Jung struck many as eccentric or unscientific. But his works speak to our time since we have experienced the full gamut of Jungian transformations: the unsettlement of Judeo-Christian culture, the rise of the feminine, the onslaught of the dark side, the critique of modernism and positivism, and the recognition that the Western ego is neither the pinnacle of evolution nor the lord of creation. A new life is needed beyond the ego, but we do not yet know what it will look like. The outbreak of strong religion and terrorism are signs of the times, but these are expressions of a distorted and repressed spirit, and not, one hopes, genuine pointers to the future. What the future holds is uncertain, but Jung's prophetic vision helps to prepare us for what is to come, and this will be of great interest to analytical psychologists and psychoanalysts, as well as to theologians, futurists, sociologists, and the general reader.

The Darkening Spirit

The outbreak of strong religion and terrorism are signs of the times, but these are expressions of a distorted and repressed spirit, and not, one hopes, genuine pointers to the future.

The Darkening Spirit

The twenty-first century could well be Jung's century, just as the twentieth century was Freud's. Jung predicted the demise of secular humanism and claimed we would search for alternatives to science, atheism and reason. We would experience a new and even unfashionable appetite for the sacred. Educated people, however, would not return to unreconstructed religions, because these do not express the life of the spirit as discerned by modern consciousness. The sacred has developed a darker hue, and worshipping symbols of light and goodness no longer satisfies the longings of the soul. The new sacred cannot be contained by the formulas of the past, but nor can we live without a sense of the sacred. We stand in a difficult place: between traditional religions we have outgrown and a pervasive materialism we can no longer embrace. These changes in our culture have come sooner than Jung might have imagined. In his time Jung struck many as eccentric or unscientific. But his works speak to our time since we have experienced the full gamut of Jungian transformations: the unsettlement of Judeo-Christian culture, the rise of the feminine, the onslaught of the dark side, the critique of modernism and positivism, and the recognition that the Western ego is neither the pinnacle of evolution nor the lord of creation. A new life is needed beyond the ego, but we do not yet know what it will look like. The outbreak of strong religion and terrorism are signs of the times, but these are expressions of a distorted and repressed spirit, and not, one hopes, genuine pointers to the future. What the future holds is uncertain, but Jung's prophetic vision helps to prepare us for what is to come, and this will be of great interest to analytical psychologists and psychoanalysts, as well as to theologians, futurists, sociologists, and the general reader.

The Darkening Spirit

This book provides a critical overview of Jung's vision of the spiritual situation of our time, which moves across psychology, spirituality, religion and sociology simultaneously.

The Darkening Spirit

The twenty-first century could well be Jung's century, just as the twentieth century was Freud's. Jung predicted the demise of secular humanism and claimed we would search for alternatives to science, atheism and reason. We would experience a new and even unfashionable appetite for the sacred. Educated people, however, would not return to unreconstructed religions, because these do not express the life of the spirit as discerned by modern consciousness. The sacred has developed a darker hue, and worshipping symbols of light and goodness no longer satisfies the longings of the soul. The new sacred cannot be contained by the formulas of the past, but nor can we live without a sense of the sacred. We stand in a difficult place: between traditional religions we have outgrown and a pervasive materialism we can no longer embrace. These changes in our culture have come sooner than Jung might have imagined. In his time Jung struck many as eccentric or unscientific. But his works speak to our time since we have experienced the full gamut of Jungian transformations: the unsettlement of Judeo-Christian culture, the rise of the feminine, the onslaught of the dark side, the critique of modernism and positivism, and the recognition that the Western ego is neither the pinnacle of evolution nor the lord of creation. A new life is needed beyond the ego, but we do not yet know what it will look like. The outbreak of strong religion and terrorism are signs of the times, but these are expressions of a distorted and repressed spirit, and not, one hopes, genuine pointers to the future. What the future holds is uncertain, but Jung's prophetic vision helps to prepare us for what is to come, and this will be of great interest to analytical psychologists and psychoanalysts, as well as to theologians, futurists, sociologists, and the general reader.

The Spirit Messenger

In a very short time after forming the circle , THE SPIRIT MESSENGER . the sounds commenced and directed the darkening of the room , in order that some unusual demonstrations might be made . It was R. P. AMBLER , EDITOR . accordingly ...

The Spirit Messenger


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“ I will try to resist the vain excitements that may come , or to bear up against the undue depressions that may be creeping over me . I will try to rise above the spirit of formality , and to throw off the darkening spirit of fear .

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Spiritual Science in the 21st Century

He is the darkening spirit, who eclipsed the sun at the time of the mystery of Golgotha, a force of complete darkness. The only power we human beings will have in his age is that which we create within ourselves.

Spiritual Science in the 21st Century

With love, humour and brilliant insight, Ben-Aharon addresses some of the most critical questions of our age, ranging from artificial intelligence and global politics to education and postmodern philosophy. Although tackling diverse subject-matter, this accessible anthology – delivered initially as lectures in locations as contrasting as New York, Oslo and Munich – features a coherent inner rhythm. With his lively and intense presentation, the speaker invites us to share and participate in the creative process and the dynamic activity of incarnating new ideas – indeed, to awaken to the very Spirit of our Time. Ben-Aharon discusses his investigations into the Spiritual Event of the 21st Century; the working of spiritual beings in America, Central Europe, Scandinavia and Israel; the renewal of education; the creative transformation of antisocial forces; Israel’s diverse culture in the midst of the clash of civilizations; the new Christ Event and how it can break through our habitual patterns and our hardened thinking, feeling and will; and the mission of the anthroposophical movement in our time. Informed throughout by decades of spiritual research and intimate experience, this volume contains mature and illuminating explorations into contemporary culture, history and spiritual science.

Selected Sermons

Oh , my dear friends , that which made it necessary for the Saviour to appear on earth was the universal , mournful darkness of the human spirit through error , delusion , and sin ; but still it was a special darkening of men's spirits ...

Selected Sermons


The Acts of the Apostles

there remains only the supposition , that this condition of the earth has been produced by a will and a spirit ... The simple consequence of this apostacy of the spirits was the devastation , the darkening , the dominion of the roaring ...

The Acts of the Apostles


Select Works Chalmers Thomas

The darkening spirit of hostility would still have lowered upon us from the North ; and these plains , now so peaceful and so happy , would have lain open to the fury of merciless invaders . O ye soft and sentimental travellers who ...

Select Works  Chalmers  Thomas


Sermons

The darkening spirit of hostility would still have lowered upon us from the North ; and these plains , now so peaceful and so happy , would have lain open to the fury of merciless invaders . Oye soft and sentimental travellers who ...

Sermons


Platonic Mysticism

In The Darkening Spirit, David Tacey writes at length about the response to Carl Jung in the academic world. He draws on a term coined by John Carroll, “pneumaphobia,” by which he means a pathological fear of the spirit (Greek: pneuma).

Platonic Mysticism

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how it helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art. In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluisclearly and tautly argues that mysticism must be properly understood as belonging to the great tradition of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism was historically understood in Western philosophical and religious traditions and emphatically rejects externalist approaches to esoteric religion. Instead he develops a new theoretical-critical model for understanding mystical literature and the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art. A sequel to his Restoring Paradise, this is an audacious book that places Platonic mysticism in the context of contemporary cognitive and other approaches to the study of religion, and presents an emerging model for the new field of contemplative science. “An important work on the mystical experience delving deep into its history, particularly from the Platonic perspective. An essential text for anyone interested in mysticism and its relationship to philosophy and creative expression.” — Andrew Newberg, author of How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation “The present work, the latest from the pen of Arthur Versluis, provides a trenchant, learned, and illuminating analysis of the origins of Western mysticism in the Platonist tradition, relayed through such figures as Plotinus and Dionysius the Areopagite, down through Meister Eckhart and others, while suitably excoriating the attempts of certain modern philosophers and sociologists of religion to ‘deconstruct’ it from a materialist perspective. I found it a rattling good read!” — John Dillon, author of The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (347–274 BC)

A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures

The Darkening of Saul's Mind by the Evil Spirit , and David's First Appearance at the Court of Saul as Harpist . VERS , 14-23 . 14 BUT ( AND ] the Spirit of the Lord [ Jehovah ] departed from Saul , and an evil 15 spirit from the Lord ...

A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures


A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures Samuel

The Darkening of Saul's Mind by the Evil Spirit , and David's First Appearance at the Court of Saul as Harpist . VERS , 14-23 . 14 BUT ( AND ] the Spirit of the Lord [ Jehovah ] departed from Saul , and an evil 15 spirit from the Lord ...

A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures  Samuel


Sermons and Discourses

It is most a Scottish pecu- ancestors would have come down unsoftened jjarity ; and while , with our neighbours in and unsubdued to the existing generation . the South , it is looked upon as a liberal and The darkening spirit of ...

Sermons and Discourses


New Testament Theology

... but it is thought of in an hour of temptation and trouble , where the divine and human spiritual life appear for the time as separate , the divine light of life unable to shine through the darkening of the natural life of the Spirit ...

New Testament Theology


Being Towards Death

The darkening of the world contains within itself a disempowering of the spirit, its dissolution, diminution, suppression, and misinterpretation. We will try to elucidate this disempowering of the spirit in one respect, namely, ...

   Being Towards Death

This book draws the philosophical contribution of Martin Heidegger together with theological-spiritual insights from the East, especially that of Nikolai Berdyaev. Thus, it brings into dialogue the West with the East, and philosophy with theology. By doing so, it offers Christian theology an existential-spiritual language that is relevant and meaningful for the contemporary reader. In particular, the work explores Heidegger’s ‘being towards death’ (Sein zum Tode) as the basis for theological-philosophical thinking. Only the one who embraces ‘being towards death’ has the courage to think and poetize. This thinking, in turn, makes ‘being towards death’ possible, and in this circular movement of thinking and being, the mystery of being reveals itself and yet remains hidden. Since the work aims at demonstrating ‘being towards death’ through language, it transitions away from the common formulations and traditionally accepted ways of writing (dogmatic) theology towards an original, philosophical reflection on faith and spirituality. At different points, however, the work also retrieves the profound thoughts and theologies of the past, the insightful creativity of which cannot be denied.

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Sometimes it is purposely added in the form of tincture of galls or oak - bark . It may be detected by the darkening produced on adding ferric chloride to the spirit , and any reaction thus obtained may be confirmed by boiling off the ...

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Commercial Organic Anaylsis

It may be detected by the darkening produced on adding ferric chloride to the spirit , and any reaction thus obtained may be confirmed by boiling off the alcohol from another portion of the spirit and adding solution of gelatin to the ...

Commercial Organic Anaylsis


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the diluted spirit . Free sulphuric acid has been met with in whisky , and is said to have been formerly freely used for adulterating gin . This is extremely improbable . The presence of free sulphuric acid may be detected by the ...

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