The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of Ursprung und Gegenwart, a book which was published in German in two parts around and The central . Digital Resources for Ever-Present Origin “Rendering Darkness and Light Present: Jean Gebser and the Principle of Diaphany”, Aaron. Our purpose here is to become acquainted with Jean Gebser’s seminal work, The Ever- Present Origin [1]. To this end, it would be helpful at the onset to gain a.

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Clint rated it it was amazing May 10, In his Self and Society: With each leap, the previous structures of consciousness are superceded and yet retained in a subordinate fashion.

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Jean Gebser

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. His thesis of the failure of one structure of consciousness alongside the emergence of a new one led him to inquire as to whether such had not occurred prwsent.

I’m going to look again. Gad rated it it was amazing Feb 09, His theory seems to be that these structures unfold in a sequential but non-linear fashion i. Thanks for telling us about the problem. References to this book Co-Operative Inquiry: My library Help Advanced Book Search.


He spent the rest of his life near Bernwhere he did most of his writing.

As I read it, an understanding emerged Unlike the archaic structure in which there is a “perfect identity of man and universe”, [10] man is aware of nature as something within which his community must “listen” and act in order to survive. The Three European Worlds. That various beings in the present are crystallized from the past, and which also extend into the future.

Arneson, PatJean Gebser’s Cosmology”. Gebser introduced the notion of presentiation which means to make something present through transparency.

The stress and chaos in Europe from to were the symptoms of a structure of consciousness that was at the end of its ofigin, and which heralded the birth of a new form of consciousness. Ken Wilber referred to and quoted Gebser along with many other theorists in his Up from Eden genser subsequent works.

Manifestations of the Aperspectival World: Meanwhile, the other structures lie largely latent and untapped. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He was also a published poet.

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Richard Corral rated it really liked it Jul 16, Scudder Limited preview – Ruta rated it it was amazing Feb 26, The mental structure appropriates events, objects and persons by the use of logic.


Jeremy Johnson rated it really liked it Mar 01, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Thus, awareness is already integral. Common terms and phrases able achieved anxiety aperspectival world archaic aspect attempt attitude awakening awareness basic become Berlin C. Richard Tarnas and Ken Wilber, and then return to this.

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An unrivaled phenomenology of consciousness, interpreted a la early historicity. I have none of his theological leanings.

An Attempt at the Concretion of the Spiritual. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The first evidence he witnessed was in the novel use of language and literature. Gebser died in Wabern bei Bern on May 14, “with a soft and knowing smile.