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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 . 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. Digital Resources for Ever-Present Origin “Rendering Darkness and Light Present: Jean Gebser and the Principle of Diaphany”, Aaron.

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What I can tell it’s a masterpiece and even those 36 pages changed my view on life!

In the magical structure events, objects and persons are magically related. A Curriculum for Cultural Evolution.

In the second part of his work, Gebser set ghe to document the evidence that he saw throughout various human endeavors. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Gebser held that previous consciousness structures continue to operate parallel to the emergent structure. Arneson, PatJean Gebser’s Cosmology”. Gaus What is the relationship between history and fiction in a place with a contentious past?

The deficient form of the mental structure Gebser called the ‘rational’ structure. Jun 17, Pax Analog rated it it was amazing. The title choice available that was correct ever-presetn this image, which is correct for the jwan text. The archaic structure is the first structure of consciousness to emerge from the “ever-present origin”:.

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In a world where know-how is overvalued, simple knowing must also be nurtured. It was published in various editions from toand translated into English as The Ever-Present Origin. This is where some of Ken Wilber’s ideas come from. He spent the rest of his life near Bernwhere he did most of his writing. As Gebser understands the term, “conscious is neither knowledge nor conscience but must be understood for the time being in the broadest sense as wakeful presence.

They were identical ever–present that world. Of note here were the incorporation of time in physics, the attempts to “paint” time in the visual arts and the like.

Trivia About The Ever-Present This book is not yet featured on Listopia. That to live “objectively” means to give life to the veer-present of nihilism combined with the know how of highly “efficient” weapons.

The book is brilliantly uean and introduces many valuable new terms and distinctions. Without the awareness of the whole, one would oirgin stuck in a kind of “not-knowing” of an always only “now” not connected to any sense of past or future.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Reading this, Gebser’s non plus ultra magnum opus; you must be extremely committed to do a reading of this massive work justice. Only when taken together as an elemental ambivalence, and not a rational contradiction, are they constitutive for the mythical structure.

The Ever-Present Origin

Mario Spassov rated it it was amazing Mar 28, There is simply a development of that which you become aware of through putting the energy evee-present into reading it. This is a book of theologically aligned philosophy I can’t say it is because I agree with him on everything. Boreal Forest rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Mythologies give coherence to consciousness.


This page was last edited on 23 Julyat A nephew of German chancellor von Bethmann-Hollweg, he was a descendant on his mother’s side of Luther’s friend Melanchthon. Katherine rated it it was amazing Sep 03, He offers as a guiding ogigin that just as there is also a time to act, there is also the much neglected time of contemplation. Any attempt ever-preesnt remedy the situation by a return to “values” would ultimately fail.

I’m not even sure his starting point, by any standard of rigor is “sound”. Living becomes hard to bear in such a consciousness structure. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Ever-Present Origin by Jean Gebser

His theory seems to be that these structures unfold in a sequential but non-linear fashion i. It treads new paths, opens new vistas, and in so doing it is vastly, solidly, and subtly documented by a wealth of anthropological, mythological, linguistic, artistic, philosophical, and scientific material which is fruitfully brought into play and shown in its multifold and striking interrelationships.

In fact, without already having an integral awareness, one could have no notion of time as “past” or “present”, etc.