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ISBN: 0824504534
Author: Jacob Needleman
Language: English
Publisher: Crossroad Pub Co (April 1, 1982)
Pages: 174
Category: Philosophy
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.1
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Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University .

Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, former Visiting Professor at Duxx Graduate School of Business Leadership in Monterrey, Mexico, and former Director of the Center for the study of New Religions at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He was educated in philosophy at Harvard, Yale and the University of Freiburg, Germany.

Like them, Jesus preaches the coming of a new man of knowledge, moving from limited to unlimited consciousness and the self-knowledge that will make each of us, too, a Christ.

Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the author of many books, including The Essential Marcus Aurelius, Why Can't We Be Good?, The American Soul, The Wisdom of Love, Time and the Soul, The Heart of Philosophy, Lost Christianity, and Money and the Meaning of Life. Like them, Jesus preaches the coming of a new man of knowledge, moving from limited to unlimited consciousness and the self-knowledge that will make each of us, too, a Christ.

Jacob Needleman (born October 6, 1934) is an American philosopher, author, and religious scholar. Born into a Jewish family, Needleman was educated at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Freiburg, Germany

Jacob Needleman (born October 6, 1934) is an American philosopher, author, and religious scholar. Born into a Jewish family, Needleman was educated at Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Freiburg, Germany. He is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and is said to have "popularized the term 'new religious movements'. Needleman was honored by the New York Open Center in New York City in 2006.

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In this series of brilliant essays, Jacob Needleman uncovers the heart of religion, psychiatry, philosophy, culture, science, and medicine in the forgotten life of the soul. He sees these contemporary disciplines without deep roots in the contemplative life and calls his readers to re-establish these roots. 'Much in our world, much in our modern way of living, is at the end of its tether.' says Needleman. 'Not only philosophy, but medicine, religion, and technology have reached a profound impasse, where motion accelerates but without direction. Almost every human endeavor, every pattern and form of life, seems to have broken from its moorings. And every one of us is riding in one of these rapidly accelerating vessels looking for a way, a direction, and a means of guiding it and ourselves.' Dealing with such themes as Eastern and Western spirituality, existentialism, spiritual traditions in our contemporary materialistic culture, disease and meaning, the loss of wholeness, being as a mystery, Needleman encourages every human being to begin 'the long and difficult work of awakening to himself.' CONTENTS: Introduction * Why Philosophy is Easy * Man's Nature and Natural Man * Notes on Religion * The Used Religions * Psychiatry and the Sacred * The Two Sciences of Medicine * Magic, Sacrifice, and Tradition * The Art of Living in the Cultural Revolution * The Search for a Wise Man * Gurdjieff, Ouspensky, and Esoteric Philosophy

Comments:

Doukree
The study of human consciousness, it's meaning and significance is a very difficult and elusive endeavor. Jacob Needleman of one the few modern Philosophers who seems to appreciate this fact. I think this book is excellent for helping to bridge the gap between modern "knowledge" and ancient and archaic "wisdom" showing perhaps some of the major areas where what is being called, for convenience sake, "modernity" for all of it's apparent advances in "natural science", industrialization and various technologies has taken humanity far afield regarding the true purposes of humanity and organic life on this planet.

Needleman, beginning with Philosophy and why it has become "easy" in a modern world makes a very strong case for several of the major misunderstandings concerning the search and acquisition of "wisdom" which have occurred on humanities march from pre-historic and ancient times to the present.

While it does require one to at least be familiar with several currents of ancient Greek and medieval Western European philosophy the suggestions that at some point in the past disciplines like "Religion", "Philosophy", "Science" and "Psychology" which are today viewed by most people as 'separate' were, at one time combined in the same life long pursuit. A pursuit which ultimately had as it's end goal the transformational fulfillment of the Human Being. Truly a very good book.
Kirinaya
So much is going on that individual subjectivity is now at a stitch and twitch relationship with whatever might strike someone as interesting. Philosophy could bring some awareness of larger significance if anyone knew where to find it, but institutional thinking for marginal control of space and time can only get as far as hot wings on a space shuttle if the goal is a permanent rag doll tea party on the moon. People who have enjoyed reading philosophy might hope for escape from the SAME OLD QUESTIONS THAT THERE ARE NO ANSWERS FOR. This book is not mainstream thinking. Asia had states of mind that do not fit the control of space and time which form the context for institutional thinking. Joni Mitchell sang:

Never mind the questions there are no answers for.

Song To A Seagull

I like music so much that it keeps popping into my brain. Our society rocks more than it reads. We have some good rockers and terrible readers.

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