• Cosmos and Psyche

  • Intimations of a New World View
  • By: Richard Tarnas
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 25 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From a philosopher whose magisterial history of Western thought was praised by Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith comes a brilliant new book that traces the connection between cosmic cycles and archetypal patterns of human experience. Drawing on years of research and on thinkers from Plato to Jung, Richard Tarnas explores the planetary correlations of epochal events like the French Revolution, the two world wars, and September 11. Whether listened to as astrology updated for the quantum age or as a contemporary classic of spirituality, Cosmos and Psyche is a work of immense sophistication, deep learning, and lasting importance.

©2006 Richard Tarnas (P)2020 Tantor
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Compelling content; monochromatic narration

The content of this book is fascinating. However, the narration is really getting in the way of my ability to listen. This is not a performance; it is reading a book out loud. The narrator's voice is monochromatic and he seems fundamentally unengaged with this material. A 25-hour listen requires some color and variation in the narration. I have 22 hours remaining and the material is worth the investment. I just wish that the narrator had done more to enhance the material rather than muffle it.

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An Astrological Must Read

If you're ambivalent about the veracity of astrology, you must read this book. The historical astrological references are numerous. It contains an ocean of facts of times present and past that were clearly influenced by the heavenly spheres. He touches only on specific transits, but explains them fully throughout the ages.

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Absolutely remarkable, profound, novel and erudite!

I listen to a lot of audio books, one per week or more. It’s rare to find something so original, well researched, written and narrated. I lack the statistical understanding to grasp the full significance of the correlations Dr. Tarnas implicates, however if it is even remotely as true and uncanny as he elaborates, and elaborates he does, then this is nothing short of revolutionary.

From the most subjective, the psyche to the most objective and infinitely expanding, the cosmos, the symbols and archetypes appear to be alive as well living a life both through us and containing us.

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Incredible book!

This is the best book I have ever read or listened to! Thank you Richard Tarnas for all your time and research.

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Great content, probably better as a book.

I think this book will be amazing as a physical copy. Being able to refer to it from time to time rather than listening to the same lines being said 8 times in the same chapter.

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Great nonsense to fall asleep to

Absolutely whimisv otherwise, full of collating rough dates to I'm precisely associated eventa in hindsight