Renewing the Balance

Author: Dirk Dunbar

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1478755059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 247

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In Renewing the Balance, Dirk Dunbar shows how the balance worshipped in ancient Earth wisdom traditions is being integrated into Western culture’s dominantly masculine, rational value system. Filled with hope, revelations regarding cultural evolution, and scholarship of the highest order, Dunbar’s book passionately challenges all of us to recover the archaic reverence for the natural world, to reconsider the limits of growth, progress, and mechanistic thinking, and to join in the newly reclaimed celebration of life that fosters peace and the potential for a sustainable future. Dirk Dunbar’s Renewing the Balance is a crucial and comprehensive account of how traditional cultures maintained a healthy balance that preserved our natural world and how our modern technocratic, economic ideology has produced a culture that is dangerously out of balance. It is at once a diagnosis of our dis-ease and a prescription for healing our collective psyche, polis, and environment. A truly fascinating philosophical adventure. ~Sam Keen Author of 12 books, including The Passionate Life and Hymns to an Unknown God Renewing the Balance brings depth and breadth to our efforts to understand how Western culture evolved as it did and to appreciate the many streams that now flow into our efforts to manifest ecological wisdom in a hypermodern world. ~Charlene Spretnak Author of 9 books, including States of Grace and The Resurgence of the Real

The 'Frogs' of Aristophanes

Author: A. Ranae

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5873157936

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A revised text with english notes and a preface

Myths of the Underworld Journey

Plato, Aristophanes, and the 'Orphic' Gold Tablets

Author: Radcliffe G. Edmonds, III

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139456005

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book was first published in 2004. Plato, Aristophanes and the creators of the 'Orphic' gold tablets employ the traditional tale of a journey to the realm of the dead to redefine, within the mythic narrative, the boundaries of their societies. Rather than being the relics of a faded ritual tradition or the products of Orphic influence, these myths can only reveal their meanings through a close analysis of the specific ways in which each author makes use of the tradition. For these authors, myth is an agonistic discourse, neither a kind of sacred dogma nor a mere literary diversion, but rather a flexible tool that serves the wide variety of uses to which it is put. The traditional tale of the journey to the Underworld in Greek mythology is neither simple nor single, but each telling reveals a perspective on the cosmos, a reflection of the order of this world through the image of the other.

The History of Randolph-Macon Woman's College

From the Founding in 1891 Through the Year of 1949-1950

Author: Roberta D. Cornelius

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807869686

Category: Education

Page: 488

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The history of Randolph-Macon Woman's College has a claim upon the attention of all who are interested in the education and achievement of women. Its course through the years is set forth in the present volume, in which the author has dealt with the pattern of life developed in the cultivation of the liberal arts. Originally published in 1951. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


Author: Euripides

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844826

Category: Drama

Page: 126

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"[Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it keeps the lines of the plot well focused. The Introduction offers a good survey of critical approaches. The notes at the foot of the page are suitably brief and nonintrusive and give basic information for the non-specialist." --Charles Segal, Harvard University "This is a very useful edition, excellent for classroom purposes. The translation is clear and lively, and several students commented on how much they enjoyed it. The introduction provides an excellent overview of the issues in the play, as well as of earlier scholarship, making it a good resource for more advanced classes. The cover photo is an added bonus and provided the starting point for stimulating class discussion." --James B. Rives, York University