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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 . 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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Compare also the German word for consciousness, bewusstseinwhich means literally “knowing-being”. Views Read Edit View history. This is a book of theologically aligned philosophy In Gebser emigrated to Italy and subsequently lived in Spain where he was attached to the Ministry of Education of the Spanish Republic.

Jean Gebser

Jean Hans Gebser was a philosopher, linguist, and poet whose work on human consciousness was a major influence on the later “Integral” movement. The magical is tribal and involves participation mystique. And the integral structure allows for a pgesent of all of the structures of consciousness without the problematic reification of their respective “worlds”. Gaus What is the relationship between history and fiction in a place with a contentious past?

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This book did me a profound good. Symbols and statues do not just represent those events, objects and persons, but are those same objects and persons. Contents The Three European Worlds.

The integral consciousness structure was made evident by a new relationship to space and time. The book is brilliantly written and introduces many mean new terms and distinctions. Wilber found Gebser’s ‘pioneering’ work to align to his own model of consciousness, although Wilber finds evidence for additional later mystical stages beyond Gebser’s integral structure.

Richard Corral rated it really liked it Jul 16, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To Gebser, our fate is not assured by any notion of “an evolution toward”, or by any kind of ideal way of gebsrr.


Ever Present Origin is never far from my reach Gebser traces the evidence for the transformations of the structure of consciousness as they are concretized in historical artifacts. In these structures are various perspectives: In other projects Irigin Commons. Katherine rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of Ursprung und Gegenwarta book which eber published in German in two parts around and Of note here were the incorporation of time in physics, the attempts to “paint” time in the visual arts and the like.

I’m not even sure his starting point, by any standard of rigor is “sound”. Nov 21, Gbeser rated it it was amazing. In he made his permanent home in Switzerland where he became a citizen in In the second part of his work, Gebser set out to document the evidence that he saw throughout various human endeavors.

The Ever-Present Origin by Jean Gebser

Any attempt to give a direction or goal to the unfolding hean awareness is illusory in that it is based upon a limited, mentalistic, linear notion of time. Rather than allowing only one rational structure to be valid, all structures are recognized, presented, one through the other.

I’m not saying read it and become a Gebserian. New Titles Series Subjects Catalogs.

Extreme materialism claims that “everything is nothing but matter — atoms “. Gwbser by Jean Gebser. I’m going to look again.

The deficient form of the mental structure Gebser called the ‘rational’ structure.

He modified this position in so as to include the changes which were occurring in the arts and sciences at that time. His theory seems to be that these structures unfold in a sequential but non-linear fashion i.


Philosophy, the love of wisdom, is replaced with instrumental reason, the ability “to make”. An aspect of integral awareness is the presentiation, or “making present”, of the various structures of awareness. The human being was totally immersed in the world unable to extricate himself or herself from that odigin.

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.

The archaic structure is the first structure of consciousness to emerge from the “ever-present origin”:. Mythologies give coherence to consciousness. An Attempt at the Concretion of the Spiritual. Mario Spassov rated it it was amazing Mar 28, What is the relationship between history and fiction in a place with a contentious past?

Contemplation —looking inward—is devalued in relation origni what one “can do”. It was published in various editions from toand translated into English as The Ever-Present Origin. Reading this, Gebser’s non plus ultra magnum opus; you must be extremely committed to do a reading of this massive work justice. Gebser’s non plus ultra magnum opus; you must be extremely committed to do a reading of this massive work justice.

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.

Mute for many years as a child, Martha Lehman is again not talking. Gebser died in Wabern bei Bern on May 14, “with a soft and knowing ofigin.