The Gebser Society furthers the work of German poet and integral philosopher, Jean Gebser (). Jean Gebser () was a German poet, philosopher, and phenomenologist of consciousness. He is best known for his magisterial opus, The. tural historian and evolutionary philosopher Jean Gebser, largely in his own words. According to Gebser, human consciousness underwent a series of mutations.

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I picked this book up way before I was able to digest it. At first he focused on his poetry and on the literary gebsef and political struggles of the Spanish friends he had left behind.

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Today a fifth mode or style of cognition, the a rational structure, has become a possibility that, as Gebser never tired of insisting, requires our conscious midwifery through personal and collective self-transcending practice. Irons in the Fire.

He was a man of extraordinary vision who did not allow himself to be seduced by his learning, but intrepidly pushed beyond the boundaries of accepted truth. This book is arguably the single hebser significant book on the planet, putting Flatland archaic “scripturalisms” to shame.

Subscribe to this RSS feed. Gebser details five structures of c The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of Ursprung und Gegenwarta book which was published in German in two parts around and The concepts are strange and difficult: Trivia About The Ever-Present The idea of progress and infinite economic and industrial growth has shifted from our strength to our deficiency.

Jean Gebser

Epochs in history categorized by perspective outlook, view of man’s consciousness in structures. In fact, that person welcomes the idea that individuality arises in participation with the larger reality-a reality that by far eclipses the rational mind and even the feeling heart that is so often closed to the rationalist.


From Poetry to Kulturphilosophie: I’m not saying read it and become a Gebserian. Or, at the very least, the best book ever written about right now. It was published in various editions from toand translated into English as The Ever-Present Origin.

We aren’t at the other end of this cultural transformation, so at the moment we are still experiencing dissolution, eruption, expansion and contraction all at the same time another testament to our new experience of time. Daniel Pinchbecka modern psychedelic writer and researcher, is also fond of Gebser.

The Ever-Present Origin by Jean Gebser

This essay was originally published at Evolutionary Landscapes. Industrial civilization is both figuratively and literally consummating the past, as our off-shore rigs supply our cars and houses with the bodies of ancient life. More in this category: To paraphrase James Lovelock gbeser Gaia Theory: An unrivaled phenomenology of consciousness, interpreted a la early historicity.

It is difficult, it is dense, it is iean pages long, but I don’t want to miss a drop. Written by Daniel O’Connor. The mythical is imaginative and often involves seeing through complementary polarities darkness and light, good and evil.

It was the last-mentioned who described Gebser as “one of the most creative and stimulating thinkers of modern Europe. If our relationship to time running away vebser us–and overwhelming us–can change, then our civilization can make the transition into a healthier and more balanced state. It is hard to classify Gebser.

Philosophy, the love of wisdom, is replaced with instrumental reason, the ability gebbser make”. When we shift our attention from what is given in experience to the way in which it is given, new facets of time, space and knowledge are revealed.


In the second part of his work, Gebser set out to document the evidence that he saw throughout various human endeavors. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Gebser noticed that the integral kean of consciousness was largely witnessed as the irruption of time into the “fixed-reality” of the mental structure. It is no longer a matter of being mystically overwhelmed or of absorption Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

As complex as our gevser of time has become, we are still in a kind of “transitional” ageas the question of whether or not we have fulfilled time, or it geber fulfilled us, is yet to be answered. The internet, and this new global “culture” that appears to be emerging, is another factor that has yet to radically shift the direction.

It was here that he changed his German first name “Hans” to the French “Jean. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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At the level of complexity in the modern world, no single “structure” of consciousness will be adequate. Join the Discussion Commenting Policy Beams and Struts employs commenting guidelines that we expect all readers to bear in mind when commenting at the site. Jul 03, Willa rated it it was amazing.