The Philosopher's Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination by Patrick Harpur

By Patrick Harpur

The visionary culture of spirits, gods, and demons maintains to subvert our rational universe, erupting from the shadows in occasions of severe non secular and philosophical transition. during this extraordinary background, Patrick Harpur hyperlinks jointly fields as a ways aside as Greek philosophy and intensity psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and the ecstasy of the shaman, to track how societies have used myths to make experience of the world.

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