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Soul : an archaeology : readings from Socrates to Ray Charles

Author: Phil Cousineau
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
What does soul mean? Is it, as in Aristotle's classic definition, the "life-giving principle"? Is it the shiver up your spine when Aretha Franklin sings the blues? Or is it the simple, breathtaking beauty of a Pablo Neruda poem? Soul defies definition, yet it surrounds us, permeating every aspect of our lives and culture--from art, music, and literature to religion, society, and identity. Long fascinated by the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
[San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1994
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Cousineau
ISBN: 0062502395 9780062502391 0062502433 9780062502438
OCLC Number: 28633149
Description: xxxiii, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1: The fall of soul into time. An Egyptian Gnostic creation myth / Marie-Louise von Franz ; Genesis 2:2-7: King James version ; The angel and the unborn soul / June Singer ; The Arabian creation myth / Raymond Van Over ; The Tasaday soul / John Nance ; Conceptions of the soul among North American Indians / Åke Hultkrantz ; The essential whatness / Aristotle ; The etymology of soul / Edward Burnett Tylor ; The origin of the numinous / Rudolf Otto ; The origin of the Buddha's No Soul doctrine / Huston Smith ; When are we ensouled? / Uta Ranke-Heinemann ; Soul, conception, abortion / Étienne-Émile Baulieu with Mort Rosenblum ; The over-soul / Ralph Waldo Emerson ; The fall of soul into time / William Irwin Thompson ; The birth of soul / Ray Charles and David Ritz --
pt. 2: The seat of the soul. The second Khanda Upanishad ; Scipio's dream / Cicero ; Lucretius and the material soul / George Santayana ; When in the fullness of time / Hildegard of Bingen ; The soul is oned to God / Julian of Norwich ; The signature of all things / Paracelsus ; The interior castle / Saint Teresa of Avila ; Whether the soul is a body? / Thomas Aquinas ; The seat of the soul / Rene Descartes ; The soul of the voice / Henry David Longfellow ; The circling river of psyche / Carl Gustav Carus ; The physicians / Paul Jordan Smith ; The marriage of heaven and hell / William Blake ; I sing the body electric / Walt Whitman ; The perennial female soul / Aldous Huxley ; The flaming tongue / Nikos Kazantzakis ; The appearance and disappearance of the soul / Jacob Needleman ; Marsilio Ficino's astropsychology / Thomas Moore ; The architecture of the soul / Keith Critchlow ; The empirically justified psyche / Carl Jung ; Our unknown soul / William Barrett ; The diverging ways of soul and spirit / James Hillman ; "Body and soul: Coleman Hawkins, 1939" / Al Young --
pt. 3: Heart and soul. When desire enters heart and soul / Plato ; When the soul is joined to her beloved: Gnostic Gospel adaptation / June Singer ; Tearing heart from soul : a letter / from Heloise to Abelard ; The divine love of the soul / Meister Eckhart ; Let us love this enduring beauty / Marsilio Ficino ; Sonnets from the Portuguese / Elizabeth Barrett Browning ; Salvation in a concentration camp / Viktor E. Frankl ; The rapture of divine love / Evelyn Underhill ; The soul's silence, exile and cunning / James Joyce ; The significance of soul for women / Christine Downing ; Eros and Psyche / Diane Wolkstein ; The soul rush / Milan Kundera ; Your breast is enough / Pablo Neruda ; The vase / Gabriela Mistral --
pt. 4: Soul crisis. A song of lamentation: a sixteenth-century Mesoamerican myth ; The soul-eater: a West African folktale ; Dark night of the soul / Saint John of the Cross ; Faust's pact with the Devil / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ; A soul boiling / Robert Louis Stevenson ; Ishmael's November soul / Herman Melville ; The anguish of the infantry officer / Herbert Read ; Waking the sleeping soul / Albert Schweitzer ; The pilgrim soul / anonymous nineteenth-century Russian Christian monk ; The soul agony of abortion / Sue Nathanson-Elkin ; Freud's soul lost in translation / Bruno Bettelheim ; The Kingdom of Soul / Willa Cather ; Rage in the dark, the wind / Fernando Pessoa ; The annihilation of the soul / Susan Griffin ; Soul on ice / Eldridge Cleaver ; They want your soul / Alice Walker ; The postmodern soul / Sam Keen ; The end, the beginning / D.H. Lawrence ; A lien on his soul: the legend of Robert Johnson / Greil Marcus --
pt. 5: Soul work. Psalm 23: King James version ; The smith of my soul / Bayazid of Bistun ; Soul and beauty / Plotinus ; Frankenstein, or the modern Prometheus / Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ; Fashioning a soul / Isabelle Eberhardt ; The soul of the work / Ferndand Pouillon ; Journal of a solitude / May Sarton ; Farming the soul / Robert Bly ; Soul and the art of memory / Francis A. Yates ; The soul of poetry and painting / Gaston Bachelard ; On the vibration of art in the soul / Wassily Kandinsky ; Story as soul-journey / Paul Zweig ; Cultivating the soul / Thomas Moore ; Stretching our souls / Alan Jones ; What is soul music? / Peter Guralnick --
pt. 6: The world soul. The hidden soul / Kabir ; Lure / Orpingalik ; Hestia: the soul of the hearth / Barbara Kirksey ; The Melanesian concept of mana / R.H. Codrington ; His soul lies naked in letters / Samuel Johnson ; The vale of soul-making / John Keats ; The soul of the night / Chet Raymo ; The spirit of place in the Western world / J. Donald Hughes ; Facing the world with soul / Robert Sardello ; The green fields of the mind / A. Bartlett Giamatti ; The soul-spark / James Hillman ; The secret soul of plants / Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird ; The soul of community / Eliezer Shore ; Soul and business / Gary Zukav ; The soul of the road / Jack Kerouac ; Espresso / Tomas Transtromer ; Soul food / Sheila Ferguson ; The soul of the computer / Tracy Kidder ; Waiting for Tyler / Keith Thompson ; The soul hunger of children / Valerie Andrews ; But what about the world's soul? / James Hillman ; The wind, one brilliant day, called / Antonio Machado --
pt. 7: Soul and destiny. The last hours of Socrates / Plato ; The shape-shifter / Taliesin ; The death of Beowulf / anonymous eighth-century bard ; When I have sacrificed my angel soul / Jalal-Uddin Rumi ; The soul-searcher / retold by Joseph Campbell ; The Celtic doctrine of immortality Stuart Piggott ; The aboriginal death-expanding into the dreamtime / Robert Lawlor ; The two streams of soul / Rudolf Steiner ; The soul of the fierce people / Napoleon A. Chagnon ; The Sioux soul-releasing ceremony / Black Elk ; The Haitian notion of the zombie / Maya Deren ; The immortality of the soul / Mircea Eliade ; Maya, Toltec, and Aztec conceptions of soul / Ptolemy Tompkins ; Is there such a thing as reincarnation? / Sri Ramakrishna ; Why do we not remember our past lives? / H.B. Blavatsky ; From "A dialogue of self and soul" / William Butler Yeats ; The legend of St. Elmo's fire / anonymous nineteenth-century sailor ; The beautiful soul of Don Damian / Juan Bosch ; Her soul descending out of sight / retold by Alexander Eliot ; A child asks about the soul / Robert Coles ; Her pilgrim soul / Alan Brennert ; Meditation on a line from Saint Teresa / Raymond Carver ; Continuity / Heber D. Curtis ; The soul's distinct connection / Emily Dickinson.
Responsibility: compiled and with commentary by Phil Cousineau.


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