The Philosophers’ Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination

The Philosophers’ Secret Fire: A History of the Imagination
Goodreads Rating: 4.29
Author: Patrick Harpur
Category: Philosophy
Published: November 4th 2002 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher (first published January 1st 1999)
Pages: 336 pages
Language English

The visionary tradition of spirits, gods, and demons continues to subvert our rational universe, erupting from the shadows in times of intense religious and philosophical transition. In this dazzling history, Patrick Harpur links together fields as far apart as Greek philosophy and depth psychology, Renaissance magic and tribal ritual, Romantic poetry and the ecstasy of the shaman, to trace how societies have used myths to make sense of the world.

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