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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Jean Gebser – Wikipedia

In the etiology of the integral structure, being is existence life. And the integral structure allows for a re-membering of all of the structures of consciousness without the problematic reification of their respective “worlds”. That to live “objectively” means to give life to the horrors of nihilism combined with the know how of highly “efficient” weapons. From inside the book. This means that eveg so-called “objective thinking” is not without consequences, is not innocent.


He sought to avoid calling this process presfnt, since any such notion was illusory when applied to the “unfolding of consciousness. Jun 28, Sabrina rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The Ever-Present Origin

He modified this position in so as to include the changes which were occurring in the arts and sciences at that time. Mute for many years as a child, Martha Lehman is again not talking.

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Mutations as an Integral Phenomenon an Intermediate. Permission to reprint Permission to photocopy or include in a course pack via Copyright Clearance Center.

Gebser traces the evidence for the transformations of the structure of consciousness as they are concretized in historical artifacts. Gebser’s major thesis was that human consciousness is in transition, and that these transitions are “mutations” and not continuous.

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In the magical structure events, objects and persons are magically related. Are we willing to settle into the comfort of our daily life or to take on the process of change?

The integral structure of consciousness is no ejan a conception: The integral consciousness structure was made evident by a new relationship to space and time. A Curriculum for Cultural Evolution.


This is where some of Ken Wilber’s ideas come from. Gebser wrote that the question as to the fate of humanity is still open, that for it to become closed would be the ultimate tragedy, but that such a closure remains a possibility.

This book is a profound gift, and, whatever it may come to Arneson, PatJean Presentt Cosmology”. Trivia About The Ever-Present His work, Ursprung und Gegenwart is the result of that inquiry.