Prophets In Our Midst

By: David T. Johnston

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This book begins with a chapter about Sri Aurobindo and the prophetic nature of his opus magnum, Savitri, using references from Carl Jung. I then examine Jung’s creation myth, using comparative material form Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. I end with a note on heart-Self centered transformation and one involving spiritual transfiguration. I follow with a discussion on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien from the perspective of the mythical psyche, using comparative material from Jung. I subsequently discuss Jung’s take on contemporary religion, Gnosticism and alchemy, along with his encounter with the East. Jung emphasizes the compensatory needs of the Western psyche with prophetic declarations on the psychological and spiritual transformations required for the new aeon. I subsequently examine Jean Gebser’s study on the evolution of consciousness, and the demand today to develop an integral structure of consciousness, referring to both Jung, and Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Finally, I discuss a study by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea) on the sanatana dharma, or eternal order and way of truth as understood in Vedic India.

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This book begins with a chapter about Sri Aurobindo and the prophetic nature of his opus magnum, Savitri, using references from Carl Jung. I then examine Jung’s creation myth, using comparative material form Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. I end with a note on heart-Self centered transformation and one involving spiritual transfiguration. I follow with a discussion on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien from the perspective of the mythical psyche, using comparative material from Jung. I subsequently discuss Jung’s take on contemporary religion, Gnosticism and alchemy, along with his encounter with the East. Jung emphasizes the compensatory needs of the Western psyche with prophetic declarations on the psychological and spiritual transformations required for the new aeon. I subsequently examine Jean Gebser’s study on the evolution of consciousness, and the demand today to develop an integral structure of consciousness, referring to both Jung, and Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Finally, I discuss a study by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea) on the sanatana dharma, or eternal order and way of truth as understood in Vedic India.

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