Complete Guide to the Soul has been published in the USA as
The Secret Tradition of the Soul
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At a time when science is
reaching its limits in the quantum universe, when organized religion is
either wearing out or hardening into fundamentalism, and when philosophy
is dissolving into post-modern relativism, our yearning for truth,
meaning, and self-knowledge may seem increasingly difficult to satisfy. In
The Secret Tradition of the Soul, author Patrick Harpur argues that
answers to life's most difficult questions - the meaning of life, the nature
of self, and the existence of an afterlife - can be met by a visionary
tradition that runs like quicksilver through Western culture, from the
Greek philosophers and Renaissance alchemy to the Romantic poetry and
modern depth psychology of our own time.
This hidden tradition places our soul at the center of the universe and emphasizes imagination, the
collective unconscious, and an "otherworld" or afterlife; above all, it
shows us how to know ourselves and how to recover a sense of meaning that
so many of us have lost today, opening our eyes to a re-enchanted world.
The Secret Tradition of the Soul is the first
book to gather together all the threads of the soul tradition and weave
them into a bigger, clearer picture. It reveals a worldview at once
ancient and revolutionary, supplying the deep background to every attempt
at self-knowledge and every enterprise of self-help. Ultimately, a clear
understanding of this invisible part of our selves could help us find our
true place within the world in which we live.