The Gebser Society furthers the work of German poet and integral philosopher, Jean Gebser (). Jean Gebser () was a German poet, philosopher, and phenomenologist of consciousness. He is best known for his magisterial opus, The. tural historian and evolutionary philosopher Jean Gebser, largely in his own words. According to Gebser, human consciousness underwent a series of mutations.

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Annual conferences dedicated to his work are held at Ohio University under the auspices of the International Jean Gebser Society. The experience of time is becoming playful, dynamic, and interdependent.

A Brief Biography

Gebser was born in Prussia now Poland in Twelve hours before his apartment in Madrid was bombed in the fall ofGebser again abandoned everything. Jun 28, Sabrina rated it it was amazing. Apr 14, Wayne rated it really liked it Recommended to Jjean by: That various beings in the present are crystallized from the past, and which also extend into the future. This book did me a profound good.


The jen form of the mental structure Gebser called the ‘rational’ structure. Gebser symbolizes it with the “triangle”, which illustrates a “trinity” of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis: I won’t go into that gebsdr now, because I’d like to share more contemporary examples. As long as we continue to perceive reality as a steady growth of progressthe faster reality will overwhelm us with our own projections.

Through the former, we become aware and integrative of previous stages. We no longer have a qualitative experience of realitywe live in a world of abstract mechanics and ratio.


Jan 11, Kaya Prpic rated it it was amazing Shelves: He compared it in its significance to the transmutation that ancient humanity had passed through at the time of Socrates in Greece, Lao-Tzu in China, and Gautama the Buddha in India.

Thus, awareness is already integral. More in this category: He offers as a guiding note that just as there is also a time to act, there is also the much neglected time of contemplation. Gebser’s integral philosophy is evaluated and applied to New Age thinking about a nascent jaen in consciousness in the bookThe Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck.

But it gebsdr through this very quagmire of “the decline of the Jeann ” that Gebser saw the emergence of a new structure of consciousness which he termed the integral. Descartes “split” of mind and body embodies the split of the modern, rational mind.

Please note that the title associated with this cover is not quite right, lacking the word “The” and being Parts One and Two. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Either time is fulfilled in us–and that would mean the end yebser death for our present earth and its mankindor we hean in fulfilling time.

A “value-free” ontology like materialism leads of necessity to living “without value”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. What I can tell it’s a masterpiece and even those 36 pages changed my view on life! In the etiology of the integral structure, being is existence life.

The Ever-Present Origin

Epochs in history categorized by perspective outlook, view of man’s consciousness in structures. From Poetry to Kulturphilosophie: Today, American Gebser scholars, unfortunately, tend to repeat the error of kean European counterparts when they try to make Gebser into a phenomenologist of consciousness and culture, ignoring his strong spiritual communication.


I’m going to look again. He foreshadowed the ecological-oriented worldview, as well as the complexity sciences of the 70’s.

The integral consciousness structure was made evident by a new relationship to space and time. The idea sounds utopian. A Journal and Nocturne Rubedo Press, Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Gebser’s major thesis was that human consciousness is in transition, and that these transitions are “mutations” and not jeaj.

The rational structure is known for its extremes as jezn in various “nothing but Time has experiential qualities, just as the world does. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, he was deeply optimistic about what could emerge from humanity.

With each leap, the previous structures of consciousness are superceded and yet retained in a subordinate fashion. Learn more at Author Central.

He wrote, “The view that East and West are opposites is wrong. James Culbertson rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Gebser stood for intensification. The individual who is dominated by the rational structure represses all other structures, which are viewed gebseer irrational and hence dispensable.

This mind is not tied to our local bodies and brains, but a Mind that is immanent to and transcendent of the cosmos. To jeqn with a poem that touches all of this in a way that none of these words could do, here is an excerpt from T. It is no longer a matter of being mystically overwhelmed or of absorption