The Ever-Present Origin

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Contents
Translator's Prefacexv
In memoriam Jean Gebser by Jean Keckeisxviii
List of Illustrationsxxiii
Prefacexxvii
From the Preface to the Second Editionxxix
From the Preface to the Paperbound Editionxxx

PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS OF THE APERSPECTIVAL WORLD A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE AWAKENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Editorial Note regarding the Annotationsxxxii
Chapter One: Fundamental Considerations1
Origin and the Present1--Mutations of Consciousness2 -- Aperspectivity and the Whole3 -- Individualism and Collectivism3 -- The Possibility of a New Awareness4 -- The Example of the Aztecs and the Spaniards5 -- The Transparency of the World6 -- Methodology and Diaphaneity7
Chapter Two: The Three European Worlds9
1. The Unperspectival World9
Perspective and Space9 -- Spacelessness Synonymous with Egolessness; Cavern and Dolmen; Egypt and Greece10
2. The Perspectival World11
The Development of Perspective since Giotto11 -- Petrarch's Discovery of Landscape12 -- Petrarch's Letter about his Ascent of Mont Ventoux13 -- The History of Perspective as an Expression of the Awakening Awareness of Space16 -- Eight and Night17 -- Psychic Chain Reactions17 -- Positive and Negative Effects of Perspectivation18 --

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