Eranos

An Alternative Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century

Eranos

Every year since 1933 many of the world's leading intellectuals have met on Lake Maggiore to discuss the latest developments in philosophy, history, art and science and, in particular, to explore the mystical and symbolic in religion. The Eranos Meetings - named after the Greek word for a banquet where the guests bring the food - constitute one of the most important gatherings of scholars in the twentieth century. The book presents a set of portraits of some of the century's most influential thinkers, all participants at Eranos: Carl Jung, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, Martin Buber, Walter Otto, Paul Tillich, Gershom Scholem, Herbert Read, Joseph Campbell, Erwin Schrodinger, Karl Kereyni, D.T. Suzuki, and Adolph Portmann. The volume presents a critical appraisal of the views of these men, how the exchange of ideas encouraged by Eranos influenced each, and examines the attraction of these esotericists towards authoritarian politics.

Eranos Yearbook 69: 2006/2007/2008

Eranos Reborn; The Modernities of East and West ; Perspectives on Violence and Aggression ; Emerging Images of Humanity ; the Legacy Tour : Presentations of the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Eranos Conferences, of the 2007 Fetzer at Eranos Conference, and of the 2008 Pacifica at Eranos Conference

Eranos Yearbook 69: 2006/2007/2008

The yearbook for the conferences in 2006, 2007, and 2008 has just been published in a single volume, and there are some gems to be found: Ervin Laszlo on Some Universal Features of the Needed Transformation, Heyong Shen on Psychology of the Heart, and Luigi Zoja on Reductionism: A Western Disease? In 1933 in a secluded villa on the mountainous shore of Lago Maggiore, in Ascona, Switzerland, a group of scholars, organized by the inspired Olg

Eranos

Eranos


Eranos Yearbook 70: 2009/2010-2011

Love on a Fragile Thread

Eranos Yearbook 70: 2009/2010-2011

The 70th volume of the Eranos Yearbooks presents the work of the last three years of activities at the Eranos Foundation (2009–2011). It includes the papers given on the theme of the 2011 conference, About Fragility in the Contemporary World, together with talks given on the occasion of the seminar cycle entitled, Eranos Jung Lectures, which took place during the years 2010–2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Carl Gustav Jung’s passing. Eminent international scholars gathered to share their work, presented here primarily in English, along with some chapters in Italian. This publication carries additional special meaning in further consolidating the collaboration with the Fetzer Institute by presenting the manuscripts of the Dialogues on the Power of Love, held at Eranos between 2008 and 2011. This project follows the path of the original model of Eranos, especially the aspect of dialogue, searching for understanding and deepening crucial themes in the contemporary world. Contents: 2011 Eranos Conference: About Fragility in the Contemporary World 2008–2011 Fetzer Institute Dialogues at Eranos – The Power of Love: - Love in the Esoteric Traditions - Love in the History of Eranos - Love and Beauty in the Visual Arts - Love and the Social Bond - Love and the Musical Arts 2010–2011 Eranos-Jung Lectures The Greek word ‘Eranos’ means a ‘banquet’, to which every guest contributes. From 1933 onwards, the Eranos Conferences took shape in Ascona-Moscia (Switzerland), springing from the idea of Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn to create a ‘Meeting Place of East and West’. Under the influence of the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung and other prominent leaders of that era, the Eranos Conferences found their way towards symbolical, archetypal, and mythological motifs. The Eranos gathering is symbolized by its famous Round Table, the image and meaning of which inspired many of the leading thinkers of the 20th century. For more than 70 years, depth psychologists, philosophers, theologians, orientalists, historians of religions as well as natural scientists find at Eranos a unique place where they could meet and exchange views. The rich collection of Eranos Yearbooks bears testimony to an immense and original work accomplished in various fields of learning.

Eranos

Eranos


The Original I Ching Oracle or The Book of Changes

The Eranos I Ching Project

The Original I Ching Oracle or The Book of Changes

Often referred to as the Eranos edition, this revised and updated translation offers the most substantial advance in I Ching since Richard Wilhelm introduced the oracle to the West in the 1920s. The I Ching is one of the oldest Chinese texts and the world’s oldest oracle. Accumulated from over 2,500 years of diviners, sages and shamans and born out of the oral tradition, the I Ching as we know it today is a collection of texts, imagery and advice, philosophy and poetry, divided into 64 chapters. There are 64 hexagrams, created from a collection of six lines, either broken or solid. In order to “read” from the book, you must cast a hexagram. The traditional method required yarrow sticks but nowadays is based on tossing three coins six times. The Original I Ching Oracle or Book of Changes was inspired by Carl Gustav Jung's insights into the psyche and researched for more than 60 years through the Eranos Foundation of Switzerland. It presents the oracular core of the I Ching as a psychological tool: the symbols interact with our minds in the same way dream images do.

Eranos Annales

Eranos Annales


Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens

Lending and Borrowing in Ancient Athens

This is a book about the social and economic history of ancient Greece and has as its core a detailed study of credit relations in Athens during the fourth century BC. It looks at ancient economy and society in their own terms and demonstrates that the very different system of credit in Athens had its own complexity and sophistication.

"Gerechtigkeit und Recht zu üben" (Gen 18,19)

Studien zur altorientalischen und biblischen Rechtsgeschichte, zur Religionsgeschichte Israels und zur Religionssoziologie ; Festschrift für Eckart Otto zum 65. Geburtstag

Der Band enthalt Studien zur altorientalischen Rechtsgeschichte von M. Krebernik, H. Neumann, W. Sallaberger und B. Wells, zur altisraelitischen Rechtsgeschichte und zum Pentateuch von R. Achenbach, B. Becking, G. Braulik, C. Dohmen, G. Fischer, M. Heltzer, J.C. Gertz, O. Kaiser C. Levin, J. LeRoux, W. Morrow, S. Paganini, T. Romer, U. Rutersworden, K. Schmid, H.-C. Schmitt, H. Seebass, J.-L. Ska, H.-J. Stipp, E.-J. Waschke und D.P. Wright. Hinzu kommen Arbeiten zur Religionsgeschichte Israels und der Theologie der Psalmen von M. Arneth, F. Hartenstein, B. Janowski, L. Schwienhorst-Schonberger, H.U. Steymans und E. Zenger. Studien zum Werk Max Webers und zur Religionssoziologie von W. Schluchter, H. Treiber, H. Tyrell und D. Kaesler runden die reichhaltige Anthologie ab.