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Peter Kingsley in Spiritual Origins of Western Civilization

Finding Our Ancient Wisdom: The Spiritual Origins of Western Civilization

2009 NR

Scholar and author Peter Kingsley leads this thought-provoking examination of the spiritual origins of Western civilization, revealing a modern-day society that's deeply rooted in mystic traditions. With a focus on pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Empedocles, Kingsley downplays the influence of rationality and identifies the mystical beliefs that he believes laid the foundation for Western science, philosophy and culture.