axial period

axial period

The period of time during which a body makes one complete rotation on its axis. For planets it is usually referred to the direction of a fixed star and is thus equivalent to the sidereal day.
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To this day, whether we were born and raised in the culture of China, India, Europe, or the Americas, we bear the structure of consciousness that was shaped in this Axial Period.
Prior to the Axial Period the dominant form of consciousness was cosmic, collective, tribal, mythic, and ritualistic.
Long chapters on Greece, China, and India in their axial period of transformation are rich and densely illustrated with classic texts.
We are living through a period of seismic change on a scale unseen since the Axial period (between 800 and 200BC) when concepts of God, from India to Greece, from China to the Fertile Crescent, were undergoing huge and radical changes.
Cousins argues that this second axial period is "communal, global, ecological and cosmic.
as the 'Axial Age,' and the work of Ewert Cousins, who contends we are in the throes of a Second Axial Period, Lanzetta moves to describe the emerging global spiritual landscape of today.
human cultures clearly experienced an Axial Period in a striking transformation of human consciousness.
The Axial period of the last 2,500 years has largely repressed intuitive and universal traditions for the sake of managed and heady, traditions.
Disputers of the Tao is a history of Chinese philosophy in the so-called Axial Period (c.
The great move toward extreme dualism in all four ancient civilizations happened during the Axial Period (800-200 B.
The first axial period produced individual, self-reflective consciousness; the second is characterized by global consciousness.
The authors' fundamental thesis is that "the turn toward dialogue is the most fundamental, the most radical and utterly transformative of the key elements of the newly emerging paradigm that [Hans] Kung outlined and that [Ewert] Cousins discerns as one of the central constituents of the Second Axial Period.