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The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul – Anne Baring (Paperback)

The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul – Anne Baring (Paperback)
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The Dream of the Cosmos is the story of a multi-layered quest to understand the causes of human suffering and to reconnect with a deeper reality than the one we inhabit in this physical dimension of experience. It seeks to answer the questions:  “Who are we?” and “Why are we here, on this planet?” It is offered to those who are looking for something beyond the superficial values of our culture, who may be disillusioned with religious and secular belief systems as currently presented and who question political values which are deeply mired in the pursuit of power. It is written with two voices: one the voice of a personal quest and the other which explores the historical and psychological causes that have brought into being our present view of reality.
“Redeem the time. Redeem the unread vision in the higher dream.”  - T.S.Eliot
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The need to heal the split between spirit and matter — the need for the return of the feminine — is one of the most important stories of our present time. As we wake up to our ecological crisis, we sense the imbalance that lies at the root of our culture, the result of our loss of contact with the sacredness of the earth that is the cornerstone of all indigenous cultures. But few have dared to penetrate to the very foundation of this cultural split and to see how it has evolved over the centuries, to comprehend the real depths of the imbalance that now threatens our whole planet. Anne Baring’s extraordinary personal journey has taken her to that deeper vision and understanding. Her book is a testimony to the Feminine; it is the story of what we have lost and what we need to regain.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, author of The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul
If you buy one book this year, let it be this one, an extraordinary comprehensive, exalted masterpiece by one of the planet's greatest visionaries of the Sacred Feminine.  I have myself read it slowly twice and am starting again to savor it, paragraph by paragraph.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.  It is an education in itself and will bring you joy and sober strong hope in the middle of all that we are now enduring.
Andrew Harvey, Author, Scholar and Mystic
I am deeply into reading one of the most important and evocative books I have ever read -The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul by Anne Baring. It is a work of genius and transformation.
Jean Houston, Author and Visionary
It is a magnificent and huge book. I feel so nourished reading it – slowly – what an undertaking to gather and shape such a vast  realm. I feel I have been waiting for that book through my life, following a thread that connected me to the earth, to my body, to the spirit world – the body and the natural world portals to the invisible world – and I have wept at the neglect and blinding of our body selves. You untangle the threads so finely. It strengthens me knowing more clearly the history  of our separation  from the natural world: the  loneliness of modern  man, of modern medicine. For me it has been such a joy when the body softens, awakens, breathes and discovers another  immanent world that connects. THANK YOU for such a truly wonderful book.
Miranda Tufnal


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Readers’ Comments on The Dream of the Cosmos - May, 2014 onwards

I am deeply into reading one of the most important and evocative books I have ever read. It is a work of genius and transformation.
Jean Houston, Author and Visionary

Brilliant, profound and magisterial in its scope; she addresses the real cultural roots of our multifaceted crisis — spiritual, psychological, ecological, social, political and economic.
David Lorimer, The Scientific and Medical Network

An extraordinary comprehensive, exalted masterpiece by one of the planet's greatest visionaries of the Sacred Feminine.
Andrew Harvey, Author, Scholar and Mystic

An amazing collection of wonderful and inspiring thoughts about the true deep meaning of our existence. A beautiful ride through the cosmos within and without.
Emmanuel A. Itier, Film maker

Anne Baring calls for a fundamental transformation in the way human beings live on this Earth and with each other.
Richard Tarnas, Author

If you read only one book in the next decade, this encyclopaedic volume is the one you should read.
Veronica Goodchild, Author

Brilliant work of complex subjects on meaning of Cosmos, a moving and wise book to turn to again and again. It will become a classic.

A book written from the heart.

Magnificent, a work of a lifetime, or many lifetimes.

This is a seminal work by someone who grasps the trajectory that humanity has been on. If it were read by everyone we’d be ensouling ourselves again, and upleveling the worldview that has us so violent with one another and destructive to the planet. I second all the wonderful things that have been said.

This book is the culmination of the amazing life's work of Anne Baring. I have found her book to be passionate and mystical and above all helpful in going forward with intention on this spiritual path in these challenging times. Anne Baring's life is an example of a strong and focused woman dedicating her life to Truth and Beauty. So much to learn here.

Most important spiritual book of our age.

Incredible book written by a wise and enlightened woman trying to help humanity save itself!

Brilliantly researched and written, congratulations.

In THE DREAM OF THE COSMOS Anne Baring presents the crisis of our time with great clarity and offers solutions for individual and planetary healing. This book is concise, thorough and scholarly as well as poetic, heartfelt and spiritual. Anne Baring's magnum opus is a gift to humanity that will light the way to greater consciousness and healing.

Anne Baring’s DREAM OF THE COSMOS is the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship and spiritual experience. Her work shines a bright light on our human potential for cosmic consciousness, how Western civilization lost sight of this potential, and how we can rediscover that sacred path for our individual and planetary healing.

This is the best book I have read in a decade, I adored every chapter.

Brilliant book very ably researched addressing the feminine in both men and women, through the lens of history

This book is enlightening. Anne Baring writes about the urgent need for a renewed connection to the soul in this time of global crisis. She weaves a masterful narrative of our collective loss of soul, drawing on history and myth. Anne Baring reveals a way forward for an integrated consciousness, one that is earthly, embodied and which also connects to the cosmos. It is a soulful and scholarly book that could profoundly change the course of human relationships to life as a whole.

Probably one if not the most important book I have ever read. How different my life and those of others might have been had this thoroughly researched version of history/ religion/ economics/ relationships/ psychology been given to us through our formative years… and it comes with many answers and suggestions. A truly comprehensive guide to restore the balance of Sol et Luna!

A magisterial work that will last across time.

A profoundly important book which integrates both factually and poetically our evolving consciousness with historical research, spirituality and the ecological challenges humanity faces.

A profound and important book for the future of the human race.

A vision that has the potential to change the way we see the world and ourselves in it, for the sake of the common good. Truly a masterwork.

This is the book to shape the future of humankind.

The most profound, wise and inspirational book I have ever read.

One of the best books on personal transformation that I have ever read. A powerful mix of profound scholarship and personal life story. The book is designed as a healing experience for self and society. A true gift to humanity!! Alexander Schieffer, France

Encyclopaedic but very readable. A tour de force of scholarship and wisdom.

Epic and wise. A book of immense stature and a profound guide to the future of humanity.

Anne Baring has written a book that covers the entire span of conscious human living, bringing the lost world to life again. She shows a very clear understanding of the deeper aspects of life and is able to carry her reader into the heart of The Dream we all need to share, for we are THE COSMOS! President Transpersonal Association

An almost critically important book for our time. Anne Baring brings a brilliantly thorough, beautifully researched and fully articulate voice to this most important of all subject matter!

Anne Baring has written a brilliant and eye-opening book. In new and profound ways she thoughtfully and insightfully points to what has gone wrong in the history of humankind, and, more importantly, enlightens us on how to make changes in our awareness and consciousness that could ultimately save our species and the planet. This book is a must read for anyone interested in human existence.

The Dream of the Cosmos is life changing. It is a book I return to again and again for both it's superb content and it's visionary inspiration. A True Scholar, Anne Baring has the unique integration of Intellect and Heart, which animates her work. I can see clearly how, once these take hold, we might heal the plant and re-enchant the cosmos. A reader in Tucson AZ

The most important and inspiring book I have read in my life. It will be by my side always as a comfort and guide.

This book is a phenomenon of spiritual insight that I am only just beginning to process. Anne Baring is a Jungian Analyst, religious scholar and historian and this is her magnus opus. (Once again I credit David Van Nuys of "Shrink Rap Radio" for introducing me to her.) Anne has authored and co-authored previous books on the history of goddess worship and has followed Jung's insights into the rebirth of the feminine archetype in our western culture. Anne takes us on her own personal journey and in the process provides a masterfully comprehensive view of human spiritual history from the hunter gatherer view of mother goddess and the sacred order of which man is a part, to our own history of polytheism where goddesses and male gods interacted in a form of divine harmony to monotheism where a male transcendent god places man above woman and nature while at the same time creating a dogma of a fallen human nature and a sinful body. Anne's critique of the philosopher Augustine and the church doctrine of "original sin" is potent and eye-opening. Anne goes on to take us on a whirlwind tour of Kabbalah, Kundalini Yoga, Sufi mystics, Daoism and Alchemy pulling together the essential threads of these human wisdom traditions and then without warning and with equal skill she takes us into the most contemporary understanding of cutting edge neuroscience, quantum physics and cosmology and how these fields of human knowing are converging beyond my wildest intuition. The cherry on top of this incredible intellectual dessert is her exhaustive review of the literature on near death experiences. By the end of this book I am feeling exhilarated and awakened. I recommend this book to any and all with any interest in the intersection of science, spirituality and our human cultural heritage. It will change you profoundly if you are at all open to being changed
Anne Baring commissioned a CD to accompany her book The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul. With words and music by the composer Tom Splitt, it is called The Dream of the Cosmos. Its inaugural performance was given by the University of Denver Lamont Chorale in November 2012. The music can be ordered as a CD and as a download on Tom Splitt's website:

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