|ROBERTS AVENS is a Latvian poet and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Iona College. He is the author of IMAGINAL BODY: PARA-JUNGIAN REFLECTIONS ON SOUL, IMAGINATION, AND DEATH.|
|THE NEW GNOSIS
Heidegger, Hillman, and Angels
Third, revised edition 2019
Paperback original, $22 USD
Kindle/iBooks edition, $9.99 USD
SUBJECT: Archetypal Psychology/Philosophy
Gnosis, in the hands of Roberts Avens, is a perennial philosophy of the heart. This book provides a readable, uncom-plicated, and reliable introduction to Gnostic thought in the works of Martin Heidegger and James Hillman. As a psychological philosopher, Avens brings fresh meaning to the basic gnostic ideas about angels, salvation through knowledge, and the world as alive and ensouled. Therapies that encourage personified images and ecology movements concerned with the soul in things can find a profound philosophical ground in this new Gnosis.