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Facing the World with Soul

The Reimagination of Modern Life

Robert Sardello

240 pp.  
6" x 9"

Lindisfarne Books


Published:  June 2003


  • “This book is a classic. Robert Sardello is one of the few modern thinkers who genuinely sense how to deal with the barrenness of modern life. Not only is this work about the soul, it also is for the soul. Facing the World with Soul is recommended for anyone suffering from the spiritual emptiness of our time.”—Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Beyond the Body

    “Whatever Sardello touches breaks open with startling new meaning.” —James Hillman, author of The Soul’s Code

    “Robert Sardello is a legend. Here in this book is the genius of the man—the subtle thought, the wry wit, the spiritual depth, the astounding insights. There is simply no better guide to the healing of our times.” —Randolph Severson, author of Adoption: Philosophy and Experience

For more than a hundred years, various fields of psychology have sought methods for healing the individual soul. Today, the world is the being in need of care. Many of the organizing forms that should enrich life with beauty, purpose, and depth no longer do so. To do this and to heal ourselves we need to reimagine the world.

Beginning with the myth of Sophia, or “Soul of the World,” Sardello evokes a sense that the world as filled with her presence. He goes on to suggest that the soul’s primary aspects—its arts of concentration, meditation, imagination, and contemplation—do not belong simply to individual consciousness, but constitute a surrender of subjective, personal states to the consciousness that is the soul of the world. He shows how we can begin to approach daily life in a new way by practicing these arts. The chapters that follow establish a psychology of the world.

  • Contents:

  • The Soul and the World
  • House and City
  • Learning through Soul
  • Disease
  • Economics and Money
  • Technology
  • Things
  • Violence and the Longing for Beauty
  • Food: A Case History
  • World Soul and Hermetic Consciousness

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