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The Fountain

Don Cupitt.

Life passes in a torrent of electronic communication and cultural change. Through the metaphor of the fountain, atheist theologian Don Cupitt proposes a deeply original means for reconciling ourselves to time and the transience of life.

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David Morey on 07/02/2013 8:34pm

Also worth looking at Raymond Tallis's book on wonder:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Defence-Wonder-Other-Philosophical-Reflections/dp/1844655253/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360269205&sr=8-1

-available from various sources of course.

David Morey on 07/02/2013 8:16pm

The fountain is a beautiful metaphor for openness and on going creativity. As once used by alchemists of course. I think Jung too understood fountains or founts as such a metaphor. Don Cupitt has written some great books, I especially recommend his book on Heidegger called the Religion of Being. Don also suggests solar living as a metaphor of pouring forth and out as a great way to conceive our lives as passing out and passing away, endless becoming and begoing.

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