9780812695168

Archetype of the Apocalypse Divine Vengeance, Terrorism, and the End of the World

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    9780812695168

  • ISBN10:

    081269516X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-03-22
  • Publisher: Open Court
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Summary

The collective belief in Armageddon has become more powerful and widespread in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Edward Edinger looks at the chaos predicted by the Book of Revelation and relates it to current trends including global violence, AIDS, and apocalyptic cults.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
xi
Editor's Preface xiii
The Grand Final Catastrophe
1(14)
Archetype
1(1)
Apocalypse
2(5)
Introduction to the Book of Revelation
7(8)
Revelation: Chapters 1, 2, 3
15(26)
The Vision of the Numinosum
15(7)
The Seven Stars and Angels of the Seven Churches
22(5)
The Seven Gifts to the Victorious
27(7)
The Door, the Thief, and the Key
34(4)
The Rapture
38(3)
Revelation: Chapters 4, 5
41(14)
Heavenly Kingship
41(2)
The Sea of Glass
43(2)
The Four Animals or Living Creatures
45(1)
The Apocalyptic Lamb
46(2)
The Eye of God
48(3)
The Power of Sacrifice
51(4)
Revelation: Chapters 6, 7
55(22)
The Number Seven
55(4)
The Four Horsemen
59(4)
The Vengeance of the Saints
63(4)
Stars Falling from Heaven
67(2)
Marked on the Forehead
69(4)
Robes Washed in the Lamb's Blood
73(4)
Revelation: Chapters 8, 9, 10
77(20)
The Incense Altar
77(4)
Fire Thrown to Earth
81(1)
Symbolism of One Third
82(4)
The Abyss Unlocked
86(3)
Invasion of Locusts
89(4)
Eating of the Scroll
93(4)
Revelation: Chapters 11, 12, 13
97(20)
Measuring the Temple
97(2)
The Sun-Moon Woman
99(3)
War in Heaven
102(6)
The Beasts
108(4)
The Number
112(5)
Revelation: Chapters 14, 15, 16
117(16)
First Fruits
117(1)
The Eternal Gospel
118(1)
Eternal Torture
119(3)
Harvesting
122(3)
Seven Golden Bowls of Plagues
125(5)
Frogs
130(3)
Revelation: Chapters 17, 18
133(14)
The Whore of Babylon
133(3)
The Golden Cup
136(3)
The Wicked City
139(3)
The ``City'' Archetype
142(5)
Revelation: Chapters 19, 20
147(16)
The Last Judgment
147(4)
Judgment in Greece and Rome
151(4)
Judgment in Ancient Egypt
155(3)
The Balance
158(5)
Revelation: Chapters 21, 22
163(20)
The New Jerusalem
163(4)
The Messianic Banquet
167(2)
Restoration
169(2)
Final Thoughts
171(12)
Appendix 1 A Case History of Possession by the Apocalypse Archetype: David Koresh 183(4)
Appendix 2 The Heaven's Gate Cult 187(6)
Bibliography 193(12)
Notes 205(4)
Permissions 209(2)
Index 211

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