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1983

Wilfrid Laurier University

Religion

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The Role Of The Mystic Actor At The Decline Of Civilization, Susan Dunlop Harper Jan 1983

The Role Of The Mystic Actor At The Decline Of Civilization, Susan Dunlop Harper

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

An examination of the creative role of the individual confronting the decline and possible destruction of civilization, this thesis explores the potential of one human being to achieve, through a process of the reconciliation of opposites, unity within himself and throughout the world. William Butler Years’s theories of the Unity of Opposites, the Unity of Being, and the Unity of Culture are applied to the responsibility of the individual to realize his identity as a mystic actor: a person who takes action within the sacred, thereby creating himself and the universe in which he lives.