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THE FOUR QUARTERS: World of the Hero


Symbol: Cross within a square

Civilization:

Examples: the Bronze and Iron Age Indo-European cultures in the Old World (such as the Wessex, Scythian, Celtic, and Viking cultures of Europe; the Aryans of India; the Persians, Hittites, and Phrygians of the Middle East; and the Etruscans, Aeolians, lonians, Achaeans, and Dorians of the Mediterranean); the Hsia, Shang, and Chou dynasties in China, and the Yayoi and Yamato periods in Japan; the Ubaid culture of Mesopotamia, and the Gerzean and early dynastic periods of Egypt; the nomadic Bedoum, Kirghiz, and Qashqai pastoralists of the Near East; the Israelites before King David's bringing of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem; the Plains Indians and Northwest Coast Indians in North America; the pre-pyramid building phases of the Olmec culture in Mexico and the Chavin culture in Peru; the Dogon, Yoruba, and many other tribal peoples of Africa

Psyche:



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content © Mimi Lobell originally appeared in ReVision, A Journal of Consciousness and Change, vol.6 no.2, Fall 1983
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