The European El Dorado, 1560 to 1660: The Century of a Golden Mystery of Man, 1984

by: Roger Weir

The European El Dorado, 1560 to 1660: The Century of a Golden Mystery of Man
11 of 13 presentations available
Thursdays, Jan 5, 1984 to Mar 29, 1984



  • Prologue: Diaz @ Jan 05
    Discovery and Conquest of Mexico. The "El Dorado" image bursts upon the European mind
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  • St. Teresa of Avila @ Jan 12
    The Interior Castle. The Life. The European Spirit as its refined apex
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  • St. John of the Cross @ Jan 19
    The Poems and the Dark Night of the Soul. Presages of upheavals in the wholeness of the psyche
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  • Cervantes @ Jan 26
    The Exemplary Novels and Interludes. The master writer experiences the spiritual irony of the times.
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  • Don Quixote @ Feb 02
    The epic of the spiritual irony for the knight errant
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  • Shakespeare @ Feb 09
    The other master writer experiences the spiritual irony, personal wisdom in anonymity and complex writing style (literary labyrinths)
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  • Marlowe and Doctor Faustus @ Feb 16
    Irony, possibility, and evil as the "El Dorado" archetype spins the negative web of intrigue
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  • A Shakespeare Cycle @ Feb 23
    A Midsummer Night's Dream. Twelfth Night. Taming of the Shrew. And The Tempest. Freeing from the web
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  • Descartes @ Mar 01
    The Mechanization of the World. Geometry of the Mind. The web takes over in France.
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  • Spinoza @ Mar 08
    The mystical insight into the web of intrigue. Transcendental flights beyond the complications
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  • Rembrandt @ Mar 15
    The humanistic penetration of appearance. The spiritual glow of "El Dorado" free.
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  • Leibniz @ Mar 22
    The philosopher of real freedom from the web of intrigue
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  • Epilogue: 'El Dorado' in the New World @ Mar 29
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