A PLACE BEYOND MAN is a vivid creation of two alien species, disturbingly human in some ways but totally alien in their assumptions the sensuous, amphibious ellls and the humanoid varoks, experiencing life with mindful awareness How do twenty first century humans react when they confront comparable intelligence residing in their solar system A human biologist discoverA PLACE BEYOND MAN is a vivid creation of two alien species, disturbingly human in some ways but totally alien in their assumptions the sensuous, amphibious ellls and the humanoid varoks, experiencing life with mindful awareness How do twenty first century humans react when they confront comparable intelligence residing in their solar system A human biologist discovers that she is not free from human parochialism.Author Psychiatrist Jean Bolen has called this book a perfect metaphor of Jungian individuation The story of inter species contact plays against a backdrop of Earth trying unsuccessfully to move to a steady state economy.
A Place Beyond Man The Archives of Varok A PLACE BEYOND MAN is a vivid creation of two alien species disturbingly human in some ways but totally alien in their assumptions the sensuous amphibious ellls and the humanoid varoks experiencing
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Having read Cary Neeper s second book, The Webs of Vorak prior to the first, it allowed me to first see the mature creation before the beginning Tolkien, in his essay On Fairy Stories talks about the creation of mankind, the constant need for making something, in emulation of God Imagine taking a ball of play doh, and, realizing that you could make anything you wanted, you set out to create a world This, as Tolkien calls it, is Faerie In The Neverending Story,it is Fantasia, and in the PS3 game [...]
Since I read the original version of this book around 30 years ago, I can t remember specifics about it I do remember feeling uplifted by it and loving the resolution I think that Tandra Grey, the human central character, did not have a daughter in the original version Shawne, Tandra s daughter, is very central to Tandra s motivations in this version That s entirely appropriate A mother should think of the good of her child and put her first Shawne is a vital addition to the novel s synergy Ther [...]
i Actually won this book through good reads, as the reason why i have read this book It wouldn t be my type of book to pick up on a book shelf but it was utterly interesting.Ill jump strait in.There are two alien species in the novel that make contact with humans The amphibious ells and the humanoid varoks have been studying the Earth for a very long time, and each has debated when and where contact with a human should occur, and under what cirucmstances, if any We re introduced right from the b [...]
In the first book, A Place Beyond Man Charles Scribner s Sons, 1975 , two other sentient beings who have long shared our solar system, and have been anxiously watching us destroy our world, decide it s time to introduce themselves and help us right our course However, humans shortsighted nature dooms this initial effort to failure Hippie esque SF novel, written by a female author and involving weird romance elements, that features two very different alien species trying to teach humanity an ecol [...]
Won this through First Reads Program I really liked this book It was kind of a Star Trek like book, kind of a criticism of the human s impact on the world I finished it thinking about my personal effect on the planet It s a very deep, impactful book I d recommend it to anyone
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I read this book many years ago and loved it I m excited that there is a new revised edition.