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Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry by Owen Barfield

Faber and Faber, UK, 1957, First Edition

Considered central to Barfieldian studies, this work discusses the evolution of human consciousness through three kinds of thinking processes: figuration (basic), alpha-thinking (theoretical), and beta-thinking (metacognitive).

First edition signed by Owen Barfield and reads: “Inscribed for Robin Skelton, Owen Barfield, October 20, 1978.”

Saving the Appearances Cover

Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry, Cover, UK First Edition

Saving the Appearances End Paper

Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry, End Paper