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Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness

Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness

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By (author) Rupert Sheldrake, By (author) Terence McKenna, By (author) Ralph Abraham

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  • Publisher: Park Street Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 226mm x 14mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Rochester
  • ISBN 10: 0892819774
  • ISBN 13: 9780892819775
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd Of the West</I> ed.
  • Illustrations note: 23ill.
  • Sales rank: 42,485

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A wide-ranging investigation of the ecology of inner and outer space the role of chaos theory in the dynamics of human creation and the rediscovery of traditional wisdom. In this book of trialogues the late psychedelic visionary and shamanologist Terence McKenna, acclaimed biologist and originator of the morphogenetic fields theory Rupert Sheldrake and mathematician and chaos theory scientist Ralph Abraham explore the relationships between chaos and creativity and their connection to cosmic consciousness. Their observations call into question our current views of reality morality and the nature of life in the universe. The authors challenge the reader to the deepest levels of thought with wide-ranging investigations of the ecology of inner and outer space the role of chaos in the dynamics of human creation and the resacralization of the world. Among the provocative questions the authors raise are: Is Armageddon a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are we humans the imaginers or the imagined? Are the eternal laws of nature still evolving? What is the connection between physical light and the light of consciousness? Part ceremony part old-fashioned intellectual discussion these trialogues are an invitation to a new understanding of what Jean Houston calls the dreamscapes of our everyday waking life.

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Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D., the author of several books including "Seven Experiments That Could Change the World," "A New Science of Life," and "The Rebirth of Nature," lives in England. Terence McKenna (1946-2000) was the author of "Food of the God"s and "The Archaic Revival." Ralph Abraham, a Ph.D. in mathematics and a professor at the University of California, is the author of "Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior"; he lives in California.

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"One finishes "Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness" with a sense of heightened awareness and wonder."

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NEW SCIENCE / COSMOLOGY "Records the exciting intellectual friendship of three amazing minds pushing to the edge of history in search of a new consciousness blending scientific observation, mythical imagination, and visionary speculation." --Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade "A book for all those who seek to quest beyond the limits of the ordinary. Three fine thinkers take us plunging into the universe of chaos, mind, and spirit. Instead of leaving us lost, they bring us back with startling insights and more wonder than we knew we had." --Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing "Should be required reading for anyone who believes that science and spirituality cannot and should not interact." --Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Space, Time and Medicine This book is a vibrant discussion between three of the most original thinkers of our time as they blend science, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and traditional wisdom to explore and expand our current views of reality. The late psychedelic visionary and shamanologist Terence McKenna, acclaimed biologist and originator of the morphogenetic fields theory Rupert Sheldrake, and the mathematician and chaos theory scientist Ralph Abraham join forces to investigate the relationships between chaos and creativity and their connection to cosmic consciousness. The authors challenge the reader to the deepest levels of thought with wide-ranging investigations of the ecology of inner and outer space, the role of chaos in the dynamics of human creation, and the resacralization of the world. Among the questions the authors raise are: Is Armageddon a self-fulfilling prophecy? Are humans the imaginers or the imagined? Are the eternal laws of nature still evolving? What is the connection between physical light and the light of consciousness? Part ceremony, part intellectual and spiritual discussion, these trialogues are an invitation to a new understanding of what Jean Houston calls "the dreamscapes of our everyday waking life." RUPERT SHELDRAKE, Ph.D., the author of several books including Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, A New Science of Life, and The Rebirth of Nature, lives in England. TERENCE MCKENNA (1946-2000) was the author of Food of the Gods and The Archaic Revival. RALPH ABRAHAM, a Ph.D. in mathematics and a professor at the University of California, is the author of Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior; he lives in California.