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Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History

Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History

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By (author) Ralph H Abraham

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  • Publisher: Epigraph Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 235mm x 15mm | 485g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1936940078
  • ISBN 13: 9781936940073

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Untitled DocumentChaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of HistoryThe History of the World According to Chaos TheoryIn this eclectic and interdisciplinary work, chaos pioneer RalphAbraham traces the history of consciousness through a rediscovery ofthe three forces that drive it: chaos, gaia, and eros-the mind, body, and spirit of evolution. With startling originality and clarity ofvision, Abraham employs photographs, timelines, charts, and an engagingformat to sweep the reader along on this wild ride through math, science, mythology, philosophy, and the whole of history.Sure to fascinate the poet, scientist, philosopher, and historian in all of us, Chaos, Gaia, Eros is a mind-bending masterwork that reunites the chaotic and mythological forces of human history and blows the doors off existing modes of thought."Chaos, Gaia, Eros deliteralizeshistory so we see it not only as a sequence of events, but as a flow ofideas and cultural myths...[T]his is an important book forunderstanding the past, living in the present, and shaping the future."-David Fideler, founder of Phanes Press and editor of Alexandra: The Journal of the Western Cosmological Traditions"This extraordinary work is a veritable Rosetta stone, unlocking the past, present andfuture."-Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness."[Ralph Abraham has] his own highly original ideas about the application of chaostheory to changes in history and consciousness, making for a rich and provocativeblend"-Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade."Ralph Abraham is the most readable and delightful of mathematical pioneers. Heis in the great tradition of Poincar and Whitehead, a true mathematical humanist.Chaos, Gaia, Eros is destined to be a voice shaping the new millennium."-Terence McKenna, author of True Hallucinations, The Invisible Landscape, Archaic Revival and Food of the Gods.--------Ralph Abraham is a world renowned chaos theorist and professoremeritus of mathematicsat the University ofCalifornia, Santa Cruz.

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