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Chaos Gaia Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History Paperback – November 1, 1994


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How odd that a modern mathematician would style himself as an advocate of Paleolithic religion! Yet in these pages, the reader finds Abraham--a pioneer in the development of chaos theory--espousing religious and cultural perspectives long buried in oblivion. Although repressed for 6,000 years, the Orphic tradition of ancient goddess worship may live again for those able to pierce the patriarchal deceits of order and control. The daring will enter into the blessed mysteries of pagan antiquity. Unabashedly utopian, the author interprets current intellectual ferment surrounding chaos theory, the Gaia hypothesis, and aerodynamics as an auspicious sign. If humankind can recognize this world-historical moment, the true Trinity--Chaos, Gaia, and Eros--will once again cover the earth with peace and harmony. The bibliography lists dozens of books in mythology, archaeology, and hermeneutics, but no source provides nearly as much as the author's own potent imagination. Bryce Christensen

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Ralph H. Abraham ia a world-renowned chaos theorist and professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 263 pages
  • Publisher: Harper San Francisco; 1st edition (November 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062500139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062500137
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,494,868 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair) on April 13, 2001
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- a cornucopia of information that mysteriously and interestingly ties together seemingly disparate areas of study into a unified powerful statement.
If you've ever wondered about the origins of Western thought - not to mention thousands of other little intellectual sidestreams, grab this book.
Its nontraditional format that seems to jump around from subject to subject is easily manageable and quite enjoyable. The wealth of information makes the whole process definitely worth it.
I highly recommend it, and would hope to accomplish something similar in my own work.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ken Lewis on December 22, 2010
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Great book. I have it. Downloaded the kindle edition so I could reread on a trip. All figures are missing so making sense of the book is ridiculous. Kindle should state that the e edition has been purged of pics before one pays and downloads. Worthless.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juan on February 28, 2014
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If you enjoy thinking outside the box, to the extent of mixing apparent separate aspects of reality, a curiosity about the application of Complexity models into History and Consciousness... this is a book for you.

If you expect a linear, traditional and specialised academic work, do not come anywhere close to this. It might upset you!

This is what happens when Mathematicians begin to mess about with other fields of knowledge...

A delight for the mind
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Smirnoff on August 16, 2013
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It's hard to rate: the kindle edition has all the images missing, fonts are different sizes. I understand it's a book on chaos; it does not have to be chaotic.
Can you please fix it?
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