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Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness Paperback – November 1, 2001
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" . . . represent[s] a very innovative and exciting new way of understanding life as we know it." (Gunnel Minett, breathe issue 89 - Sept., Oct., Nov. '02)
"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)
" 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)
"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)
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“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.
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Top Customer Reviews
I don't pretend to understand a lot of their references, mushrooms aside, but it is an easy book to read as long as one doesn't feel the need to follow up every lead and reference. Their approaches seem to be kind of cutting edge, but dated, if there is such a combination. I am particularly interested in Sheldrake's morphogenetic fields, which is what led me to the book. My attention span tends to be a little short, so I wanted a kind of breezy overview. Although I enjoyed the book a lot, I don't think I got much out of the morphic fields discussion. So I will look elsewhere for that.
I lent this book to my daughter, who is enthralled by it, particularly since she just took a bunch of final exams, some having to do with statistics and econometrics, so their discussions of modeling were most interesting to her.
And who wouldn't go for the idea of creativity coming out of chaos? Aren't our lives in chaos most of the time anyway? There must be a purpose for it. That's it.Read more ›
I would not have bought this book if I knew I already owned it. I find the publisher, Park Street Press, completely dishonest for not informing the "would be buyer" what this book really is.
I was friend's with one of the authors, Terence mckenna, and I find this to be just another way for corporations and individuals to capitalize on his death-
such a shame.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has some good points on our universal connection with our minds and our spiritualism. Some interesting theories on what we should do to reach our full potential. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Jean in Wisconsin
Poorly written and thought of. It is essentially a conversation of speculations never arriving at a central point. They never really define properly what Chaos of Creativity is. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Foxley
Incredible insights from classic visionaries. The theories and three-day discussion brings you right into the room. Thought provoking!Published 4 months ago by Evan Hernandez
Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness, by Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna and Ralph Abraham, Park Street Press (Inner Traditions), Rochester, Vermont; 1992, 2001; 208... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dr. H. A. Jones
Outstanding interview with Terrence, Ralph and Rupert. Thought-provoking, mind-bending speculation about the nature of reality and conciousness. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gregory L. Ness
I wish I had read this twenty years ago. Great book! This is a very insightful book. I have always loved Sheldrake, he is way ahead of the accepted scientific field.Published 23 months ago by philip e. bjerke
Three great minds discussing the complex issues of our time and age. The discussions are deep and utterly, beautifully profoundPublished on January 8, 2014 by Amazon Customer