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