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Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness

by Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna

Other authors: Jean Houston (Foreword)

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This isn't a conventionally written book. It consists of a three-way dialogue among Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham and Terrence McKenna. It's deliberately and honestly speculative in nature. It introduces a lot of ideas that are interesting to ponder, ideas having to do with the possible history and possible future of the cosmos, the earth and human beings. Sheldrake's theory of morphic resonance comes into play, while Abraham brings chaos theory into the mix. McKenna brings imagination to it, imagination enriched from his lifelong psychedelic explorations. I found it worth reading, but I would warn other potential readers that everything in it is completely raw and freewheeling. Also, I think it would be hard to develop the ideas it contains very much, since they're so very vague and nebulous. A little more effort put into defining many of the terms would have helped. ( )
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Abraham, Ralphmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892819774, Paperback)

Three of the most original thinkers of our time explore issues that call into question our current views of reality, morality, and the nature of life.

• 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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