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The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination and Spirit

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ISBN13: 9780974935973
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"[W]ide-ranging, erudite, achingly articulate, and entirely focused....There is no question that the book delivers radical, mind-blowing encounters on every page. Yet the form of conversation lends a spirit of generosity to the rendering of very complex ideas....While not culminating in any ultimate, mutual determinations, the existence of these trialogues assures the evolution of the ideas within them — all readers will feel stimulated to spawn their own impassioned conversations examining consciousness and its potential." Sarah Fox, Rain Taxi (read the entire Rain Taxi review)

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Stimulating and often startling discussions between three friends, all highly original thinkers: Rupert Sheldrake, controversial biologist; Terence McKenna, psychedelic visionary; and Ralph Abraham, chaos mathematician.

Their passion is to break out of paradigms that retard our evolution and to explore new possibilities. Through challenge and synergy they venture where few have gone before, leading their readers on an exciting journey of discovery. Their discussions focus on the evolution of the mind, the role of psychedelics, skepticism, the psychic powers of animals, the structure of time, the life of the heavens, the nature of God, and transformations of consciousness.

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"The gentlemen in Trialogues give us permission to clutch after grand patterns as we slide down the shoot, to grapple with the increasingly pervasive intuition that, for better or for worse, something mutant this way comes." The Village Voice

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"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, Original Blessing and Sheer Joy

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"A jam-session of the mind, an intellectual movable feast, an on-going conversation that began over twenty years ago and remains as lively and relevant today as it ever was. Sadly, Terence had to leave the conversation a little earlier than planned. But the appearance of this book of trialogues at this critical, historical juncture is a reaffirmation of the potency of the optimistic vision that the trialogues express." Dennis McKenna, brother of the late Terence McKenna

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Three acclaimed authors engage in conversation blending scientific observation, mythical imagination, and visionary speculation.

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Stimulating and often startling discussions between three friends, all highly original thinkers: Rupert Sheldrake, controversial biologist, Terence McKenna , psychedelic visionary, and Ralph Abraham , chaos mathematician. Their passion is to break out of paradigms that retard our evolution and to explore new possibilities. Through challenge and synergy they venture where few have gone before, leading their readers on an exciting journey of discovery. Their discussions focus on the evolution of the mind, the role of psychedelics, skepticism, the psychic powers of animals, the structure of time, the life of the heavens, the nature of God, and transformations of consciousness.

“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, Original Blessing and Sheer Joy

"A jam-session of the mind, an intellectual movable feast, an on-going conversation that began over twenty years ago and remains as lively and relevant today as it ever was. Sadly, Terence had to leave the conversation a little earlier than planned. But the appearance of this book of trialogues at this critical, historical juncture is a reaffirmation of the potency of the optimistic vision that the trialogues express." —Dennis McKenna, brother of the late Terence McKenna

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of many books including The Sense of Being Stared At, And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind. Ralph Abraham is a mathematician, one of the pioneers of chaos theory and the author of several books including Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History. The late Terence McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books including Food of the Gods and True Hallucinations.

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Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of many books, including The Sense of Being Stared At: And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind.

Ralph Abraham is a mathematician, one of the pioneers of chaos theory and the author of several books, including Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History.

The late Terence McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books, including Food of the Gods and True Hallucinations.

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The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination and Spirit
By, Rupert Sheldrake



I was fortunate enough to stumble upon one of the televised programs between these three men. While I saw only part of the first, I managed to watch the whole of another and they were intriguing.

Their ideas, so complex and out of the usual range of our everyday thinking, were presented with such clarity of thought as to make most of their theories understandable for people with little knowledge of their respective fields.

The review captured this very well and hopefully will attract others to read this book. It is, especially in this period of time when many of us are filled with confusion and anxiety, a light for those who can see it. Some have the comfort of their religion but many do not and these men's approach is, for me, emotionally as well as intellectually a brighter hope than the majority of religions? offer.

Not believing, not wanting to believe, that anyone will be abandoned or left in darkness their view holds out hope for an evolutionary process that may take humanity to that higher level that is often spoken of as heaven, or the second coming. It is, to me, heart breaking to think of some human beings forever lost.

Their ideas, so complex and out of the usual range of everyday thinking, were presented with clarity of thought making most of their theories understandable for people with little knowledge of their fields.

This review captured the spirit of their talk well and hopefully will attract others to read this book. It is, especially in this period of time when many of us are filled with confusion and anxiety, a light for those who can see it. Some have the comfort of their religion but many do not and their approach is, for me, emotionally as well as intellectually a brighter hope than what the majority of religions? offer.

Having no claim to any specialty I have often thought over my 60 years that the mind, rather than space, is our true final frontier. It seemed to me that the curiosity and search into space is another component of our human curiosity, the search for something tying humanity together in new ways. It never occurred to me to think of it as part of an intersection between various parts of the human mind and spirit.

After reading this review, I am grateful that I noticed and read it; it is a book I will want to read myself. For myself, I hope humanity may reach that pinnacle of consciousness and enlightenment without an Armageddon. Perhaps such an experience may be necessary for mankind to achieve the intersection leading to a new path for mankind and if that be so, it must be faced. Still, it would be better to reach it through that path of evolution from humanity itself rather than hinging upon a time of massive destruction. It is my hope that many, besides me, will be attracted to these fascinating concepts that hopefully foreshadow our future.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780974935973
Author:
Rupert Sheldrake and Ralph Abraham and Terence McKenna
Publisher:
Monkfish Book Publishing
Author:
Abraham, Ralph
Author:
Sheldrake, Rupert
Author:
McKenna, Terence
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Metaphysics
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 11 oz

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"Review A Day" by , "[W]ide-ranging, erudite, achingly articulate, and entirely focused....There is no question that the book delivers radical, mind-blowing encounters on every page. Yet the form of conversation lends a spirit of generosity to the rendering of very complex ideas....While not culminating in any ultimate, mutual determinations, the existence of these trialogues assures the evolution of the ideas within them — all readers will feel stimulated to spawn their own impassioned conversations examining consciousness and its potential." (read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Review" by , "The gentlemen in Trialogues give us permission to clutch after grand patterns as we slide down the shoot, to grapple with the increasingly pervasive intuition that, for better or for worse, something mutant this way comes."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A jam-session of the mind, an intellectual movable feast, an on-going conversation that began over twenty years ago and remains as lively and relevant today as it ever was. Sadly, Terence had to leave the conversation a little earlier than planned. But the appearance of this book of trialogues at this critical, historical juncture is a reaffirmation of the potency of the optimistic vision that the trialogues express."
"Synopsis" by ,
Three acclaimed authors engage in conversation blending scientific observation, mythical imagination, and visionary speculation.
"Synopsis" by ,

Stimulating and often startling discussions between three friends, all highly original thinkers: Rupert Sheldrake, controversial biologist, Terence McKenna , psychedelic visionary, and Ralph Abraham , chaos mathematician. Their passion is to break out of paradigms that retard our evolution and to explore new possibilities. Through challenge and synergy they venture where few have gone before, leading their readers on an exciting journey of discovery. Their discussions focus on the evolution of the mind, the role of psychedelics, skepticism, the psychic powers of animals, the structure of time, the life of the heavens, the nature of God, and transformations of consciousness.

“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, Original Blessing and Sheer Joy

"A jam-session of the mind, an intellectual movable feast, an on-going conversation that began over twenty years ago and remains as lively and relevant today as it ever was. Sadly, Terence had to leave the conversation a little earlier than planned. But the appearance of this book of trialogues at this critical, historical juncture is a reaffirmation of the potency of the optimistic vision that the trialogues express." —Dennis McKenna, brother of the late Terence McKenna

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of many books including The Sense of Being Stared At, And Other Aspects of the Extended Mind. Ralph Abraham is a mathematician, one of the pioneers of chaos theory and the author of several books including Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History. The late Terence McKenna was a scholar of shamanism, ethno-botanist, psychedelic researcher and author of many books including Food of the Gods and True Hallucinations.

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