The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination and Spirit by Rupert Sheldrake
Reviewed by Sarah Fox
"This volume collects a series of conversations ? termed 'trialogues' ? which took place over several years between three exceptional thinkers. Though working in different fields ? Ralph Abraham is a chaos mathematician and computer graphics pioneer; Terence McKenna (who died in 2000) was a psychedelic explorer, ethnopharmacologist, and time theorist; and Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist who developed the theory of 'morphic resonance' ? the three were close friends and shared many common concerns. They moved their private conversations to the public arena in 1989 at the request of the Esalen Institute in California, and over the years they met frequently at various locations, resulting in the first trialogue volume, Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness. This second volume, sadly, will be the last of the published trialogues due to the untimely 'departure from the corporeal plane' of McKenna, the group's obvious Firekeeper...." Read the entire Rain Taxi review.