The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination & Spirit

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Monkfish Book Publishing Company, 2005 - Philosophy - 226 pages
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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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Review: The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination & Spirit

User Review  - Austin Tanney - Goodreads

This is well worth a read. Some moments of genius, some moments of psychedelic pseudoscience. Towards the end I struggled to maintain interest as the tone tended a little much towards religion for my liking. McKenna was though, without doubt, a truly amazing mind. Read full review

Review: The Evolutionary Mind: Conversations on Science, Imagination & Spirit

User Review  - Goodreads

This is well worth a read. Some moments of genius, some moments of psychedelic pseudoscience. Towards the end I struggled to maintain interest as the tone tended a little much towards religion for my liking. McKenna was though, without doubt, a truly amazing mind. Read full review

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Rupert Sheldrake, the author of several books, including The Sense of Being Stared At : And Other Aspects of the Extended Min, Seven Experiments That Could Change the World, A New Science of Life, and The Rebirth of Nature, lives in England. The late Terence McKenna was the author of True Hallucinations, Food of the Gods and The Archaic Revival. Ralph Abraham PhD is the author of Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History and co-author of Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness with Rupert Sheldrake and Terrance McKenna. He has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz since 1968.

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