Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness

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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By Chris (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · January 25, 2009
Given that three such brilliant thinkers, one of whom (McKenna) is my personal intellectual hero, contributed to a single book, I assumed that it was a guaranteed good read. What I failed to consider is the format that such a book requires, and the reason such a format is rarely employed. The tri... ...more
By Ms.Peach (South Deerfield, MA) · ★★★★★ · June 21, 2013
An amazing and mind blowing book. Anyone who is creative, interested in neuroscience, and/or all things cosmic would dig this one. Just finished it and started it up again. Read this fucker! ...more
By Mahipal (Palo Alto, CA) · ★★★★★ · April 02, 2013
Wonderful trialoge between three genius' of our time ...more
By Angela · ★★★★☆ · February 15, 2015
An interesting series of conversations among three intellectual bedfellows (only one of which I think is unlikely). Most of the earlier conversation is driven by Sheldrake while the later few chapters are driven by McKenna and digress a bit into endless droning on about the amazingness of psyched... ...more
By Jann (Wyandotte, MI) · ★★★☆☆ · June 03, 2008
I liked certain chapters that were more suited to my right brain. It appeared that the authors were speaking in "new science" (adopting scientific terminology to form a methodology for "non-scientific" conscious, which really needs to be done, however their use of scientific vocabulary wasn't sui... ...more
By Patrick\ (Tucson, AZ) · ★★★☆☆ · April 19, 2008
What a zany bunch! I will go along with morphic fields, but, Rupert, you are stretching my loyalty here. ...more