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Chaos, gaia, eros : a chaos pioneer uncovers the three great streams of history

Author: Ralph Abraham
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1994.
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In this eclectic and interdisciplinary work, chaos pioneer Ralph Abraham traces the history of consciousness through a rediscovery of the three forces that drive it: chaos, gaia, and eros-the mind, body and spirit of evolution. With startling originality and clarity of vision, Abraham employs photographs, timelines, charts, and an engaging format to sweep the reader along on this wild ride through math, science,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Abraham, Ralph.
Chaos, gaia, eros.
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1994
(OCoLC)609111161
Online version:
Abraham, Ralph.
Chaos, gaia, eros.
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1994
(OCoLC)624463405
Named Person: Orpheus, (Greek mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Abraham
ISBN: 0062500139 9780062500137
OCLC Number: 29796968
Description: xiii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Orphic revival --
Dynamics and the Orphic trinity in history --
Dynamical views of history. The world according to grok ; Cognitive maps and mythogenesis ; The history of history --
Bifurcations of consciousness. The ages of the world ; The three dynamical epochs ; The evolution of consciousness --
The Orphic trinity in myth --
The Orphic tradition. The goddess TriVia ; New Year festivals ; The long line of Orphism --
The Orphic trinity. Creation myths ; Chaos and cosmos ; Gaia and Eros --
The Orphic trinity in the sciences --
Cosmos, comets, und so weiter. The wheel ; Orpheus revisited ; Celestial order --
Chaos, Gaia, and Eros today. Celestial Chaos ; Gaian fevers ; Erodynamics.
Responsibility: Ralph H. Abraham.

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In this eclectic and interdisciplinary work, chaos pioneer Ralph Abraham traces the history of consciousness through a rediscovery of the three forces that drive it: chaos, gaia, and eros-the mind, body and spirit of evolution. With startling originality and clarity of vision, Abraham employs photographs, timelines, charts, and an engaging format to sweep the reader along on this wild ride through math, science, mythology, philosophy, and whole of history.

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