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Author Abraham, Ralph.

Title Chaos, gaia, eros : a chaos pioneer uncovers the three great streams of history / Ralph H. Abraham.

Published [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  191 ABRA    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-252) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Orphic Revival -- Pt. 1. Dynamics and the Orphic Trinity in History. Dynamical Views of History. Ch. 1. The World According to Grok. Ch. 2. Cognitive Maps and Mythogenesis. Ch. 3. The History of History. Bifurcations of Consciousness. Ch. 4. The Ages of the World. Ch. 5. The Three Dynamical Epochs. Ch. 6. The Evolution of Consciousness -- Pt. 2. The Orphic Trinity in Myth. The Orphic Tradition. Ch. 7. The Goddess TriVia. Ch. 8. New Year Festivals. Ch. 9. The Long Line of Orphism. The Orphic Trinity. Ch. 10. Creation Myths. Ch. 11. Chaos and Cosmos. Ch. 12. Gaia and Eros -- Pt. 3. The Orphic Trinity in the Sciences. Cosmos, Comets, Und So Weiter. Ch. 13. The Wheel. Ch. 14. Orpheus Revisited. Ch. 15. Celestial Order. Chaos, Gaia, and Eros Today. Ch. 16. Celestial Chaos. Ch. 17. Gaian Fevers. Ch. 18. Erodynamics.
Summary 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.
ISBN 0062500139 (paperback: alk. paper) $16.00 ($22.50 Can.)
0062500139 (paperback: alk. paper)