by Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake
"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
"...records the exciting intellectual friendship of three amazing minds pushing to the edge of history in search of new consciousness, blending scientific observation, mythic imagination and visionary speculation."
- Riane Eisler, The Chalice And The Blade
"Imagine sitting around a table with three of the leading intellectual and philosophical thinkers of today - you may not understand half of what they are talking about, but you get excited and inspired nonetheless. That's how I felt reading The Evolutionary Mind, a pretty mind-blowing conversation between such visionaries as biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake, chaos theory pioneer Ralph Abraham, and the late psychedelic researcher and shamanism expert, Terence McKenna."
- Curled Up, read review
"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, author of Original Blessing and Sheer Joy
"...should be required reading for anyone who believes that science and spirituality cannot and should not interact. Do something daring: read this book, join the play, and go to the edge with them."
- Larry Dossey, M.D. D., Recovering The Soul
"They have figured out how to achieve one of the best of all possible worlds: the sharing of mental space and cosmic terrains over many years of deep friendship and profound dialogue."
- Jean Houston
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.
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.