The Radiance of Being

Complexity, Chaos and the Evolution of Consciousness

Allan Combs

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Out of print

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Presents a new theory of the character and evolution of consciousness, viewing consciousness as a chaos driven, self-creating process.

Format:
paperback
Size:
234 x 156 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Philosophy of Human Life
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations
Extent:
360 pages
ISBN:
9780863152153
Publication date:
01 Jun 1995

Description

The nature and origins of consciousness is one of the most contentious subjects of current academic research. Allan Combs presents a new theory of the character and evolution of consciousness, viewing consciousness as a chaos driven, self-creating process.

The author explores this theme in the context of wisdom traditions throughout the world, from both eastern and western culture, referring to modern studies of mind and brain. He reviews the work of evolutionary theorists such as Teilhard de Chardin, Ken Wilber, Jean Gebser, and Sri Aurobindo.

He concludes that the well-established traditions of 'states of consciousness' revealed in wisdom traditions, have much to tell us about the evolutionary past and potential future of human consciousness itself.

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