Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness
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Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness

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In his best-selling The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light, William Irwin Thompson intrigued readers with his thoughts on mythology and sexuality. In his newest book, Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness, he takes the reader on a journey through the evolution of consciousness from the preverbal communications of early stone carvings, to t...more
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Published June 15th 1998 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published 1996)
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Scott
William Irwin Thompson is an important contemporary critic and poet. His work is clearly influenced by an eclectic group of historically important 20th century and contemporary theorists, including: the integral yoga of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa, the process theory of Alfred North Whitehead, the anthroposophy of Rudolf Steiner and Owen Barfield, the archytypal psychology of C.G. Jung, the cultural phenomenology of Jean Gebser, the still-avant garde novels of James Joyce, the proto-cybernet...more
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William Irwin Thompson is an amazingly poetic cultural historian. He is a modern mystic, and his aside re comparison of Jean Gebser and Ken Wilber is worth reading the book alone. As with all his work, his assessment of mythology and the evolution of consciousness is breathtaking.
Hwalmer Walmer
I love W.I.T.'s seminal thoughts; we are generating a new paradigm in human thought, a new mythology resolving and including the anomalies of current thinking, updated to be in harmony with the real or natural world systems
Andrew Neuendorf
Monumentally awesome (yes, the title is, in part, a pun). Worth it alone for the chapter titled, "The Road Not Taken: Chaos Dynamics and the Cosmic Feminine in the Tao te Ching."
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