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Description - Coming Into Being by William Irwin Thompson

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 from the preverbal communications of early stone carvings to the writings of Marcel Proust and around the monumental wrappings of Christo to the rebirth of interest in the Taoist philosophy of Lao Tsu. Owing as much to the rhythmic constructions of jazz as to established methods of scholarship, Thompson riffs on biology and culture, seeing the birth of the mind in Proust's madeleine, the displacement of humanity in Christo's wrappings of the Reichstag, and the path forward into a new planetary culture in the Tao Te Ching. In Coming into Being, William Irwin Thompson presents a fascinating vision of our past, our present, and our future that no one will want to miss.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312176921
ISBN-10: 0312176929
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: St. Martin's Griffin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Irwin Thompson

William Irwin Thompson is the author of "At the Edge of History," "The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light" and "Imaginary Landscapes." He lives in Switzerland.

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