Recommended Books

THE SPELL OF THE SENSUOUS – Abram, David

Evolution, biology, culture Highly recommended. An exploration of our instinctive and evolutionary relationship with the earth and the natural world.

SYMPATHETIC VIBRATIONS: REFLECTIONS ON PHYSICS AS A WAY OF LIFE –Cole, K.C.

Science, Education A good book to inspire the layperson’s interest in physics and science.

THE REENCHANTMENT OF THE WORLD – Berman, Morris

Science, history Our present scientific view of the world has dangerously skewed our perceptions in such a way that we forget our humanity and the magical aspects of existence. The book traces the development of this world view… Read More

THE WEB OF LIFE: A NEW SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF LIVING SYSTEMS – Capra, Fritjof

Science, biology, evolution This book is a fine overview of the advances in thinking about biological systems over the last 15-20 years. It covers quantum physics and complexity theory as applied to biological systems.

LIFE IS A MIRACLE: AN ESSAY AGAINST MODERN SUPERSTITION – Wendell Berry

– Wendell Berry From the notes: “Berry insists that religion and art are not subject to the reductionist and materialistic assumptions of modern science, and cannot be contained within its boundaries or explained by its explantions.”