Trialogue #5: Creativity & The Imagination
Esalen, Big Sur, California: 1989 – 1990
The crisis in science: collision between the permanent and evolutionary views of the nature of reality. The universe as an evolving system of habits. Did natural law exist before the Big Bang? Cosmic creativity, imagination and the womb of chaos. Chaotic sudden perturbations. The Omega Point. The ego’s response to chaos. The cosmic attractor in the evolutionary process
How is human imagination related to the creative principle of nature? The nature of the Gaian mind. Human history as a Gaian dream. The Divine Imagination as the source of all creativity. How can we extract the message of the Gaian mind? How could the imaginations of the solar system, galaxy and cosmos be related to each other? Dark matter and the cosmic unconscious. The nature of the Logos. The personal apocalypse. The journey of language to the Divine Imagination. Natural law, ordinary reality and chaos.
This Trialogue is included in Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness (first published as Trialogues at the Edge of the West: 1992) Ralph Abraham, Terence McKenna and Rupert Sheldrake, Chapter 1
Art: Michael Angelo ‘The Creation Of Adam’ (detail from The Sistene Chapel) circa: 1511