Trialogue #6: Creativity & Chaos
Esalen, Big Sur, California: 1989 – 1990
The chaos revolution, chaotic attractors and indeterminism in nature. The emergence of form from the field of chaos. The formative process in cooling. Is the mathematical realm of the world soul in co-evolution with ordinary reality? The potential of mathematics to aid us in our own evolution by extending our language for dealing with complex systems. Visual intuitions and the Butterfly Effect.
The idea of an attractor for the entire cosmic evolutionary process. The role of the attractor in chaos dynamics. Motivation and attraction. The value of spoken language. Mathematical modelling. The relationship between mathematical models with chaotic behaviour and the chaos in life. Idolatry and models becoming reality. The feminine aspect of creativity.
Included in Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness first published as Trialogues at the Edge of the West.
Art: Katsushika Hokusai ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ c. 1829–32