In this week’s episode Ralph Abraham speaks with Joanna about: a reciprocal understanding of psychedelic experience and mathematics; connecting with primordial visionary art; meditating in the Himalayas; world history through the lens of chaos theory; a miraculous, historic bifurcation; internet and the fight for democracy; Terence McKenna and 2012; everything we do matters; understanding the world through models of dynamical systems; activating the forces of good; the death track of world history; Hip Santa Cruz, the complexity of collective memory; the evolving global brain.
Ralph Abraham has been Professor of Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Cruz since 1968. He has been active on the research frontier of dynamics and a consultant on chaos theory and its applications in numerous fields (medical physiology, ecology, mathematical economics, psychotherapy, etc.) and is an active editor for the technical journals “World Futures”, and the “International Journal of Bifurcations and Chaos”. He is the author of more than 2o texts, including eight books currently in print, among them “Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History”, “Demystifying the Akasha: Consciousness and the Quantum Vacuum”, “Chaos, Creativity and Cosmic Consciousness” (with Rupert Sheldrake and Terence McKenna), and his newest book “Hip Santa Cruz: First-person accounts of the Hip Culture movement”.