25 july 14 | Capra, Luisi, The Systems View of Life
A new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science. New emphasis has been given to complexity, networks, and patterns of organisation leading to a novel kind of ‘systemic’ thinking. This volume integrates the ideas, models, and theories underlying the systems view of life into a single coherent framework.
17 july 14 | Razam, The Ayahuasca Sessions
This companion volume to the author’s memoir Aya Awakenings, Australian journalist Rak Razam documents the thriving business of 21st century Amazonian hallucinogenic shamanism from multiple perspectives, revealing the stark differences between indigenous and foreign approaches as well as the commonalities.
9 july 14 | Rock, The Survival Hypothesis
This anthology assembles a team of experts from the fields of psychology, parapsychology, philosophy, anthropology and neuroscience to examine critically the tentative statement or prediction that some aspect of our personhood (e.g., consciousness) persists subsequent to the death of the physical body.
4 july 14 | Webb, Nothing
With twenty chapters and contributors like Paul Davies, Jo Marchant, and Ian Stewart, along with two former editors of Nature this fascinating and intriguing book revels in a subject that has tantalised the finest minds for centuries, and shows there’s more to nothing than meets the eye.
1 july 14 | Wright, Gynn, Return to the Brain of Eden
The authors explain how humanity’s prehistoric diet change led to a neurodegenerative condition characterized by aggression and a fearful perception of the world, and present a strategy of food, sexuality, shamanic practices, and entheogens to reverse our mental degeneration and restore our advanced abilities.
23 june 14 | Gorightly, Historia Discordia
Born from the bowling-alley epiphanies of Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley, its disruptive teachings disseminated through the incendiary writings of Robert Anton Wilson and other Eristic luminaries, the Discordian Society has unexpectedly become a landmark of gleefully aggressive sanity in a chaotic and incoherent world.
19 june 14 | Gleiser, The Island of Knowledge
To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of what’s “out there.” Physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence. He reaches a provocative conclusion: science, the main tool we use to find answers, is fundamentally limited.