Books - Ideas and Thought
Some books are pioneering works by visionaries who offer us a glimpse into the changing world that we live in, or a different perspective, and help us see how we can reconcile our impact on the environment, commerce and spirituality.The list below is my absolute favourite- a must read! You can also listen to Podcasts interviews that I have conducted with many of the authors whose books are featured here. And please feel free to share them with friends and family too.
Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness, by Itzhak Bentov
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The Limits of Thought: Discussions, by Jiddy Krishnamurti, David Bohm (Editor), Routledge, London reprinted 1998.Amazon UK, Amazon USA.
Thought as a System , by David Bohm, pub. Routledge, London 1992.
Bohm outlined the various problems that he saw as being present in the world and asked “What is the source of all this trouble?” His answer was that – “I’m saying that the source [of the various problems] is basically in thought.” Bohm noted the distinction between “thinking” and “thought” – thinking implies the present tense, and thought is the past participle.
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The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation, by Thom Hartmann. Published by Hodder & Stoughton (London) and by Harmony Books – 1999. Thom Hartmann is well known in the US as a liberal commentator. This book is about the declining availability of non-renewable energy and the impact that this will soon have on our world. The term “ancient sunlight” in the title of this book refers to the solar energy that was originally captured by plants and then stored in the form of hydro-carbons (oil, gas and coal) for hundreds of millions of years. Hartmann also produces the figures on the foreseeable impact of global warming and the rapid destruction of habitat, including the rain forests. Amazon UK, Amazon USA.
Wholeness and the Implicate Order, by David Bohm, pub. Routledge, London, reprinted 2002 . Amazon UK, Amazon USA.