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Science
Code Name Price Description  
00701 Fuller, Buckminster
Critical Path
$18.95 Fuller relates the experience of the incredible acceleration of change that came about in his lifetime. He explains his vision of how the universe works and how its laws have been discovered for the purpose of igniting our curiosity. - 1982 Maui - Two Audiotapes
00703 Fuller, Buckminster
Designing Environments -
$18.95 Ever-expanding technological capabilities and growing interest in increasing awareness together demand a new approach to our man-made environment. Fuller sees in this widening opportunities for free environmental design - 1967 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
00704 Fuller, Buckminster
Pajaro Dunes -Synergetics
$76.95 Fuller offers the culmination and synthesis of his own personal 50-year experiment. With his extraordinary technological grasp of the universe, his desire is to facilitate what the individual can do, in very specific ways, on behalf of humanity. He presents the fundamental data of Synergetics, the central core of his conceptual work. - 1977 Santa Cruz - Eight Audiotapes
00805 Grof, Stan
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
$11.95 Western science recognizes as real only those phenomena that can be observed and measured. Ancient cultures recognize a hierarchy of realities, some manifest, some latent, some only experienced. These cultures see humans as divine and offer many techniques for the relief of suffering. - 1982 Bombay - One Audiotape
01107 Huxley, Aldous
Man And His Planet
$11.95 Pointing out that forests precede civilization and deserts follow, Huxley looks at the dismal history of our relationship with the planet and how we cannot afford to continue the ravages of the past. - 1959 Santa Barbara - One Audiotape
01108 Huxley, Aldous
More Nature In Art
$11.95 As early as the 50's, Huxley recognized the importance of treating the planet as a living organism, giving it all the love, care and understanding every living organism deserves. He examines how we can create the mental climate in which a proper approach to the planet can keep us from causing further destruction. - 1959 Santa Barbara - One Audiotape
01112 Huxley, Aldous
The World's Future
$11.95 Huxley talks about how the idea of progress is a modern construction, and that we are on the threshold of making crucial decisions about the direction we actually go. - 1959 Santa Barbara - One Audiotape
02204 Rogers, Carl and Gregory Bateson
Carl Rogers and Gregory Bateson - A Dialogue
$11.95 These two great contributors to our understanding of thinking, feeling, and behaving engage in a spirited dialogue, clashing on some points, agreeing on others, mainly around the issue of learning. - 1975 Kentfield, Ca - One Audiotape
02301 Sheldrake, Rupert
Morphic Resonance and Memory
$11.95 Sheldrake traces the history of thought on the nature of form and mind from antiquity to the present. He emphasizes that modern science has not resolved these issues, and discusses his new paradigm for exploring these fundamental questions.. - 1985 Esalen - One Audiotape
02303 Sheldrake, Rupert
Formative Causation
$11.95 The premise of western science is the reflection of a timeless or eternal world order - energetic causation. Sheldrake contends, however, that there is another aspect of causation - the mystery of that order, the mystery of its form. The order or patterns we see in nature are not so much a reflection of eternal laws but depend on what has happened in the past. - 1982 Bombay - One Audiotape
02304 Sheldrake, Rupert
Trajectory To Armagedon, Or Peace?
$11.95 Modern science increasingly emphasizes organic models of the universe. Sheldrake discusses how religion echoes this transformation by recognizing nature is coming alive again, and how our relationship with nature is evolving from an I-It conception to an I-Thou recognition. - 1985 Esalen - One Audiotape
02305 Sheldrake, Rupert and Joseph Clilton Pearce
Resonant Fields Of Heart and Brain
$11.95 "We are recipients of a tremendous creative process - our job is to participate with it." These two revolutionary researchers talk about how the habits of nature influence us, and vice versa; and about the profound role the heart plays - biologically as well as metaphorically - in our emotional and cognitive systems. - 1993 Esalen - One Audiotape
02802 Bateson, Gregory
Observations
$18.95 Drawing from his personal anthropological observations and experiences, Bateson guides us through a fascinating view of the Balinese. - 1976 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
02803 Bateson, Gregory
The Limits Of Science
$11.95 Bateson speaks on many topics including human interaction with animals and the difficulties in scientific inquiry any time the human mind enters the picture. - 1978 Esalen - One Audiotape
02804 Bateson, Gregory
Metaphors + Butterflies
$11.95 In conversation with Stan Grof, Bateson discusses natural selection in terms of the double bind and its relationship to psychology and evolution. - 1975 Esalen - One Audiotape
02806 Bateson, Gregory
The Pattern Which Connects
$11.95 Certain patterns are characteristic to all living things, Bateson asserts, and can help us recognize consistencies. This is an elegant introduction to one of the central ideas of Bateson's thinking - 1978 Esalen - One Audiotape
02811 Bateson, Gregory
Simple Thinking
$11.95 Starting from the premise that there exists a network of mental interconnection in the biosphere, Bateson discusses the natural history of needless theoretical complexity and of moments when that complexity suddenly gives way to a unifying simplicity. - 1980 Esalen - One Audiotape
02813 Bateson, Gregory
It Takes Two To Know One
$18.95 Bateson initiates a discussion of change and of the classification of change processes. He ranges widely over such subjects as the meta-dialectic, which grows up when one's epistemology is out of kilter with that of the biosphere; problems of learning; poor epistemological habits; and the relation between deduction and heresy. - 1980 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
03001 Capra, Fritjof and Stan Grof
Beyond Time and Space
$18.95 The outer journey taken by physicists, who have been probing into ever deeper levels of matter, and the inner journey, exploring ever deeper levels of consciousness with the help of psychedelics, are both seen as journeys into worlds far beyond the world of sensory experience, with very similar conceptual problems. - 1977 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
03002 Capra, Fritjof
Ecological Vision
$11.95 Capra discusses the new vision arising from awareness of the fundamental interdependence of all phenomena and of the embeddedness of individuals and societies in the cyclical processes of nature. - 1984 Esalen - One Audiotape
03003 Capra, Fritjof
Turning Point
$11.95 Capra explores the fundamental paradigm shift from a fragmented, mechanistic world view, to an organic, holistic and ecological view. He includes the role of modern physics in shaping this new paradigm. This is a synopsis of his book The Turning Point. - 1981 Esalen - One Audiotape
03101 Commoner, Barry
Human Meaning of the Environmental Crisis
$11.95 Commer speaks of the quality of the environment being essential to the quality of human life, and of the feedback cycle between man and his environment. He examines the root causes rather than superficial symptoms pf our interrelating ecological problems. - 1971 Washington Dc - One Audiotape
03302 Griffiths, Fr. Bede
Christian Doctrine Of New Creation
$11.95 Fr. Bede's topic is the New Creation in the thought of St. Paul and how that concept can be seen in the light of developments in modern physics, evolutionary theory, and Eastern philosophy - 1982 Bombay - One Audiotape
03305 Griffiths, Fr. Bede
Return To The Center
$36.95 Fr. Bede's theme throughout these four tapes is how the whole creation of humanity comes together into unity. He describes new age thought as significant for the way in which science in the West began to open itself to transcendent reality and meet with Eastern mysticism. He reflects on the personal god, reincarnation, and ways of opening one's self to the divine spirit and reaching transformation. - 1983 Ojai, Ca - Four Audiotapes
03501 Hofmann, Albert
LSD and Nature Of Reality
$11.95 Hofmann recounts the tale of his discovery of LSD and gives a detailed history of its chemical compound and medical uses. - 1978 San Francisco - One Audiotape
03902 Lilly, John
The Dolphin Experience
$11.95 Lilly worked for over ten years in scientific projects attempting communication with another intelligent species. In this talk he discusses his intensive training with six dolphins, reviews the known attributes of dolphins, and compares them to people. Included on this tape are recordings of dolphins communicating with each other and with humans. - 1969 Esalen - One Audiotape
03903 Lilly, John
Dolphin Experience With Humans
$11.95 In this informal talk, Lilly recounts the historical relationship of humans with dolphins and whales. References to his personal experiences make the talk especially pertinent and entertaining. - 1976 Berkeley - One Audiotape
03905 Lilly, John
Safety Of Cyclone's Center
$18.95 Drawing from his book The Center of the Cyclone, Lilly shares advice for navigators in unknown spaces. He draws from his personal life history, his involvement in scientific projects, the development of his values and the his own experience with inner space travel. - 1970 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
03908 Lilly, John
Science Of Inner Reality
$11.95 A fasinating talk, introduced by Richard Feynman, on Lilly's decades of research with isolation tanks, sensory deprivation and solitude. - 1977 Esalen - One Audiotape
03909 Lilly, John
Cultural Implications Of The Arica Experience
$11.95 When Lilly gave this talk, enough time had passed since his participation in the Arica Training with Sufi Oscar Ichazo to gain some perspective on the experience. Here he asseses the overall implications of Ichazo`s practice in terms of Western science and a rationalist view. - 1971 Esalen - One Audiotape
04101 Muller, Robert
The Language Of Happiness
$11.95 Through the perspective of Muller's experience at the UN, he speaks of the information about our species and the global picture of our planet that has only been available for the last 30 years. This information permits us to relate our species to its planetary home as never before. Muller speaks eloquently about how this has expanded us as a species. We highly recommend this wonderful tape! - 1983 New York - One Audiotape
04601 Pribram, Karl
Preface To The Holographic Mind
$11.95 Pribram compares the Eastern philosophical approach to the brain function approach. He also discusses what biochemical processes produce states of consciousness in the organism of the brain. - 1978 Esalen - One Audiotape
04801 Robbins, John
Healing Ourselves
$11.95 Robbins speaks of the global destruction of the environment and what we can do to create positive change. - 1989 Esalen - One Audiotape
05202 Tart, Charles
On The Paranormal
$11.95 Tart describes experiments he and others have conducted in the areas of telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. He discusses how ESP abilities can be trained and how experimenters' beliefs influence results. - 1971 Esalen - One Audiotape
08101 Tiller, William
Radionics, Radiesthesia And Physics
$11.95 Tiller presents a theory of the relationship of mind and matter which extrapolates from present knowledge about physics and takes into account previously inexplicable facts about psychic healing. He speaks of how different energy fields can be influenced by the agency of the mind, eventually causing specific changes in the energy patterns and atomic reorganization of the physical level of substance. - 1971 Cupertino, Ca - One Audiotape
08501 Freibott, George
Nikola Testla The Inventor
$11.95 George Freibott, a professor at Stanford who shares with Tesla an interest in unconventional scientific and medical areas, and Stan Grof discuss Tesla, his ideas, and his many inventions - particularly in alternative energy - which were ahead of his time. - 1983 Esalen - One Audiotape
11301 Bradbury, Ray
Space Age As Creative Challenge
$11.95 The popular science fiction writer gives an entertaining talk about the space age, about how technology has changed the world, and how each of us can change the world through dedicating ourselves to work we love. - 1970 Momterey, Ca - One Audiotape
13701 Shulgin, Alexander
Biochemistry of Psychodelics
$18.95 In this informal talk, Shulgin explores the history of discovery and research on psychedelic compounds, tracing possible evolutionary correspondences between plant etheogens and neurotransmitters in the human brain. - 1975 Esalen - Two Audiotapes
13702 Shulgin, Alexander
Plants and Compounds
$11.95 Shulgin gives a comprehensive non-technical discussion of plant sources of ibogaine, harmaline, psyilocybin, DMT, khat, mescaline, and many other chemicals. Partically of interest to non-scientists wanting to know more the botany and chemistry of psychoactive plants. - 1979 Mill Valley, Ca - One Audiotape
13703 Shulgin, Alexander
Psychedelics and Why I Study Them
$11.95 In describing why he has devoted his life to the study of entheogens, Shulgin reveals how his deeply committed personal philosophy has grown out of experience with various substances. His review of the history and politics related to psychedelics refers to LSD, MDMA, ketamine, and mescaline, as well as many lesser-known chemicals. - 1983 Santa Barbara - One Audiotape
13704 Shulgin, Alexander
Chemistry Of Mescaline
$11.95 Shulgin here presents a detailed talk on the chemical structure of alkaloids found in peyote and the associated neural responses of the human brain. Some famility with chemistry is helpful in listening to this presentation. - 1978 San Francisco - One Audiotape
13801 Schultes, Richard
Botany Of Hallucinogen
$11.95 One Audiotape
32003 Abrahams, Ralph
Chaos, Gi and Eros - (Interviewed by Elisabeth Gips)
$11.95 Abraham, a mathematician known for his work in Chaos Theory, describes his personal journey from Vermont, through music, to mathematics, and his frames of reference shifted through experience in the 1960s. He refers to Chaos Theory as the loving intuitive language of nature " that has become an antidote to the rigities of science as practiced since Aristotle - Santa Cruz - One Audiotape