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Blackfoot Physics : A Journey into the Native American Universe - F. David Peat

Blackfoot Physics

A Journey into the Native American Universe

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Published: 1st January 2006
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"The modern version of The Tao of Physics...We gain tantalizing glimpses of an elusive alternative to the thing we know as science...Above all, Peat's book is an eloquent plea for a fair go for the modes of enquiry of other cultures." --New Scientist One summer in the 1980s, theoretical physicist F. David Peat went to a Blackfoot Sun Dance ceremony. Having spent all of his life steeped in and influenced by linear Western science, he was entranced by the Native American worldview and, through dialogue circles between scientists and native elders, he began to explore it in greater depth. Blackfoot Physics is the account of his discoveries. In an edifying synthesis of anthropology, history, metaphysics, cosmology, and quantum theory, Peat compares the medicines, the myths, the languages-the entire perceptions of reality of the Western and indigenous peoples. What becomes apparent is the amazing resemblance between indigenous teachings and some of the insights that are emerging from modern science, a congruence that is as enlightening about the physical universe as it is about the circular evolution of humanity's understanding. Through Peat's insightful observations, he extends our understanding of ourselves, our understanding of the universe, and how the two intersect in a meaningful vision of human life in relation to a greater reality.

ISBN: 9781578633715
ISBN-10: 1578633710
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.52