________________

The Third Age
of the World
Magic and Science in the 21st Century

________________

Alan G. Carter

Contents

0. Beginning
    From Clueless to The Trueman Show
    Magicians
    Modern Magic
1. Form
    Galaxies, Trees and Heartbeats
    Space, Time and Layers of Meaning
    Fractal Generators and Fractal Compression
    Deductive and Inductive Thinking
    It Takes Years to Learn Cree
    Computer Programming
    Silver Cords, Clockworks and Bells
    Magic and Arts
    Progress
2. Intuition
    The Missing Kind of Thinking
    George Gurdjieff, Pig Farms and BASE Jumpers
    An Off Switch for the Human Mind
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    The Chemistry of Boredom
    Mass Boredom Addiction
    Totalitarianism, Collapse and Automation
    Kicking the Habit
    Appreciate Awareness
    Progress
3. Reason
    Deduction All Alone
    The Universe Knows - We Don't
    Turning Inside Out
    Dualism
    Social Reality
4. The Ray of Creation
    Self Organisation, Time and Rudolph Steiner
    Quantum Weirdness
    Gravity
    Souls, Spirits and Astral Bodies
    Insight and Inspiration
    Miracles
5. Becoming
    Here be Dragons
    The First Age of the World
    The Second Age of the World
    The Third Age of the World
6. Magic
    Mystics
    Physics, Fractals and Two Arrows of Time
    Deep Structure Collection
    Boredom Addiction and Inside Out Thinking
    Other Sayings
    Uninterpreted Sayings
    A Gurdjieff Glossary
7. Lore

Credits

Many thanks to all the members of the progstone group at Yahoo! Groups, who spent four years exploring, testing and retelling the ideas described in this book. In particular Colston Sanger helped explore the two states of mind found in the workplace, Philip Arickx provided provoking questions and support and established the progstone group, Martin Hargreaves kindly hosted the original website, maestro provided magical scholarship, Bill and Mary Allsopp provided insights into the range and diversity of ADHD responses and Howard Shaw III identified the full symmetry of the distortions produced by inside out thinking.

One of the lovely things about Internet debates are that the archives of the progstone group record everyone's contributions in a way no mere name check could ever do. The debate was extraordinary, and the errors are mine.

Alan G. Carter

________________

Next

Copyright Alan G. Carter 2003.