In listening to Evan Thompson talk about his new book the other day (Mind in Life), and how he met Francisco Varela through his father, William Irwin Thompson, I have been feeling pulled to get back to Thompson the senior and re-read some of his writings that I first read 10+ years ago through a much different lens than I now possess.
Thompson's many books include:
- Reimagination of the World: A Critique of the New Age, Science, and Popular Culture (1991)
- The Time Falling Bodies Take To Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture (1996)
- Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness (1998)
- Transforming History: A New Curriculum for a Planetary Culture (2009)
I am pretty sure I posted this interview with Thompson when Jeremy first made it available, but I stumbled across it in my seeking of material on Thompson.
Jeremy Johnson Interviews William Irwin Thompson: Myth, Consciousness, Occupy Movement, and Planetary Culture
Jeremy Johnson of EL interviews cultural historian William Irwin Thompson for a fascinating discussion about the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, digital culture and planetary crisis.
Thompson is the author of many books including The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light, Coming into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness, and Self and Society.
He is the founder of the Lindisfarne Association, a fellowship of scientists, economists, poets and scholars dedicated to articulating the emerging planetary human society.
Check out his column at Wild River Review, Thinking Otherwise