Gerald Heard

A Quote by Huston Smith on pain, sex, time, huston smith, gerald heard, author, polymath, evolutionary thought, and sited by daniel pinchbeck

Professor Huston Smith, (from his 2004 Foreword to Pain, Sex and Time):

"Overnight, the book in hand converted me from the scientific worldview to the vaster world of the mystics. I applaud the decision to bring this book back into print."

In this absorbing and provocative book, Gerald Heard shows that a fissure in human consciousness, which has been rapidly widening for 400 years, is the cause of modern man's tragic dismay. Believing his problem external, when it is really in his own mind, man at last faces a "veritable Copernican revolution" psychologically. Science tells us that man is the only animal capable of continued evolution. It shows further that he can evolve in only one way-mentally. Pain, Sex and Time is then a new outlook, a new promise for the future, a new exploration of those strange and little-known powers of human consciousness of which man is becoming increasingly aware. Harper & Brothers, 1939

Pain, Sex and Time was James Dean's favorite book.

Pain, Sex and Time has been out of print for 60 years.

Huston Smith

Source: Pain, Sex and Time: A New Outlook on Evolution and the Future of Man (Provenance Editions)

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