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  • Title: Blackfoot Physics: A Journey Into the Native American Universe
  • Author: F. David Peat
  • ISBN: 9781578633715
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 accountOne 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.
    F. David Peat
    He has worked actively as a theoretical physicist in England and Canada But Peat s interests expanded to include psychology, particularly that of Carl Jung, art and general aspects of culture, including that of Native America Peat is the author of many books including a biography of David Bohm, with whom Peat collaborated, books on quantum theory and chaos theory, as well as a study of Synchronicity Since moving to the village of Pari in Italy, Peat has created the Pari Center for New Learning.


    Commentaires:

    Alexa Cascade
    Explores Native American science and culture, and compares them to Western science and culture. Completely different viewpoint. Everyone should read this book.

    Tami
    When I found this book, as an archaeologist who works primarily with Plains First Nations, I was thrilled that someone had written an in-depth book about the worldview of the Blackfoot. Through my own experiences, I have gained some outsider insight into the wealth of Blackfoot culture and was eager to learn more. Unfortunately, the title Blackfoot Physics is a misnomer. Though the author describes his experiences while waiting for the Sun Dance to begin in the first few chapters, most of the bo [...]

    Rachel
    This book was good, but I feel like there were a lot of topics presented on which the author barely skimmed the surface. It has definitely lit a fire in myself to devour as much information on this topic as I can. //editI'm editing this. The above is still true, and this book left me with more questions than answers I might say, but that is ok. What I did get out of this book was a better understanding of Native Culture, and I have become much more aware of my relationship with the Universe. And [...]

    Jeff
    This book came recommended by a Aboriginal man to anyone that was raised in a western society with an interest in the ways and worldviews of indigenous peoples. The author does a really good job breaking down the fundamental differences in the way humans interact with the their environment and society, while acknowledging that indigenous and western sciences will never be able to completely explain or fully understand one another. A very enlightening and highly recommended book. Hard to find wit [...]

    Katie Lynn
    There were a number of editing errors; enough that it was distracting.I appreciate what the author was trying to do, but I got a little tired of him TELLING me what he was trying to facilitate for his readers other than just getting down and doing it.While I wouldn't recommend it necessarily, there were definitely some great nuggets in these pages.Also, not sure why it's called BLACKFOOT physics considering it was about many, many indigenous and aboriginal nations and tribes.

    Eddie Oakwell
    For anyone who is open minded enough, to put aside the western religious or scientific view of the world we live in. This is a must read book. It's Native American (an inadequate term as they don't see themselves as one people) rather just Blackfoot, it compares the beliefs of western science and culture to it own, but it mainly helps give you a completely different viewpoint, not so much carving a canoe but finding it in the tree.

    Chris Perley
    Second time. This book rocked my world when I first read it. It's contextually better this time. It has more meaning for me because I've had more experiences that align with what Peat is saying: a challenge to how we see the world. Since I read it way back in the 90s I've come across a range of writers that question our 'ways of seeing' - Berger, Scott. Even resonates with Aristotle's ideas of 'knowing' and practical wisdom (phronesis).

    Marjorie
    So far this is an awesome book!!

    Meghan
    Poorly written but great content.

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    Ajai Narendran
    After Tao of Physics, Dancing Wu Li Masters and a whole lot in that series comes a beautiful attempt at understanding and elucidating Native American cosmology.

    Nanci
    I re-read this book this year and was surprised it didn't delve quite as much into Native American viewpoints as I'd previously thought. Still, an interesting read.

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