Planet Earth is a constituent part of the Galaxy, but only a microscopically small part—a tiny chunk of rock. Like Prometheus, we are chained to this rock, and constrained to view the Galaxy from this one perspective only. Why should we be interested in the Galaxy in the first place, and—with such a restricted viewpoint—how can we ever hope to learn anything about it? These questions are addressed in this book, which draws on an eclectic heritage of science, philosophy, mysticism, poetry and fiction.
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This wide-ranging book thoughtfully examines our relationship with the galaxy we live in. This book does NOT offer a shallow, simplistic, downer-esque ""the universe is big, and we are small, therefore we are insignificant" line of bull. Rather, it offers a profound, dynamic, evolutionary perspective on human consciousness and the galactic mind. Andrew May has written an always exciting, ultimately exhilarating synthesis of science, philosophy, poetry, and science fiction. Come to know your true identity as homo galacticus.