Coherent Self, Coherent World: a new synthesis of Myth, Metaphysics & Bohm's Implicate Order
Published by 'O' Books Due Out: October 2019
Paperback: UK £10.99 US $16.95
Greater coherence follows in every aspect of our lives when we learn to use the magical tool of consciousness. Diana Durham shows that we do this by connecting to our deeper self. She draws on her unique understanding of myth and ancient sacred texts as well as time spent in dialogue with theoretical physicist David Bohm to guide us on the path to personal coherence. In a style that is both poetic and accessible Diana argues passionately that understanding who we are and how we work is not only the key to individual fulfilment, but also the way through to a sustainable future for us all.
In a poetic, accessible style, Diana argues passionately that understanding who we are and how we work is not only the key to individual fulfilment, but also the way through to a sustainable future for us all.
"This wide-ranging book is an important contribution to reorienting our culture towards the neglected inner dimension that gives rise to coherence and meaning and constitutes our deeper being. The author shows how we can experience coherence by accessing this deep self, drawing not only on David Bohm’s fundamental ideas about the implicate and explicate orders and on dialogue, but also on her extensive knowledge of art, Arthurian myth, the Grail and archetypes of transformation. Our journey towards wholeness also involves recognizing and integrating the shadow and our woundedness, not only individually but also collectively as we evolve towards a wisdom that unites intuitive insights with rational analysis. This is a bold and inspiring vision for our time. "
--David Lorimer, Programme Director, Scientific and Medical Network; Editor, Paradigm Explorer
"Diana Durham writes with a particular crystalline clarity suffusing both her poetry and prose: it is her essential expression. At the same time, her philosophical cast of mind reaches the highest level as a result of her many years of training and inner work. She is truly in touch with Sophia: and at a time when the Feminine has never been more important in its embodiment on the planet, we would do well to hear what she has to say."
--Jay Ramsay, author, Monuments, Kingdom of the Edge and over 30 books of poetry and prose, founder, Chrysalis Poetry