Spokes of the Wheel is an eight-book cycle, with a single-volume introduction. Spokes contains essential information to make sense of the world we live in, and to make the most of being alive. A work of unsurpassed scholarship, Spokes systematically synthesizes all human knowledge.
Clarity is a short book explaining reality, and how to become enlightened. Whereas the Spokes books are science stories which delve the depths of Nature, Clarity is a straightforward exposé.
The Spokes series begins with Unraveling Reality – an invigorating introduction to the wealth of material presented in the eight books that follow. The Science of Existence explores the universe and the essentials of the natural world. The Web of Life chronicles the wondrous diversity of life. The Elements of Evolution untangles natural history and explains how life adapts. The Ecology of Humans explores the biological interfaces of the human body, including the intelligence system, health and diet. The Echoes of the Mind pivots on people: psychology, beliefs, and relationships, and highlights human societies. The Fruits of Civilization covers the consequences of human endeavors. The Pathos of Politics probes how polity has affected humanity, and how humans may yet survive the abysmal failures of the past and present. The Hub of Being is an exposition on enlightenment, expanding on the coverage of Clarity.
In less than 2 centuries since industrialization, humans have flooded the planet with themselves and their wastes. To have any prospect of surviving as a species, more attention must be paid to the web of interconnections that pervade Nature, and to which we are ultimately subject.
So much natural beauty goes undervalued. We pay it little mind, focused instead on “progress” and “profit,” disingenuous guises for disregard of other life, even of our own kind. So much scurry to so little lasting benefit, and such destruction. Our only hope comes in belatedly recognizing what we are as a species, and what steps must be taken to reverse the slide into an uninhabitable Earth.
Spokes of the Wheel paints a comprehensive picture of the natural world, and the artifice which humans have constructed for themselves. Spokes vividly shows that ‘conventional wisdom’ is an oxymoron. In its story arc, Spokes goes to the very nature of reality, and provides a path for living in contentment.
Unraveling Reality is on sale now. Clarity and the entire Spokes set will be published simultaneously in early 2019.