The Web of Life (0) Title Page

This 2nd book of Spokes of the Wheel is about life on Earth.

Spokes explores existence: the wild cosmos, the untamed mind, and the social artifice which humanity has created. This is the 5th book of Spokes of the Wheel: about the human mind and its consequences.

The material presented in Spokes is cumulative. Topics covered in early books are brought to further fruition later. For fullest comprehension, read Spokes in order.

Clarity: The Path Inside
Spokes T: Unraveling Reality
Spokes 1: The Science of Existence
Spokes 2: The Web of Life
Spokes 3: The Elements of Evolution
Spokes 4: The Ecology of Humans
Spokes 5: The Echoes of the Mind
Spokes 6: The Fruits of Civilization
Spokes 7: The Pathos of Politics
Spokes 8: The Hub of Being

Clarity explains reality and how to become enlightened. The Science of Existence roams the universe and introduces the natural world. The Web of Life chronicles the wondrous variety of life. The Elements of Evolution tells life’s history and explains how organisms adapt. The Ecology of Humans explores the biological interfaces of the human body. The Echoes of the Mind pivots on people: how they feel, think, and behave. The Fruits of Civilization covers the consequences of human endeavors. The Pathos of Politics probes how polity has affected humanity. The Spokes series culminates in The Hub of Being, an exposition toward realization.


Each chapter concludes with a synopsis. At the end of the book is a conclusion. An extensive glossary is provided, followed by a biographical section.

The full table of contents for Spokes 2 is at: Spokes 2 Table of Contents.
Research references for Spokes 2 are at: Spokes 2 Notes.


Spokes is heavily portioned, with symbolic conventions to delineate the hierarchy of material. ○○○ delineates untitled segments or return to a subject after wandering off. ◊ ◊ ◊ demarcates subjects within a topical section.


In the web page version, the table of contents column at right does not list every page; but this Table of Contents page does. Use the forward and backward buttons (on the bottom of a page) to read page by page. You can also use the search function for this web site (on the upper right of the menu bar) to find keywords.