Sunday, June 24, 2012

Two Books

HARLOT NATURE makes her debut!
HARLOT NATURE (2012) from Sea Creature Press is Nick Herbert's latest collection of visionary poetry and prose in which Nick attempts to express in words the essence of quantum tantra--the future science of the third millennium. Quantum tantra proposes to use the science of quantum physics not merely to explain new physical phenomena but to unite human minds with the minds in nature in a direct and unprecedented way. Nick supposes that many extraterrestrial cultures already enjoy this purely quantum way of merging with nature, so part of Harlot Nature explores contact with seriously advanced alien civilizations--what that might actually feel like. [For one possible fore-taste of the quantum tantric experience check out Rudy Rucker's Panpsychism Proved which Rudy published in Nature magazine in January 2006]. Besides the title work, Harlot Nature includes Tantric Jihad, How I Conquered Death, 2000-Year-Old Pickup Line, No More Safe Science, the lyrics to Urge: A Short Opera About Reality and much more.

HARLOT NATURE is itself participatory with contributions from Nick's late wife Betsy Rasumny, physics chanteuse Lynda Williams, German translations by Reno de Caro and illustrations by August O'Connor, Kim Fulton-Bennett and Khola Shou Herbert.

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 Modern physics
is fully erect science.
Quantum tantra
is physics on all fours.

PHYSICS ON ALL FOURS (2000) is the predecessor text to Harlot Nature, Nick Herbert's first clumsy baby steps towards discovering a fresh intimate physics-based union with nature. Nick's son Khola Shou illustrated this book with unusual drawings of sea creatures and a smiling lion cover. Physics on All Fours includes Jabir's Formula which encapsulates the essence of quantum tantra, 99 Names of Goddess, Meta-docs on Duty, Stolen Dope, The Man Who Married the Sea plus the tantra physics anthem Elements of Tantra whose chorus echos the common theme of both Physics on All Fours and Harlot Nature.

Love every one of my elements
Caress my paradox
Embrace each phase-entangled photon
Hug my molecules; kiss my quarks.

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Jennifer Nielsen said...

Yay :) Loved *Physics on All Fours* :D Go Nick! :)

iona miller said...

This makes my wild hear glad. Nick writes again... WHOOPIE [pun intended].

phytophile said...

oh my, yes!

metafantastically yours(elf),

(we haz mutual friends ;)

Thomas Fewer said...

Just ordered Harlot Nature and I'm looking forward to sharing this adventure.