Involution- An Odyssey Reconciling Science to God
(Runner-up Book of the Year (2013) (Scientific and Medical Network) 

Involution is written as an epic poem charting the history of scientific thought. In nine Cantos, the work retakes the story of evolution from pre-human increasing complexity to early man’s emergence on the Serengeti. From the recorded civilisations of Greece and Rome, on through the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and finally to the world of modern science; we reach the dissolving world of insufficient matter. Involution has taken us back to the origins of conceptual thought, mirrored in its absorption with creation’s beginning and ultimate particles.

There is a reason for re-examining how science managed to separate mind from matter and man from God. By steady new examination of the deepening fissure between intellect and consciousness, this odyssey re-unites what science has sundered, the interior man and his union with creation, the co-creation of the divine. This is a journey of the mystical science behind science.

Book Blurb.(How the tale is told) (…and why I had to write it...) Quick Visual Picture to watch about the informing of matter, and the scientific recovery of memory, the artificial separation between mind and matter, the past and future.

Coming Full Circle – Mavericks and Inspiration.Two companions, Reason and Soul, embark upon a light-hearted poetic journey through creation’s evolution, and its legacy: memory. Memory’s recovery is traced through the intuitions of scientific genius: from pre-Socratic Greece, through the epochs of Western thought to the dissolution of Modernism, where mind and matter re-approach their recovered and essential unity.

Adding involution to evolution is adding yeast to flour; it bakes a lighter loaf. Saints and scientists break the same bread.

What is revealed is the science beyond, one that honours its prophets and restores man to his origins, his deeper self.

Synopsis: (Overview: W
hat it seeks to show)

This book is about extraordinary individuals, those geniuses you already know of, but their role is now recast. One at a time, but linked together, they have provided the bricks in the scientific edifice, the world view we have come to accept ( and live in) without questioning. In that they have been perhaps not the masters , but the maverick emissaries of collective memory.

An epic poem in the ancient tradition traces the in’forming’ of matter, the enfolding of memory. The history of scientific understanding reflects the recovery of evolutionary memory, through the inspirations of genius. Man’s intellectual ‘objective’ science is a model of his memory but divorced from his consciousness and its web of connections: severs mind from matter, and science from God. 

This is a book about Everything that tells you Nothing that you don’t already know. It just reminds you of what you have forgotten. I think you will feel yourself cleverer than you thought in reading it, and more unique afterwards than you were before. More responsible. More hopeful. Its also a lot of fun, for creation has a sense of humour, and creation is what this book is about.

Fun it may be but the science, though intuitive, is serious and the uneaten core of that apple is outlined here.

What others have said

‘A Daring Dantean feat...’ Alan Morrison. Editor The Recusant

Exile and Return

Exile and Return

… A controversial hair-and-eye-brow-raising subject…totally insightful. Getting close to science as well as to God at the same time, that’s no mean feat. Ervin Laszlo

The author’s grasp of the principal elements of Western culture is masterly and her poetic narrative woven together with extraordinary subtlety. David Lorimer, Director
Scientific and Medical Network

reflecting the act of genius’ Philip Franses Editor Holistic Science Journal.

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2 thoughts on “INVOLUTION- An Odyssey

  1. Hi Philippa – wanted to let you know I’ve read Involution – it is so beautiful, so brilliant. I put a review on Amazon – my nickname there is HelenKid for reasons too long and boring to explain. Just wanted to also pop in here and say I’m just in awe of your work. It is, quite simply, amazing. :)

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  2. This review has restored belief and clarified why I,the author, cannot face, or manage the need to describe a book addressed to the right brain by the exclusive use of the left that will be listening., questioning, comparing… Reading it usually works fine, talking about it doesn’t. So where does that leave marketing platforms, blogging, giving talks, about? About what? Nobody has understood the intentions of this work better or put them more clearly…So a thousand thanks.


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