Bateson Reading Group
We will be reading one of the 20th Century’s seminal works, the collection of essays by Gregory Bateson assembled in the book called Steps to an Ecology of Mind, and, as a counterpoint, essays and poems by his daughter Nora Bateson under the title Small Arcs of Larger Circles.
Books We’re Reading
The idea of an “Ecology of Mind” is as relevant and innovative today as when Gregory Bateson first proposed this – that mind and natural systems are intimately linked together and follow similar patterns. Some of the papers (the chapters are reproducti …
Complementary Reading and Additional Media
- Gregory Bateson and Mary Catherine Bateson, “Angels Fear : Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred”, Hampton Press, 224 pp.
- Gregory Bateson, “Mind and Nature : A Necessary Unity”, Bantam.
- “An Ecology of Mind : A Daughter’s Portrait of Gregory Bateson” (film) : https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bateson
The Bateson Reading Group is a weekly series of virtual meetings, conducted via Zoom video conference, with accompanying discussion in the Readers Underground forum channel @ Infinite Conversations.