Pain, Sex and Time

A New Hypothesis of Evolution—and James Dean's favourite book!


Gerald Heard


Cassell, London, 1940
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Printing Details

Second edition, hardback. Bound in black cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 329pp.

Pain, Sex and Time explores evolution and postulates the possibility and means of a future evolution of the mind. First published in 1939, its philosophy converted a generation of leading thinkers from the scientific worldview to the perspective of the mystics. Admirers included Aldous Huxley, H G Wells, and Huston Smith. It was also James Dean's favourite book.


A good reading copy. The black cloth is faded and rubbed to the joints, a previous owner's name has been scratched out of the ffep and there are some minor pencil marks to the margins but these do not affect the text. Otherwise the book is in solid, readable condition.



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