THE HIDDEN THIRD,  Basarab Nicolescu.  Translated from French by William Garvin. Foreword by Gonçalo Tavares

“Liminally landing between prose and poetry, science and art, philosophy and spirituality, The Hidden Third charismatically disseminates a new renaissance transmission. Leaving the reader breathless. Re-imagined, re-generated. Mind duly sanctified.” Gary P. Hampson

“A first phrase is always a first phrase: it begins. And in these poetic theorems, each theorem is always a first phrase.” Gonçalo Tavares

“We could ask Basarab Nicolescu about the last constituents of matter or language, since, according to him, language is a truly quantum phenomena.” Michel Camus



BASARAB NICOLESCU (Ploiesti, Romania, 1942) is an honorary theoretical physicist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Paris, Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa, member of the Romanian Academy, and President-Founder of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET).  He is a world-renowed figure of transdisciplinarity. His books include: From Modernity to Cosmodernity – Science, Culture and Spirituality, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, New York, 2014; Manifesto of Transdisciplinarity, State University of New York (SUNY) Press, New York, 2002;Science, Meaning and Evolution – The Cosmology of Jacob Boehme, Parabola Books, New York, 1991.

CHAPTER 1Levels of Reality 

Reviews and Interviews:

Javier Moreno interviews Basarab Nicolescu 

Gary Hampson: Exposing Nicolescu’s Hidden Third- A Re-View

Bénédicte Letellier: The Poetic Conjunction of the Worlds: a New Grammar of Thought  (University of La Réunion)