Description - The Biology of Transcendence by Joseph Chilton Pearce
How is it that we as humans seem stuck in a culture of violence and injustice? How is it that we can recognise the transcendent ideal represented by figures such as Jesus, Buddha, Lao-tzu, and many others who have walked among us and yet cannot seem to reach the same state? In The Biology Of Transcendence Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organisation to address how we can transcend our current evolutionary capacities and limitations. This latest research identifies our five neural centres - or brains - and establishes that our fourth and most recently developed brain is located in the head while the fifth is located in the heart. It is the dynamic interaction of this head brain (intellect) and heart brain (intelligence), of biology and spirit, that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next--we are, quite literally, made to transcend. Conversely, it is the breakdown of this interaction through the effects of cultural dictates surrounding us from the time we are children that keeps us where we are, mired in the current crises of violence among people and between people and the planet.
But Pearce reminds us that we are not stuck for good. Transcendence is our biological imperative, a state we have been moving toward for millennia.
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(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Park Street Press,U.S.
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Author Biography - Joseph Chilton Pearce
Joseph Chilton Pearce (1926-2016) is the author of The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of the Spirit, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, and Evolution's End. For more than 35 years, he lectured and led workshops teaching about the changing needs of children and the development of human society. He lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.