The Fall

The Fall : The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of a New Era

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The Fall is a major work that overturns mainstream current thinking on the nature of civilization and human nature. It draws on the increasing evidence accumulated over recent decades that prehistoric humanity was peaceful and egalitarian, rather than war-like and crude. It is not natural for human beings to kill each other, for men to oppress women, for individuals to accumulate massive wealth and power, or to abuse nature. The worldwide myths of a Golden Age or an original paradise have a factual, archaeological basis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 26mm | 439.99g
  • O Books
  • New Alresford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1905047207
  • 9781905047208
  • 84,200

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An important and fascinating book about the origin, history and impending demise of the ego-humanity's collective dysfunction. The Fall is highly readable and enlightening, as the author's acute mind is at all times imbued with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness. -- Eckhart Tolle, author of A New Earth It is my fervent wish that this important book will have a wide audience. In a world where the very existence of humanity is threatened, Steve Taylor offers a visionary yet practical path out of the morass that distorts human nature. -- Stanley Krippner, professor of psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, former president of Parapsychological Association, Ph.D., professor of psychology, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, former president of Parapsychological Association This is an important book which deserves to be read widely. Ultimately Taylor brings a message of hope. He challenges us all to transcend the ego and integrate the intellectual brilliance it has given us with the intense connectedness and aliveness that spiritual practices can bring us. He challenges us to make a difference to the world by transforming ourselves through meditation and the pragmatic activities of service, living lightly and promoting social change. He presents a vision of a possible future in which there is no war ... male domination and social inequality, no shame of sex or the body, and no domination of other species and the natural world. Written in clear, lucid prose, this book is easy to read and Taylor's sources are well referenced for those who want to dig deeper. I strongly recommend it. -- Malcolm Hollick, author of The Science of Oneness
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About Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is the best-selling author of several books on psychology and spirituality, including The Fall, Waking From Sleep, Out of the Darkness and Back to Sanity. He is also a university lecturer and researcher in transpersonal psychology. One of Eckhart Tolle's favourite authors.His website is
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