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Godhead : the brain's big bang : the strange origin of creativity, mysticism and mental illness

Author: Joe Griffin; Ivan Tyrrell
Publisher: Chalvington : Human Givens, 2011.
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The last 40,000 years of the human story including discoveries about the big bang; the origin of information; time; autism; psychosis; cave art; stone circles; ancient Egypt; Gnosticism; universal  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Griffin; Ivan Tyrrell
ISBN: 9781899398270 1899398279
OCLC Number: 751792322
Description: 1 volume
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS CURTAIN RAISER: A general introduction that sets out the importance of the topics covered. PART I Origins CHAPTER 1: What are we? The law of all living things. The brain's big bang. The appearance of creativity. The appearance of mental illness. The appearance of mysticism. CHAPTER 2: The 'Mad Monk'. Caetextia. The animal within. Left- and right-brained caetextia. The imprinted brain. The brain's default system. Spirituality and autism. The observing self. Caetextia as an organising idea. Daydreaming: triumph or disaster? CHAPTER 3: Your self-concept. Our caetextic culture. Caetextia, creativity and genius. Casualties of evolution. Organisational caetextia CHAPTER 4: Why all learning is post-hypnotic. How we internalise knowledge. Hypnosis: psychotherapy's most powerful tool. Conditioning. Learning versus indoctrination PART II: Relationships CHAPTER 5: Why consciousness matters. Consciousness and psychotherapy. Pondering in the dark. CHAPTER 6: The vital spark. Relatons. Self-consciousness. How life accumulates knowledge. Relationships are pattern-matches. The memory mystery. Connection. The dream. PART III: How time is created CHAPTER 7: Unseen probabilities. How time came about. The oscillating nature of reality. Ancient texts. Necessity and spirituality. Choosing up or down. CHAPTER 8: What happens to consciousness after death? The value of metaphor. The mystical experience. God and Godhead. Burnt Norton. All and everything. Nothing is not what it seems. Evolution. PART IV: The Great Work CHAPTER 9: The pattern in the maze. Scientia. Prehistory: the heart in the cave. The Shaft of the Dead Man. Harnessing superstition. How myths shape meaning. Why every myth must die CHAPTER 10: Ice age illuminati. Stone circles. From circles to pyramids. Occam's razor and extraterrestrials. The great secret CHAPTER 11: The higher impulse. The universality of ancient teachings. Gnostic mystery schools. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The medieval renaissance. Love. The mystical process in the modern world PART V: Finding your way CHAPTER 12: The Assertion. Gaining spare capacity. The obstacle race. Removing the 'veils'. Mastering our greed. How to recognise and avoid cults. The expectation factor. Mystics and madness. The Ladder. Your destiny.
Responsibility: Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell.


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