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Prophets and scientists predict an apocalyptic end to our millennium and focus on the next ten years as being the most dangerous, yet potentially most transforming epoch that we have ever faced. This work begins with a survey of the original blue-print of our species, revealing that we are richly endowed with virtually unknown talents, that we only manage to use a fraction of that potential genetic inheritance and our normal everyday consciousness is nothing at all like our true natural state. The author considers whether our species as a whole has somehow taken a wrong turning. It is considered that every so often a crisis occurs in evolution and at such a time a changeling appears and steps through. The author, who lived in seculsion for almost a decade in India, returning only recently to the West which he found had accelerated out of all recognition while he was away, poses the question of whether our species has become insane and whether it is time for a new reckoning and for a new, sane being to take our place.
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Decrying "the whole New Age lexicon of pseudo-science and pseudo-mysticism," this weightless, witless and copiously illustrated tome nevertheless appropriates New Age themes as it proposes that man is on the verge of attaining an ineffable cosmic consciousness. Playing upon the fears of apocalypse that historically accompany the closing of a century (and especially one that ends a millennium), the author glibly enumerates both material threats to survival and mystical prophecies of doom to prove that we are at a unique point in our evolution as a species and in our role on this planet. Given our astonishing information-processing technologies, for example, "in biological terms it is not unreasonable to conclude that human beings might well be the Earth's way of gaining global consciousness." Disdaining scientists, whom he describes as "blindfolded," Yatri extols and paraphrases Eastern spiritual leaders. He also suggests that the key to our evolution may be the activation of currently unfathomable brain capacities and "dormant" glands like the thymus. The author wisely seeks refuge in a pseudonym ("Yatri" is Hindi for "traveler"). 35,000 first printing in paper.
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Book Description Fireside, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11028399701X