How Humanity Came into Being: The Evolution of Consciousness

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This is our human story, the collective story of all humankind. Life, from its earliest days, is a constant exploration of our physical, emotional, mental, and, ultimately, spiritual relationship with the world.

It is no wonder, then, that we ponder the perennial questions: Where did we come from? What is our destiny as a species? Why the miracle of human consciousness, our self-awareness, and the agony and ecstasy of our very existence? Why do we possess our senses of order, morality, and purpose, or even intimations of the divine?

How Humanity Came into Existence is a unique and remarkably readable book. It explores these kinds of questions about human existence. The authors present a fascinating journey through the anthropological history of humankind, including the arts, science, language, spirituality, and other cultural innovations―in short, all things that make us a unique species. Drawing on the latest research and ideas, the book shows that we are poised at an evolutionary turning point as human beings move collectively toward an awakening.

For anyone interested in human consciousness, this book is an important signpost, indicating a way forward.

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Martin Lockley grew up on nature reserves in Wales and England, where he later earned his Ph.D. in paleontology and his Welsh track and field colors. Now a professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, he works and writes on fossil tracks and field conservation issues and teaches courses on the evolution of consciousness.

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'A sweeping and erudite interdisciplinary study that builds up an integral understanding of the evolution of consciousness, showing that our predominant Western rationalism is a stage on the way towards a more holistic world-view and that our human trajectory takes us towards a conscious reunification with the Ground of Being.' -- David Lorimer, Programme Director, Scientific and Medical Network 'The vast internal domain of human consciousness is the next great frontier of exploration for humanity. This field now transcends the limitations of psychology, extending to the limits of science, philosophy, and spirituality. Thus, to understand consciousness, we have to bring together a wide diversity of approaches to the subject. And this is skillfully accomplished by Martin Lockley and Ryo Morimoto in: How Humanity Came Into Being. This highly informed book harmonizes a broad range of insights into an intriguing and accessible narrative. Their text evinces cultural, spiritual, and scientific sophistication and is recommended reading for anyone interested in the emerging field of consciousness studies.' -- Steve McIntosh, author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution 'How Humanity came into Being is an exciting and highly readable account of the history of human consciousness. Lockley and Morimoto explore our prehistoric and historic past with an adroit combination of paleontological and psychological expertise which keeps the reader deeply absorbed. From anthropological and historical evidence they weave a fascinating account of how our language, art and science reveal the dynamic evolution of the unconscious, subconscious and conscious mind. From cave art to quantum physics the broad sweep of human culture is all surprisingly relevant to who we are, how we came into being and where we are going. A must read for all members of the human species!' -- W.K. Peterson, PhD, Space Scientist 'The book's approach is appropriate to its subject and is holistic. Arguments from psychology, palentology, ancient myth and legend, the evidence from yoga and mystical experience, are all assembled to make the case.' -- Max Payne, Scientific and Medical Network Review, Spring 2010

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