The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology (illustrated Edition)

The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology (illustrated Edition)

By: Edward Bruce Bynum (author)Hardback

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This is a cross-disciplinary meditation on how all human beings may be linked through a primordial African collective unconsious. The author uses a non-Western intellectual paradigm and draws his documentation from many fields including biology, physics, history, anthropology and archaeology, mysticism, psychology and psychoanalysis, and astronomy. The text unfolds a vision of the human species from our earliest days up to contemporary times.


Part 1 Kiaspora or the Great Dispersion: Prologue - the African Origin of Human Consciousness; Waves of Hominids and Their Stock; Kiaspora into the Ancient Americas; The Rise of Civilization - the Egypto-Nubian Legacy; The Emergence of Kemetic Egypt and its Contact With Other Peoples; Asia, Mesopotamia, ""Olde Europe"" and West Africa; The Kiaspora into the Americas During the Early Civilizations; The Dark Ages and Medieval Europe; Dispersion, Genetics and the Mother Tongue. Part 2 The African Unconscious: Oldawan - the Ancient Soul; The Nature of the Unconscious; Some Basic Tenets of the African Unconscious. Part 3 The Roots of Modern Science and Religion in Ancient Egypt: Medicine, Mathematics and Astronomy; The Rise of the Modern Religions in Ancient Egypt; Contemporary Science and the Ancient Ideas of Fire and Energy. Part 4 Kundalini and the Spread of African Mysticism: Kundalini and the Religious Traditions; Kundalini in History and Science; History and the Neters of Egypt; The Bodily Perception of the Living Current. Part 5 Psychoneurology and the Solar Logos: Embryology and Background of the Life Current; Melanin, Neuromelanin and the Life Process; Perception of Neuromelanin in the Body; Energy Systems of the Body, Melanin and Ki. Part 6 The Osirian Complex: To Bind Them in Myth; The Family of Human Myths; The Osirian Myth, the Osirian Journey; Implications of the Osirian Complex in Culture. Part 7 The African Religions in Their Diaspora to the West: Roots in Kemetic Egypt; West African Religions in Their Diaspora; Ethnic Diaspora to the West; Ifa, the Unconscious and the Implicate Order Storehouse Memory; A Science of Divine Communion - the Psychospiritual Dynamics of Embodiment or ""Possession""; The West African Psychology of Religion; Mediums, Diviners and Their Forms of Spirit Possession; Training and Initiation. Part 8 Freud, Judaism and the Limits of Psychodynamic Insight: The Jews of Ancient Egypt - Three Theories of Origin; Jews in the Americas; Familial Patterns and the Cognitive Style of Psychodynamic Thinking; Root Techniques of Psychoanalysis and Mysticism; Insights of Psychoanalysis; Some Parallels Between Jewish Mystical Thought and Ancient Kemetic Egypt. Part 9 The Present Confrontation in the Americas: The Milieu of Race in the New World; Reflections of Black Imagery in the New World; Nurturing Images of Blackness in Eurocentric Cultures; Menacing Images of Blackness; Black Perspectives of Whites in the Americas; The Seeds of Black Spirituality in Slave Religion and Philosophy; The African Unconscious as Expressed in the Work of the American Founding Fathers. Part 10 Rudiments of Kemetic Philosophy in African/Indian Yoga Science: The Serpentine Symbols and the Solar Consciousness; Yoga Discipline, the Living Darkness and the Light; Basic Principles of the Transcendental Discipline; (Part contents)

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  • ISBN13: 9780807737750
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780807737750
  • ISBN10: 0807737755
  • edition: illustrated Edition

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