The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text.
Author: J. David Lewis-Williams
The author combines a lifetime of anthropological research with the most recent neurological insights in this text. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are interwoven with the self-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries & research.
How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.
Author: David Lewis-Williams
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
The art created in the caves of western Europe in the Ice Age provokes awe and wonder. What do these symbols on the walls of Lascaux and Altamira, tell us about the nature of ancestral minds? How did these images spring into the human story? This book, a masterful piece of detective work, puts forward the most plausible explanation yet.
Now in compactpaperback, a compellingexamination of how brainstructure and culturalcontext interacted inthe Neolithic period,10,000 years ago, toproduce unique patternsin belief systems.
Author: David Lewis-Williams
Now in compact paperback, a compelling examination of how brain structure and cultural context interacted in the Neolithic period, 10,000 years ago, to produce unique patterns in belief systems.
At once polemical, insightful and thought-provoking, Conceiving God is essential reading for all those interested in the origins of religious thought, and the respective roles of science and religion in contemporary society.
Author: David Lewis-Williams
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
At once polemical, insightful and thought-provoking, Conceiving God is essential reading for all those interested in the origins of religious thought, and the respective roles of science and religion in contemporary society. Building on the insights and discoveries of his two earlier books, The Mind in the Cave and Inside the Neolithic Mind, cognitive archaeologist David Lewis-Williams explores how science developed within the cocoon of religion and then shows how the natural functioning of the human brain creates experiences that can lead to belief in the supernatural realm.
Taking a step further than Zhu Xi, however, Wang identifies the heavenly Principle with the mind in itself, which is the original, pure, and morally perfect ...
Author: Paul S. Chung
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This study offers an intercultural theory of interpretation and religion. It does so by bringing Western and East Asian traditions into dialogue regarding the nature of interpretation. The result of this innovative study is a theory of interpretation which integrates the socially embodied dimension of human life with the study of hermeneutics and religion in post-foundational and cross-cultural perspective. Toward this end, Paul Chung offers a constructive theology of divine speech-acts in a manner more amenable to the social-public sphere than other proposals. In all of this he deeply considers intercultural horizon of interpretation between West and East and its implications for a theology of interpretation. The result is a truly theological theory of interpretation that takes seriously the issues of intercultural studies and their intersection with Christian doctrine.
This social constitution of mind and self reveals the fact that knowing is not just an inner act of an individual person , but instead depends on our ...
Author: Mark L. Johnson
Publisher: MIT Press
"A grand, unified "natural philosophy of mind" that draws equally from the embodied cognition and cognitive neuroscience literature"--
Sequel to The Discipline of the Cave John Niemeyer Findlay ... we are led to place in the intelligible world a mind that holds it all together and for whom ...
Author: John Niemeyer Findlay
First published in 1967, The Transcendence of the Cave is the second in a series of Gifford Lectures on philosophical issues, and continues the themes of the first series entitled The Discipline of the Cave. In the opening chapters, J N Findlay sketches an ontology, an axiology and a theology which are ‘phenomenological’ in the sense of Husserl, as they attempt to show that a ‘firmament’ of logical and other values emerges out of the contingencies of first order liking and interest. The synthesis of these values in an object having many paradoxical, mystical-religious properties is also a necessary outcome of this ‘logic’. In the later chapters, the author attempts to construct an orderly picture of other worldly experiences and their objects based solely on the premise that these experiences must be such as to resolve the many philosophical surds that plague us in this life.
being is beyond the mind, it belongs to the world of no mind. The Cartesian affirmation: “I think, therefore I am” is too small, the reality is: “I am, ...
Author: Julia Brook
Publisher: Anillo de Luz
Written by a veteran high school teacher, this books is divided into nine chapters, each one detailing one of the nine powers, or gifts, that when harnessed make a person powerful. Mrs. Brooks backs up her ideas with extensive research and gives examples of real families and how they teach these skills to their children. Furthermore, at the end of each chapter, there is an addendum for teachers to apply these ideas in the classroom. She describes this book in the Prologue, as "the book she'd wished she's read when she was raising her own daughter." It is surprisingly simple to understand yet filled with the philosophical questions of our era.
The thought of his own repulsiveness crossed his mind, and the way women had avoided him, especially when ... She would have been killed by that cave lion.
Author: Jean M. Auel
This novel of awesome beauty and power is a moving saga about people, relationships, and the boundaries of love. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Through Jean M. Auel’s magnificent storytelling we are taken back to the dawn of modern humans, and with a girl named Ayla we are swept up in the harsh and beautiful Ice Age world they shared with the ones who called themselves The Clan of the Cave Bear. A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly—she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge. This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An Earth’s Children® series sampler including free chapters from the other books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series • A Q&A with the author about the Earth’s Children® series
The mind-body connection also intrigued Marley. She clung doggedly to the belief that the mind has an inherent healing power.
Author: Dennis R Zinner
Publisher: Balboa Press
Beyond the Cave, by Dennis and Marilyn Zinner, relates a visionary and inspiring story of self-discovery, personal growth, and transcendence. The book follows Dennis Zinners first endeavor into fiction, The Teacher and Me, published in 2012. The Earths inhabitants are threatened with extinction. Global warming, over population, pollution of oceans and waterways, the loss of wildlife and their habitats, and the bee collapse disaster all are factors. The Earth Council, a group pledged to help the world evolve into a healthier place, is working to bring love, peace, and harmony to the planet. Dr. Wong, a member of the Earth Council, is charged with recruiting Marley and her boyfriend Josh. Marley takes us on an extraordinary journey, beginning with her awakening and through several past lifetimes as she derives a plan. Along the way we meet Marleys mother who, during her lifetime, was a spiritual healer; and, Marleys father, a renowned quantum physicist. Marleys boyfriend Josh, a computer whiz whos working on a program to safeguard the success of Marleys plan, accompanies her on her journey. To help Marley recall her gifts and incorporate them into her current life, Dr. Wong takes Marley to a lifetime when she was a Native American shaman, another lifetime when she was a novice priest devoted to human sacrifice in ancient Egypt, and a research scientist in Atlantis. Marley experiences a heroines journey, and awakens fully prepared on seeking the essential tools to inspire a revolution that will save the planet. Written with pathos and humor, Beyond the Cave is sure to please fiction buffs of every stripeespecially, those searching for the deeper meanings of life.
They tell me , Carlo , that your kind Has neither conscience , soul , nor mind ; That reason is a thing unknown To such as dogs ; to man alone The spark ...
Author: Angela T. McAuliffe
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
E.J. Pratt's religious beliefs have baffled literary scholars for years: critics have assigned him positions ranging from orthodoxy through agnosticism to atheism. Between the Temple and the Cave provides a definitive exploration of Pratt's complex relationship with Christianity, providing insight into both the man and his works.
51 For some well - informed commentary on these issues from various ( scientific and philosophical ) viewpoints , see David H. Hodgson , The Mind Matters ...
Author: Christopher Norris
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This book offers a broad-based critical survey of recent anti-realist arguments in the philosophy of science, cultural theory, hermeneutics, the sociology of knowledge and the interpretation of quantum-mechanics.
... and by constantly keeping in mind the social angle or problem has tended to lead ... the problems of the individual against this 168 THE FIGURE IN THE CAVE.
Author: John Montague
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Essays by the Irish poet deal with his career, approach to writing, and assessment of fellow writers, including Joyce, Beckett, Lowell, Bellow, and Berryman
They are also the one spiritual being gifted with a mind, meaning an active intelligence ready to take on the challenges the material world offers.
Author: Arthur Herman
Publisher: Random House
The definitive sequel to New York Times bestseller How the Scots Invented the Modern World is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture—and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Plato’s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato’s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor’s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man’s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher’s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato’s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato’s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers—but never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. Praise for The Cave and the Light “A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research.”—Kirkus Reviews “Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world.”—Publishers Weekly “A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book.”—Library Journal “Entertaining and often illuminating.”—The Wall Street Journal
It is intended for the control of the mind, as the bullet is for the control of the body. One or the other is employed by the power-holder depending on what ...
Author: Jon Huer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book explores the nature of power in persons, groups, and nations by asking a question that we can understand in contemporary terms: what would Bill Gates do if he had Hitler s absolute power? Huer argues that the savage struggle for power is in our very human nature."
With each point, my mind immediately went to thoughts like, “This is just confirming to the elders that my well-intentioned dragon was right and things are ...
Author: Scott Distler
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
God does not comfort us to make us comfortable; He comforts us to make us comforters! Life is full of hurts and betrayals, especially when you are involved in ministry. Talk to any pastor who has been in ministry long enough and you will discover that they probably have the scars to show for it. Often these hurts and betrayals can lead us deep into the cave of despair which results in ministry becoming misery. That is the story of pastor and author, Scott Distler. In these pages, Distler looks at two heroes of the Old Testament who had similar experiences. Elijah found himself in the cave of despair and Joseph in the pit of betrayal. Using the principles seen in their stores as well as personal lessons learned during his own experience within the cave, Distler offers hope and help to anyone, especially pastors and those in ministry, who have found themselves on the bitter end of hurt and betrayal.