We humans aren't out of the woods yet!
Nor will we be anytime soon. And the reason is simple: 99% of our DNA is identical to that of chimpanzees. So when it comes to explaining why our world, and yours, occasionally goes ape, this smoking gun evidence is as good as any. Question is: Are we in a position where we can do anything about it?
Primal Process Theory says yes.
Whether it's in our willingness to sometimes lord over others through various subtle and not-so-subtle forms of social intimidation, or in the bombast of our verbal attacks, or in the strong emotional connections we hold for our groups-of-origin, few of us realize just how many of our thoughts, words, actions and reactions actually reflect our biology's ape inheritance. Our Primal Mind reflects none other than this inheritance. It's the deep operating system or program upon which humanity's more evolved mental capacities later emerged. Yet as intrusive and oppressive as this behavioral source code can sometimes be, thankfully it also gives rise to a limited number of predictable patterns. Primal Process Theory unpacks the nature and evolutionary origins of these patterns so you can more clearly see, navigate and ultimately rise above the forces running the Primal Game in which our whole species is so unconsciously enmeshed. Towards this end, Primal Process Theory presents four simple keys that allow you to pick the locks to this long mysterious and seemingly inscrutable psychological vault.
Built on 10 years of comparative science research, and drawing on 40+ years of professional counselling experience, Primal Process Theory lets you understand how these four key components relate to one another so you need not remain at the mercy of the hidden programs shaping so much of why we do what we do. So the only question you need now answer is whether you want the keys to your mind's own cage?
Jean Vanier, PhD, Founder of L’Arche
A passionate book! … there is something profound being said… This book is a challenge and an invitation.
Gabor Maté, MD and author
…highly original, intricate and deeply thoughtful… …it is theory with a practical dimension.
Holly Larocque, singer and entertainer
Engaging, readable, brilliant, and for those who chose to allow it, life altering. It is so needed in this weary world!
Roy MacSkimming, Novelist
…an absolutely original, challenging, maddening and ultimately enlightening book.
Island Catholic News
The authors, one surmises, had a lot of fun writing this book, and the reader, despite the seriousness and complexity contained between the covers, will find their enthusiasm infectious.
The Glebe Report
Pick up Primal Minds, Primal Games: Why We Do What We Do and be prepared for a monumental journey into the human psyche, with detours off the beaten track. There’s a mini-excursion for everyone including academics, dabblers, and pop culture fans.
Common Ground Magazine
Primal Mind uproots the hidden, unconscious programs – millions of years in the making – that run our minds and shape our thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions… It offers a practical guide and path forward for those who seek more sanity, coherence and fulfillment in life.
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