African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology

African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology

by Edward Bruce Bynum, Linda James Myers
     
 

In what is being praised as an epic work and a unique contribution to the dialogue on African diasporic studies and the African origin of civilization, psychologist Edward Bruce Bynum has elegantly crafted a work which is truly groundbreaking and monumental in The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology.

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In what is being praised as an epic work and a unique contribution to the dialogue on African diasporic studies and the African origin of civilization, psychologist Edward Bruce Bynum has elegantly crafted a work which is truly groundbreaking and monumental in The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology.

Drawing his documentation and research from the fields of biology, physics, history, anthropology, archaeology, mysticism, psychology, and astronomy, Dr. Bynum demonstrates how all human beings are linked through a primordial African collective unconscious. Through this collective and common African origin, the genetic, psychic, spiritual, and cultural origins of our species are traceable in spite of apparent differences between peoples based on "race," language, cultural style, spirituality, and geographic location.

As a new millennium approaches this book will undoubtedly have far-reaching significance and applicability. In our quest to better the world in which we live new paradigms will be needed which offer bold new insights and ideas. Dr. Bynum's research on the African collective unconscious provides a starting point through which the wisdom of the ages contained within it can be unleashed for the betterment of humanity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807737750
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Counseling and Development Series
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Note from the Series Editor
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Kiaspora, or the Great Dispersion1
2The African Unconscious77
3The Roots of Modern Science and Religion in Ancient Egypt103
4Kundalini and the Spread of African Mysticism127
5The Osirian Complex154
6The African Religions in Their Diaspora to the West170
7Freud, Judaism, and the Limits of Psychodynamic Insight210
8The Present Confrontation in the Americas246
9The Rudiments of Kemetic Philosophy in African/Indian Yoga Science294
App. APrincipal West African Yoruba Deities (Orisha) and Their Expressions in the Americas326
App. BThe Ten Plagues of Moses328
App. CPartial List of Dances of African American Origin329
References331
Index347
About the Author355

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