Steve Taylor – The Fall, History of Humanity, Civilization & The Ego

Steve Taylor is the author of “The Fall: the Insanity of the Ego in Human History”, “Making Time” and his most recent book is called “Waking From Sleep”. He’s had articles and essays published in academic journals, magazines and newspapers, including The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Consciousness Studies and many more. He taught courses on personal development at the University of Manchester for several years, he’s been a psychology lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University and he is now a researcher in transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Steve joins us on the program to talk about his book “The Fall”, about the origin, history and relationship to the ego. If human history is examined from a spiritual point of view it can be argued that the ego has given rise to thousands of years of violence and oppression. Why, what went wrong, was it a mistake, if so can it be fixed. Can we heal from this? Topics Discussed: Psyche, Consciousness, Pre Fall Civilization, Ego, History of Humanity, Warfare, Dissatisfaction, Lack of Empathy, Suppression of Women, Origin of Warfare in 4000 B.C., Roots of Hierarchy, Environmental Change, The Fall, Saharasia, James DeMeo, Desertification, Competition, Abstract Thinking, Plan & Organization, Roots of Agriculture, Golden Ages, Crete, Çatalhöyük, Romans, Europeans, Indo-Europeans, Semitic people, Psychological Mess, Materialistic Culture, Egoism, New Consciousness, Socialism, Capitalism, Strict and Dominant Religion, Upanishads, Do we need to “get rid” of the Ego? Ken Wilbur, the Origins of Time, Animism, Awakening Experiences, Awareness and more. Don’t miss hour two with Steve Taylor on “Making Time” and “Waking From Sleep”.