Instinct and Revelation : Reflections on the Origins of Numinous Perception

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1997-10-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This fascinating study revolves around the hypothesis that ritual behaviour and imaginitive awareness in early hominids may have helped to spawn the evolution of the human brain and of human consciousness.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Seriesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Dawn of Consciousness, Culture, and the Numinous Mindp. 19
The Hominid Journey: An Odyssey Through Human Evolutionp. 37
The Hominid Brain: The Emergence of the "Two Pound Universe"p. 81
The Numinous Mind in Evolutionary Perspectivep. 111
The Nectar of Chant: The Vocal Path to Encephalizationp. 167
Glossaryp. 201
Chapter Notesp. 217
Referencesp. 263
Appendixp. 283
Indexp. 291
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