Books – The Here: Our Biology/Psychology and Evolutionary/Historical Legacy

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OUR BIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY
Bolte Taylor, Jill, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientists Personal Journey (2008)
(workings of the right brain, explained from the experience of a brain scientist who lost the use of her left brain through a stroke)

Lichtenberg, Philip, Getting Even (1988)
(explaining the psychological processes that make authoritarian relationship equalize at an unsatisfying level for both party, and the contrasting high level of equalization in co-equal relationships)

Markova, Dawna, The Open Mind,Exploring the 6 Patterns of Natural Intelligence (1996)
(moving beyond the culture’s linear/cognitive view of intelligence, it describes our auditory, kinesthetic, and visual channels and the varying ways they interact in different individuals)

Siegel, Daniel J., The Developing Mind (1999)
(in-depth description of how the mind works and develops; its limits and potentialities)

Stosny, Steve, Treating Attachment Abuse (1995)
(explaining the addictive power of fight or flight; the neurobiology of anger)

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OUR EVOLUTIONARY/HISTORICAL LEGACY
Diamond, Jared, Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997)
Quinn, Daniel, Ishmael (1992)
(explaining the technological developments that, about 12,000 years ago, created conditions that led to a global shift toward authoritarian ways of being)

Eisler, Riane, The Chalice and the Blade (1987)
(describing the egalitarian, goddess-worshipping cultures that were supplanted the male oriented, authoritarian cultures described by Diamond and Quinn)

Johnson, Robert A., We (1983)
(describing the cultural evolution of romantic love in the late middle ages and the problematic role it plays in our lives)

Wilber, Ken, A Brief History of Everything (2001)
(describing evolution and human development in terms of an unfolding of Spirit; brilliant analysis of the workings of the mind and its potentialities)

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