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Title:
The African unconscious : roots of ancient mysticism and modern psychology
Author:
Bynum, Edward Bruce, 1948-
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Publication Information:
New York : Teachers College Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxvi, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Kiaspora, or the great dispersion -- The African unconscious -- Roots of modern science and religion in ancient Egypt -- Kundalini and the spread of African mysticism -- The Osirian complex -- The African religions in their diaspora to the west -- Freud, Judaism, and the limits of psychodynamic insight -- The present confrontation in the Americas -- Rudiments of kemetic philosophy in African/Indian Yoga science.
ISBN:
9780807737750

9780807737743
Format :
Book

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This is a cross-disciplinary meditation on how all human beings may be linked through a primordial African collective unconsious. The author uses a non-Western intellectual paradigm and draws his documentation from many fields including biology, physics, history, anthropology and archaeology, mysticism, psychology and psychoanalysis, and astronomy. The text unfolds a vision of the human species from our earliest days up to contemporary times.