We’re talking about Books That Make You Understand We Are All African
Is the human species doom to be at war with itself? What do our ancestral African roots reveal about all of us? Author and thinker Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum urges people to come together in his new release, Our African Unconscious: The Black Origins of Mysticism and Psychology. The book charts the currents of evolution, religion and science to illustrate we’re all sharing in the same direction.
A licensed psychologist, Dr. Bynum is also nationally certified in biofeedback, and a senior fellow in the National Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. His concentration is psychosomatic medicine, hypnosis and individual psychotherapy. He operates a private practice in Hadley, Massachusetts, and is the author of several books in psychology and poetry, including: The First Bird, The Luminous Heretic, and Gospel of the Dark Orisha.
Are we a species at war with itself? What does our African unconscious reveal about all of us? Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum urges people to come together in his new book Our African Unconscious: The Black Origins of Mysticism and Psychology. Science, evolution, and deep religion all point us in the same direction. According to Dr. Bynum, ultimately, we must love each other or die.
He also a licensed psychologist and Diplomat in clinical psychology, and a senior fellow in the National Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. His focus is psychosomatic medicine, hypnosis and individual psychotherapy.
In this episode of Rebel Spirit Radio, I speak with Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum about his book “Our African Unconscious.” We discuss the archetypal roots of our collective psyche that developed in the evolution and emergence of homo sapiens sapiens in Africa. Dr. Bynum also discusses the teachings of Osiris which can still be found manifest in the three great Abrahamic traditions, the evolutionary origin of the Hero’s Journey monomyth, kundalini, and how remembering our African past can help heal our present and future.
Dr. Bynum’s webpage: https://obeliskfoundation.com/
• Examines the Oldawan, the Ancient Soul of Africa, and its correlation with what modern psychologists have defined as the collective unconscious
• Draws on archaeology, DNA research, history, and depth psychology to reveal how the biological and spiritual roots of religion and science came out of Africa
• Explores the reflections of our African unconscious in the present confrontation in the Americas, in the work of the Founding Fathers, and in modern psychospirituality
The fossil record confirms that humanity originated in Africa. Yet somehow we have overlooked that Africa is also at the root of all that makes us human–our spirituality, civilization, arts, sciences, philosophy, and our conscious and unconscious minds.
In this extensive look at the unfolding of human history and culture, Edward Bruce Bynum reveals how our collective unconscious is African. Drawing on archaeology, DNA research, depth psychology, and the biological and spiritual roots of religion and science, he demonstrates how all modern human beings, regardless of ethnic or racial categorizations, share a common deeper identity, both psychically and genetically–a primordial African unconscious.
Exploring the beginning of early religions and mysticism in Africa, the author looks at the Egyptian Nubian role in the rise of civilization, the emergence of Kemetic Egypt, and the Oldawan, the Ancient Soul, and its correlation with what modern psychologists have defined as the collective unconscious. Revealing the spiritual and psychological ramifications of our shared African ancestry, the author examines its reflections in the present confrontation in the Americas, in the work of the Founding Fathers, and in modern Black spirituality, which arose from African diaspora religion and philosophy.
By recognizing our shared African unconscious–the matrix that forms the deepest luminous core of human identity–we learn that the differences between one person and another are merely superficial and ultimately there is no real separation between the material and the spiritual.