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How Humanity Came into Being

The Evolution of Consciousness

Martin Lockley and Ryo Morimoto

256 pp.  
6 x 9¼
Illustrations: 15

Floris Books




This is our human story, the collective story of all humankind. Life, from its earliest days, is a constant exploration of our physical, emotional, mental, and, ultimately, spiritual relationship with the world.

It is no wonder, then, that we ponder the perennial questions: Where did we come from? What is our destiny as a species? Why the miracle of human consciousness, our self-awareness, and the agony and ecstasy of our very existence? Why do we possess our senses of order, morality, and purpose, or even intimations of the divine?

How Humanity Came into Existence is a unique and remarkably readable book. It explores these kinds of questions about human existence. The authors present a fascinating journey through the anthropological history of humankind, including the arts, science, language, spirituality, and other cultural innovations—in short, all things that make us a unique species. Drawing on the latest research and ideas, the book shows that we are poised at an evolutionary turning point as human beings move collectively toward an awakening.

For anyone interested in human consciousness, this book is an important signpost, indicating a way forward.

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