Joseph Chilton Pearce
"Now, emotional energy proves to be the most awesome thing in the universe. Emotional energy is the energy that holds all patterns in their pattern form, that relates everything together in our life. Emotional energy pulls everything into its formal relationship and maintains all relationship."
THE BIOLOGY OF TRANSCENDENCE
“The ability to rise and go beyond” is the definition of transcendence...While this force constitutes our nature and fires our spirit...why, with a history so rich in noble ideals and lofty philosophies that reach for the transcendent, do we exhibit such abominable behavior? Our violence toward ourselves and the planet is an issue that overshadows and makes a mockery of all our high aspirations.
God is not a semantic proposition or imaginative invention of our verbal brain to be believed in, as religion tells us, but is the force within us expressed as our very love and passionate will to live. As children we resist with all our will the loss of that original force bubbling up within us, and this is the will that culture, particularly Moslem and fundamental Christian cultures, must--and does--break at all costs.
Restraint creates the necessity for restraint, and as it is increased, more is needed. Paul was right: Without law there is no sense of guilt or shame. But were there no guilt and shame, law and restraint would never have been conceived because they would not have been needed. A human nurtured instead of shamed and loved instead of driven by fear develops a different brain and therefore a different mind--he will not act against the well-being of another, nor against his larger body, the living earth. As a child we know we are an integral part of the continuum of all things...as Jesus demonstrated. We can and must rediscover that knowing.
For nearly half a century, JOSEPH CHILTON PEARCE has been probing the mysteries of the human mind. Author of The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, Magical Child Matures, Bond of Power, and Evolution's End, one of his overriding passions remains the study of what he calls the "unfolding" of intelligence in children. He is a self-avowed iconoclast, unafraid to speak out against the myriad ways in which contemporary American culture fails to nurture the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs and yearnings of our young people. Part scholar, part scientist, part mystic, part itinerant teacher, Pearce keeps in close touch with the most brilliant men and women in each field. He creates a unique synthesis of their work and translates the results into a common language.
World-renowned thinker, author, and advocate of evolutionary child-rearing practices, Pearce has expertise that spans a broad range of disciplines: psychology, anthropology, biology, and physics. He has been a seminal figure in the study of human consciousness and child development for over a quarter century. His greatest publishing success was the national bestseller, Magical Child, in which he delineated an exhaustive and visionary approach to child rearing, especially focused on support for the "nonviolent" birthing approach revived by LeBoyer, Lamaze, and Odent, and popularized by Sondra Ray. He has since written three other books, most recently, Evolution's End, referring to the inherent potential which he claims lies dormant within all human beings. For over thirty years Pearce has written and lectured internationally on human development and the changing needs of children. He has recently completed The Biology of Transcendence, which explores the biological foundation for what we think of as "spiritual" development. He also coauthored Magical Parent, Magical Child: The Art of Joyful Parenting with Michael Mendizza.
He was a faculty member on child development at the Jung Institute in Switzerland. More recently, he has become a certified HeartMath trainer, further developing his already extensive insights into the heart-brain connection. This connection between the heart and brain is not merely neurological and autonomic, or romantic and metaphoric—it is central to our full development and total health. He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of HeartMath, and a faculty member at the Omega Institute.
FROM OUR STORE
CD The Ability to Rise and Go Beyond
From The Prophets Conference Florida Keys
BOOK The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit: A Return to the Intelligence of the Heart
BOOK The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
BOOK Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness: The Bond of Power
BOOK The Crack in the Cosmic Egg: New Constructs of Mind and Reality