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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A New Perspective

Here's a very interesting light shed on our human condition. Found on the website http://www.kaleidos.org.uk
There is plenty more to read on this subject on this site.


Virtually all cultures preserve myths with an almost identical theme: that from a past golden age humanity has suffered a progressive degeneration. Is this near universal tradition based on real events? The answer appears to be ‘yes’. Recent scientific evidence supports the idea that we suffer from an inherited hormonal condition that has damaged part of our brain. In an unexpected twist, it is the damaged part that is not only driven to play the major role in telling us who we are but also dominates our basic biological functions.
Such a scenario explains some extraordinary anomalies that have emerged from research into how our brains function. It provides an underlying reason for the present crises in health, from the dysfunction of the immune system to the declining age of puberty. It also makes sense of the diverse mystic and religious practices that are said to lead to enlightened states or ‘oneness with God’.
If our common experience of near constant low-level fear and anxiety is actually a consequence of a neurological disorder, there may be a fundamental solution to the problem. We all know that fear, distrust and a lack of connection lead to conflict and ultimately war. Such a solution therefore could be of crucial importance to our global future.

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2 comments:

  1. Wow!! If I understood well, it is the hormonal changes making us becoming adult that is responsible of the brain condition leading into less capacity of hope, faith, and amazement...
    So, our golden age is childhood?... That's what I interprete here... ;-)

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  2. searabbit, I don't interpret this that way. You could click the "read more" link for more information on this.

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