If alien beings have been observing the course of human history over the last few thousand years they might well have reached the conclusion that human beings are the product of a scientific experiment which went horribly wrong. Steve Taylor writes about the balance between the bright side of human achievement and the other devastating, dark side, that is war, patriarchy and social inequality.
An important and fascinating book about the origin, history and impending demise of the ego – humanity’s collective dysfunction. The Fall is highly readable and enlightening, as the author’s acute mind is at all times imbued with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness.
Eckhart Tolle – Author of A New Earth, The Power of Now and many more.
Taylor’s ideas are provocative, and never fail to captivate the reader. It is my fervent wish that this important book will have a wide audience and reach the individuals and institutions that mould public opinion and behaviour. In a world where the very existence of humanity is threatened, Steve Taylor offers a visionary yet practical path out of the morass that distorts human nature.
Stanley Krippner – Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, California.
This is an important book which deserves to be read widely. Ultimately Taylor brings a message of hope. He challenges us all to transcend the ego and integrate the intellectual brilliance it has given us with the intense connectedness and aliveness that spiritual practices can bring us. He challenges us to make a difference to the world by transforming ourselves through meditation and the pragmatic activities of service, living lightly and promoting social change. He presents a vision of a possible future in which there is no war… male domination and social inequality, no shame of sex or the body, and no domination of other species and the natural world. Written in clear, lucid prose, this book is easy to read and Taylor s sources are well referenced for those who want to dig deeper. I strongly recommend it.
Malcom Hollick – Author of The Science of Oneness.
The Fall is an astonishing work, full of amazing erudition, all brilliantly organised and argued. The argument that human beings have not always been – and do not have to be – such a psychological mess is presented with a beautiful inevitability and logic. The book is a remarkable feat.
The Fall gives a wonderful summary of a great deal of data and draws from many sources. It is an important book which makes a powerful contribution to the argument that cruelty and violence are not inevitable.