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The African Unconscious
Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology
by Edward Bruce Bynum

Teachers College Press, 1999
ISBN: 0807737747
Psychology, 384 pages
Paperback, $21.95

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In this bold, humanistic view of history based on archaeology, modern DNA genetics, and the biospiritual roots of religion and science, Edward Bruce Bynum offers a radical new vision of our collective unconscious in its daily and historical operations. It is particularly relevant to current political events and our national life. He goes beyond traditional “eastern’ and “Western” perspectives and presents in detail a powerful, unifying and healing vision of our deeper shared identity as a human species from our earliest days on to contemporary times. It is a brilliant and provocative synthesis of both modern and ancient psychology and science as well as the great enduring spiritual traditions that provides together an inclusive vision for the new millennium.


Edward Bruce Bynum

is the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of several books, including The Family Unconscious, Families and the Interpretation of Dreams, and Transcending Psychoneurotic Disturbances.

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