Waking From Sleep
Making Time: Reviews
THE FALL by Steve Taylor...
Paperback Choice of the week in The Guardian (UK)
A Book of the year in The Independent on Sunday (UK)
important and fascinating book about the origin, history and impending
demise of the ego - humanity's collective dysfunction. 'The Fall' is highly
enlightening and readable, as the author's acute mind is at all times imbued
with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness.'
, author of The Power of Now
wonderful book...One of the most important books I've ever read.'
Sagar, Special Professor of English, Nottingham University and author
of Literature and the Crime Against Nature
'The Fall is one of the most notable books of the first years of this century, and I am convinced it will be one of the most important books of the whole
century.' Elias Capriles, review for The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies
'A remarkable and highly ambitious book,
which outlines with great originality a coherent description of the nature
and historical origins of the human condition.'
'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.'
from the foreword by Stanley Krippner
'The Fall is an astonishing work, full of amazing erudition, 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.'
'A remarkable book.'
well-researched and deeply insightful. Excellent reading and a must for all
concerned and awakened people.' Odyssey
'A major work which recasts human social evolution...A powerful message and a beacon of hope in a whole in which fear still reigns
supreme.' David Lorimer, The Scientific and Medical Network Review.
'The Fall does a wonderful job of covering a great deal of evidence and makes a powerful contribution to the argument that cruelty and violence are not inevitable…An important book.' Riane Eisler, author of
The Chalice and the Blade
'This remarkable book takes us on a journey
through the human story. It offers an original and provocative
perspective on where we have been, and those signs emerging that indicate
where we might be heading. It is an exciting time to be alive and
Steve's book is another prompter to that awareness. I urge you to read
passionate exposition of the trajectory of human history...A powerful
reminder that human life does not have to be as it is.'
''The Fall is a fascinating heretical work which demonstrates that the myth of the golden age reflects an archaic social reality. Read it and be cured.'
Richard Rudgley, author of Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
'A fascinating, enlightening and inspiring investigation into the roots of human consciousness and a much needed proscription for a truly human future.'
Gary Lachman, author of A Secret History of
'A thought-provoking diagnosis of the causes of warfare, patriarchy and materialism which holds potential for bringing humans more in harmony with each other, nature, and themselves.'
Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism
is a psychological and spiritual overview of human history, which tries to
explain why so much human behaviour - both individually and collectively -
seems to be insane. Our insanity can be traced back to "ego
explosion" which occurred several thousand years ago. The powerful
sense of ego this created is the root of warfare, male domination,
environmental abuse, materialism and other human pathologies. This
intensively-researched, highly praised book explains the origins of our
psychological and social problems and suggests what we can do to return to
a state of harmony. Indeed, Steve
Taylor suggests that for the last three centuries or so we have
been in the midst of evolutionary movement which is returning us to