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CITE:┬áPearce, J. C. Evolution’s End: Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence. HarperCollins Publishers. 1992

SUMMARY

“Evolution’s End” is a book that explores the evolution of human consciousness and intelligence. Pearce argues that we have the potential to evolve beyond our current limitations and reach a higher state of consciousness, which he calls the “bonding paradigm.” This paradigm is characterized by a deep sense of interconnectedness and compassion for all living things.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pearce argues that the human brain has the capacity for extraordinary abilities, such as telepathy and clairvoyance, but we have not yet fully tapped into these abilities.
  • He suggests that the human brain is not a fixed structure but rather a dynamic system that can reorganize itself in response to experience.
  • Pearce believes that the key to unlocking our potential lies in nurturing the bond between mother and child, as this relationship has a profound impact on the developing brain.
  • He argues that our current way of life, characterized by competition and materialism, is not sustainable and that we need to shift towards a more cooperative and compassionate way of being.

SELECTED QUOTES

  • “The birth of the bonding paradigm is the next, and natural, evolutionary step for humankind.” (p. 4)
  • “The purpose of human life is to evolve beyond its current limitations.” (p. 22)
  • “It is our most primal nature, our bonding nature, that is the key to the future.” (p. 58)
  • “All growth and evolution in human life depends on this deep sense of belonging, of being wanted and needed, of being unconditionally loved.” (p. 99)
  • “The way we raise our children determines the fate of our civilization.” (p. 141)
  • “In order to heal ourselves and our planet, we must rediscover the power of the heart.” (p. 184)
  • “The path to our potential lies through the activation of our highest intelligence: the intelligence of the heart.” (p. 196)
 
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