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978-0-671-44863-9 / 0671448633

Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg

by Joseph Chilton Pearce

Publisher:Pocket

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The classic follow-up to the bestselling The Crack in the Cosmic Egg

" Explains the process of acculturation and the mechanisms that create our self-limiting cosmic egg of consensus reality

" Reveals how our biological development innately creates a crack in our cosmic egg--leaving a way to return to the unencumbered consciousness of childhood

" Explores ways to discover and explore the crack to restore wholeness to our minds and reestablish our ability to create our own realities

In this classic follow-up to his bestselling The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Joseph Chilton Pearce explains the process of acculturation and the mechanisms that create our self-limiting cosmic egg of consensus reality.

Laying the groundwork for his later classic Magical Child, Pearce shows that we go through early childhood connecting with the world through our senses. With the development of language and the process of acculturation not only do our direct experiences of the world become much less vivid but our innate states of nonordinary consciousness become suppressed. Trapped in a specific cultural context--a cosmic egg--we are no longer able to have or even recognize mystical experiences not mediated by the limitations of our culture. Motivated primarily by a fear of death, our enculturation literally splits our minds and prevents us from living fully in the present.

Drawing from Carlos Castanedas writings about Don Juan and the sense of body-knowing, Pearce explores the varieties of nonordinary consciousness that can help us return to the unencumbered consciousness of our infancy. He shows that just as we each create our own cosmic egg of reality through cultural conditioning, we also innately create a crack in that egg. Ultimately certain shifts in our biological development take place to offset acculturation, leaving an avenue of return to our primary state. Pearce examines the creation of the egg itself and ways to discover its inherent cracks to restore wholeness to our minds, release us from our fear of death, and reestablish our ability to create our own realities through imagination and biological transcendence.

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