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Primal Mind Primal Games: Why We Do What We Do

491 pages6 hours


A mind-opening, game-changing dive into the origins and quagmire of the human condition. For most of us, daily life proceeds as though every thought and feeling arising in our head or heart is the by-product of our freewill beckoned by our soul's desire. But what if each of us, without conscious knowledge or consent, is, in reality, engaged in a far deeper and more complex bio-psycho-social game? One with origins stretching as far back as the dawn of life itself?

And what if the many conflicts continuing to arise among humans -- including war, and the wanton disregard for one another and our planet -- were also by-products of this game? Would it not be in our interest to understand the rules governing it?

Primal Process Theory offers a new lens that helps explain why we do what we do. In essence, it posits our use of three default mindsets -- Fighting, Defeated and Appeasing. These comprise the basis of our Primal Mind, while their social interplay generate the Primal Games vortex. This book offers a way to extricate ourselves from its many traps, allowing us to lead saner, wiser and more fulfilling lives.

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