Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum shares in his new book Our African Unconscious – The Black Origins of Mysticism & Psychology how our biological and psychical roots can be traced back to Africa. Dr Bynum is able to draw parallels of “Oldawan” which is the Ancient Soul of Africa and Carl Jung’s concept of The Collective Unconscious. Going much further back, he discusses archaeology, DNA research, history and depth psychology and explores how these subjects at their roots tie back to Africa – Our African Unconscious.
Fossils Show Humanity’s Origins in Africa, but What about the Beginnings of Our Spirituality, the Arts and Sciences?
Though most people have heard the theories of human ancestry starting from Africa through fossil remains that were found there, most people aren’t aware of our spiritual roots of religion or of science coming from Africa. Dr. Bynum explores in depth how the things that make us most human, the roots of our civilization, have its basis in Africa. Through archaeological finds and DNA research he traces back our human ancestry with scientific evidence that our modern-day arts and sciences come out of the African region.
Modern Day Life Can Be Uplifted by Embracing Our African Roots
Dr. Bynum discusses how much of our modern day lives are in crisis, strewn with negativity such as global economic depression and spiritual decline. Delving into our identities and origin can give us a deeper understanding of ourselves and form a kinship with those around us. This new vision, Dr. Bynum believes can help us embrace what he believes has been most feared throughout the centuries which is to embrace our African beginnings.
Deep Exploration and Discussion Leads to New Ways of Being
Volumes of books are written on each of the book’s topics alone, yet Dr. Bynum has the ability to take each one in depth and not only showcases, but details how they’re entwined with humanity’s history and culture and how Africa has given birth to it which is not a small feat! At the root of all humans, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture our identity is one of African.