The Biology of Transcendence – Joseph Chilton Pearce [updated Aug 09, 2013]

The Biology of Transcendence
Uses the insights and research of a new wave of biologists and neurologists to explore how we can transcend our current cultural and societal crises.

• Explains new biological understanding of the human organism having five brains, the fifth of which is located in the heart.

• Explains that transcendence of our current modes of behavior, thinking, and believing require the dynamic interaction of our fourth and fifth brains (intellect and intelligence).

• Explores the idea of Jesus, Buddha, and other historical great beings as models of nature’s possibility and our ability to achieve transcendence.

• How is it that we as humans seem stuck in a culture of violence and injustice? How is it that we can recognize the transcendent ideal represented by figures such as Jesus, Buddha, Lao-tzu, and many others who have walked among us and yet cannot seem to reach the same state?

In The Biology of Transcendence Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can transcend our current evolutionary capacities and limitations. This latest research identifies our five neural centers–or brains–and establishes that our fourth and most recently developed brain is located in the head while the fifth is located in the heart.

It is the dynamic interaction of this head brain (intellect) and heart brain (intelligence), of biology and spirit, that allows transcendence from one evolutionary place to the next–we are, quite literally, made to transcend. Conversely, it is the breakdown of this interaction through the effects of cultural dictates surrounding us from the time we are children that keeps us where we are, mired in the current crises of violence among people and between people and the planet.

But Pearce reminds us that we are not stuck for good. Transcendence is our biological imperative, a state we have been moving toward for millennia.

About the Author of The Biology of Transcendence.
Joseph Chilton Pearce is the author of Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, Evolution’s End and Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness- The Bond of Power.
For the past 25 years, he has taught about the changing needs of children and the development of human society. He lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

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Joseph Chilton Pearce: The Biology of Transcendence – Living Dialogues w/ Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell: Interviews Joseph Chilton Pearce
discussing culture, triune brain development, education
[dumbing down of children], prison system, and more ..

Buddhist Biology Ancient Eastern Wisdom Meets Modern Western Science ~ David P. Barash

Pub Date Dec 4 2013

Many high-profile public intellectuals-such as the well-known “New Atheists” Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens-have argued that religion and science are highly antagonistic, two views of the world that are utterly incompatible. David Barish, a renowned biologist with thirty years of experience, largely agrees with them-with one very big exception. And that exception is Buddhism.

In this fascinating book, David Barash highlights an intriguing patch of common ground between scientific and religious thought, illuminating the many parallels between biology and Buddhism, allowing readers to see both in a new way. Indeed, he shows that there are numerous places where the Buddhist and biological perspectives coincide. For instance, the cornerstone ecological concept–the interconnectedness and interdependence of all things–is remarkably similar to the fundamental insight of Buddhism. Indeed, a major Buddhist text, the Avatamsaka Sutra-which consists of ten insights into the “interpenetration” between beings and their environment-could well have been written by a trained ecologist. Barash underscores other similarities, including a shared distrust of simple cause-and-effect analysis, a recognition of life as transient and as a “process” rather than permanent and static, and an appreciation of the “rightness” of nature along with a recognition of the suffering that results when natural processes are tampered with. After decades of removing predators to protect deer and elk herds, ecologists have belatedly come to a Buddhist realization that predation–and even forest fires–are natural processes that have an important place in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Buddhist Biology sheds new light on biology, Buddhism, and the remarkable ways the two perspectives come together, like powerful searchlights that offer complementary and valuable perspectives on the world and our place in it.
David P. Barash is an evolutionary biologist (Ph.D. zoology, Univ. of Wisconsin), a professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and the author of 30 books, dealing with various aspects of evolution, animal and human behavior, and peace studies. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has received numerous awards. He is most proud, however, of his very personal collaboration with Judith Eve Lipton, his three children, one grandchild, and having been named by an infamous rightwing nut as one of the “101 most dangerous professors” in the United States. His dangerousness may or may not be apparent from his writing!

My Son and the Afterlife Conversations from the Other Side ~ Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Release Date: October 1, 2013

An emotional journey through grief to healing and skepticism to belief—discover the answers that will change your life forever.

Until her son Erik committed suicide at the age of twenty, Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. But all of that changed when Erik began communicating with her from the other side.

As an accomplished physician, Dr. Medhus had placed her faith in science. But the tragedy surrounding her son’s death forced her to seek answers, to ask those universal questions we have all asked ourselves: Is there life after death? Do the dead communicate with the living?

In My Son and the Afterlife, answers are finally revealed. Through a series of conversations, Erik reveals a compendium of new knowledge on the nature of death and afterlife, the abilities and activities of the soul, and the powerful experience that love knows no boundaries—not even death.

Elisa Medhus, MD, is an accomplished physician who has practiced internal medicine for more than thirty years. She is the author of three award-winning parenting books and has lectured on parenting in schools, parent groups, and corporations. A strong believer in science, she formerly viewed spiritual matters with skepticism, until the death of her son. Once Erik began to communicate with family, friends, and blog members, Dr. Medhus’s entire paradigm shifted as she embarked on a journey toward spiritual understanding and belief.

Channeling Erik: Interviews With My Son in the Afterlife

Published on Mar 30, 2013

Channeling Erik: Interviews with my son in heaven and the afterlife. After my son, Erik Medhus, took his own life, he began to visit friends, family and the readers of my blog, http// Eventually, he began to share what he had learned from the Other Side. This channel will include either videos or audio only recordings of his insight and wisdom. All of them explore the true nature of death, the afterlife, reality, the soul and the human experience — as told by Erik himself, translated by world renowned medium, Jamie Butler ( The interviews found in this channel are the first of its kind to finally provide answers, directly from Heaven. Today’s topic: a five part series on the human experience . Please go to his Facebook page at http:\\ and join his blog at

Dear Viewer:

Welcome to my YouTube Channel. The information offered and the stories described here are deeply personal and specific to my experiences with my son Erik. It’s important to realize that he’s just a kid without a body sharing what he learns from his place on the Other Side. He’s not any sort of “God,” just my child wanting to communicate with me from the afterlife. I’ve chose to share the conversations he and I have here and in my book, because, as a physician and scientist raised by two atheists and devoid of any personal belief system about life after death, I was both stunned and intrigued at the unfolding of this story. As a lifelong skeptic, I wanted to share my Journey to Belief with others who might find strength, greater understanding of their own lives and the possibility for life after death.

It’s important to make it clear to all my dear readers that my blog and my book are not substitutes for professional help, when and if needed, and that I am never saying, nor do I believe that suicide is a viable or preferred solution for one’s problems. I am merely telling my story and my son’s in the hope that many will find it a source of comfort and insight. Everyone’s journey will be different. This is simply mine. Perhaps knowing there is life after this one will make our life here on Earth that much richer.

With love,

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