For an Afro-centric look at human history this month's Book of the Month The African Unconscious Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology by Edward Bruce Bynum.
This book, originally published in 1999, has become a true classic offering a fascinating view on the roots of our human existence, positing that all humans at their deepest core are variations on the African template, creating a shared identity and collective unconscious in all.
Author Edward Bruce Bynum looks at both phenotypical types and psychic structures that form and identify us as human beings. During these times of the Black Lives Matter movement and many question the position of African Americans in American society, this book provides an intriguing backdrop to humanity and our daily life.
Praise for The African Unconscious:
"What Bynum has accomplished in pulling together such a mammoth body of knowledge and research into one cogent volume and theme is remarkable..." - Linda James Myers, Ph.D., author of Understanding an Afrocentric World View
"I read with awe this passionate, brilliant, epic work. It is one of the most exhaustive and revealing studies of Black and human origins I have ever seen." - Lee S. Sannella, M.D., author of The Kundalini Experience
"The African Unconscious is indeed a daring work, and a unique contribution to African diasporic studies. It is a must for all students of human psychology."" - Rowland O. Abiodun, author of Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought
"The scope of the author's knowledge is simply awesome, and that, coupled with his engaging writing style.... For those who entertain notions of collective unconscious and deep structure racial messages, I cannot think of a better text that navigates such thinking." - William E. Cross, Jr., Ph.D., author of Shades of Black.