My guest today is Bernie Taylor, a naturalist, author and archaeoastronomer whose research explores the origins of mankind’s creativity and awareness of the natural world. He’s authored several books, including Biological Time and Before Orion: Finding the Face of the Hero, which explores mankind’s creative capacity by looking at Paleolithic cave art from 40,000 years ago. Bernie proposes that select cave paintings are fundamental pieces in the human journey to self-realization, the foundation of astronomy, and a record of biological knowledge that irrevocably impacted some of the artistic styles, religious practices, and stories that are still with us today. I found Bernie to be deeply knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I truly enjoyed our conversation and I hope you do as well.
In our conversation we discussed ancient cave art, human history and evolution, Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious, animism and its impact in modern society, spirituality versus projection, the psychological significance of stories, how stories relate to dreams and myth, the Hero archetype and its evolution throughout time.
Guest Name: Bernie Taylor
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