Fall, The (new edition with Afterword)

Fall, The (new edition with Afterword)

The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of a New Era

New edition of the bestselling classic.


A new edition of Steve Taylor's bestselling classic, in which the author provides an Afterword, including research developments that have occurred since the book was first published in 2005.

"An important and fascinating book about the origin, history and impending demise of the ego - humanity's collective dysfunction. The Fall is highly readable and enlightening, as the author's acute mind is at all times imbued with the higher faculty of spiritual awareness." Eckhart Tolle


A excellent read about the entrance of ego into society and how it has affected us today. I highly recommend this fine body of work. The author documents how ancient civilizations functioned without ego and where ego came into play today to ruin our society. I found it ground breaking. This is a book I will read over and over again. Very thought provoking. The historical viewpoints and research is exemplary . Every student should read this book in history classes. ~ Lori Reed, NetGalley

Looking at so many variables that impacted change in the way humankind responds as individuals, as community, and regarding spirituality, your thoughts and observations will not be the same after consuming these ideas. ~ Melanie Laing , NetGalley

The thoughts and arguments are well thought out, presented and supported. It is actually fascinating reading... your thoughts and observations will not be the same after consuming these ideas. ~ Laura DogsMom-Roth , NetGalley

A perfect addition to the list of recommended reading for my A-level students. Not only do they look at ego, but the gender dynamics that can be traced back to the fall. ~ Han Hunter, RE Teacher, London, NetGalley

This is an amazing book. I had many eye-opening moments while reading. The author discusses how the ancient people were peaceful until about 6,000 years ago. He provides historical information that details “The Fall” and the differences between the pre-Fall and after-Fall civilizations. The author explains how the indigenous people lived closer to the land and more in harmony than modern civilizations. They respected each other and the land as opposed to modern man trying to outdo each other. He discusses the possibility for the change from peaceful non-hierarchal societies to male dominated societies. Mr. Taylor also talks about the Ego Explosion when some societies moved away from the land and developed aggression. The Fall was originally published in September 2005. The information is still as relevant now as it was when it was written. I found the book very interesting. The author’s writing style presented the information in an easy to understand format. This is a book I will read over again. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in ancient civilizations or anyone who would like to change the current way of life. ~ Dawn Thomas , Belladonna's Books http://belladonnasbooks.com/?p=883

I don't know that I am clever enough to do this book justice. It is an eminently interesting and accessible read documenting the rise of the ego within the human mind, explaining how different peoples lived peacefully side by side in a manner we now all need to work towards individually and documents the events that led to fear, hatred and ultimately wars. A fascinating book that I totally recommend so thanks to Netgalley for introducing me to Steve Taylor's work. ~ Anne Rodgers, NetGalley

Probably one of the most important books ever written. ~ Paul Tansley , NetGalley

The Fall is one of the most notable works of the first years of our century, and I am convinced it will be one of the most important books of the whole century. ~ Elias Capriles, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Steve Taylor has produced a major work. It is a powerful message and a beacon of hope in a world in which fear still rules supreme. ~ Scientific and Medical Network Review

Has the sweep of H G Wells' 'Outline of History'... Read it straight through like a novel. ~ Independent on Sunday (Books of the year)

Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor Steve Taylor PhD is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is the author of several best-selling books on spir...
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