Fall, The

Fall, The

Human achievement versus war, patriarchy and social inequality.


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

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. The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

If alien beings have been observing the course of human history over the last few thousand years they might well have reached the conclusion that human beings are the product of a scientific experiment which went horriby wrong. Steve Taylor writes about the balance between the bright side of human achievement and the other devastating, dark side, that is war, patriarchy and social inequality.


The Fall is a major work, which attempts to throw a different light on human social evolution. ....A thought provoking read, certainly not one for the coffee table! ~ Druid Network

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

'One of the most notable books of the first years of this century, which I am convinced will be one the most important books of the whole century.' ~ The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The Fall is an astonishing work, full of amazing erudition, all brilliantly organised and argued. The argument that humans beings have not always been-and do not have to be-such a psychological mess is presented with a beautiful inevitability and logic. The book is a remarkable feat. ~ Colin Wilson

It is my fervent wish that this important book will have a wide audience. In a world where the very existence of humanity is threatened, Steve Taylor offers a visionary yet practical path out of the morass that distorts human nature. ~ Stanley Krippner, Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Graduate School, California

This is an important book which deserves to be read widely. Ultimately Taylor brings a message of hope. He challenges us all to transcend the ego and integrate the intellectual brilliance it has given us with the intense connectedness and aliveness that spiritual practices can bring us. He challenges us to make a difference to the world by transforming ourselves through meditation and the pragmatic activities of service, living lightly and promoting social change. He presents a vision of a possible future in which there is “no war ..., male domination and social inequality, no shame of sex or the body, and no domination of other species and the natural world.” Written in clear, lucid prose, this book is easy to read and Taylor’s sources are well referenced for those who want to dig deeper. I strongly recommend it. , ~ Malcolm Hollick, author of The Science of Oneness: A worldview for the twenty-first century

A wonderful book, which must be a candidate for one of the half-dozen most important books I've ever read. ~ Keith Sagar, Special Professor of English, Nottingham University

A remarkable and highly ambitious book. ~ Resurgence magazine

It's hard to shake off the feeling that Taylor is on to something, you find yourself provoked into thought or agreement. Nicholas Lezard, Guardian(paperback choice of the week) Has the sweep of H G Well's Outline of History... Read it straight through like a novel. Independent on Sunday (Books of the year) 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 A remarkable book. Nexus Editor's Choice - Extremely well-researched and deeply insightful. Excellent reading and a must for all concerned and awakened people. Odyssey A very thought-provoking and intelligent case, an educational, page-turning read. Kindred Spirit ~

'Scholarly written and densely packed with a wealth of historical information...Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the evolution of consciousness.' ~ Wisdom Magazine

This remarkable book takes us on a journey through the human story. It offers an original and provocative perspective on where we have been, and those signs emerging that indicate where we might be heading. It is an exciting time to be alive and Steve's book is another prompter to that awareness. I urge you to read it. ~ Feminenza Magazine

A powerful contribution to the argument that cruelty and violence are not inevitable…An important book. ~ Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

A passionate exposition of the trajectory of human history...A powerful reminder that human life does not have to be as it is. ~ What is Enlightenment?

'This very well researched book filled in a many a blank...I was filled with hope about our collective recovery as the book shows that the shift in consciousness we are currently experiencing has in fact been building up for several hundred years.' Paradigm shift. ~ Paradigm Shift

'A psychological and spiritual overview of human history, which explains why so much human behaviour seems to be insane.' ~ Human Givens

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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