A mind-opening, game-changing dive into the origins and quagmire of the human condition.
For most of us, daily life proceeds as though every thought and feeling arising in our head or heart is the by-product of our freewill beckoned by our soul's desire. But what if each of us, without our conscious knowledge or consent, is, in reality, engaged in a far deeper and more complex bio-psycho-social game; one with origins stretching as far back as the dawn of life itself?
And what if the many conflicts continuing to arise among humans -- including war, and the wanton disregard for one another and our planet -- were also by-products of this game? Would it not be in our interest to understand the rules governing it?
Herein, the authors dare to embrace a wide swath of disciplines in approaching this topic as they offer a new lens that helps explain why various human phenomena so often play out the way they do. The Primal Process Theory is that lens. In its essence, it posits the existence of three default mindsets -- Fighting, Appeasing and Defeated. These comprise the basis of our Primal Mind, while the social interplay among these give rise to the vortex they call Primal Games. What this book offers is a way for us to extricate ourselves from its many traps in favor of wiser options, allowing us to lead more fulfilling lives in the process.