Michael Cremo is coauthor, with Richard Thompson, of Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race. He is also author of Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory.
Here he points out that the Vedic cosmology of ancient India resembles scientific thinking in that it dates the universe in terms of billions of years. He suggests that conscious selves, including humans and animals, entered into earthly bodies that were prepared for them by advanced beings of higher awareness. He describes the differences between Advaita and Dvaita forms of Vedanta. His approach is of the Dvaita school, maintaining that the individual self is not identical with the supreme self of all universes.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
(Recorded on December 1, 2017)
Published on March 5, 2018