WORCESTER, Mass., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After years of research new author, Norman Pedersen, has published, When Was the Name of God First Spoken. There was, indeed, a time before which the Name of God had not been spoken or conceived of. That time was approximately 10,000 years ago.
Before the Name of God was spoken human beings lived unselfconsciously, as much a part of nature as every other living organism. Surprisingly, evolution never intended homo sapiens to be the violent, fearful, and superstitious species we are today.
The realization of this truth began with Pedersen's visit to 17,000 year old cave paintings of mammoths and bison in southwestern Europe. Piqued by certain incongruities, the author began an intellectual quest which eventually defined a dramatic schism in prehistoric art and an even more dramatic split in the psychological development of every human infant.
Ultimately, the author's quest revealed the personality and character of our early homo sapiens ancestors. They were not the savages we assume them to have been. They lived very much like the Greenland Eskimo and Kalahari bushman hunter-gatherer societies of 100 years ago. They were highly intelligent. They were non-violent. They had no alpha male leaders. Men and women were of equal status. They had no marriage ceremonies. They did not believe in supernatural gods. They did not believe in an afterlife.
They were capable, confident, sociable, and non-aggressive. Their sole motivation was biological and evolutional survival. People had survived and thrived for 150,000 years before human civilization began. What changed? Why are we who we are today?
With a narrative style and many illustrations When Was the Name of God First Spoken is an eminently readable discussion of the author's intellectual pursuit and the ideas that were brought to light. It is not about God. It is about the Name of God and how mankind first came to speak that word.
When Was the Name of God First Spoken, published by SoL-Earth Publishers, is available on Amazon.com.
SOURCE SoL-Earth Publishers