AV8 - Tony Wright
CHILDREN of the FOREST :
The Symbiotic Birth of Humanity
A simple and coherent explanation for human origins that offers powerful insights and potential solutions to the underlying cause of our relentless capacity for self-destruction.
Did a rare and unique symbiotic relationship result in a state of suspended maturation, a perpetual state of juvenility and the emergence and expansion of an increasingly symmetric juvenile brain that brought with it a raft of unusual traits.
Those traits included a lifelong capacity for rapid learning resulting in high cognitive function and a default setting of empathy, compassion, co-operation, playfulness and joy.
The breakdown of the symbiotic relationship results in the slow reversion to a more typical mammalian brain and associated traits such as competition, aggression, hierarchy/patriarchy, fear/control, loss of cognitive capacity, limited awareness and a slowly shrinking brain etc.
While a student at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and preparing a short dissertation entitled ‘The Genetic Manipulation of Plants’ the subconscious seeds of a revolutionary new theory were sown in Tony Wright’s mind. Over the next 20 years a mixture of scientific curiosity and radical self-experimentation resulted in the development of a simple idea that explains the emergence of increasingly anomalous traits in human evolution. From the rapid and accelerating expansion of our large brain to the mysteries of our mind and the origins of spiritual practice he has developed a new context in which we may understand who we are and has provided a framework for the reunification of the academic and spiritual science of consciousness.
Working independently and alone, the fruits of his labour are only now beginning to reach a wider audience. Initially through the self-publication of ‘Left in the Dark’ in 2007 and more recently its re-publication by Inner Traditions under the title ‘Return to the Brain of Eden’. Despite the major practical and philosophical implications initial reaction has been exceptionally favourable. Tony is now focused on bringing this modern translation of very ancient wisdom into mainstream culture in the hope that it may help provide a way out of the self-imposed madness we currently mistake as normality.