Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin’s Theory

The Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies is hosting an online lecture series based on Human Devolution by Michael A. Cremo (Drutakarma das, ACBSP) on alternate Saturdays at 2pm (EDT) (see below for schedule, book info, & author bio)

About Human Devolution: (from inside cover)

For much of the twentieth century, most scientists assumed that a human being is simply a combination of ordinary physical elements.

In Human Devolution, Cremo says it is more reasonable to assume that a human being is a combination of three distinct substances: matter, mind, and consciousness (or spirit). He shows how solid scientific evidence for a subtle mind element and a conscious self that can exist apart from the body has been systematically eliminated from mainstream science by a process of knowledge filtration.

Asserting that humans are a combination of matter, mind, and consciousness, Cremo pilots a cosmic tour through incredible enigmas of time and space, ranging from Precambrian microfossils to black holes to superhuman beings, thus revealing the cosmos itself to be divided into corresponding regions dominated by ordinary matter, the subtle mind element, and pure consciousness.

Human Devolution illustrates how the self originally exists on the level of pure consciousness, in harmony with the personal source of all conscious beings. When a conscious self relinquishes its connection with the source of all conscious beings, it becomes covered by the lower energies of mind and matter.

Cremo calls this devolution. But devolution can be reversed, and consciousness can be restored to its original pure state by a process of spiritual evolution.

About the author:

Michael Cremo is on the cutting edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few month’s time he might be found on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, appearing on a national television show, lecturing at a mainstream science conference, or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.

Michael Cremo is a member of the World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists as well as an associate member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in history and philosophy of science.

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Schedule for Human Devolution with Michael A. Cremo

Dates are 2024, all times are 2pm (EDT)
April 6

Chapter 1- Ascended Apes or Fallen Angels

April 20 Chapters 2 – Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race,
Chapter 3 – The Extreme Antiquity of Nonhuman Species
Chapter 4 – Genes, Design, and Designer
May 4 Chapter 5 – Beyond Stones and Bones: Alfred R. Wallace and the Spirit World
Chapter 6 – What Is a Human Being? Matter, Mind, and Consciousness
May 18 Chapters 7 – The Cosmic Hierarchy: A Cross-Cultural Study
Chapter 8 – Apparitions, Angels, and Aliens
June 1 Chapter 9 – Paranormal Modification and Production of Biological Form
Chapter 10 – A Universe Designed for Life
June 15 Chapter 11 – Human Devolution: A Vedic Account