San Diego, CA - Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory , the highly anticipated sequel to the controversial bestseller Forbidden Archeology, continues the literary drama with the same astute attention to detail and ground breaking revelations as its predecessor.
Forbidden Archeology documented a massive amount of evidence showing that humans have existed on earth for hundreds of millions of years. Such anomalous evidence, contradicting Darwinian evolution, catalyzed a global inquiry, "If we did not evolve from apes, then where did we come from?" Human Devolution is author Michael A. Cremo's definitive answer to this question.
"We did not evolve up from matter; instead we devolved, or came down, from the realm of pure consciousness, spirit," says Cremo.He bases his response on modern science and the world's great wisdom traditions, including the Vedic philosophy of ancient India.Cremo proposes that before we ask the question, "Where did human beings come from? we should first contemplate, "What is a human being?" Cremo asserts that humans are a combination of matter, mind, and consciousness (or spirit).
Human Devolution contains solid scientific evidence showing how a subtle mind element and a conscious self that can exist apart from the body have been systematically eliminated from mainstream science by a process of knowledge filtration. "Any time knowledge filtration takes place you can expect a great deal of resistance, criticism, and ridicule when it is exposed and challenged," says Cremo.
Michael Cremo is no stranger to resistance. In 1993 when Forbidden Archeology was released there was a vast array of response.From anthropologist Richard Leakey calling it "...pure humbug" to Fingerprints of the Gods author Graham Hancock referring to it as "One of the landmark intellectual achievements of the late 20th century," it has received both positive and negative international attention. In addition, in 1996 when NBC aired its special The Mysterious Origins of Man, hosted by Charlton Heston, and featured the book, establishment scientists felt so threatened by this program that they lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to censure and fine NBC for airing it .
Despite the criticism surrounding it, Forbidden Archeology is a huge success. Both it and Human Devolution present human origins in a new perspective. The two books are the culmination of eighteen years of research. The result, unlike the early creationist perspective,offers a new scientifically based take on human origins. Forbidden Archeology gave us the cover-up and now Human Devolution brings us the true story.