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  • The Patterning Instinct

  • A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
  • By: Jeremy Lent, Fritjof Capra - foreword
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
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This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different peoples: early hunter-gatherers and farmers, ancient Egyptians, traditional Chinese sages, the founders of Christianity, trailblazers of the Scientific Revolution, and those who constructed our modern consumer society.

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  • Broad and Focused

  • By Nathaniel on 10-01-18

Broad and Focused

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Reviewed: 10-01-18

What did you like most about The Patterning Instinct?

It provides a comprehensive learning experience through the history of man and presents a compelling argument for the routing of understanding and being. It's written expansively, sympathetically, transparently, compassionately and with a focus and pacing that impels one to continue on.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

As someone quite new to reading deeply into the human condition and its developments, this book further motivated me to continue my learning. It taught me much and opened my mind to many new discoveries and yet many new questions.

Any additional comments?

I can highly recommend this book. The narration is strong and intelligent and Jeremy Lent's effort here is to be seriously considered and pondered upon. I will surely look into his future work, of which I hope there is much.

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