Have you ever thought that there might be something wrong with human beings, even that we might be slightly insane? Why is it that so many human beings are filled with a restless discontent, and an insatiable desire for material goods, status and power? Why is it that human history has been filled with endless conflict, oppression and inequality?
In this ground-breaking and inspiring book, Steve Taylor shows that we do suffer from a psychological disorder, which he refers to as humania, or ego-madness. This disorder is so close to us that we don't realize it's there, but it's the root cause of all our dysfunctional behaviour, both as individuals and as a species.
This book explains the characteristics of humania, where it stems from and how it leads to the madness of materialism, status-seeking, warfare, inequality and other symptoms of our insanity. But equally importantly, Back to Sanity shows how we can heal this mental disorder and allow the fleeting moments of harmony that we all experience from time to time to become our permanent state of being.
||Steve Taylor is an author and teacher whose main interests are spirituality and psychology. He taught courses on personal development at the University of Manchester for several years and is now a researcher at Liverpool John Moores University. Steve lives in Manchester with his wife and young children.
Taylor is right: humans are mad as cheese. Back to Sanity shows us how to make a sandwich out of our madness and enjoy the meal.
- Oliver James, author of Affluenza and Contented Dementia
A book with a massive scope which opens our eyes to a new way of understanding the world, and is also a pleasure to read.
- Christopher Ryan, author of the New York Times bestseller, Sex at Dawn
The real joy of Back to Sanity is in seeing our own loopiness.
- The Sunday Times Style
Insightful, confronting and liberating... I recommend Steve Taylor's brilliant new book to everyone. It is destined to be a modern classic.
- Robert Holden PhD, author of Shift Happens