At a time when the world is reeling from the violence thrust upon it, this volume offers new insights into the answers being sought to the question being universally asked: why such violence and terror should exist? The issues of violence, in particular that done to and by children, and the learning and behavioral difficulties that so often accompany it, are written about in a storytelling manner, with the aim of making them easily understood and thereby helping to slow the momentum of a humankind apparently bent on destroying itself. The serious mismatch between our current beliefs about the causes of these problems and the methods being used to redress them, as measured by their statistically massive failure, quite clearly indicates that we have been missing something very fundamental in these equations.
We are rapidly moving into knowledge about the roles of memory and consciousness and their energies in human behavior. Thus the time is right to engage general awareness about how they play relentlessly into every function and dysfunction of body, mind, and soul and the belief systems of culture and religion that drive their energies in human thought and behavior and thus, interactions with other. This book is an indispensable and thought-provoking guide for those involved with children, the adults they become, and the future of the earth and her inhabitants.