The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals:
Guardians of the Ancient Wisdom
Imprint: Inner Traditions
The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals explores the influence of Neanderthal man on the cultural and biological development of humanity. It traces the power of long-held beliefs and superstitions to the influence of Neanderthal lunar and dream-based traditions. This work offers a compelling vision of a unified humanity that can benefit from the gifts of both its Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon ancestors.
The Dream Culture of the Neanderthals provides evidence that direct descendants of the Neanderthal race may still be alive in Central Asia. A number of long-standing beliefs and superstitions show how the ideas that dominated the lives of our ancestors still have a powerful influence on us today.
The disturbing power attributed to the number thirteen, the positive influence of the number seven, and the comfort offered by the admonition “knock wood” all reveal the enduring presence of our most ancient ancestors: the Neanderthals. Contrary to current theories, Stan Gooch maintains that the Neanderthals were not destroyed by the younger Cro-Magnon culture but were incorporated into that culture through interbreeding.
The blending of the disparate influences of the lunar, matriarchal-based Neanderthals and the solar, patriarchal Cro-Magnons may explain the contradictory impulses and influences that have generated human conflict for millennia. In fact, the author suggests that the caste system in India may have been constructed to utilize the strengths of both lunar and solar cultures and to minimize the conflict between the two.
There is evidence that direct descendents of the moon-worshipping, dream-cultivating Neanderthal race are still living in Central Asia today. While their physical descendants may be almost extinct, the influence of Neanderthal occult wisdom remains strong and can be found throughout history among witches, kabbalists, the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, and even in Christianity.
About the Author
Stan Gooch began his career as a highly regarded psychological researcher who studied the evolution and history of the brain in his books Total Man and Personality and Evolution. His research on paranormal influences and Neanderthal culture appear in his books The Double Helix of the Mind, Cities of Dreams, and The Secret Life of Humans. He lives in Wales.
“Stan Gooch is a brilliant, bold, and original thinker.”
Robert Temple author of The Sirius Mystery
and Oracles of the Dead
Review by Lee Prosser
Stan Gooch is an original thinker and it is evident in this solidly researched book. Gooch's research on paranormal influences is breathtaking in scope. The fifteen chapters in the book offer a wide range of information. For instance, Thirteen and the Horned God, Standing Stones, The Holy Grail, The Land of Women, Scrying, and The Christ are among the many exciting chapters.
The Land of Women gives an interesting analysis of the ancient Celts and their women, and goddesses. The insight on communications is remarkable. Gooch makes a defined observation that is based on fact: The Neanderthals were not destroyed by the younger Cro-Magon culture but were simply incorporated into that culture through the process of interbreeding.
This blended the important aspects of both cultures into a workable situation which could be openly shared by both cultures. That this influence can be traced down into the history found among Witches, Kabbalists, the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, Christianity and Judaism, is a historical discovery that should be considered for its wide-ranging consequences.
Gooch points out that direct descendents of the moon-worshiping Neanderthal are still living in Central Asia today, although they do not physically resemble their ancestors. This influence of Neanderthal occult wisdom remains strong.
Readers will find this a welcome and enjoyable reading challenge, a book to savor for its historical points, possibilities, and truths. Gooch has written an in-depth look at an important subject. Stan Gooch lives in Wales, and is the author of Cities of Dreams Aulis Publishers.
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