The Influence of Core Beliefs and Perceptions on Human Cultural Diversity and Governance

  • Alan Rayner
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


Abstract and natural perceptions of life patterns affect human relationships and social organization in different ways. Abstract thinking is prone to isolate humanity from its natural source of life and love, through its disregard of individual receptivity. This is the root cause of the estrangement from one another and our natural neighbourhood that we experience in our modern world, leading to needless ideological conflicts and environmental devastation, as well as profound scientific and philosophical misunderstanding. Abstract logic and language reinforces beliefs in independent self- and group-identities, external authority, competitive success, strength as good, weakness as bad, money as wealth, time as an external occurrence, unity as an antidote to division and death as finality. These beliefs are transformed into more realistic, loving and sustainable understandings through awareness of natural inclusion—but only if people are psychologically receptive enough to relinquish the definitive assumptions that have become deeply entrenched into human thought for millennia.


Natural Inclusion Financial Wealth Competitive Success Natural Neighbourhood Local Excitability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bath Bio*ArtBathford, Bath and North East SomersetUK

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