Monday, April 10, 2006

Just Finished Reading: "The Lucifer Principle" by Howard Bloom

"The Lucifer Principle" is a fascinating examination of human history, of what motivates we human beings to do the things we do. Howard Bloom looks back through history and examines our need to compete, the actions of human groups, and the motivating factors that drive human existence. "The Lucifer Principle" is comprised of three combining factors: The Superorganism, The Meme, and Pecking Order.

For those who wonder about the "Lucifer" in the title: The book is not a magic oriented text, nor is it "occult" in any sense, other than the fact that these motivating forces have not actually been brought to light with such clarity of vision before, and so have been "hidden", ie "occulted". The "Lucifer" referred to is the devil that exists in us all, as a result of these factors.