Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum
Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist,diplomat in clinical psychology, and former director of the Behavioral Medicine & Anxieties Disorders clinic at the University of Massachusetts Health Services in Amherst.
Dr. Bynum is the author of five books in psychology, including Why Darkness Matters: The Power of Melanin In the Brain, Dark Light Consciousness: Melanin, Serpent Power and the Luminous Matrix of Reality. The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology, and The Roots of Transcendence.
Dr. Bynum received the Abraham H. Maslow Award from the American Psychological Association for outstanding and lasting contributions to the exploration of the farther reaches of the human spirit. He is currently in private practice at the Brain Analysis and Neurodevelopment Center in Hadley, Massachusetts. Dr. Bynum's website is The Obelisk Foundation.
Dr. Bynum is a published poet and a very deep practitioner of yoga for Enlightenment, as discussed in his books.
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Restoring Ancient Egyptian Knowledge Now
Dr. Bynum says in the video below that his goal is to include ancient Egyptian wisdom in the scientific worldview now..
In his books and in the video, Dr. Bynum shows the importance of the Pineal Gland and Melanin in Enlightenment needed now as we take steps to become a galactic civilization and raise our consciousness for the Solar Flash in 2027-2028. Dr. Bynum explains the profundity of African knowledge going back thousands of years to the time of ancient Egypt that has so revolutionized the world in the past -- and can again today! He explains that both psychology and psychiatry were born in ancient Egypt. Western civilization is the only major culture for which Enlightenment has not been the goal. The Principles of Ma'at and the wisdom of Thoth kept ancient Egypt stable, prosperous, and the light of the world for thousands of years.
In the fascinating and informative 2-part video below, Dr. Bynum discusses the importance of the Pineal Gland and neuro-melanin in Enlightenment. He explains the connections to the chakras, kundalini energy, the caduceus, and the crowns of the Egyptian pharaohs. Dr. Bynum explains that psychology and psychiatry were born in Egypt thousands of years ago - as Freud and Jung understood! His goal now is to deepen the scientific worldview now by including the wisdom of ancient Egypt. He shows that the word "psyche" comes from the Egyptian word "su khe". See info further below on steps for Earth to become an Enlightened civilization now.
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Ubuntu: In Context of African Culture
Ubuntu is based on the ancient Egyptian concept of The Principles of Maat. Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum discusses the concept of Ubuntu in his book The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology. Dr. Bynum explains the context in which the key Ubuntu phrase "I am because we are and since we are, therefore I am" arises.
Dr. Bynum points out under "Communal Consciousness": "Another one of the primary matrices or reflections of the African unconscious can be found in the emphasis on group or tribal or community consciousness as opposed to egoic or individalized or autonomous consciousness...There is a subtle bias toward nurturance and interconnectedness with the wider ecology, a relational and resonate affinity in one's perceptions with an emphasis, but not negation, of objectification and market values...Or said another way, "I am because we are and since we are, therefore I am". The emphasis is on racial and collective or community consciousness and it is seen as prior and primary to individuated consciousness".