The Cosmic Ocean: New Answers to Big Questions

The Cosmic Ocean: New Answers to Big Questions

by Paul K. Chappell

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The Cosmic Ocean shares the treasures that Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran, who grew up in a violent household, has extracted from trauma. To explain how these treasures—which take the form of timeless truths—can help us solve our personal, national, and global problems, this book uses personal stories and extensive research to journey through time, around the world, and into every facet of the human condition.

To survive and progress as a global human family, Chappell explains that we need a paradigm shift that can transform our understanding of peace, justice, love, happiness, and what it means to be human. To help create this paradigm shift, The Cosmic Ocean explores diverse subjects such as empathy, rage, nonviolent struggle, war, beauty, religion, philosophy, science, Gandhi, the Iliad, slavery, human sacrifice, video games, sports, and our shared humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632260093
Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,256,440
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note 1

Preface: The Human Condition 3

Part I Our Primordial Past 27

1 A Dark Night Filled with Predators 29

2 Poseidon's Wrath 69

3 Tools Made of Flesh, Blood, and Bones 123

4 Soldiers as Christ Figures 201

Part II Our Fragile Future 279

5 Beauty and Belonging 281

6 The Sanity of Humanity 302

7 Sailing the Night Sky 332

8 The Mystery Beneath the Waves 371

Notes 405

Index 423

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