Our Human Labyrinth is the story of survival versus social communication; lost within a self-contained maze, commonly known as civilization. A journey through history - as much as a journey within ourselves: the book explores concepts of how and why structures of accepted illusion are created by the few, and the distorted effect it has upon reality, for the many… More
Our Human Labyrinth begins in a coffee shop; where an average man catches the eye of an average woman, on an average day. On asking the simple question why he cannot stroll up to her and explain his intentions; as any other animal would, it starts the premise of the entire work. The question driving the force of Our Human Labyrinth is what happened to distort our nature, or at least, control it.
What follows is a 94,000 word book which starts with pockets of life in the sea, and runs through man's evolution - through ice-ages, civilisations, governments, religions, money, family structure, and all the elements of psychological connection and dissension, within our self-created Labyrinth.
This is a deeply philosophical and theoretical piece, covering everything from barter systems to seduction techniques. It is like reading 100 books for the price of 1, and is a vast melting pot of independent thought and idea. One for the open-minded thinkers of life; who love nothing more than to chew on original ideas.
The chapters are specific to prehistory, religion, money, technology and media, family units, gender connection, emotions and love, communication, subcultures, mental health, the internet, and the possibilities of future generations.
There is something in here for anyone and everyone. Like all intelligent works of theory, the ideas are presented in the form of theory, as opposed to dogmatic fact; trusting the reader to come to their own conclusions as to what is, and what is not. It also ends in a coffee shop, as we discover whether our hero manages to defeat his own labyrinth, and pluck up the courage to speak to the girl of his reality, or not...