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'Could you please send me an extra copy of your book? [Mine] is on loan because it was so appreciated.' -- The late Sir Laurens van der Post, who was a pre-eminent philosopher, author of 24 books and a close friend of Carl Jung

Jeremy Griffith spoke about his concepts [from 'Free'] on my radio program 'The Search For Meaning' and the interview received the second most enthusiastic public response in the program's [twice weekly for 8 years] history.' Caroline Jones, senior radio journalist who has been awarded the 
Order of Australia and the Media Peace Prize Gold Citation


'I consider the book [Free] to be the work of a prophet and I expect the author to become recognised as a saint.' -- The late Dr Ronald Strahan, eminent Australian biologist, former director of Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo and former Executive Officer of the National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife at the Australian Museum

'Your [Jeremy Griffith's] work is a cool breeze in the furnace of human history. How badly the world needs such optimism and generosity.' -- Dr Bob Brown, Australian MP and founder of the Australian conservation movement


'The content is a rare combination of philosophy, comparative religion, biology and very genuine reflection on the state of mankind & womankind...It examines, too, the conflict between conscience and intellect--the biological reasons and effects, and the guilt this brought on us as we developed the concepts of "good" and "evil"...Importantly, the author examines why the "war" between the sexes developed during humanity's "adolescence" and how this understanding of the necessary "growing up" can free us.' -- Dr John Champness of Deakin University

'Your work 'Free: The End of The Human Condition' will be very useful and certainly very appreciated by all the researchers of this laboratory.' -- Professor Henry de Lumley, National Museum of Natural History, Institute for Human Palaeontology, Paris

'I found the book [Free] stimulating. I shall gladly keep one copy and give the other one to our library.' -- Dr Barz, President of the C.G. Jung-Institute Zurich, Switzerland 

'Thank you for your letter and Griffith's book. I was trying to find the book and you saved me the trouble.' -- Dr David Suzuki, world renowned conservationist

'The Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest on the Balkan Peninsula, established in 1869. Our publishing programme includes books, reports, monographs, periodicals, etc. from all spheres of pure and applied science...We will appreciate if there is a possibility to send us a copy of the Book [Free], as we would like to present it to an adviser with a view to translating and publishing it in Bulgaria.' -- The Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

<span>'Could you please send me an extra copy of your book? [Mine] is on loan because it was so appreciated.' -- The late Sir Laurens van der Post, who was a pre-eminent philosopher, author of 24 books and a close friend of Carl Jung

Jeremy Griffith spoke about his concepts [from 'Free'] on my radio program 'The Search For Meaning' and the interview received the second most enthusiastic public response in the program's [twice weekly for 8 years] history.' <span>Caroline Jones</span>, senior radio journalist who has been awarded the Order of Australia and the Media Peace Prize Gold Citation</span><br \><br \><span>'I consider the book [Free] to be the work of a prophet and I expect the author to become recognised as a saint.' -- The late <span>Dr Ronald Strahan</span>, eminent Australian biologist, former director of Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo and former Executive Officer of the National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife at the Australian Museum</span><span>

'Your [Jeremy Griffith's] work is a cool breeze in the furnace of human history. How badly the world needs such optimism and generosity.' -- Dr Bob Brown, Australian MP and founder of the Australian conservation movement</span><br \><br \><span>'The content is a rare combination of philosophy, comparative religion, biology and very genuine reflection on the state of mankind & womankind...It examines, too, the conflict between conscience and intellect--the biological reasons and effects, and the guilt this brought on us as we developed the concepts of "good" and "evil"...Importantly, the author examines why the "war" between the sexes developed during humanity's "adolescence" and how this understanding of the necessary "growing up" can free us.' --<span>Dr John Champness</span> of Deakin University</span>

'Your work 'Free: The End of The Human Condition' will be very useful and certainly very appreciated by all the researchers of this laboratory.' -- Professor Henry de Lumley, National Museum of Natural History, Institute for Human Palaeontology, Paris

<span> <span>'I found the book [Free] stimulating. I shall gladly keep one copy and give the other one to our library.'</span><span> -- </span><span><span>Dr Barz,</span></span><span> President of the C.G. Jung-Institute Zurich, Switzerland</span> </span>

<span>'Thank you for your letter and Griffith's book. I was trying to find the book and you saved me the trouble.' --Dr David Suzuki, world renowned conservationist</span>

<span>'The Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest on the Balkan Peninsula, established in 1869. Our publishing programme includes books, reports, monographs, periodicals, etc. from all spheres of pure and applied science...We will appreciate if there is a possibility to send us a copy of the Book [Free], as we would like to present it to an adviser with a view to translating and publishing it in Bulgaria.' --The Publishing House of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences</span>

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FOR MOST OF US our main personal concerns are how to be happy, how to feel good about ourselves and how to establish our sense of worth or find our self-esteem. Our wider concern is how to stop human upset, suffering, conflict and destruction on and of earth.

For a long time we have been able to do little more than resolve these problems superficially. Now patch up repairs - of ourselves and our earth - are no longer sufficient. We are fast approaching a state of complete exhaustion, both of ourselves and our planet. We need a profound solution, the profound solution, if there is one, and there is.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: WTM Publishing and Communications (March 15, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0731604954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0731604951
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,948,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeremy Griffith (1945-) is an Australian biologist who has dedicated his life to bringing fully accountable, biological understanding to the dilemma of the human condition--the underlying issue in all human life of our species' extraordinary capacity for what has been called 'good' and 'evil'. While it's undeniable that humans are capable of great love and empathy, we also have an unspeakable history of greed, hatred, rape, torture, murder and war; a propensity for deeds so shocking and overwhelming that the eternal question of 'Why?' has seemed depressingly inexplicable. Even in our everyday behaviour, why, when the ideals of life are to be cooperative, selfless and loving, are we so ruthlessly competitive and selfish that human life has become all but unbearable and our planet near destroyed? How could we humans possibly be considered good when all the evidence seems to unequivocally indicate that we are a deeply flawed, bad, even 'evil' species?
For most people, trying to think about this ultimate of questions of whether we humans are fundamentally good or not has been an unbearably self-confronting exercise. Indeed, the issue of the human condition has been so depressing for virtually all humans that only a rare few individuals have been sound and secure enough in self to go anywhere near the subject. Nurtured by a sheltered upbringing in the Australian bush (countryside), Jeremy is one of those rare few. His soundness and resulting extraordinary integrity and thus clarity of thought, coupled with his training in biology, has enabled him to successfully grapple with this most foreboding of all subjects of the human condition and produce the breakthrough, human-behaviour-demystifying-and-ameliorating explanation of it, which is presented in all his publications, including his 2015 summa masterpiece, 'FREEDOM: The End Of The Human Condition'

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sally Edgar on March 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
I strongly urge any readers of Jeremy Griffith's book `Free: The End of The Human Condition' to also look at his 1991 book `Beyond The Human Condition' and probably even more significantly his 2003 book `A Species In Denial', which has become a Bestseller in Australia and New Zealand and continues to receive critical acclaim.

These books are also available on www.amazon.com - the Amazon.com page for `A Species In Denial' contains an extraordinarily supportive review from one of the world's leading scientists. I also encourage readers to visit the website [...] for even more recent publications and essays by Jeremy Griffith.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Griffith on March 1, 2006
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Jeremy Griffith has had a vision. The Sydney Morning Herald called him "a man who went in search of the Tasmanian Tiger and found the meaning of life". It then asked, "Is this person a prophet, a saint, or just a crackpot?".

For sixteen years, while establishing a furniture factory, Griffith worked toward his book, driven by a "desperate need to reconcile my extreme idealism with reality". The result is an instantly controversial blend of holistic science and messianic vision, akin to the efforts of Ken Wilber or Teilhard de Chardin, except more down home.

--author of Correcting Jesus: 2000 Years of Changing the Story
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dan on June 11, 2014
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I read some of the book, I found this book trying to fill the gap between biology and spirituality (god). The blending of ideas in order to create this holistic view of everything. Didn't like it at all. Read for yourself.
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