DALPE’S REVOLUTIONARY NEW BOOK, DREAM DUET, FINDS THAT IT WAS NEANDERTHAL THAT DEVELOPED LANGUAGE, NOT CRO-MAGNON.
In his book, Dream Duet, Dalpe directs our attention to the social misunderstanding of what language is, where it came from, and how it developed. He reveals that the word prehistoric is misleading, and demonstrates that it was the culture of the Neanderthal’s that had a rich language with an extensive history; a language that he writes “we know longer recognize because of the technological evolution of our language and thus its trained mind, that is, the Third-Language and the systematic mind”. Dream Duet firmly establishes that it was not Cro-Magnon but the Neanderthal who created the first social dialogue of the ages, in the Second-Language, the Social-Language, what we call art. That’s right, Dalpe holds that art is a technology. He calls it our “core-tech”. He presents evidence that it was this core-tech that gave the Neanderthals the ability to record climatic historical events, develop mathematics, calendar systems, both stellar and galactic, and held a philosophical awareness of their situation and setting –all of which are indications of an advanced human culture.
To hold such a generational awareness, as a way of apprehending a glimpse into the vastness of the ages about the nature of anything, is to understand Neanderthal were the bridge builders, the giants that bestrode the ages, because it was during the Mousterian Industry on the European continent when the human mind first showed an amazing social clarity of vision. It was Neanderthal that first expressed the paradoxical and cyclical nature of being in time, not with the PreSocratics like, Heraclitus or Zeno … that’s about thirty six millenniums prior. Let me state that again, 36 thousand years from 36,500 BC to 500 BC!
Dream Duet is a road-map to our natural language; a language that is as inherent in our nature as playing is to a child. However, Dalpe states, “Training our mind with the technological version of language renders us illiterate to our embodied language and thus our creative capacity.”
Dalpe traverses the evolution of the social mind from the dawn of self awareness and the creative expressions of the Stone-Age to mathematics, and he does so in terms of our somatic sub-language and syntax. That is, it's not complicated and easy to understand! Most importantly, Dalpe’s pragmatic approach shows us how to bridge our trained mind with our metaphorical sub-mind as the keystone between the social and individual mind. In short, Dalpe’s work is a guide to the forgotten root language of the amazing human mind, the First-Language, from which we are afforded “access to the wilderness”, that is, a way of thinking that is, “grounded, centered, and human centric”; not to mention way outside of the systematic box.
Dream Duet presents us with a caveat: “If you're squeamish ’bout get’in down’in dirty by dismissing every academic canon on the subject, leave immediately, ’cause we're gon'na dig 'till we hit pay-dirt!” In other words, we need to unlearn everything we were trained to believe about what language is, “right down to its sub-syntax”.