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Magical Child Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1980

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Mm); Reissue edition (Aug. 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553260766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553260762
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The human mind-brain system is designed for functions radically different from and broader than its current uses. Read the first page
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Aug. 2002
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This is the first book I have read recently which has made me want to go out immediately and start recommending it to everyone I meet who is concerned with the emotional and spiritual development, as well as the education and intelligence, of children. It explains, in great detail, Nature's evolutionary plan for our brain's development from reptillian to highly evolved "new brain", including the ways in which children learn to process the information they recieve from their exploration of their environment. It goes on to explain the dangers of going against nature where children's needs are concerned, and the dangers - very real - of expecting children to learn things which they cannot possibly be expected to understand. Even things like reading and writing are abstract concepts, the author argues, which prematurely force a "separation" between the two halves of the brain. Children,in short, should be left to develop at their own pace, and should be allowed to explore their world without interference from "well-meaning" adults who attempt to stop them using all 5 senses to make sense of their world. For example, very young children need to taste, touch, smell etc a stick in order to process all the information about that stick and "file it away" in their brain so that any later encounters with a stick can be compared fully. This is true for everything a child encounters. A parent may attempt to impose their own opinions about said stick, by snatching it away because it is "dirty" etc., and this can have a negative effect on the way a child learns to learn. There is also a lot of very essential information about the needs of infants, from babyhood onwards, and why it is crucial that these needs are met.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on 24 Dec. 2012
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This book should be given to every one in the World! It would change the World in one generation! It is very disturbing and very beautiful at the same time! If only people would wake up and stop reading rubbish! Stop watching TV, stop believing the Media, this book is one of the greatest indeed,I highly recommend it to all, for those who fall pregnant without it? then I pity you indeed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosy on 11 Aug. 2013
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What a book! Certainly gives you plenty to think about. Every parent to be should read it. In fact any person involved with young children would find it very interesting and thought provoking.
Every child is magical but their parents need to be tuned into this magic or the child and ultimately society suffer.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Rozman on 17 April 2014
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We can all be grateful to Joseph Chilton Pearce for writing and publishing a text that will stimulate more 'Aha' moments for prospective parents/ grandparents (i.e. near as makes no difference the whole population) than (probably) any other on the topic of child birth and the early stages of child development.

The integrity of the information is enhanced by the authors understanding of the greater whole, with the nature of the life-force that surrounds (and would support) us.

So many sections are overflowing the spine-tingling flashes of truth that the veracity in what is revealed (only what we already innately know) would only be stubbornly shunned by a thoroughly beaten up institutionalised mentality (something no one ought to aspire to).

Written in 1977 (!) and transformationally refreshing Today.
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