World Shattering Ideas
The TO8 is a world shattering idea.
But consider; being able to make the best relationships of your choice
is not just the excuse for an article in Cosmopolitan, it is a
Such an idea is, in the best possible sense, anti-religion and
anti-ethnic. Culturally prescribed relationships need a great deal of
persuasion and energy to maintain. Humans evolved for the greater part
of their history without such cultural forces and yet still survived
under intense environmental pressures.
Without love and loyalty it is doubtful whether parents and families
could bear up under such stress during the lifetimes of individuals.
This is the reason why forming the parental bond cannot just be a
cultural artefact. Nor can it be about just chemicals since the
presence of all those 'love' chemicals in the body is generally brief
and cannot be maintained during times of absence of one partner or the
If it were all down to genetic dispositions then patterns of
relationships would be easily traced in our lineage, which they are
Besides survival is about faith in the intentions of others. It is
about more 'knowledge' than genetic traits on their own can evoke. So
what, then, could be modulating our relationship behaviour?
The TO8 is an answer to this puzzle.
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Astrology for Grown-ups
and why humans found Love, adapted to monogamy and became better
Gravity Publishing, 1 June 2009
ISBN-13 978-0-9544831-4-2 trade paper 400 pages with drawings
order it on Amazon
Andrew Kennedy's long-awaited new book demolishes popular beliefs about
human mating strategies. We have to remember that we are all designed
to be parents, and that parenting success over the last 50,000 years
hinged on a new innate system of making relationships.
With intense conversations with two women his life this author tries to nail down a form of personality typing that marries human evolution with a new form of astrology. Ends with descriptions of all the personality types he believes can be identified, and how to find out what type a person is. More important than all the science, the author writes convincingly about the hows and whys of making relationships and how you can find your best partner (it's not what you think). For anyone wanting some kind of clue as to who is going to be good for them and why, then read this understandable but fairly high-brow on the philosophy book. You may find yourself looking at your dates in a different way, and thinking some strange thoughts about what human society is all about. Men are not from Mars, nor women from Venus, they both come from the same planet, Earth, and they are a lot more similar than the rumours have it.
With the systematic production of personalty types, humans are
better enabled to seek and make successful relationships beyond the
family and outside the group. Strangers become not only comprehensible
but attractive, explaining at a stroke why tribes and societies always
slowly change and evolve.
'They are,' the author says, 'the proof of what I am talking
about. If they don't make sense, then my arguments fail.'
Gravity Publishing's editor says, ' Not only does the reader get
entertaining and interesting science, but the readers are introduced to
a full-blown method of understanding themselves and the people they
know. It's a tremendous piece of work and we are really happy to
finally bring it to the bookshops.'
Andrew Kennedy was born and educated in England, graduating from
Edinburgh University with a B.Sc. He is married with a daughter and
shares his time between a farm in the Pyrenees and Andalusia. He has
worked in a variety of occupations and has travelled widely. He devised
the personality theory he calls the TO8 in the 1980s. He holds a patent
in a switching device, created the Taoism-inspired 3-D board game, The
Game of Rat and Dragon and has published two books about Taoism, The
Jade Suit, an epic poem about Chinese history, and Briefing Leaders,
which contained new translations of two Chinese classics, I Ching and
Tao Tê Ching in which he incorporates the philosophy into a
fictional account of Lao Tze's last days. He studied Traditional
Chinese Medicine and graduated from the European School of Shiatsu as a
practitioner. He writes regularly about science, complementary medicine
and the human psyche.
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