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"Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold." -- Joseph Chilton Pearce
Joseph Chilton Pearce (born January 14, 1926 , Pineville, Kentucky, US) is an American author of a number of books on child development. He prefers the name "Joe".

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated with a BA from College of William and Mary, received a Master of Arts degree from Indiana University, and did post-graduate studies at Geneva Theological College.

He presents the idea of the heart - or compassionate mind - as another categorization of brain function with equal stature as the thalamus, prefrontal cortex, and lower brain. He believes that active, imaginative play is the most important of all childhood activities because that cultivates a mastery of one's environment. He coins the term "creative competence" to discuss that mastery. Further, children without that form of play develop feeling of isolation and anxiety. He also believes that child parent bonding is important, and blames both a lack of breast feeding and modern childbirth as obstructive to that bonding.

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Total Books: 46
Exploring the Crack in the Cosmic Egg Split Minds and Meta-Realities
The Heart-Mind Matrix How the Heart Can Teach the Mind New Ways to Think
Strange Loops and Gestures of Creation
2010 - Strange Loops and Gestures of Creation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983226109
ISBN-10: 0983226105
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit A Return to the Intelligence of the Heart
Die magische Welt des Kindes und der Aufbruch derr Jugend
2005 - Die Magische Welt Des Kindes Und Der Aufbruch Derr Jugend (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783936855197
ISBN-10: 3936855196
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The Biology of Transcendence  A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
Biologie der Transzendenz
2004 - Biologie Der Transzendenz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783936855210
ISBN-10: 3936855218
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Magical Parent Magical Child The Art of Joyful Parenting
2004 - Magical Parent Magical Child the Art of Joyful Parenting (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556434976
ISBN-10: 1556434979
Genre: Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The New Children and Near-Death Experiences
2003 - The New Children and Near-death Experiences (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781591430209
ISBN-10: 1591430208
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness  The Bond of Power
2003 - Spiritual Initiation and the Breakthrough of Consciousness the Bond of Power (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892819959
ISBN-10: 0892819952
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Profound Healing The Power of Acceptance on the Path to Wellness
From Magical Child to Magical Teen A Guide to Adolescent Development
The Crack in the Cosmic Egg New Constructs of Mind and Reality
2002 - The Crack in the Cosmic Egg New Constructs of Mind and Reality (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892819942
ISBN-10: 0892819944
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Biology of Transcendence A Blueprint of the Human Spirit
Le futur commence aujourd'hui
1999 - Le Futur Commence Aujourd'hui (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782290053690
ISBN-10: 2290053694
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The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight  Waking Up to Personal and Global Transformation
Evolution's End Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence
1992 - Evolution's End Claiming the Potential of Our Intelligence (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780062506931
ISBN-10: 0062506935
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Science & Math
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Magical Child
1992 - Magical Child (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452267893
ISBN-10: 0452267897
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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1990 - On Raising a Magical Child [Discussion With The Author] (Audio Cassette)
The Crack in the Cosmic Egg  Challenging Constructs of Mind and Reality
Magical Child Matures
1985 - Magical Child Matures (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525243298
ISBN-10: 0525243291
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Crack in the Cosmic Egg
1983 - The Crack in the Cosmic Egg (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671476243
ISBN-10: 0671476246
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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