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Some Unusual Aspects of Communication: ISF Monograph 2

About Edward Campbell

Edward Campbell was formerly Literary Editor of the London Evening News. He began his journalistic career in the late 1930s with Kemsley Newspapers in Glasgow. At the same time, he was able to pursue a passion for animals by working in a small zoo under Glasgow Central Station. There he demonstrated that animals, in this case three lions and a bear, can be trained to high commercial circus standards without resort to any form of cruelty. He also discovered something of the depth and subtlety of communication possible between men and wild beasts. His monograph draws on that extraordinary experience. 

This text is an edited version of a lecture delivered to the Institute for Cultural Research on 10 October, 1970. It was revised for this second edition in 1998. 

About the monographs

Founded in 1966, The Institute For Cultural Research brought together an eclectic group of individuals – from the sciences, the arts, business, government, and all manner of other disciplines.

Established under the leadership of the writer and thinker Idries Shah, ICR considered profound questions facing human society, seeking answers by tackling problems in new ways. Or rather, as Shah insisted – in an ancient way. Such systems were employed routinely by human civilisation, until recent divisions and sub-divisions disrupted well-honed methods of advancement and progression.

ICR’s Monographs were written by invitation of the board of trustees – ranging widely in subject from the importance of storytelling to secret societies in West Africa. An extraordinary cornucopia of published work, they form a unique resource in their own right, and are being made available by The Idries Shah Foundation.
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