The Julian Jaynes Collection
Marcel Kuijsten (ed.), Julian Jaynes Society, 2012.
Princeton University psychologist Julian Jaynes's revolutionary theory on the origin of consciousness or the "modern mind" remains as relevant and thought-provoking as when it was first proposed. Supported by recent discoveries in neuroscience, Jaynes's ideas force us to rethink conventional views of human history and psychology, and have profound implications for many aspects of modern life. Included in this volume are rare and never before seen lectures, interviews, and in-depth discussions that both clear up misconceptions as well as extend Jaynes's theory into new areas such as the nature of the self, dreams, emotions, art, music, therapy, and the consequences and future of consciousness.
Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness: Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory Revisited
Marcel Kuijsten (ed.), Julian Jaynes Society, 2007.
"In this book Marcel Kuijsten and his colleagues have integrated a quintessential collection of original thoughts concerning Jaynes’s concepts as well as some of Jaynes's original essays. I have rarely read a manuscript that so eloquently and elegantly examines a complex and pervasive phenomenon. The contributors of this volume have integrated the concepts of psychology, anthropology, archaeology, theology, philosophy, the history of science, and modern neuroscience with such clarity it should be considered an essential text for any student of human experience." — from the Foreword by Dr. Michael A. Persinger, Professor of
Behavioral Neuroscience, Biomolecular Sciences Program, Laurentian University
Il Nostro Inquilino Segreto: Psicologia e Psicoterapia della Coscienza (Our Secret Tenant: Psychology and Psychotherapy of Consciousness)
Alessandro Salvini and Roberto Bottini (eds.), Italy: Ponte alle Grazie, 2011 (in Italian).
In this book are the contributions of an international group of scholars, constituted of researchers and clinicians
inspired by the work of Julian Jaynes. The authors explore the plurality of the possible configurations of consciousness in its relationship with language and action. Consciousness isn't something that exists 'by itself', a psychic object, but the name we give to a class of interactive
operations. Among which, for example, the reflex of the relationships we entertain with our selves, with others, and with the world — a systemic 'dialogue' that contributes to shape the different ways of being and feeling conscious.