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Books Related to Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory

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Prophecy, Divination, Possession, and Trance States

Books in this section are related to Book III, Chapter 2, "Of Prophets and Possession" in The Origin of Consciousness and the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. See also, "The Self as Interiorized Social Relations: Applying a Jaynesian Approach to Problems of Agency and Volition" by Brian McVeigh in Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness.

The Mind Possessed

The Mind Possessed: The Cognition of Spirit Possession in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Tradition
Emma Cohen, New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande

Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande
E.E. Evans-Prichard and Eva Gillies, New York: Oxford University Press, 1937/1976.

Trance, Healing, and Hallucination: Three Field Studies in Religious Experience
Felicitas Goodman, New York: Wiley, 1974.
Cited by Jaynes on pgs. 353, 358, 359.

Prophecy and Divination Among the Hebrews and Other Semites
Alfred Guillaume, New York: Harper, 1938.
Cited by Jaynes on pgs. 245, 294, 321, 363.

The Psychology of Speaking in Tongues
John P. Kildahl, New York: Harper and Row, 1972.
Cited by Jaynes on pgs. 359, 360.

The Book of Dance: A Short History of Classic Theatrical Dancing
Lincoln Kirstein, Garden City: Garden City Publishing Co., 1942.
Cited by Jaynes on p. 327.

Demon Possession and Allied Themes
John Livingston Nevius, 1897/2003.
Cited by Jaynes on p. 363.

Possession, Demoniacal and Other: Among Primitive Races, In Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times
T.K. Oesterreich, 1966/1974.
Cited by Jaynes on pgs. 323, 351.

Tongues of Men and Angels: The Religious Language of Pentecostalism
W.J. Samarin, New York: Macmillan, 1972.
Cited by Jaynes on p. 359.