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Julian Jaynes Society

May/June 2022

Dear Members and Friends of the Julian Jaynes Society,

We have quite a few updates to tell you about:

• New on the JJS Blog, read Brian McVeigh’s latest post, where he explains why Jaynes’s theory is best understood as four separate hypotheses.

• Watch three new interviews covering many different aspects of Julian Jaynes’s theory and discussing our upcoming book.

• We’re just a month away from shipping the first copies of our latest hardcover book, Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind, and continuing to take pre-orders. Pre-orders will ship throughout July and early August in the order they were received. Thank you to everyone that has already ordered their copy!

• We’ve recently added new lectures and many new articles to the JJS Member Area.

Read more below!


Marcel Kuijsten,
Executive Director

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New From the JJS Blog

I first encountered Julian Jaynes’s The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind almost 45 years ago. Though the book made sense to me, I could see why people would reject its arguments. Nevertheless I assumed that once carefully explained, people may not agree but would at least be able to discern a certain logic behind Jaynesian psychology. How naïve I was. … Read more >

JJS Blog

New Interviews

Watch three new interviews discussing many different aspects of Julian Jaynes’s theory and our new book, Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind:

Julian Jaynes Bicameral Mind Theory
Julian Jaynes’s Bicameral Mind Theory
The True Life Podcast

Consciousness, Cognition, and Free Will
Consciousness, Cognition, and Free Will: A Jaynesian Perspective
The Savvy Street Show

Your Inner Voice Is Learned
Your Inner Voice Is Learned
The Happy Brain Podcast
Listen to the Full Interview

More Interviews & Lectures

Pre-Order Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind

Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind

Be the first to read our latest book on Julian Jaynes’s theory by pre-ordering your copy today! Pre-orders will ship throughout July and early August in the order they were received.

All JJS pre-orders will include two free bonus articles: Brian McVeigh’s “The Psychology of Romanticism & Modern Art: A Jaynesian Interpretation of the Inward Turn” and Ross Maxwell’s “Eternal Rome: Subjective Consciousness and Immortality.” Links will be sent to download the bonus material shortly before the book ships.

View the full table of contents

Advanced Praise for Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind

“Julian Jaynes was my teacher in the early 1960s. … Much psychological science since then points to the possibility that he was right. Right about consciousness, right about ancient history, right about evolution, right about language, even right about Homer. This volume begins to close the gap, bringing Jaynes’s brilliance to the attention and appreciation of the contemporary public.”
Martin Seligman, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Hope Circuit

“… A marvel of collective scholarship across multiple disciplines. … In this book, you will hear the voices of the most open-minded scholars of our generation.”
William R. Woodward, Professor Emertius of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, and author of Hermann Lotze: An Intellectual Biography

“Rich with ideas and fertile speculations, this outstanding collection of expert interviews advances the revolutionary work of the psychologist Julian Jaynes.”
Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize Laureate for The Making of the Atomic Bomb

“… It is time for a new generation of … deep thinkers at the heart of every discipline to rediscover Julian Jaynes’s tantalizing hypotheses concerning the origin and nature of human consciousness. This collection of interviews … will enable contemporary readers to understand why Jaynes’s style of inquiry remains as captivating and compelling as ever — and as provocative and controversial. Reader: take the plunge, and join the conversation!”
Christian Y. Dupont, Ph.D., Associate University Librarian for Collections and Burns Librarian, Boston College, and author of Phenomenology in French Philosophy

“… Conversations on Consciousness and the Bicameral Mind helps us understand humanity’s development of consciousness over millennia, as well as how we learn it in our first years of life.”
Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D., author of Habits of a Happy Brain and Status Games

Pre-Order Your Copy

New for members! Log in or sign up to check out the latest Member Area updates:

Watch Professor Terryl Atkins’s lecture, “Picturing Thinking: Externalization of the Images of Mind in a Darkened Space” (Cave Art and Julian Jaynes’s Theory)

Read new articles on consciousness and language, the bicameral mind, non-conscious mental processes, Homeric psychology, conceptions of consciousness in ancient Greece, and much more.

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Marcel Kuijsten

Marcel Kuijsten is the Founder and Executive Director of the Julian Jaynes Society.

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