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by Helmut
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Wise Gods?
Replies: 8
Views: 18088

Re: Wise gods?

I think in the meantime that our subconscious mind is indeed "wiser" than our conscious mind.
All inventions, all works of art are developed in our subconscious mind. Without those "gods" there would be no creative process.
by Helmut
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Explain Jaynes to Your Mother-in-Law
Replies: 9
Views: 18565

Re: How to explain Jaynes to your mother-in-law

Julian Jaynes's 1976 book views consciousness as an acquired set of language skills, rather than an innate quality of humankind. http://www.erikweijers.nl/pages/translations/the-origin-of-consciousness.php I do not quite agree with the above quote. My understanding of J.J.'s theory is that he viewe...
by Helmut
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 3 - Verbal Hallucinations & Preconscious...
Replies: 15
Views: 42354

Modern manifestations of hallucinations

The important question to me being: "Are all modern manifestations of hallucinations vestiges of the bicameral mind?" For Julian Jaynes evolution was extremely important. It is an important aspect of evolution - i.e., a law of evolution - that all attributes and characteristics of the ancesters are...
by Helmut
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 2 - The Ghost of a Flea
Replies: 6
Views: 22090

Are we all "bi-cameral" and conscious at the same

Hi Mark, you touched on this question in one of your posts. When J. J. writes about "what is not consciousness" he refers a lot to experiences of "modern" people like himself and the rest of us. In order to explain what he means with consciousness he needs exclude what is usually thought to be consc...
by Helmut
Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
Replies: 18
Views: 45344

Religion and the Bicameral Mind

What fascinates me most about Julian Jaynes' theory is his definition of consciousness by clarifying his thinking about what is NOT consciousness. This leads to a much better understanding of the subconscious mind (the subconscious psyche) and the incredible abilities of the subconscious mind. What ...