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by lenny52682
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Falsifiability
Replies: 1
Views: 9907

Falsifiability

There is one issue that I would like to see explored more within the context of bicameral mind theory. That is the issue of falsifiability. Jaynes presented a great deal of evidence to corroborate his theory. Much of this evidence becomes quite convincing within the framework of bicameral mind theor...
by lenny52682
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Bicameral Mind Theory in contrast with other theories
Replies: 2
Views: 10283

Bicameral Mind Theory in contrast with other theories

When studying Bicameral Mind theory one is compelled to examine the mentality of the ancient world in a very different light. In so doing one has to try to avoid the temptation to project his current conscious mindset onto a theoretically non conscious era. This, however, was not an issue for many o...
by lenny52682
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mind Control and Cults
Replies: 4
Views: 14189

Hallucinations

Something that I neglected to touch upon is the hallucinatory nature of the bicameral mind as it relates to cult mind control. Baring the use of illicit drugs, cults, more than likely, do not induce auditory hallucinations in their adherents. These "divine voices/commands" are the possession of bica...
by lenny52682
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mind Control and Cults
Replies: 4
Views: 14189

Re: Mind Control and Cults

The relationship between bicameral phenomena and cult/totalitarian phenomena is something that I would like to explore more. There seem to be several points of agreement as well as a few important differences. When examining schizophrenia as a vestige of the bicameral mind, Jaynes was careful to poi...
by lenny52682
Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mind Control and Cults
Replies: 4
Views: 14189

Mind Control and Cults

I have studied the practice of mind control and brainwashing as it occurs in cults/totalitarian regimes. It is interesting to me that the bicameral mind and the cult mentality are similar in certain ways. Namely, the cultist under mind control as well as bicameral man perceive their loci of control ...
by lenny52682
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Absence of Self
Replies: 2
Views: 9890

Absence of Self

The concept of the Bicameral Mind where the locus of control resides in the hallucinatory voices that bicameral man called his gods presents certain questions. The hallucinatory nature of this mentality does not strike me as so bemusing as the concept of an individual without the analog-I. Hallucina...
by lenny52682
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Case Studies in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 8405

Case Studies in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

I am presently trying to research the results of the breakdown of the bicameral mind in specific civilizations. I have gleaned some information from the OC and Reflections. However, the ways in which specific bicameral civilizations collapsed seems hard to come by, oftentimes. We seem to have more i...
by lenny52682
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Gobekli Tepe
Replies: 3
Views: 12217

Gobekli Tepe

Anyone who subscribes to National Geographic magazine may have noticed that this month's cover advertises an article entitled, "The Birth of Religion: The World's First Temple." Not surprisingly, the article does not make any mention of the bicameral mind theory however, it does include several topi...
by lenny52682
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Deafness in Bicameral Societies
Replies: 1
Views: 8786

Deafness in Bicameral Societies

In the OC Jaynes writes: "If our hypothesis is correct, there should first of all be no evidence of individuals set apart as insane prior to the breakdown of the bicameral mind. And this is true, even though it makes an extremely weak case, since the evidence is so indirect. But in sculptures, liter...
by lenny52682
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Tao Te Ching and New World Bicameralism
Replies: 3
Views: 10660

Request to submit a sample article

Moderator, I would like to request your permission to submit a sample article on the topic of the Tao Te Ching and its connection to bicameral theory. I see several points of agreement between the OC and the Tao. I would like examine this topic further and see how my views are received. Please let m...
by lenny52682
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Tao Te Ching and New World Bicameralism
Replies: 3
Views: 10660

The Tao Te Ching and New World Bicameralism

I have never encountered an article which applies Julian Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory to Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. I read the Tao long before I ever encountered Jaynes's work. However, as I was reading the OC, I could not help but think of the Tao. I did not see the Tao mentioned in the OC but it wo...