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by pigeonsailor
Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 55026

After the breakdown of the bicameral mind and the dawn of consciousness, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism "received their imprint from the teaching of a great religious reformer, who, according to believers, brought a direct divine relevation." These religious reformers promoted monotheis...
by pigeonsailor
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Have A Strong Desire to Comprehend Stuff [Comprehension]
Replies: 4
Views: 10704

Only if you strictly equate knowledge with facts.
by pigeonsailor
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Degree of Breakdown/Consciousness in Individuals
Replies: 6
Views: 21538

qualifying

I'd be interested to know what in particular you mean by "irrational" and what you mean by "degrees of consciousness." I get the sense you're talking about "wisdom" more than "consciousness in a Jaynesian sense." Am I wrong?
by pigeonsailor
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: What "Is" Consciousness?
Replies: 8
Views: 23560

this might interest you, if it hasn't already

http://www.amazon.com/Am-Strange-Loop-D ... 0465030785

It's sort of a cutesily written book but the basic ideas are interesting. This is the Hofstadter of Godel Escher Bach fame...
by pigeonsailor
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: "The User Illusion" by Tor Nørretranders
Replies: 5
Views: 19600

"The User Illusion" by Tor Nørretranders

hi mr moderator :) I'm actually reading this book right now as part of an exchange program with a consciousness-studies friend -- i recommended OC to him and he recommended The User Illusion to me. funny too -- I was reading amazon reviews of the latter and saw your post about it. Good review. The p...
by pigeonsailor
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Information for Students
Topic: Best Place to Study Jaynes's OC Topics in A Grad Program?
Replies: 5
Views: 14932

narrowing it down

Well, I happily live in San Francisco, which is sort of a hotbed of all things alternative. I do think I'm going to go the riskier route, getting my degree from a non-mainstream school in a non-mainstream subject. Yes it will be harder, but I think I would be far too frustrated having to study stuff...
by pigeonsailor
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Information for Students
Topic: Best Place to Study Jaynes's OC Topics in A Grad Program?
Replies: 5
Views: 14932

grad school advice

Wow. Thanks so much for your thoughtful response. You mentioned JFK in addition to Saybrook. What about CIIS? I'm in the Bay Area; John Limber recommended I look at the UC Berkeley Linguistics grad school programs. Any others with advice? Oh, as for Watts and Jaynes; I do think there are similaritie...
by pigeonsailor
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Information for Students
Topic: Best Place to Study Jaynes's OC Topics in A Grad Program?
Replies: 5
Views: 14932

Best Place to Study Jaynes's OC Topics in A Grad Program?

Hello, I'm interested pursuing a graduate degree in Consciousness Studies; and I'm particularly interested in exploring and continuing the work of Julian Jaynes and Alan Watts (I wonder if they ever knew each other....) I don't know whether it's better to go the Cognitive Sciences route or the Consc...