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by MichaelPrescott
Sun May 19, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC
Replies: 5
Views: 32919

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Thanks, Moderator, for looking into this a little further. I do know that the pharaoh was considered a god, but nothing in the text indicates that Sinuhe heard the pharaoh's voice in anything other than the normal fashion. The divine status of the pharaoh is consistent with Jaynes' theory, but of co...
by MichaelPrescott
Tue May 14, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC
Replies: 5
Views: 32919

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Thanks, Moderator, for your reply. I agree that the whole pattern of evidence is what matters, but if enough ancient texts show evidence of a relatively modern mindset, Jaynes' theory (or at least its historical component) would be somewhat undermined. Regarding this objection: "And only looking at ...
by MichaelPrescott
Sat May 11, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC
Replies: 5
Views: 32919

The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Hello, everybody. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this forum. I've had a long-time interest in Julian Jaynes' fascinating book, but when I recently discussed the subject on my blog, one of my commenters brought up a number of ancient texts that predate the posited "origin of consciousnes...