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by Butterfly
Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
Replies: 18
Views: 44925

I appreciated the clarification, I understand the difference between C1 and C2, and I agree that Jaynes’s work focused on C1. I also appreciate your efforts to keep the discussion “on track,” but I have a couple of thoughts. If we stick to a strict interpretation of C1, then it seems that any ...
by Butterfly
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Somer's Psychological Analysis of Biblical Prophets
Replies: 3
Views: 14028

Somer's Psychological Analysis of Biblical Prophets

Interesting article! I think Somer's perspective is somewhat in conflict with Jaynes. If the voice of God as heard by Moses was a result of the bicameral mind, it doesn't seem fitting to say he had a mental illness. If you go with the mental illness theory, then would you say that all people living ...
by Butterfly
Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
Replies: 18
Views: 44925

Sorry to be so slow to get back in the discussion! A few comments: This is how I understand it, and I also think it is important that we resist the temptation to interpret his work according to our own belief systems. Isn't the whole point of reading and thinking to help us challenge and redefine ou...
by Butterfly
Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
Replies: 18
Views: 44925

Modern Monotheistic Belief

I just finished reading Julian's book for the first time, and I am fascinated! I too am a spiritual person. While I have never heard "voices," I have had a keen sense (consciousness?) of God's presence and guidance throughout my life. As I filter my spiritual experiences through the bicameral mind h...