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by ebuchman
Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Conscious Kings?
Replies: 7
Views: 16956

Re: Conscious kings?

"examples of hallucinating pre-literate tribal people"

Such people exist, today?! Where!?! Direct me to the literature, please!!!
by ebuchman
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Inner Voice
Replies: 1
Views: 10724

Inner Voice

I'm trying to find out if any neuro-imaging scans have been performed on people talking to themselves silently. The problem with search queries is what words to use for 'talking to themselves quietly' Does anyone know whether talking silently and aloud use similar areas of the brain, or perhaps if t...
by ebuchman
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Is There A Climatic Origin to the Rise of the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 1
Views: 11298

Re: Is There A Climatic Origin to the Rise of the Bicameral Mind

As far as large social hierarchies of gods and the birth of bicameral civilization, you are certainly correct. But people have been burying their dead with grave goods for at least 40000 years, if not longer. This poses a question regarding whether burial of the dead is a wholly bicameral operation,...
by ebuchman
Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Evidence for Bicamerality in Ancient India
Replies: 1
Views: 9259

Evidence for Bicamerality in Ancient India

There isn't much talk about this subject. It seems its really the only cradle of civilization consistently left out of bicameral analysis. Jaynes briefly mentions that the evidence for transition from bicamerality to consciousness, as demonstrated in the Vedas and Upanishads respectively, is sharp; ...
by ebuchman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 23598

Re: Origin of the Gods

Yes I was definitely referring to the drug rehab spammer, I tend to get defensive when people ignorantly criticize the potential of the 'psychoheuristic' chemicals. Memento, you've done no harm I love the idea of the burning bush being marijuana. However, I am not sure if Cannabis grows in Egypt (th...
by ebuchman
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member, Neurologist
Replies: 3
Views: 11746

Re: New Member, Neurologist

I am certainly thrilled to be able to pose a question to a neurologist: What do you know of DMT, the endogenous neurotransmitter which occurs in considerable concentrations in some plants and is used as a powerful hallucinogen in indigenous cultures (in a brew called Ayahuasca or Yage)? Recently, DM...
by ebuchman
Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 23598

Re: Origin of the Gods

I have read "When the Impossible Happens" by Grof, basically a book documenting his findings during psychedelic drug therapy... Its an excellent book which offers new insight into the "spiritual nature" of reality and experience. The only relationship i see between LSD (or other 'psychedelic') trips...
by ebuchman
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 23598

Re: Origin of the Gods

Well thanx for replying guys, finally i can sleep at night, lol. I have read Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness , its a pretty good read, some great material in there, though I have yet to read it a second time. I also must say, I found some of it a little slow, particularly the final chapter,...
by ebuchman
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Jaynes's Neurological Model Vindicated
Replies: 12
Views: 31318

Re: Jaynes's Neurological Model Vindicated

There is a molecule made in the pineal gland in the human brain called DMT. This molecule can also be extracted from certain types of plants. When smoked, on the order of around 30 - 50 mg, DMT causes incredibly intense hallucinatory activity. Let me summarize: THERE IS A PSYCHEDELIC/HALLUCINOGENIC ...
by ebuchman
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 23598

Re: Origin of the Gods

Alrite, so it seems everyone hates my last post....maybe its too long....if you hate that one, read this one: The human body produces a compound called DMT. DMT can be extracted from various plant sources. When smoked, this powerful alkaloid produces ecstatic hallucinations that supplant reality. Ma...
by ebuchman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 23598

Origin of the Gods

Given that we're all Jaynes enthusiasts, I feel safe assuming that everyone here is willing to put up with absurd yet evidence based theories. Here's one for you: Terrence Mckenna's stoned ape theory. In a nutshell, as our primate ancestors descended from the trees into the African grasslands, they ...