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by Moderator
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Q&A on Julian Jaynes’s Theory with Marcel Kuijsten & Brian McVeigh
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Q&A on Julian Jaynes’s Theory with Marcel Kuijsten & Brian McVeigh

Join us for an informal online question and answer session and discussion of Julian Jaynes’s theory with Marcel Kuijsten and Brian McVeigh, plus special guests. Get answers to your questions about the theory while getting to know other JJS Members and Jaynes enthusiasts! We’ll also be sharing recent...
by Moderator
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Julian Jaynes Society Online Events
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Julian Jaynes Society Online Events

Julian Jaynes Society Members, please join us for one of our upcoming online events: https://www.julianjaynes.org/events-calendar/ We'll be periodically interviewing experts on Julian Jaynes's theory from a variety of different backgrounds, and then opening it up to Q&A from the participants. We...
by Moderator
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:42 am
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: 6
Views: 36608

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

I am happy to report that Boban Dedović, who has both a deep understanding of Julian Jaynes's theory as well as has learned to read ancient Egyptian at the University of Chicago, has taken a fresh look at this, and he will be doing his thesis on mental language in Sinhue under the supervision of a t...
by Moderator
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Lucid Dreaming and Meeting the God Mind
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Lucid Dreaming and Meeting the God Mind

Welcome Aimee, and thank you for sharing your article. I look forward to reading it and will get back to you with comments.
by Moderator
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Por favor articulos en Español - Articles in Spanish please
Replies: 1
Views: 19310

Re: Por favor articulos en Español - Articles in Spanish please

Good news! The Spanish edition of Julian Jaynes's book, El Origen de la Conciencia en la Ruptura de la Mente Bicameral , is now available from the Julian Jaynes Society via Amazon and wherever books are sold: https://www.julianjaynes.org/product/el-origen-de-la-conciencia-en-la-ruptura-de-la-mente-b...
by Moderator
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: Consciousness in children
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Consciousness in children

That looks like a good candidate.

It wouldn't be what Jaynes was referring to, as it came much later and not at Princeton, but Phil Zelazo has done research on the development of consciousness in children as they acquire language that very much supports Jaynes's ideas on this.
by Moderator
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Prophet Mohammed, Islam, and the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 8
Views: 17238

Re: The Prophet Mohammed, Islam, and the Bicameral Mind

Thank you, you raise some good point. A lot to digest here. I hope to respond more fully soon.
by Moderator
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: internal family systems
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: internal family systems

Thank you, I will look into this.
by Moderator
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Does Jaynes have a Neurological Model of Consciousness?
Replies: 2
Views: 1600

Re: Does Jaynes have a Neurological Model of Consciousness?

At the time Jaynes wrote his book, the scientific tools necessary to propose a neurological model of consciousness were not yet available, and Jaynes did not speculate on this. Somewhere in a question and answer session The Julian Jaynes Collection he comments on this fact (I will look it up). Moder...
by Moderator
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: A Complete List of References to Jaynes in Film and Fiction
Replies: 3
Views: 17094

Re: A Complete List of References to Jaynes in Film and Fiction

Yes, be sure to check out the new television adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, now in Season 2 - on HBO in the U.S. and the BBC in the UK.
by Moderator
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Alphabet vs Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Alphabet vs Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image

I read Shlain's book back in 2008, and my memory of it would have to be refreshed. I agree, it does contain some complementary elements, with regards to the impact of literacy on thought. (Along these lines, you may also enjoy Walter Ong's Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word .) I al...
by Moderator
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Prophet Mohammed, Islam, and the Bicameral Mind
Replies: 8
Views: 17238

Re: The Prophet Mohammed, Islam, and the Bicameral Mind

Mohieddin, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I'm glad you've been able to integrate Jaynes's theory into your existing beliefs. That's certainly what Jaynes encouraged. His theory of the origin of consciousness was the most important to him, and he did not want people to be potentially turned o...
by Moderator
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Mother Teresa Hearing the Voice of God
Replies: 1
Views: 20419

Re: Mother Teresa Hearing the Voice of God

That's a great anecdote of vestigial bicameralism, thank you!
by Moderator
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Gary Lachman's History of Consciousness
Replies: 2
Views: 4220

Re: Gary Lachman's History of Consciousness

Thank you for the book recommendation. I'd come across this book before, but my initial impression was it was more a review of a variety of other scholar's theories, that the author's scholarship was perhaps somewhat lacking, and that the author subscribes to a variety of more "mystical" v...