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by WS1
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: The Mentality of Pre-Literate and Pre-Modern Peoples
Topic: The Sentinelese: The Last Semi-Bicameral Society?
Replies: 12
Views: 25800

Re: The Sentinelese: The Last Semi-Bicameral Society?

rheiman wrote:Swamy, your song link does not seem to work. Have you got a working link?

Thanks!
The URL address was just off, a forward slash instead of a dot. I went to the site and fetched the correct link:

URL: Songs of the Great Andamanese
by WS1
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - A Layman!
Replies: 7
Views: 16891

Re: New member - a layman!

As they say on teh internetz, LOL. Would that be the infamous battleground known as the "Outlaws"? If so, I've now retired from there. :lol:
by WS1
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member - A Layman!
Replies: 7
Views: 16891

Re: New member - a layman!

Welcome to the board from another layman. :)
by WS1
Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Hearing Voices Diary - Share Your Personal Experiences Here
Replies: 5
Views: 14295

Re: Hearing Voices Diary - Share Your Personal Experiences Here

I did indeed display behaviour that foreshadowed the onset of full blown schizophrenia. The similarity in symptoms between schizophrenia and autism I had been aware of particularly as the result of a single newspaper article back when I was a teenager. The main thing that sparked realisation that I ...
by WS1
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Hearing Voices Diary - Share Your Personal Experiences Here
Replies: 5
Views: 14295

Re: Hearing Voices Diary - Share Your Personal Experiences Here

I've been in the full grip of paranoid schizophrenia for a number of years now. The most intense period is now over but I still get softer echoes of previous auditory hallucinations which were quite marked, sharp, and blatant at the height of the initial period of the "illness". Whilst the voices us...
by WS1
Tue May 05, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections Ch. 3 - Verbal Hallucinations & Preconscious...
Replies: 15
Views: 42178

Re: Ch. 3 - Verbal Hallucinations and Preconscious Mentality

I am listening to The Secret History of the World by Jonathan Black. On cassette 2 it describes what it calls the ancient mind, that their minds worked in a different way than than it does now, how dreams were taken very seriously, also their thinking had a dream like quality very much like the bic...
by WS1
Tue May 05, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Mind from 9000 B.C. to 1000 A.D.: Analysis of Classic Literature, Linguistics, and Ancient Civilizations
Topic: Socrates vs. Aristotle - Which One Was Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 17828

Re: Socrates vs. Aristotle - Which One Was Bicameral?

Aren't there stories where Socrates had intensive internal discourse with this internal voice to the point of that he would remain rooted to the spot for an entire day, transfixed, unmoved, heeding his 'daimonic sign'? And in line with Jaynes' theory that bicameral man possessed immense strength and...
by WS1
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Conscious "Gods"?
Replies: 10
Views: 24305

Re: Conscious "Gods"?

"The hand effectively has 'a will of its own.' Alien hands can perform complex acts such as undoing buttons, removing clothing, and manipulating tools. Alien behavior can be distinguished from reflexive behavior in that the former is flexibly purposive while the latter is obligatory. Sometimes the ...
by WS1
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Obama and the Politics of Crowds
Replies: 9
Views: 20925

Re: Obama and the Politics of Crowds

I am not entirely sure what Winston might be referring to when he referrs to "projecting in the true sense of the term". I hope that he will flesh out this claim a bit more. It was not clear in what I was referring to there at all, no. It was a reference to Kevin Roger's notion that the source of t...
by WS1
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Obama and the Politics of Crowds
Replies: 9
Views: 20925

Re: Obama and the Politics of Crowds

What the student is left with, then, is a "who" and, maybe, a "what" as bases for "charismatic projection". The "who" is the "audience" that is described by scholars of communication from COM 101, on up. In this view, people like Barak Obama "have charisma" because people, themselves and/or others,...
by WS1
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Hypnosis, Possession, and Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard
Replies: 8
Views: 21188

Re: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard

If you can get a hold of a used copy or find it at the library (it's out of print), I recommend reading Ernest Hilgard's Divided Consciousness: Multiple Controls in Human Thought and Action . It's a great book on hypnosis by the famous Stanford professor (an early reviewer of Jaynes), and topics di...
by WS1
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 22974

Re: Origin of the Gods

Interesting synchronicity. I've just bought a copy of Grof's "Realms of the Human Unconscious." Read a blog article on his work. Sounds most interesting.
by WS1
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome / Introductions
Replies: 29
Views: 56992

Re: Welcome / Introductions

Hey everyone, I'm finally glad to say that I am a member of the Julian Jaynes Society. I have actually just recently picked up The Origin Of Consciousness again after some hiatus from reading it and hope to finish it in time to begin some excellent discussion covering the entire book. Once I post s...
by WS1
Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Origin of the Gods
Replies: 11
Views: 22974

Re: Origin of the Gods

Psychedelics as a possible catalyst for consciousness is an intriguing notion, but I don't know enough about it to say. I do remember the great Bill Hicks, who was an avid reader of McKenna, using this is part of his routines back in the day. I haven't read any of McKenna's work but I will probably ...