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by Rachael
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 56719

I am reminded by actually looking through my bookshelf that I had read Ms. Armstrong's work. I am in the process of reviewing it. I should think that it would be very interesting, not to say enlightening to enlarge the group. I look forward to it. Meantime I will also read the essay. Thanks very muc...
by Rachael
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 56719

Hummm...how very neo platonic. There are groups of pagans who are currently following this very concept. The lessor gods being the personal gods who ultimately answer to(and and act as messengers between) matter and the all knowing and ineffable one. Of course the lessor gods also demand more of the...
by Rachael
Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 56719

Thank you for the post. Clearly Neo Platonism informed Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Gnostics to various degrees. This however is at some distance from Plato himself and by that time certain of his views had been altered. I am struck by the intersection of the change of the bicameral mind, th...
by Rachael
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 56719

The Rise of "One True God" Religions

I would like to have a brief dialogue with folks on the bicameral mind and its role in the development of early religious theories such as those of Plato.

How did it contribute to the "One God" religions that seemed to rise at about the same time in western civilization...or not?

Thanks
RWatcher