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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:20 am
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. 12 - Dragons of the Shang Dynasty
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Reflections Ch. 12 - Dragons of the Shang Dynasty

Dragons of the Shang Dynasty: The Hidden Faces by Julian Jaynes


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Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Book Discussion: Origin of Consciousness; Gods, Voices, and the Bicameral Mind; The Julian Jaynes Collection; Reflections on the Dawn of Consciousness
Topic: Reflections C. 13 - Shi 'Corpse/Personator' Ceremony...China
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Reflections C. 13 - Shi 'Corpse/Personator' Ceremony...China

The Shi ‘Corpse/Personator’ Ceremony in Early China by Michael Carr


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Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Julian Jaynes
Topic: Julian Jaynes: Biographical Information
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Views: 14575

Julian Jaynes: Biographical Information

If you knew Julian Jaynes personally, met him at some point, or have a story about him you would like to share, please post it here or contact me at info 'at' julianjaynes . org.
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Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: A Jaynes-Inspired Treatment for Schizophrenia?
Replies: 13
Views: 35662

Hi Matthew, To try to answer your questions... For 1., see "Jaynes's Neurological Model Vindicated" on this forum under "The Bicameral Mind: Its Neurology and Evolution." Although when it comes to the brain nothing is ever simple, and the corpus callosum is most likely also invol...
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Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: A Hallucination I Once Had
Replies: 2
Views: 20360

Thanks for sharing that experience - it's interesting and very much fits in with Jaynes's ideas. Over the years I've talked to quite a few "normal" (i.e. non-schizophrenic) people that have shared their hallucination stories with me once they felt it was safe to do so. The experiences rang...
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Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Julian Jaynes Conference on Consciousness - August 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 12656

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Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: Do Children Have "Consciousness" As We Know It?
Replies: 2
Views: 17467

It's an interesting topic.... Daniel Dennett made some very Jaynesian comments recently along these lines. The following is his quote from http://www.edge.org in response to the question, "What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?" "I believe, but cannot yet prove, ...
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Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: I Want the Voices to Stop
Replies: 9
Views: 28991

I have a friend also suffering from schizophrenia. Have you looked online for a support group in your area? It could be a good place to share experiences and also find out about a good doctor, the latest treatments, etc. Don't give up completely on the medication. It can take a lot of experimentatio...
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Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Evidence of Human Brain Mutation circa 3800 BC
Replies: 4
Views: 19275

Yes I saw that article as well. Interesting stuff! We'll have to see how this research develops.
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Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Schizophrenia: An Invalid Concept
Replies: 2
Views: 16693

Yes I think Romme & Escher have gone a long way in showing that auditory hallucinations are present on a continuum throughout society and not necessarily an indication of mental illness. A few of the early studies of hearing voices in normals were actually inspired by Jaynes's book. However, I t...
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Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 64704

I would say that yes, Jaynes's definition of consciousness is what some would prefer to term "self-consciousness" or that which is introspectable. He outlines his definition quite clearly. Terminology is a major obstacle to discussing consciousness. For example, what others such as Damasio...
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Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 64704

The anthropologist's online book does look interesting - thanks for providing the link. There is a section particularly relevant to the present discussion called "The Rise of Hebrew Monotheism." The catastrophism / electrostatics issue was raised under General Discussion > Bicameral breakd...
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Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: The Rise of "One True God" Religions
Replies: 22
Views: 64704

...I had a few additional thoughts on this topic, coming back to it again after some time. First off, I want to say I am not a Biblical scholar or religious historian, and my thoughts here may not be accurate and are certainly open to debate. I welcome any commentary, alternate views, etc. With that...
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Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: "The User Illusion" by Tor Nørretranders
Replies: 5
Views: 22446

"The User Illusion" by Tor Nørretranders

Just rereading The User Illusion by Tor Nørretranders. There is a lot of material that ties in with Jaynes's ideas. He describes research and experiments that suggest consciousness is involved in much less of our thinking and behavior than we are led to believe -- that most of our actions are indee...
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Wed May 04, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Religion and the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Jaynes's View of Religion
Replies: 18
Views: 54447

Yes that is a good point made by Ardery. The "mind space" has an arbitrary location. However, as Jaynes points out in the same quote, he sees it as based on brain activity, which is what I was trying to get at. In that sense I would disagree that this quote supports Soupdragon's contention...