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by Moderator
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: What If Ancient People Really Were Hearing The Gods?
Replies: 4
Views: 12790

Re: What If Ancient People Really Were Hearing The Gods?

Although it comes up from time to time in discussions of Jaynes's theory, I don't think there is any evidence (at least that I've seen) that would support this idea, and there is a great deal of evidence to support the voices as hallucinations hypothesis. Evidence to support the voices-as-gods hypot...
by Moderator
Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: The Analog "I" and the Regular "I"
Replies: 2
Views: 12370

Re: The Analog "I" and the Regular "I"

You can think of the analog "I" as similar to "the mind's eye" where you to imagine yourself doing things in various places. The evidence suggests that this was absent, or very limited, prior to 1200 B.C. Some of the most interesting evidence for this comes from the first recorded dreams, which were...
by Moderator
Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Any insights into the likelihood of a 2014 conference?
Replies: 1
Views: 9624

Re: Any insights into the likelihood of a 2014 conference?

There's no conference planned for 2014, but thank you for your interest.

We'll be releasing material from the 2013 conference soon.
by Moderator
Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: Miriam Carey Had Been Hallucinating the Voice of Obama
Replies: 0
Views: 15501

Miriam Carey Had Been Hallucinating the Voice of Obama

It looks like the woman tragically killed this week at the capitol was having bicameral-like hallucinations. Miriam Carey had been hallucinating and thought that President Obama was communicating with her. It's interesting that voice-hearers often hallucinate religious and political leaders, which f...
by Moderator
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture
Topic: Jaynes in Bowie’s Top 100
Replies: 2
Views: 10656

Re: Jaynes in Bowie’s Top 100

Yes I heard he had some voice hearing experiences?

Other musicians/actors/authors with an interest in Jaynes include Prince, Sean Penn, and Philip K. Dick.
by Moderator
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 11932

Re: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?

Early twenties is actually the typical age of onset for auditory hallucinations or what's often labeled as schizophrenia. I don't think there is a definitive explanation for this. It may have something to do with hormones, etc. but I haven't researched that aspect of it in a few years, so maybe ther...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?
Replies: 3
Views: 11932

Re: Is Frank Chu Bicameral?

There are actually many more people like this than most people realize. I've had extensive conversations with someone similar. I would say they have vestiges of bicamerality (i.e. auditory hallucinations), rather than being strictly bicameral, as they have also learned consciousness. The delusional ...
by Moderator
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Consciousness and Hallucinations (Imaginary Companions) in Children
Topic: "Two Lands in My Mind: Imaginary Friends"
Replies: 1
Views: 19110

Re: "Two lands in my mind"

Yes that is a good article, thank you for sharing that.
by Moderator
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: The Bicameral Mind: Breakdown, Neurological Model, Evolution, etc.
Topic: Lateralization of Brain Hemispheres
Replies: 1
Views: 9979

Re: Lateralization of Brain Hemispheres

While you are in the ballpark, this is not what Jaynes was saying. There is no reason to believe that there was not regular inter-hemispheric communication in both the conscious and bicameral minds (as well as much earlier). The differences were that during the bicameral period, language had not dev...
by Moderator
Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Animal Consciousness
Replies: 2
Views: 10396

Re: Animal Consciousness

Thanks for posting this and for getting Jaynes into the discussion. Commenting on articles like this is a great way to expose new people to Jaynes's theory. I've voted up your comment!
by Moderator
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:11 pm
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: 5
Views: 34709

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

I finally had an opportunity to take a look at this text in more detail, as well as read Micahel's blog, which definitely sheds some light on the difference of opinion with regards to Jaynes's theory in general and this text in particular. And while I don't think we can hope to persuade Michael, for...
by Moderator
Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: Reflections On The 2013 Conference
Replies: 2
Views: 9850

Re: Reflections On The 2013 Conference

Great idea... We'd also like to solicit brief reviews from the attendees, to be posted on the conference page for people to refer to when the next event is being planned. If you would like to submit a review, please send it (along with name and city) to the e-mail on the Julian Jaynes Society contac...
by Moderator
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Conferences, Events, and Local Discussion Groups
Topic: 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness
Replies: 4
Views: 19874

Re: 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness

Thanks again to everyone who came to the 2013 Julian Jaynes Society Conference on Consciousness and Bicameral Studies. It truly exceeded our expectations! It was great to hear the many thought provoking presentations as well as exchange ideas with so many interesting Jaynes enthusiasts from all over...
by Moderator
Fri May 17, 2013 3:20 pm
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: 5
Views: 34709

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Yes but keep in mind, the pharaoh was divine in ancient Egypt. Without the bicameral mind, there is no need for gods at all. I've only just begun the process of looking into this text in more depth, but to me there's not that much in this text that is inconsistent with Jaynes's theory (vs. the Iliad...
by Moderator
Mon May 13, 2013 6:11 pm
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: 5
Views: 34709

Re: The Story of Sinuhe, 1900 BC

Thank you for the post Michael. This text and others mentioned in this section merit thorough investigation. Unfortunately, my current schedule won't allow time for this for the next two months. At that point I hope to offer a fuller response. But perhaps someone else will take up the task before th...