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by Moderator
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: 2.4. Hypothesis Two: The Bicameral Mind | Subtopic: Religion & the Bicameral Mind
Topic: Mother Teresa Hearing the Voice of God
Replies: 1
Views: 20517

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: 1.0. Hypothesis One: Consciousness Based On Language
Topic: Gary Lachman's History of Consciousness
Replies: 2
Views: 4315

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...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Videos

Great! I'm looking forward to seeing it. Please send me a private message with details of where I can download it, or you can contact me here: https://www.julianjaynes.org/contact/ After I see I'll get in touch with them regarding permissions. Another one we're looking for is Julian Jaynes's Decembe...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: Videos

This is great, I did not know about this one. I will look into obtaining it and making it available. Finding video of Julian Jaynes has been difficult. Some years ago I tried to get a copy of the McMaster-Bauer Symposium on Consciousness, but at the time I reached a dead end. It was filmed, however,...
by Moderator
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: 2.5. Hypothesis Two: The Bicameral Mind | Subtopic: Schizophrenia
Topic: Quality of Audio Hallucinations
Replies: 3
Views: 5362

Re: Quality of Audio Hallucinations

Based on what I've read about auditory hallucinations, my guess is that they would not reflect an echo, as they are both internally generated and perceived. For reasons that are not understood, because hallucinations are generated in the non-dominant hemisphere, they are perceived as externally gene...
by Moderator
Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Myths and Misconceptions About the Theory
Topic: Gary Lachman's History of Consciousness
Replies: 1
Views: 4448

Re: Gary Lachman's History of Consciousness

Responding only to your quote (I'm not familiar with Lachman's book) he actually does accurately represent Jaynes's position on this. When you say "wise guidance would be perceived as the voice of God," I would clarify that the idea of one "God" would be associated with after the...
by Moderator
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Cookies/Sessions Issue Fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 3835

Re: Forum Cookies/Sessions Issue Fixed

We've made some additional enhancements that have fully resolved the issue.

Please report any forum technical issues here or via the Julian Jaynes Society Contact page: https://www.julianjaynes.org/contact/
by Moderator
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Cookies/Sessions Issue Fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 3835

Forum Cookies/Sessions Issue Fixed

Dear Forum Members, For a period of time the forum was experiencing an issue with users being repeatedly logged out due to a problem with caching cookies/sessions. This issue has now be fixed. However we still always recommend composing long posts in a text editor like Notepad, and then pasting to t...
by Moderator
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: 2.0. Hypothesis Two: The Bicameral Mind
Topic: Bicameral Laughter
Replies: 1
Views: 4190

Re: Bicameral Laughter

It's an interesting question. My initial thought would be yes. For example, we can imagine responding to a linguistic or non-linguistic joke or humorous situation without having an interior mind-space. I think some early, rudimentary forms of humor and laughter could have pre-dated language. For exa...
by Moderator
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Experiment Explanations
Replies: 2
Views: 2400

Re: Recent Experiment Explanations

Your first post is very ambiguous. Do you mean an explanation of the experimental method? There are many books on this.

As for your second post, that issue of the newsletter is currently only available electronically.
by Moderator
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: 2.3. Hypothesis Two: The Bicameral Mind | Subtopic: Hypnosis, Possession & Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: Induction
Replies: 1
Views: 7789

Re: Induction

Hi Jim, I would recommend picking up some books on clinical hypnosis -- there you can learn more about the various induction methods. You can also find many hypnotic inductions for free online... they vary widely and you can experiment with the different types and see what you think works best for y...
by Moderator
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: News Items Related to Jaynes's Theory
Topic: "Gods came AFTER the rise of civilizations"?
Replies: 6
Views: 9419

Re: "Gods came AFTER the rise of civilizations"?

Agreed... the many gods during the bicameral period slowly blended and merged into fewer and fewer more powerful gods as consciousness was learned and the voices were suppressed.
by Moderator
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: 1.0. Hypothesis One: Consciousness Based On Language
Topic: Visual Thinking
Replies: 3
Views: 4732

Re: Visual Thinking

Jaynes mentions somewhere that visual thinking, for example, imagining an apple and slowly rotating it, takes place in consciousness, but he believes this ability was first learned through language. In other words, it is through metaphorical language that the mental space for visual thinking to occu...
by Moderator
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: 2.5. Hypothesis Two: The Bicameral Mind | Subtopic: Schizophrenia
Topic: Scientists zap 'voices' from schizophrenia sufferers
Replies: 1
Views: 12915

Re: Scientists zap 'voices' from schizophrenia sufferers

Very interesting research. In the resulting article that was published, it looks like they focused on the left hemisphere, where the hallucinations are "heard."

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