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Join the Julian Jaynes Society to gain access to exclusive content and help support our mission of advancing and promoting the important work of Julian Jaynes.

Anyone that supports the goals of the Society may join. You can help make a difference for only about $2/month (billed annually). Member support helps us further the goals of the Julian Jaynes Society by producing new publications, promoting Julian Jaynes’s theory to new audiences, conducting research, reprinting articles, website development, and much more.

Members receive access to the Member’s Area which contains:

  • A large and growing collection of articles related to Jaynes’s bicameral mind theory, consisting of hundreds of pages, including a series of articles on the evidence for bicameralism in ancient China by Michael Carr, as well as many others.
  • Exclusive essays on the bicameral mind theory written by members, including a biography of Julian Jaynes, Philip Ardery’s “Ramifications of Julian Jaynes’s Theory of Consciousness for Traditional General Semantics,” a discussion of bicameralism on Eastern Island, and more.
  • Related E-books such as Kretz’s doctoral dissertation, “The Evolution of Self-Awareness: Advances in Neurological Understandings Since Julian Jaynes’s Bicameral Mind” as well as books on consciousness, ancient civilizations, the Iliad, child development, hallucinations, hypnosis, neuroscience, the Old Testament, and possession (over 6,000 pages).
  • More than a dozen book reviews of The Origin of Consciousness and other related books.
  • Exclusive correspondence between Julian Jaynes and other scholars.
  • Radio programs, podcasts, and interviews related to hearing voices, consciousness and language, and related topics.
  • Rare photographs of Julian Jaynes
  • The introduction to a 90-minute audio lecture on the bicameral mind given by Jaynes at Tufts University in 1982.
  • and more.

The Julian Jaynes Society is an international, multidisciplinary organization of over 500 professors, scholars, authors, students, and others interested in the work of Julian Jaynes. We have members across the United States and around the world in 32 countries such as Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Members conducting research related to some aspect of the bicameral mind theory are encouraged to submit essays or abstracts for publication on the website. Broad in its scope, the bicameral mind theory has implications for social, cognitive, and clinical psychology; psychiatry; child development; linguistics; literature; religious studies; and ancient history.

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