In 1976, psychologist Julian Jaynes presented the world with a stunning new take on the history of human consciousness. His book “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” hypothesized that ancient humans heard hallucinated voices in place of conscious thought, and presented archaeological, literary, historical and religious evidence to support this highly controversial view. Join Robert and Joe as they dissect bicameralism and discuss the evidence, the criticisms and more in this two-parter.
Bicameralism, Part 1: The Voice of God (podcast)
Where is my mind? (podcast)
What Mind Control Feels Like (podcast)
'The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind' by Julian Jaynes