The term was coined by psychologist Julian Jaynes, who presented the idea in his 1976 book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, wherein he made the case that a bicameral mentality, that is to say a mental state in which there are two distinct sections of consciousness, was the normal and ubiquitous state of the human mind as recently as 3000 years ago. He used governmental bicameralism to metaphorically describe such a state, in which the experiences and memories of the right hemisphere of the brain are transmitted to the left hemisphere via auditory hallucinations. This mental model was replaced by the conscious mode of thought, which Jaynes argues is grounded in the acquisition of metaphorical language. Jaynes theorized that a shift from bicameralism marked the beginning of introspection and consciousness as we know it today. According to Jaynes, this bicameral mentality began malfunctioning or “breaking down” during the second millennium BC. Novelty Theory ° A Bicameral Mind
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from metaphor to model...
This area is devoted to the study of whole systems. Nature is a whole system. Whole Systems
Mid-Atlantic Geomancy Powerpoints of Place Geomancy explores the realm where human consciousness meets and dialogues with the Spirit of the Earth. It empowers the harmonious interaction between person and place, and can enhance spiritual growth.
Where's My Mind?
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Tarot Card Meanings : Please consult the table below for a quick reference to the individual tarot card meanings. Please click on the picture to take you to the meaning of the card. Tarot Card Meanings
Orientation of the Hermetic Philosophy - Doctrines of Hermes Trismegistus
Over the past ten years or so I have been making handcoloured emblems by painting with watercolours copies of woodcuts and engravings from printed books and some manuscript drawings. In colouring these I made use of my intensive study of the original coloured manuscripts of the 15th to 18th centuries, which have been the main focus of my research over the past years. I have often found that by contemplating and meditating on these handcoloured images one can resonate with and enter into the complex symbolic world of alchemy. Coloured alchemical emblems
Grimorium Verum (True Grimoire) Printed edition is now available. Grimorium Verum (True Grimoire) (French with parallel English translation)
The Seven Hermetic Principles (For Manifesting) - Hermes Trismegistus
Flamel College Library: Orignal texts on alchemy, kaballah, sacred mathematics, healing arts, meditation, the Hermetic sciences, and other esoteric arts.
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Get ready to have your mind blown. I was seriously shocked at some of these mistakes in thinking that I subconsciously make all the time. Obviously, none of them are huge, life-threatening mistakes, but they are really surprising and avoiding them could help us to make more rational, sensible decisions. Especially as we thrive for continues self-improvement at Buffer, if we look at our values, being aware of the mistakes we naturally have in our thinking can make a big difference in avoiding them.
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This page illustrates that our visual perception cannot always be trusted.
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Psychonautics (from the Greek ψυχή ( psychē "soul/spirit/mind") and ναύτης ( naútēs "sailor/navigator") – a sailor of the mind/soul) [ 1 ] refers both to a methodology for describing and explaining the subjective effects of altered states of consciousness , including those induced by meditation or mind altering substances , and to a research paradigm in which the researcher voluntarily immerses him/herself into an altered state by means of such techniques, as a means to explore human experience and existence. [ 2 ] The term has been applied diversely, to cover all activities by which altered states are induced and utilized for spiritual purposes or the exploration of the human condition , including shamanism , lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, [ 3 ] sensory deprivation, [ 1 ] and archaic/modern drug users who use entheogenic substances in order to gain deeper insights and spiritual experiences. [ 4 ] A person who uses altered states for such exploration is known as a psychonaut .
Rites Of Passage (Shamanic) Stages and Planetary Cycles Jupiter Return • Initiation into and establishment of core belief system; beginning to think for yourself. Rites Of Passage
Ken Kesey & The Merry Pranksters
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Physicist Nassim Haramein presents new concepts explaining how we are all interconnected and can access infinite knowledge. Nassim Haramein - Sacred Geometry and Unified Fields
How I Became a Xenolinguist