Brian J. McVeigh updates the theory of “bicameralism.” First proposed by the psychologist Julian Jaynes, this theory postulates that ancient religious texts that reported divine voices were actually recountings of audiovisual hallucinations. Eventually, humans had to culturally acquire new cognitive skills (modern religions) to accommodate increasing social pressures. This psychological interiorization of spiritual experience laid the foundations for the world
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|Size: ||1.3 MB|
|Publisher: ||Transaction Publishers|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||2370007553501 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|