Re: MD Hi

Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 18:56:32 BST

Hey All You Creative Geniuses:

Julian Jaynes in "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the
Bicameral Mind" (the snazziest of titles) surmises that music, poetry, et al.
that seems to dynamically appear from some other "source" is (paraphrasing)
merely a temporary conflict between areas of the left and right brain
hemispheres that creates a brief "short circuit" of normal consciousness. To
quote "Consciousness is a witch beneath whose charms pure inspiration gasps
and dies into invention. The oral becomes written by the poet himself, and
written, it should be added, by his right hand, worked by his left
hemisphere. The Muses have become imaginary and invoked in their silence as
a part of man's nostalgia for the bicameral mind". -- This "nostalgia" is an
ancient state of man when he heard "voices", prior to the culture clash of
changing consciousness as different areas of the brain either ascended or
receded over the years. Whether true or not, I much prefer the "God" source

Long live the Village People,

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