Below is a sampling of the thousands of books that cite or refer to Julian Jaynes's theory, showing its wide-ranging, ongoing influence — some of them may surprise you. Inclusion in this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Julian Jaynes Society.
"This is a uniquely human accomplishment never before known in the realm of nature, therefore, following other scholars (such as Julian Jaynes), Wilber too is convinced that 'the Mesolithic and Neolithic farming consciousness could only have been supported by a linguistically tensed consciousness ...[thus] language became the predominant vehicle of the separate self (and thus culture at large)."
"Julian Jaynes ... suggested ... that these animal paintings weren't really 'art.' Rather, he argued, they might be a mechanical tracing of a vivid mental image projected by the eyes and brain of the draftsman onto the dim cave walls. This type of image — known as eidectic imagery — is present in as many as 1 in 10 present-day children, but hardly ever in the modern adult."
"It may be that only humans possess true reflexive consciousness ... Some feel this reflexive consciousness evolved rather recently in history. This is the theory of Julian Jaynes. While too detailed to describe in this text, his provocative book is worth reading."
"Julian Jaynes in his well-known book ... invented the terms 'metaphrand' (for that which is illuminated) and 'metaphier' (for that which does the illuminating), whilst Lakoff uses the term 'target' and 'source.'"
"Julian Jaynes ... saw this experience of voices, identified with gods or revelatory figures, as defining a whole era of early civilization when the key literature of religious traditions, such as the Iliad for ancient Greeks, the Bible for Jews and Christians, and the Qur'an for Muslims, was written."
"...Jaynes believed that until the times written about in Homer's epic poem the Iliad, human beings did not possess the mental capability to verbalize one's thoughts inwardly, which is a feature of consciousness experienced by individuals today."
"The thesis that schizophrenia constitutes a type of regression to a prior evolutionary state that characterized ... human development up until the historical period described in the Iliad has been advanced by Julian Jaynes in his fascinating book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind."
"...Julian Jaynes argues that in the ancient world people did standardly experience their inner speech as alien. In Jaynes's speculation, verbal hallucinations are a vestige of an earlier developmental stage of human consciousness."
"To have a conscious imaginative representation requires an imagined 'object of perception' to be located somewhere in a 'mind-space' that Julian Jaynes says is the 'first and most primitive aspect of consciousness.'"
"Without language and the memes it makes possible, however, even a human would be left with a simple, nonverbal, perceptual-motor concept of self, and could not achieve elaborate simulations of self in the metaphorical world to which verbal humans are prone (see Jaynes, 1976 ...)."
"Around this time Bowie was enthusiastically reading Julian Jaynes's The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, a work that posits the essential schizophrenic nature of prehistoric man, and man's religious impulse as a direct result of it."
"The most elaborate development of this thesis is offered by research psychologist Julian Jaynes, who recasts the whole of humankind's religious history in terms of the interplay of neurophysiology and culture."