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Books Related to Jaynes's Bicameral Mind Theory

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Books on Pre-Modern and Pre-Literate Societies

In his theory, Julian Jaynes describes the role hallucinations played in an earlier mentality, prior to the development of subjective consciousness. Based on Jaynes's theory, it could be predicted that hallucinations and visions could be found among pre-literate tribal peoples. This was documented in early anthropological studies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (see, for example, Primitive Mentality by Levy-Bruhl), and has since been been confirmed by more recent studies. Below is a small sample of related books supporting this aspect of Jaynes's theory:

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle
Daniel L. Everett, 2009.

Primitive Mentality
Lucien Levy-Bruhl, 1923/1975.

How Natives Think
Lucien Levy-Bruhl, New York: A. A. Knopf, 1910/1926.

Stone Age Hunters
Grahame Clark, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967.
Cited by Jaynes on pgs. 136, 151, 166.

Prehistoric Societies
Grahame Clark and Stewart Piggott, London: Hutchinson, 1965.