MYSTICS THROUGH THEIR
by John Flint and
What is the Bicameral
The bicameral mind is
a human mind functioning in a particular, unconscious mode or manner...in
the manner intended by nature. While the bicameral mind [ 1 ]
exists in all people, it can be controlled or dominated by a special mode
of consciousness developed not through mother nature but volitionally by
each individual being. That mind control or domination can be exercised
by an individual over himself and others. Or an individual can allow that
mode of consciousness in others to control or dominate his or her bicameral
The bicameral mind (two-chamber
mind) is one that functions as an unconscious, two-step process. Automatic
reactions and thoughts originate in the right hemisphere of the brain and
are transmitted to the left hemisphere as instructions to be acted upon. The
bicameral functioning is nature's automatic, learned mode of response without
regard to conscious thinking. By contrast, man-made consciousness functions
through a deliberate, volitional thought process that is independent of nature's
bicameral thought process.
Until approximately 3000
years ago, man's brain functioned entirely in nature's automatic bicameral
mode. But the automatic bicameral mind became inadequate to handle the mounting
problems as societies became more complex. To survive, man was forced to invent
a new way of thinking -- a new mode called consciousness that could solve
infinitely more complex problems. That consciousness mode involved his newly
discovered powers of introspection. His thinking process was further enhanced
by new thoughts and insights created by comparisons done through metaphors
Consciousness allows a
person to make his or her own decisions rather than relying on nature's bicameral
process that automatically follows learned customs, traditional rules, and
external "authorities". Metaphors and analogs increase a person's range and
power of thinking infinitely beyond nature's range. Yet, despite the great
advantages in using the man-invented mode of thinking, most people today depend
to various degrees on their automatic bicameral mentality and external "authorities"
to make their decisions for them.
That bicameral mentality
lures people into searching for "sure-thing" guidance from "higher authorities",
rather than using their own consciousness for making decisions and determining
their actions. Thus, in their search for prepackaged truth and automatic guidance,
people seek "higher authorities": religion, politics, true-believer movements,
leaders, gurus, cults, astrology, fads, drugs, feelings, and even forms of
poetry, music, medicine, nutrition, and psychology. The bicameral mind seeks
outside sources that will tell it how to think and act. ...Anyone can exploit
the automatic bicameral mind in others by setting up "authorities" for influencing
or controlling that bicameral mentality seeking external guidance.
avoid human self-responsibility by seeking and obeying external decision makers.
In poker, for example, bicameral tendencies leave players open to being controlled
by any conscious individual acting as an external decision maker and authority.
In addition, the single, biggest money-losing, mystical concept -- the belief
in luck -- is rooted in the bicameral mentality. In fact, most gamblers rely
on the phantom "authority" of luck to escape the only valid authority: their
own rational consciousness.
tendencies in others can provide unbeatable advantages by knowing the external
forces that control most people. That understanding enables one not only to
predict the actions of others but to control their actions. A poker player,
for example, can create unbeatable advantages by projecting any number of
phantom "authorities" to which his opponents will obey, act, or react.
The principle of advantageously
controlling the bicameral minds of others applies not only to poker but to
all competitive situations involving two or more people. Poker, however, provides
crisp, clear examples of using the bicameral mind to control people. More
important, poker provides countless metaphors to which everyone can relate.
Also, most poker players are gamblers. And gambling is a bicameral activity
in which people abandon their own rational consciousness to phantom "authorities"
such as feelings, luck, priests, and politicians.
The Bicameral Mind
Poker games exist because
of the bicameral urge in most players to gamble. That urge resides in the
desire to escape the responsibility for consistently making rational decisions
needed to prosper by producing values for others. Gamblers try to escape (at
least temporarily) that self-responsibility through an activity such as poker.
And through their bicameral
urges, gamblers can be controlled by others.
Even the best professional
player can succumb to bicameral urges: By playing poker for a living, for
example, he avoids involvement in a productive career that demands much more
independent, rational thinking than poker. But, the good player can also use
poker as a discipline to strengthen both his conscious integrating processes
and his abilities to control others.
Tendencies in Opponents
those bicameral urges in others, a good player can generate unbeatable advantages.
He creates those advantages by conjuring up external "authorities" for guiding
his opponents into actions that benefit him. For example, an opponent is told
to "open up" (bet more loosely) because good player X always bets aggressively
in the same situation -- and good player X always ends up winning heavily.
In that way, player X is set up as an external "authority" for misleading
the opponent into making wrong moves based on facts bicamerally accepted out
of context. Even greater advantages are gained by realizing that an opponent
is bicamerally using rules, information, and odds gleaned from "authorities"
such as authors of noncognitive poker books. (Of the 170 poker books published
in the past century, only Wallace's book, The Advanced Concepts of Poker,
is fully cognitive.)
Bicameral tendencies can
also be exploited through subtle maneuvers. For example, mumbling very quietly
(almost subaudibly) words that will influence or trigger reactions in opponents
who subconsciously hear those "voices". To those opponents, the subconscious
voice automatically acts as an external "authority" to be followed. As another
example, a player who is hesitant about attending a game after several losing
sessions is fed whatever out-of-context facts or spurious "truth" he wants
to hear such as, "The worst thing a player can do is quit just as his losing
streak is about to end. That's when the odds are the greatest for shifting
from a bad-luck streak to a good-luck streak. Managing luck streaks is the
whole idea of winning. All winners know that." With such specious "truths"
and non sequiturs, the good player establishes himself as an external "authority"
in controlling his opponents.
But most important, as
demonstrated in the original Neotech Prediscovery, poker generates accurate
metaphors needed to identify and then exploit the bicameral tendencies existing
in most people. Indeed, those tendencies are readily exploitable beyond the
card tables with the same kind of phantom or external "authorities" set up
either overtly or subliminally. Such external "authorities" can be established,
for example, in religion, politics, psychology, medicine, business, and personal
relationships as shown in Neotech II. ...Understanding the bicameral mind
is invaluable not only for controlling others but for avoiding being controlled
The discovery of controlling
people through their bicameral minds evolved from a more basic discovery made
by Dr. Julian Jaynes of Princeton University. His discovery was first identified
and then integrated in the following article written for the Neotech Research
and Writing Institute.
THE END OF AUTHORITY by
Frank R. Wallace
A person could make an excellent bet by wagering a hundred
ounces of gold that Julian Jaynes's book, The Origin of Consciousness in
the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind will someday rank among the ten most
important books ever written. ...Jaynes's book signals the end of a 10,000-year
reign of authoritarian institutions. His book also marks the beginning of
a new era of individual consciousness during which people will increasingly
act on the authority of their own brains. That movement toward self-responsibility
will increasingly weaken the influences of external or mystical "authorities"
such as government and religion.
The discovery of the bicameral
mind solves the missing-link problem that has defied all previous theories
of human evolution. But more important, that discovery is generating a new
field of knowledge called Neothink with which all human life can evolve into
abiding prosperity and happiness through powerfully competitive Neotech advantages.
Dr. Jaynes discovered
that until 3000 years ago essentially all human beings were void of consciousness.
[ 2 ]
Man along with all other primates functioned by mimicked or learned reactions.
But, because of his much larger, more complex brain, man was able to develop
a coherent language beginning about 8000 B.C. He was then guided by audio
hallucinations. Those hallucinations evolved in the right hemisphere of the
brain and were "heard" as communications or instructions in the left hemisphere
of the brain (the bicameral or two-chamber mind). ...In effect, human beings
were super-intelligent but automatically reacting animals who could communicate
by talking. That communication enabled human beings to cooperate closely to
build societies, even thriving civilizations.
Still, like all other
animals, man functioned almost entirely by an automatic guidance system that
was void of consciousness -- until about 1000 B.C. when he was forced to invent
consciousness to survive in the collapsing bicameral civilizations. ...Today,
man's survival still depends on his choice of beneficially following his own
consciousness or destructively following the voices of external "authorities".
The major components of
Jaynes's discovery are:
The idea of civilizations
consisting entirely of nonconscious, yet highly intelligent, automatic-reacting
people and the idea of man bypassing nature to invent his own consciousness
initially seems incredible. But as Jaynes documents his evidence in a reasoned
and detached manner, the existence of two minds in all human beings becomes
increasingly evident: (1) the obsolete, nonconscious (bicameral) mind that seeks
guidance from external "authorities" for important thoughts and decisions, especially
under stressed or difficult conditions; and (2) the newly invented conscious
mind that bypasses external "authorities" and provides thoughts and guidance
generated from one's own mind. ...Understanding Jaynes's discoveries unlocks
the 10,000 year-old secret of controlling the actions of people through their
mystical or bicameral minds.
- All civilizations before
1000 B.C. -- such as Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia, pharaonic Egypt --
were built, inhabited, and ruled by nonconscious people.
- Ancient writings such
as the Iliad and the early books of the Old Testament were composed
by nonconscious minds that automatically recorded and objectively reported
both real and imagined events. The transition to subjective and introspective
writings of the conscious mind occurred in later works such as the Odyssey
and the newer books of the Old Testament.
- Ancient people learned
to speak, read, write, as well as carry out daily life, work, and the professions
all while remaining nonconscious throughout their lives. Being nonconscious,
they never experienced guilt, never practiced deceit, and were not responsible
for their actions. They, like any other animal, had no concept of guilt,
deception, evil, justice, philosophy, history, or the future. They could
not introspect and had no internal idea of themselves. They had no subjective
sense of time or space and had no memories as we know them. They were nonconscious
and innocent. They were guided by "voices" or strong impressions in their
bicameral minds -- nonconscious minds structured for nature's automatic
- The development of
human consciousness began about 3000 years ago when the automatic bicameral
mind began breaking down under the mounting stresses of its inadequacy to
find workable solutions in increasingly complex societies. The hallucinated
voices became more and more confused, contradictory, and destructive.
- Man was forced to invent
and develop consciousness in order to survive as his hallucinating voices
no longer provided adequate guidance for survival.
- Today, after 3000 years,
most people retain remnants of the bicameral guidance system in the form
of mysticism and the desire for external authority.
- Except for schizophrenics,
people today no longer hallucinate the voices that guided bicameral man.
Yet, most people are at least partly influenced and are sometimes driven
by the remnants of the bicameral mind as they seek, to varying degrees,
automatic guidance from the mystical "voices" of others -- from the commanding
voices of false external "authorities".
- Religions and governments
are rooted in the nonconscious bicameral mind that is obedient to the "voices"
of external "authorities" -- obedient to the voice of "God", gods, rulers,
- The discovery that
consciousness was never a part of nature's evolutionary scheme (but was
invented by man) eliminates the missing-link in human evolution.
- Essentially all religious
and most political ideas today survive through those vestiges of the obsolete
bicameral mind. The bicameral mind seeks omniscient truth and automatic
guidance from external "authorities" such as political or spiritual leaders
-- or other "authoritarian" sources such as manifested in idols, astrologers,
gurus. Likewise, politicians, lawyers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors,
doctors, journalists and TV anchormen become "authoritarian voices".
What evidence does Jaynes
present to support his discoveries? After defining consciousness, he systematically
presents his evidence to prove that man was not conscious until 3000 years
ago when the bicameral civilizations collapsed and individuals began inventing
consciousness in order to survive. Jaynes's proof begins with the definition
Defining and Understanding
Julian Jaynes defines both
what consciousness is and what it is not. After speculating on its location,
he demonstrates that consciousness itself has no physical location, but rather
is a particular organization of the mind and a specific way of using the brain.
Jaynes then demonstrates that consciousness is only a small part of mental activity
and is not necessary for concept formation, learning, thinking, or even reasoning.
He illustrates how all those mental functions can be performed automatically,
intelligently, but unconsciously. Furthermore, consciousness does not contribute
to and often hinders the execution of learned skills such as speaking, listening,
writing, reading --as well as skills involving music, art, and athletics. Thus,
if major human actions and skills can function automatically and without consciousness,
those same actions and skills can be controlled or driven by external influences,
"authorities", or "voices" emanating under conditions described later. ...But
first an understanding of consciousness is important:
metaphors (i.e., referring to one thing in order to better understand or describe
another thing -- such as the head of an army, the head of a household, the
head of a nail). Consciousness also requires analog models, (i.e., thinking
of a map of California, for example, in order to visualize the entire, physical
state of California). Thinking in metaphors and analog models creates the
mind space and mental flexibility needed to bypass the automatic, bicameral
processes. [ 3 ]
The bicameral thinking
process functions only in concrete terms and narrow, here-and-now specifics.
But the conscious thinking process generates an infinite array of subjective
perceptions that permit ever broader understandings and better decisions.
Metaphors of "me" and
analog models of "I" allow consciousness to function through introspection
and self-visualization. In turn, consciousness expands by creating more and
more metaphors and analog models. That expanding consciousness allows a person
to "see" and understand the relationship between himself and the world with
increasing accuracy and clarity.
Consciousness is a conceptual,
metaphor-generated analog world that parallels the actual world. Man, therefore,
could not invent consciousness until he developed a language sophisticated
enough to produce metaphors and analog models.
The genus Homo began about
two million years ago. Rudimentary oral languages developed from 70,000 B.C.
to about 8000 B.C. Written languages began about 3000 B.C. and gradually developed
into syntactical structures capable of generating metaphors and analog models.
Only at that point could man invent and experience consciousness.
Jaynes shows that man's
early writings (hieroglyphics, hiertatic, and cuneiform) reflect a mentality
totally different from our own. They reflect a nonmetaphoric, nonconscious
mentality. Jaynes also shows that the Iliad, which evolved as a sung
poem about 1000 B.C., contains little if any conscious thought. The characters
in the Iliad (e.g., Achilles, Agamemnon, Hector, Helen) act unconsciously
in initiating all their major actions and decisions through "voices", and
all speak in hexameter rhythms (as often do modern-day schizophrenics when
hallucinating). Hexameter rhythms are characteristic of the rhythmically automatic
functionings of the right-hemisphere brain. Moreover, the Iliad is
entirely about action...about the acts and consequences of Achilles. The Iliad
never mentions subjective thoughts or the contents of anyone's mind. The
language is nonconscious -- an objective reporting of facts that are concrete
bound and void of introspection and abstract thought.
With a conscious mind,
man can introspect; he can debate with himself; he can become his own god,
voice, and decision maker. But before the invention of consciousness, the
mind functioned bicamerally: the right hemisphere (the poetic, god-brain)
hallucinated audio instructions to the left hemisphere (the analytical, man-brain),
especially in unusual or stressful situations. Essentially, man's brain today
is physically identical to the ancient bicameral brain; but with his discovery
or more precisely his invention of consciousness, he can now choose
to focus on integrating the functions of the left and right hemispheres.
Beginning about 9000 B.C.
-- as oral languages developed -- routine or habitual tasks became increasingly
standardized. The hallucinating voices for performing those basic tasks, therefore,
became increasingly similar among groups of people. The collectivization of
"voices" allowed more and more people to cooperate and function together through
their bicameral minds. The leaders spoke to the "gods" and used the "voices"
to lead the masses in cooperative unison. That cooperation allowed nomadic
hunting tribes to gradually organize into stationary, food-producing societies.
The continuing development of oral language and the increasing collectivization
of bicameral minds allowed towns and eventually cities to form and flourish.
The bicameral mind, however,
became increasingly inadequate for guiding human actions as societies continued
to grow in size and complexity. By about 1000 B.C., the bicameral mind had
become so inadequate that man's social structures began collapsing. Under
threat of extinction, man invented a new way to use his brain that allowed
him to solve the much more complex problems needed to survive -- he invented
a new organization of the mind called consciousness.
Jaynes eliminated the
missing link in the evolution of man by discovering that consciousness never
existed in the evolutionary processes -- consciousness was invented by man.
The Development of
Dr. Jaynes shows through
abundant archaeological, historical, and biological evidence that the towns,
cities, and societies from 9000 B.C. to 1000 B.C. were established and developed
by nonconscious people. Those societies formed and grew through common hallucinating
voices attributed to gods, rulers, and the dead -- to external "authorities".
Various external symbols that "spoke" (such as graves, idols, and statues) helped
to reinforce and expand the authority of those common "voices". Such "voices"
continued to expand their reach through increasingly visible and awe-inspiring
symbols such as tombs, temples, colossuses, and pyramids.
But as those unconscious
societies became more complex and increasingly intermingled through trade
and wars, the "voices" became mixed and contradictory. With the "voices" becoming
muddled, their effectiveness in guiding people diminished. Rituals and importunings
became ever more intense and elaborate in attempts to evoke clearer "voices"
and better guidance. The development of writing and the permanent recording
of instructions and laws during the second millennium B.C. further weakened
the authority and effectiveness of hallucinated voices. As the "voices" lost
their effectiveness, they began falling silent. And without authoritarian
"voices" to guide and control its people, those societies suddenly began collapsing
with no external cause.
As the bicameral mind
broke down and societies collapsed, individuals one by one began inventing
consciousness to make decisions needed to survive in the mounting anarchy
and chaos. On making conscious and volitional decisions, man for the first
time became responsible for his actions. Also, for short-range advantages
and easy power, conscious man began discovering and using deceit and treachery
-- behaviors not possible from nonconscious, bicameral minds. ...Before inventing
consciousness, man was as guiltless and amoral as any other animal since he
had no volitional choice in following his automatic guidance system of hallucinated
As the "voices" fell silent,
man began contriving religions and prayers in his attempts to communicate
with the departed gods. Jaynes shows how man developed the concept of worship,
heaven, angels, demons, exorcism, sacrifice, divination, omens, sortilege,
augury in his attempts to evoke guidance from the gods -- from external "authorities".
All such quests for external
"authority" hark back to the breakdown of the hallucinating bicameral mind
-- to the silencing and celestialization of the once "vocal" and earthly gods.
Much direct evidence for
the breakdown of the bicameral mind and the development of consciousness comes
from writings scribed between 1300 B.C. and 300 B.C. Those writings gradually
shift from nonconscious, objective reports to conscious, subjective expressions
that reflect introspection. The jump from the nonconscious writing of the
Iliad to the conscious writing of the Odyssey (composed perhaps
a century later) is dramatically obvious. In the Odyssey, unlike the
Iliad, characters possess conscious self-awareness, introspection powers,
and can sense right, wrong, and guilt. ...That radical difference between
the Iliad and the Odyssey is, incidentally, further evidence
that more than one poet composed the Homeric epics.
The transition from the
nonconscious Iliad to the conscious Odyssey marks man's break
with his 8000-year-old hallucinatory guidance system. By the sixth century
B.C., written languages began reflecting conscious ideas of morality and justice
similar to those reflected today.
The Old Testament of the
Bible also illustrates the transition from the nonconscious writing of its
earlier books (such as Amos, circa 750 B.C.) to the fully conscious writing
of its later books (such as Ecclesiastes, circa 350 B.C.). Amid that transition,
the book of Samuel records the first known suicide -- an act that requires
consciousness. And the book of Deuteronomy illustrates the conflict between
the bicameral mind and the conscious mind.
Likewise, the transition
to consciousness is observed in other parts of the world: Chinese literature
moved from bicameral nonconsciousness to subjective consciousness about 500
B.C. with the writings of Confucius. And in India, literature shifted to subjective
consciousness around 400 B.C. with the Upanishadic writings.
American Indians, however,
never developed the sophisticated, metaphorical languages needed to develop
full consciousness. As a result, their mentalities were probably bicameral
when they first encountered the European explorers. For example, with little
or no conscious resistance, the Incas allowed the Spanish "white gods" to
dominate, plunder, and slaughter them.
The Bicameral Mind
in Today's World
Dr. Jaynes identifies many
vestiges of the bicameral mentality that exist today. The most obvious vestige
is religion and its symbols. Ironically, early Christianity with its teachings
of Jesus was an attempt to shift religion from the outmoded bicameral and celestial
mind of Moses to the newly conscious and earthly mind of man. Christianity then
discovered a devastatingly effective tool for authoritarian control -- guilt.
Indeed, guilt not only worked on conscious minds, but required conscious minds
to be effective.
Despite religion, conscious
minds caused the gradual shifts from governments of gods to governments of
men and from divine laws to secular laws. Still, the vestiges of the bicameral
mind combined with man's longing for guidance produced churches, prophets,
oracles, sibyls, diviners, cults, mediums, astrologers, saints, idols, demons,
tarot cards, seances, Ouija boards, glossolalia, fuhrers, ayatollahs, popes, peyote, Jonestown, born-agains.
Jaynes shows how such
external "authorities" exist only through the remnants of the bicameral mind.
Moreover, he reveals a four-step paradigm that can reshuffle susceptible minds
back into hallucinating, bicameral mentalities. The ancient Greeks used a
similar paradigm to reorganize or reprogram the minds of uneducated peasant
girls into totally bicameral mentalities so they could become oracles and
give advice through hallucinated voices -- voices that would rule the world
(e.g., the oracle at Delphi). ...Today, people who deteriorate into schizophrenic
psychoses follow similar paradigms.
A common thread united
most oracles, sibyls, prophets, and demon-possessed people: Almost all were
illiterate, all believed in spirits, and all could readily retrieve the bicameral
mind. Today, however, retrieval of the bicameral mind is schizophrenic insanity.
Also, today, as throughout history, a symptomatic cure for "demon-possessed"
people involves exorcising rituals that let a more powerful "authority" or
god replace the "authority" of the demon. The New Testament, for example,
shows that Jesus and his disciples became effective exorcists by substituting
one "authority" (their god) for another "authority" (another god or demon).
As the voices of the oracles
became confused and nonsensical, their popularity waned. In their places,
idolatry revived and then flourished. But as Christianity became a popular
source of external "authority", Christian zealots began physically destroying
all competing idols. They then built their own idols and symbols to reinforce
the external "authority" of Christianity.
Among today's vestiges
of the bicameral mentality is the born-again movement that seeks external
guidance. In that movement, people surrender their self-choice and self-decision
making in exchange for false promises of protection and guidance. Such vestiges
dramatize man's resistance to use his own invention of consciousness to guide
The chanting cadence of
poetry and the rhythmic beat of music are also rooted in the bicameral mentality.
In ancient writings, the hallucinated voices of the gods were always in poetic
verse, usually in dactylic hexameter and sometimes in rhyme or alliteration
-- all characteristic of right-brain functionings. The oracles and prophets
also spoke in verse. And today schizophrenics often speak in verse when they
Poetry and chants can
have authoritarian or commanding beats and rhythms that can effectively block
consciousness. Poetry is the language of the gods -- it is the language of
the artistic, right-hemispheric brain. Plato recognized poetry as a divine
Most poetry and songs
have an abruptly changing or a discontinuous pitch. Normal speech, on the
other hand, has a smoothly changing pitch. Jaynes demonstrates that reciting
poetry, singing, and playing music are right-brain functions, while speaking
is a left-brain function. That is why people with speech impediments can often
sing, chant, or recite poetry with flawless clarity. Conversely, almost anyone
trying to sing a conversation will find his words quickly deteriorating into
a mass of inarticulate cliches.
Likewise, listening to
music and poetry is a right-brain function. And music, poetry, or chants that
project authority with loud or rhythmic beats can suppress left-brain functions
to temporarily relieve anxiety or a painfully troubled consciousness.
Jaynes goes on to show
phenomena such as hypnosis, acupuncture, and déjà vu also function through
vestiges of the bicameral mind. And he demonstrates how hypnosis steadily
narrows the sense of self, time, space, and introspection as consciousness
shrinks and the mind reverts to a bicameral type organization. Analogously,
bicameral and schizophrenic minds have little or no sense of self, time, space
or introspection. The hypnotized mind is urged to obey the voice of the hypnotist;
the bicameral mind is compelled to obey the "voices" of "authority" or gods.
By sensing oneself functioning in the narrow-scope, unaware state of hypnosis,
gives one an idea of functioning in the narrow-scope, unaware state of bicameral
Jaynes also identifies
how modern quests for external "authority" are linked to the bicameral mind.
Many such quests use science to seek authority in the laws of nature. In fact,
today, science is surpassing the waning institutional religions as a major
source of external "authority". And rising from the vestiges of the bicameral
mind are an array of scientisms (pseudoscientific doctrines, faiths, and cults)
that select various natural or scientific facts to subvert into apocryphal,
authoritarian doctrines. That subversion is accomplished by using facts out
of context to fit promulgated beliefs. Such mystical scientisms include astrology,
ESP, Scientology, Christian Science and other "science" churches, I Ching,
behaviorism, sensitivity training, mind control, meditation, hypnotism, as
well as specious nutritional, health, and medical fads.
Today the major worldwide
sources of external "authority" are the philosophical doctrines of religion
(along with the other forms of mysticism and "metaphysics") combined with
political doctrines such as Socialism, Fascism, and Marxism. All such doctrines
demand the surrender of the individual's ego (sense of self or "I") to a collective,
obedient faith toward the "authority" of those doctrines. In return, those
doctrines offer automatic answers and lifetime guidance from which faithful
followers can survive without the responsibility or effort of using their
own conscious minds. Thus, all current political systems represent a regression
into mysticism -- from conscious man back to bicameral man.
Despite their constant
harm to everyone, most modern-day external "authorities" and master neocheaters
thrive by using the following two-step neocheating technique to repress consciousness
and activate the bicameral mind in their victims.
But, in reality, no valid
external "authority" or higher power can exist or ever has existed. Valid authority
evolves only from one's own independent, conscious mode of thinking. When that
fact is fully realized, man will emerge completely from his bicameral past and
move into a future that accepts individual consciousness as the only authority.
...Man will then fully evolve into a prosperous, happy individual who has assumed
full responsibility for his own thinking and life.
- First man is made to
feel guilty. He is condemned for having lost his "innocence" by inventing
consciousness. He is condemned for assuming the responsibility to use his
own mind to guide his life. He is condemned for exchanging his automatic,
bicameral life for a volitional, conscious life...condemned for exchanging
his nature-given bicameral mind for a superior, man-invented conscious mind.
- Then man is offered
automatic solutions to problems and guidance through life -- is offered
an "effortless" Garden of Eden or a utopian hereafter if he exchanges his
own invented consciousness for faith in external "authority": bicameral
faith in some leader, doctrine, or god. He is offered the "reward" of protection
and the escape from the self-responsibility of making one's own decisions
to guide one's own life. But for that "reward", he must renounce his own
mind to follow someone else's mind or wishes disguised as "truths" promulgated
by some external "authority" or higher power.
Still, the resistance
to self-responsibility is formidable. The bicameral mentality grips those
seeking mysticism or other "authorities" for guidance. Those who accept external
"authority" allow government officials, religious leaders, environmental and
anti-abortion movements, faith, homilies, cliches, one-liners, slogans, the
familiar, habits, and feelings to automatically guide their actions. The Neotech
Discovery demonstrates how throughout history billions of people because
of their bicameral tendencies unnecessarily submit to the illusionary external
"authorities" of parasitical Establishments, governments, and religions. Such
submission is always done at a net loss to everyone's well being and happiness.
To some, the implications
of Neotech (fully integrated honesty) are frightening, even terrifying. To others,
the implications are electrifying and liberating. ...The implications of Neotech
are that each individual is solely responsible for his or her own life -- responsible
for making the efforts required for learning how to honestly guide one's own
life toward growing prosperity and happiness. No automatic, effortless route
to knowledge or guidance exists.
No valid external "authority"
exists that one can automatically live by. To live effectively, an individual
must let only the authority of his own consciousness guide his activities.
All consistently competent people have learned to act on reality -- not on
their feelings or someone else's feelings or doctrines. An individual must
accept the responsibility to guide his or her own life in order to live competently,
People knowledgeable about
Neotech have the tools to control all others who act on their bicameral tendencies.
...Equally important, people knowledgeable about Neotech have the tools to
control their own lives and destinies, free from crippling mysticism and harmful
EPILOGUE: THE END
Neotech I-V provides the
knowledge needed for identifying the bicameral elements of any statement or
action by anyone or any group (e.g., church, government, media, politician,
priest, businessman, doctor, friend, parent, spouse, self). Armed with Neotech,
people can free themselves from the control or influence of mysticism and external
"authority". And hopefully, by the year 2000, the discoveries of Neotech and
Neothink will have eliminated all vestiges of the bicameral mentality
-- all vestiges of mysticism and external "authority".
Without the bicameral
mentality, all mysticism and external "authority" will wither and vanish,
for they have no validity except that which is granted to them by the bicameral
mentalities. With political and religious influences disappearing, the mechanisms
for "authorities" to harm individuals and wage wars will also disappear. Thus,
if civilization is prospering by the year 2000, Jaynes's discovery along with
the discoveries of Neotech and Neothink will have contributed to that prosperity
by ending the symbiotic, mystical relationships of bicameral mentalities with
authoritarian societies (which now hold nuclear weapons). Such mystical relationships
would sooner or later cause the annihilation of any civilization.
If our civilization is
flourishing by the year 2000, rational human consciousness will have eliminated
mysticism and external "authority" through fully integrated honesty (Neotech).
And without external "authority", governments and their wars will be impossible.
Best of all, without external "authority" or mysticism, no one will be forcibly
controlled, impeded, or drained by others. Without the chains of mysticism,
non-aging biological immortality will become commercially available to every
productive person wanting to enjoy life and happiness forever.
OF TWO WORLDS
Producers vs. Value Destroyers
The Final War
For 2000 years, professional
mystics have prophesied that the world will end during the 20th century. Now,
today, late in the 20th century, their world is indeed ending. Their world
is ending through the emerging war with the other world -- the world of fully
integrated honesty, the world of Neotech. Their world, being an uncompetitive
remnant of nature's bicameral past, is fatally diseased with mysticism. Thus,
in their final war with Neotech, their dying world will crumble to nothing.
Who Will Win at Armageddon?
Professional mystics and
value-destroying neocheaters have encountered their Antichrist in Neotech.
Their Armageddon has come; the ultimate battle has begun. The battle is between
good and evil, between honesty and dishonesty, between value producers and
value destroyers, between Neotech and mysticism. ...Yes, good will triumph
over evil. And, as everyone will soon discover, they, the professional mystics
and neocheaters, are and always have been the arch evil disguised as the good.
But, now, through the war of two worlds, their world will end forever. ...With
their world gone forever, war and value destruction will vanish forever.
Why Neotech Vanquishesm
Mysticism and Neocheating
In the world of mysticism,
cause and effect are irrationally reversed: feelings beget actions instead
of actions begetting feelings. For example, in the world of mysticism, arbitrary
and cynical feelings beget unhappy, destructive livings. While, in the world
of Neotech, consistent and productive livings beget happy, constructive feelings.
The mystical world is sick and out of control. The Neotech world is healthy
and in control. ...Thus, Neotech will always vanquish mysticism in any confrontation,
battle, or war.
[ 1 ] The
bicameral mind was first identified by Dr. Julian Jaynes of Princeton University
in his book, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral
Mind, Houghton Mifflin Company.
[ 2 ] An interesting
note that underscores the recency of consciousness: A person living to 70 years
today will have spanned over 2% of the time since human beings have been conscious.
[ 3 ] Metaphors
and analog models bring the right hemisphere brain functions to the left hemisphere
with a much broader, wide-scope view which enables ever more powerful conceptual