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Describing spiritual healing : the needed words and diagrams

Bois, Christian

100 years after the birth of Julian Jaynes it is time to take into account the full consequences of his discovery : the bicameral mind.

Recent discoveries of the functioning of the brain - Corinne Sombrun - confirm the existence of the bicameral mind within each of us.

It is time to name properly the normal behavior called "hallucinations", this new name being in tune with the actual knowledge of the phenomenon.

It is time to name the global manifestation of the bicameral mind as it is and not as Altered state of consciousness as consciousness comes after the bicameral mind and not before within phylogenesis and ontogenesis. 

We make proposals for these two realities as well as diagrams to represent the relationship between consciousness and the bicameral mind.    

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