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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral... by Julian Jaynes
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it was amazing

Perhaps the most important book about cognition ever penned. Controversial for sure because of its far-reaching scope--history, religion, sociology, mythology, biology, and more. I love the book because of its wonderful treatment of metaphor (what is a metaphier and a metaphrand?) and the use of the term "analog" to describe the nature of the mind. Jaynes was a genius, not a one-dimensional thinker but a mystic, a seer, a sage. Highly recommended book. Dense, difficult at times. Get it and keep it with you to dip into whenever you wish.
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