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View Diary: "Jaynestown, USA": Where RWNJ Messages Emulate Auditory Hallucinations (46 comments)

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  •  You were not raised with indoctrination (1+ / 0-)
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    and memorized chants and the like. You live in the modern world, externally and internally.

    The early human civilizations were built around novel religions. All of them. They worshipped afterlife figures. They promised access to detailed afterlife worlds.

    Everybody believed.

    And that went on for millenia.

    I do make a guess that hallucinations operate to the "waking dream" model. Anything can happen in a dream. With Jaynes, the content of daily prayers and work chants bleeds over into the dream voices.

    Wonder how many schizophrenics hear the voice of Rush Limbaugh? Or their megachurch's pastor? Or how many Fundamentalists' Superegos are shaped more than not by these propaganda sources?

    It is not a pretty situation.

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