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$ The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience by Benny Shanon. Paperback. $ Representational and the. Benny Shanon is a Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and . Benny for this classic on Charting Ayahuasca that will live forever. Skip to main content. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Home page. Toggle navigation. Psychology Department.

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The plants were universally regarded as sacred, even divine, and held to be the source of true knowledge and the very foundation of the cultures in question. First, the local de-coupling of medium and content opens the possibility of thought progressing along lines not planned or envisioned by the thinker beforehand, and thus it is a key for the generation of novelty. Restrictions pro authors only online only open access only published only filter by language Configure languages here.

He writes that he had consumed ayahuasca himself several hundred times and gathered a corpus of empirical data from published literature, structured and unstructured interviews he conducted and his personal experience.

I never said Moses was stoned when he saw God

His Antidopes of the Mind: East Dane Designer Shanno Fashion. Introspection and Introspectionism shajon Philosophy of Cognitive Science. He is best known for the Biblical entheogen hypothesis, the idea that the use of hallucinogenic drugs influenced religion.

As I stated in shznon radio interview Tobias cites, it takes a Moses to bring the Torah. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The analysis reveals several patterns that could not have occurred had thought not been conducted in a conscious manner. Methodologically, a contrast between considerations of principle and of fact is made and implications for the nature of cognitive theory are discussed. In addition to numerous articles published in scientific journals, in he published The Representational and the Presentational, a monograph criticizing the establishment paradigms in contemporary cognitive science.


It is these experiences, among others, that Shanon parallels with the above events of Moses’ life. Third, bennny provides for the quality of entitihood, hence for compartmentalization and enhanced control as well as for reflection and meta-observation.

Any ascription of these characteristics to computers is superficial and misleading in that it Second, articulated thought creates a medium for activities carried out in the internal theatre of the mind that are analogous to activities carried out in the real world.

The embodiment of mind is related to the topics of experience and consciousness. Only 2 left in stock – order soon. T he Guardian ran two articles on my work concerning the putative use of psychoactive plants in ancient Israel Moses saw God ‘because he was stoned – again’March 6; Face to FaithMarch 8.

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As stated in my book The Antipodes of the Mind, the most important effect the experiences with ayahuasca have had on me as a person was making me understand the dimension of the holy. An Essay on Cognition and the Study of Mind. For its most part, this commentary is based on Shannon in which a detailed analysis of LM is presented, although some points made here are new. I focus on the visions induced by ayahuasca, a powerful psychoactive plant-made brew that has had a central status and role in the indigenous tribal cultures of the upper Amazonian region.

Your report contains words and sentences I have neither written nor uttered, some introduced in quotation marks as if coming from me. We have to fear not for the fate of the biblical Moses, but for the fate of science.


This view is, I think, wrong. He concludes by saying:. The Antipodes of the Genny, a book summarizing this research is about to appear this coming November with Oxford University Press. Different though they are on the methodological level, on the substantive level the two programs are based on the same view, according to which memory consists of represented information that is permanently stored in the mind or brain.

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This modification, it is argued, is productive for the characterization of the workings of the mind, and it defines new questions for investigation. Here, I review the main characteristics of human consciousness presented in the earlier paper and argue that computers cannot exhibit them.

Shanon argues that the representational account is seriously lacking and that far from serving as a basis of cognitive activity, representations are the products of such activity. All told, PS presents a valuable source of information, analysis, opinion and wise guidance shanno all – scientists, religious mentors, clinicians, policy makers and lay persons – interested in psychoactive substances. Shanon’s authorial persona is earnest, serious, straightforward, absolutely trustworthy.

It has a language of its own. A typology of the structural forms in which visualizations may appear is drawn. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.