- Dec 17, 2020
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Here is an interesting angle called Bicameralism that might dovetail connecting the cannibalistic murky past. Huge numbers of people in many cultures around 700 BC and earlier lived as high capacity schizophrenics (Jaynes theory). Controlling political/social whisperings originated the right hemisphere and transmitted into the conscious/sentient everyday left hemisphere.
I'm keen to hear arguments for and against the "humans-as-product/Church-as-Original-Butcher" propositions. For example, in Mud Flood - Hidden History of the Church, Obsidian Kate's Youtube channel shows the word 'church' as meaning 'a gathering of people'. That - and the rest of that fascinating video - offers a view of the older church as a technological marvel - and benign.
Which, obviously, is not aligned with my proposition that the word 'church' is derived from 'charcuterie'.
From: Wakipedia: Spaniards selling and forcing native americans to eat human flesh (Note the cher-rub grilling front right)
However, in Words, buried in Time, the channel notes the mainstream derivation of the word 'church' from 'kirk', then links 'kirk' with the goddess Kirke/Circe. Who is:
I'll take that as evidence in favour of the 'Church as butcher of long-pig' proposition.skilled in the magic of transmutation, illusion and necromancy... famed for turning her enemies into animals, notably pigs.
In the post you quoted, I referenced the US TV series 'Westworld' because it very plausibly depicts us. The biggest difference seemingly being that neither Westworld's guests nor its management eat the hosts. (And, arguably, both are more decent than ours.) A Westworld reviewer claimed the series was primarily about bicameralism: https://www.thecut.com/2016/12/how-bicameralism-helps-explain-westworld.html.
Perhaps bicameralism is some aspect of the "loyalty-loop" programmed into humans. I could go on about how bicameralism fits with that and how it doesn't. But I don't want to wear my fingers out - you can't get replacement parts for my model.
So, having identified a possible bicameralism angle, I'm interested in where you take it. What is the evidence? What thoughts spring from thinking through possible implications of the bicameralism angle?