Julian Jaynes, in The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind proposes that the right hemisphere of the brain was the home of the gods, from which they were progressively evicted by developing consciousness in the Greek mind between the ninth and seventh centuries BC.

Aby Warburg’s mnemonic wave “alludes to the successive surges of the memory that a civilization experiences in relation to its past, in this case the part of the West’s past which is inhabited by the Greek gods.” Calasso, Literature and the Gods, p27.


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