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The God of the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation
Roderick Tweedy
Routledge (London: Karnac Books) / Softcover / 2013-02-01 / 1780491018
Psychoanalysis / Neuropsychology
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356 pages
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The God of the Left Hemisphere explores the remarkable connections between the activities and functions of the human brain that writer William Blake termed “Urizen” and the powerful complex of rationalizing and ordering processes which modern neuroscience identifies as “left hemisphere” brain activity. The book argues that Blake's profound understanding of the human brain is finding surprising corroboration in recent neuroscientific discoveries, such as those of the influential Harvard neuro-anatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, and it explores Blake's provocative supposition that the emergence of these rationalizing, law-making, and "limiting" activities within the human brain has been recorded in the earliest "Creation" texts, such as the Hebrew Bible, Plato's Timaeus, and the Norse sagas. Blake's prescient insight into the nature and origins of this dominant force within the brain allows him to radically reinterpret the psychological basis of the entity usually referred to in these texts as "God".

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1) The origins of Urizen
2) Urizen and the left hemisphere
3) The myth of Genesis
4) The marriage of heaven and hell

6) Urizenic religion and Urizenic reason: R1 and R2
7) The left hemisphere agenda
8) Twilight of the psychopaths
9) More than man: the dragon Urizen
10) The Selfhood & the fires of Los


About the Author:

Roderick Tweedy completed his education at Oxford University in 1997, researching the poet Shelley's interest in contemporary science and natural philosophy. He has written a number of articles and reviews on Romanticism and the English Romantics, and is an active member of the Blake Society. He is currently editor for Karnac Books, and an enthusiastic supporter of the user-led mental health organization, Mental Fight Club.

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