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Famous Quotes By Leonard Shlain

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I'm a synthesizer. We need to synthesize more the relationships between artists and scientists, and men and women. — Leonard Shlain

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Democrtitus, in the fifth century B.C. had declared that all the world was composed of only two elements: atomes and the void. This reduction of the myriad of forms to only two was the ultimate in dualistic reasoning. Christianity adopted dualism when it created the strict division between good and evil and heaven and hell. — Leonard Shlain

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The first book ever written in an alphabet was the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament. And the most important passage was the Ten Commandments. The first commandment is the most revolutionary sentence ever written. It states: "I am the Lord thy God there is no other." The second prohibits us from making images. Thus, there is a profound rejection of any goddess influence and a ban of representative art. — Leonard Shlain

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When you read a book, you generate beta waves irrespective of the book's content. But if you look up from it, and start watching TV - it doesn't matter what the content of the program is - the beta waves disappear and you start processing alpha and theta waves. These are the same waves that you generate during meditation. Reading is primarily left hemisphere and watching television is primarily right hemisphere. Now how could that not have a major effect on our culture? — Leonard Shlain

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It is the bane and the balm of individual perception that 'objective' reality is seen through the filter of each person's temperament. — Leonard Shlain

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Edited by mostly unknown scholars in A.D. 367, compiled from documents written 30 to 110 years after the Christ event by no one who was present at the events, and composed for the most part by unknown authors in the Greek language that Jesus never spoke, it is held up as the only true record of the Christ story. — Leonard Shlain

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Language was such a profoundly new evolutionary innovation that our brains had to be completely redesigned in order to handle it. — Leonard Shlain

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I suggest that a culture adopting an alphabet would denigrate right hemispheric values because the alphabet is a left hemispheric mode of reception. And this right hemispheric denigration would manifest in two principal ways: Women's rights would be taken away, and images would be declared abominations. — Leonard Shlain

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A medium of communication is not merely a passive conduit for the transmission of information but rather an active force in creating new social patterns and new perceptual realities. — Leonard Shlain

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Revolutionary art and visionary physics are both investigations into the nature of reality. — Leonard Shlain

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Surgeons are not technicians; they're not mechanics. They're artists. I see patterns where not many other people see patterns ... I think that's what made me a good surgeon, and now, that's what's making me a good writer. — Leonard Shlain

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When the time comes to change a paradigm
to renounce one bedrock truth and adopt another
the artist and physicist are most likely to be in the forefront. — Leonard Shlain

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We're witnessing the end of a 5,000 year reign of patriarchy, and are coming into a society created by our technology that will be more balanced and more feminine. It's already happening. And I think that the good news is that it's coming just in time. — Leonard Shlain

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While their methods differ radically, artists and physicists share the desire to investigate the ways the interlocking pieces of reality fit together. This is the common ground upon which they meet. — Leonard Shlain

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Images are so prevalent that we get most of our information from them. We receive multiple layers of meaning within a very short compact picture, and that is what the right brain does best. Indeed, as our culture becomes more image-based, we're balancing our hemispheres. Through this new re-wiring, we're becoming a much gentler and kinder society. — Leonard Shlain

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I ... had my mind blown by all the opportunities that were in California in the '60s and '70s. In Detroit, everything was Freud ... Out here, everything was Jung. — Leonard Shlain