Right brain gifts that sustained us in an artistic-poetic- magical awareness of the world were overwritten by the abstract programs of the left brain. As it ends up, the model-making powers of the left brain dominate us.These faculties are now isolating us in a mental exile from everything we cannot work out from the construction of our own minds. With the dominance of the forebrain circuits, we learned to make maps and models, and now we can hardly discern the real world scenarios from which those maps and models were derived. We no longer live in the natural world, we just live with a mockup of it. We are already well into virtual reality, running on the artificial intelligence if our own brains.
John Lash, Quest for the Zodiac