Human minds are linked in some way to human brains,
and there has been little if no change in the size
and constitution of human brains for many thousands of years.
The doctrines of the Prevailing View
can be found in the thought-systems
of traditional people world-wide.
The Maoris regard the human being
as comprised of four elements:
a divine eternal principle,
an ego which disappears at death,
a ghost-shadow which survives death,
and the body.
For the Oglala this divine element
is identical with the divine essence of the world.