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Trippy!

Leary's Eight Circuit Model of Consciousness

Dr. Leary assumes that the nervous system consists of eight potential circuits, or "gears," or mini-brains.

First four of these brains are in the usually active left lobe and are concerned with our terrestrial survival.

I. THE BIO-SURVIVAL CIRCUIT

Evolved 2 to 3 billion years ago. Concerned with classifying things into "helpful" or "harmful." Trust or suspicion. Approach or avoid.

This state is stimulated by Opium - the floating consciousness of the newborn. (Freudians identify opiate addiction with the desire to return to infancy.)

II. THE EMOTIONAL CIRCUIT

Evolved perhaps in 500,000,000 B.C. Concerned with emotional behaviour. Stimulus, response. Aggression, submission, cooperation. Emotional decision making etc.

This state is stimulated by alcohol. Territorial patterns and emotional politics appear when booze flows.

III. THE DEXTERITY-SYMBOLISM CIRCUIT

Evolved 4-5 million B.C. Concerned with left-lobe functions of the brain, logic, handling the environment and conceptual thought.

Coffee, tea, speed, cocaine, high protien diet.

IV. THE SOCIAL-SEXUAL CIRCUIT

Concerned with transmission of tribal or ethnic culture across generations. "Moral and "immoral".

No artifical stimulant yet. But stimulant flows volcanically through the bloodstreams of adolescents.

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Last four are extraterrestrial, reside in the "silent" or inactive right lobe, and are for use in our future evolution. This explains why the right lobe is usually inactive at this stage of our development, and why it becomes active when the person ingests psychedelics.

V. THE NEUROSOMATIC CIRCUIT

Began to appear 5000 years ago. Causes linear VISUAL SPACE to change to all-encompassing SENSORY SPACE. This is the state of being "high" "spaced out" "floating" "zen state of one foot above the ground".

Stimulant - Pot.

VI. THE NEUROELECTRIC CIRCUIT

First reported around 500 BC. Concerned with the nervous system becoming aware of itself. Dr. John Lilly calls it "metaprogramming," i.e., awareness of programming one's programming. Woooo... supposed to enable telepathy, high-energy communication with "Higher Intelligences," i.e., ourselves-in-the-future and other post-terrestrial races.

No specific stimulant yet - a bit of strong psychedelics like mescaline and /or LSD perhaps.

VII. THE NEUROGENETIC CIRCUIT

The collective consciousness. Akaashik records. memories and visions of past and future. Immortality (of your consciousness not of your physical body).

Stimulant - LSD

VIII. THE NEURO-ATOMIC CIRCUIT

The extraterrestrial unconscious. Out-of-body experiences. Astral projection. When the nervous system is turned on to this quantum-level circuit, space-time is obliterated. Einstein's speed-of-light barrier is transcended; in Dr. Sarfatti's metaphor, we escape "electromagnetic chauvinism." Lao-tse's perspective, "The greatest is within the smallest." (I thought William Blake said that!)

Stimulant - Ketamine, high doses of LSD (if it doesn't kill you in the process that is!)

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Phew!! That was some mind exercise! I love the interrelatedness of things in Leary's theory. Child development stages + neurological imprints + how it came about in human evolution + substances that stimulate the state!

Now, what I want to know is why the hell we weren't taught this theory of evolution in school. Grrrrr....

PS - The author of the post who coincidentally happens to be the "me" I'm currently identifying with, certainly in no way supports ingesion of drugs for any cause even one as noble as evolution of mankind.

4 Responses to “Trippy!”

  1. # Blogger gullu

    popped in to say 'hi' :)...as always all your posts were food for thought...had a good net surfing session after reading all the new posts :))  

  2. # Blogger sou

    hahaa.. so am I the new google? :)

    (as in.. ppl usually use google as a gateway to internet.. now my posts become the starting point to it)  

  3. # Anonymous jedi

    so which circuits have u triggered? or are u still on the larval circuits?  

  4. # Blogger sou

    hmm.. I dunno how many circuits I've triggered.. but seeing the emotional trigger you have included in your comment I can tell you, you are surely stuck on the second circuit :)  

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