The 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Kensho, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Kensho



    1. The Biosurvival Circuit ("Consciousness") -- imprinted in infancy. Concerned with sucking, nourishment, cuddling, biosecurity. The imprinting of this circuit sets up the basic attitude of trust or suspicion which will last for life. First activated when a human being is born, and programs perception onto an either-or grid, divided into nuturing-helpful and noxious-dangerous (approach/accept vs. fight/flee). To activate: the opiates.

    2. The Emotional-Territorial Circuit ("Ego") -- imprinted in the toddling stage. Concerned with territorial demands, emotional power tactics, political domination-and-submission strategies. The first imprint on this circuit identifies the stimuli which will automatically trigger dominant, aggressive behavior or submissive, cooperative behavior. To activate: abundant quantities of alcohol.

    3. The Time-Binding Semantic {Dexterity-Symbolism} Circuit ("Mind") -- imprinted by human artifacts and symbol systems. Concerned with handling the environment, invention, calculation, prediction, building a "map" of the universe. If the environment is stimulating to the third circuit, the child takes a "bright" imprint and becomes dextrous and articulate; if the environmentis made of stupid people, the child takes a "dumb" imprint, i.e., remains more or less at a 5-year-old stage of artifact clumsiness and symbol-blindness. To activate: caffeine, speed, cocaine, a high-protein diet.

    4. The Sociosexual Circuit ("Adult Personality") -- imprinted by the first orgasm-mating experiences and tribal "morals." Concerned with sexual pleasure, local definitions of "moral" and "immoral", reproduction, nurture of the young. The specific neurotransmitter for Circuit IV has not been synthesized yet, but it is generated by the glands after pubescence and flows volcanically through the bloodstreams of adolescents.

    Note: None of these terrestrial drugs change basic biochemical imprints (i.e. Circuit I-IV imprints). The behaviors which they trigger are those which were wired into the nervous system during the first stages of imprint vulnerability.

    5. The Neurosomatic Circuit -- concerned with neurological-somatic feedbacks, feeling high, somatic reprogramming (Christian Science, faith healing, etc.). Gestalts shift from linear visual space to all-encompassing sensory space. A hedonic turn-on occurs, a rapturous amusement, a detachment from the previously compulsive mechanism of the first four circuits. To activate: ecstatic experience via physiological of chemical yogas, such as cannabis, Tantra, hatha yoga; free-fall.

    6. The Metaprogramming {Neuroelectric} Circuit -- concerned with reimprinting and reprogramming all earlier circuits, relativity of "realities" perceived, cybernetic consciousness. The sixth circuit consists of the nervous system becoming aware of itself. To activate: mescaline, psilocybin, LSD, Crowleyan "magick" metaprograms, advanced rajah yogas.

    7. The Neurogenetic {Morphogenetic} Circuit -- concerned with evolutionary consciousness (past and future), DNA-RNA-brain feedbacks, Jung's "Collective Unconscious." The first to achieve this mutation spoke of "memories of past lives," "reincarnation," "immortality," etc. To activate: LSD, advanced rajah yogas. Mescaline and psilocybin produce some Circuit VII experiences also.

    8. The Neuroatomic Circuit -- concerned with quantum consciousness, non-local awareness (beyond spacetime), so-called "PSI" or "magick" powers, Illumination. "Out-of-body experiences," "astral projection," contact with alien "entities" or with a galactic Overmind, etc. Circuit VIII is infra, supra, and meta- physiological -- a quantum mechanical communication system which does not require a biological container. To activate: shock or near-death experience will automatically activate this circuit; Ketamine; high doses of LSD also produce some Circuit VIII quantum awareness.

  2. Cool stuff, thanks for posting. The link mentions some of this is based on work done by Robert Anton Wilson. He is held in high regard among the people who are into energetic type stuff.
  3. Cheese


    9. The Crapological Circuit. Imprinted with the need to jack away all your money trading.

    Kensho, you've got all 9, so you're ready to go and make it happen.
  4. Kensho


  5. Imprinting is very interesting. What I find much more intriguing though is "instant intelligence" with ZERO input or stimulus.

    Experiments show that when you temporarily disable the pre-frontal lobe, people get smarter. There is no reasonable explanation for this outside the realm of some sort of "connected to everything" based concept.

    For those willing to be open, the implications are mind boggling (no pun intended).
  6. Kensho


    I like the following books/audiobooks from Robert Anton Wilson:

    Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World

    Prometheus Rising

    Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything: Or Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance (audiobook)

  7. Kensho


    Are you refering to transcranial magnetic stimulation? Sounds interesting:

    At the bottem there is a paper titled:
    "Savant-like skills exposed in normal people by suppressing the left frontotemporal lobe"
  8. Choad


    Chebyshev Filter Circuit
  9. Kensho