The Invisible Web

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THE 8-CIRCUIT MODEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

by Timothy Leary & Robert Anton Wilson

I. The Terrestrial Circuits

1. The Biosurvival Circuit:

imprinted in infancy. Concerned with sucking, nourishment, cuddling, biosecurity.

2. The Emotional-Territorial Circuit:

imprinted in the toddling stage. Concerned with territorial demands, emotional power tactics, political domination-and-submission strategies.

3. The Semantic Circuit:

imprinted by human artifacts and symbol systems. Concerned with handling the environment, invention, calculation, prediction, building a “map” of the universe.

4. The Sociosexual Circuit:

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.

II. The Extraterrestrial Circuits

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