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Cosmic Consciousness in eight easy steps
- Jack Heart

I first came across the eight circuit or "8 brain model" while reading Robert Anton Wilson's The Illuminati Papers. Wilson had in turn credited Timothy Leary, Ph.D. for creating this model/tool for understanding the human nervous system. There is evidence that suggests Leary received this information in the form of an obscure manuscript, penned by a Tantric Yoga Master in India, from a certain "Professor Adams." Leary's brilliance was in the integration  of the Eastern Hindu and Tantric teachings with Western Psychology and Psychedelic inner exploration.

The eight-circuit model of consciousness is not only a system used for understanding the human nervous system, it is a tool used to accelerate human consciousness. Understanding and use of this model assumes that the mind/brain consists of the entire nervous, lymph and circulatory system within the earthling body. Physiological, emotional and psychic attributes are contained within this system.

Imagine eight subtle spiraling wheels of energy, one above the other, tethered by a translucent chord of life-force or “chi” suspended and flowing through your body. This energy nexus extends hierarchically upward from the base of your spine, to the top of your scull. Each individual circuit represents a major behavior mode or center of consciousness, from basic survival instinct to extra-sensory perception and beyond. The lower circuits model mundane human behaviors, while the higher circuits model a framework that transcends time and space.

Note: It is important to realize that this transcendence of space/time is available to all earthlings at any moment by means of imagination.”

As suggested above, each of the eight circuits may be visualized as corresponding to the "Chakra" system taught by Hindu schools of thought. Circuit one through seven line up with the seven chakras localized in the earthling body. Circuit one equates to the "Muladhara" or base chakra, and so on. Although each circuit does not correspond exactly with the eastern teachings for each chakra, the analogy is a useful one for locating each of the first seven circuits within the earthling body. Circuit eight is non-local.

Upon reflection, the notion of the eighth circuit (eighth brain) being non-local, is quite a phenomenal proposition. The eighth circuit in effect becomes the vehicle of transmission with universe. It is the link or means (matrix) whereby universe and the individual communicate. Individual and universe form a partnership that co-experiences existence. This partnership is communicated through synchronistic means, which from the perspective of the first four circuits, or "normal awareness" seems to defy logic.

Each circuit has a three phase cycle of development:

1.) Reception

2.) Integration

3.) Implementation

As we shall see, this framework is an invaluable artifact in the pursuit of mastering the consciousness hacking system of Tek-Gnostics. And so without further adieu, on to the eight circuit model...

Artwork created or inspired by the great Alex Grey


"Temporal" Consciousness
Circuits one through Four

Within this psychologic/psychedelic  model, stages of psychological development are represented as nodes of energy, or circuits (chakras). As the earthling baby develops, each circuit becomes active in succession. Circuits one through four are inherent in every earthling and function automatically according to the DNA blueprint. They are "temporal" in the sense that they are consensual to all earthlings and obey the agreed upon laws of physics. Each circuit activates or is activated by a basic stage of development. Circuit one at birth... Circuit two as the toddler begins to walk... Circuit three as the child develops speech... And circuit four at puberty.

Circuit I

Infant - Nourishment survival Brain. Imprinted on Mother.

After the incredible journey of being born, the earthling baby has earned the bliss of cuddling in his/her mothers arms. Automated survival instincts of suckling and clinging to mother's breast activate. This reality is primarily 2-Dimentional, wherein the babies surroundings are less important beyond being loved, safe and warm.

Circuit II

Toddler - Locomotion political Brain. 3-D (space)

When a toddler gets his/her wheels (learns to walk), he/she becomes a full fledged member of the clan. Circuit two activates mastery of one's dexterity and the manipulation (both physically and politically) of one's surroundings. The phenomena known as the terrible twos is a result of circuit two development.

Circuit III

Child - Language past/present/future conceptual Brain. 4-D (time)

As the child masters locomotion and politics, circuit three activates the ability to conceptualize and use tools/artifacts. The most intricate and powerful artifact is language. The ability to communicate in a sophisticated manner allows access to the clan's available knowledge. Peer group activity becomes the paramount re-enforcement signal. Mastery of the concept of time allows the ability to reflect and predict.

Circuit IV

Adolescent - Puberty and sexual-emotional Brain. (Heart)

Circuit four is triggered through hormonal activation. These emotion-chemicals mutate the body into the adult form. As the earthling body transforms, alarming and dramatic emotional changes occur. Not to worry... These physical and emotional outbursts are actually quite normal. They are necessary exercises in opening the fourth or "Heart" circuit.


In order to access the Higher Circuits... the intrepid intelligence engineer
will inevitably pass through the gates of Chapel Perilous.


"Meta" Consciousness
Circuits Five through Eight

If circuits one through four are considered normal developmental stages... circuits five through eight may be considered paranormal stages of true-human development. As the earthling enters adulthood, the potential for the activation of circuits five through eight become increasingly available. Additionally, these circuits are of an increasingly transcendental nature. Where circuits one through four are said to be analytical in nature, circuits five through eight are intuitive and psychedelic in nature.

More sophisticated tantras, pertaining to circuits five through eight, are examined in our advanced program.

Circuit V

Ecstatic Brain - Imprinted by peak experiences. Non-ordinary reality... Being "High"

Circuit five is activated by repeated and consistent application of various highly sophisticated technologies developed by ancient earthling initiates. These practices take many forms to appeal to a wide audience. Athletics, Drama, Literature and Music are a few examples of such technologies, as well as the traditional practice of Meditation. As an earthling excels in any of these yogas, they achieve a state of concentration and skill that produces an ecstatic or euphoric sensation within the body/mind. The resulting elevated sense of well being and comprehension (being high) insures repeated practice.

Note: There are certain entheogenic shortcuts or yogas that have been used since antiquity, but the use of such shortcuts shall not be addressed here.

Circuit VI

Meta-programming Brain - Thinking about thinking. Re-programming old imprints. Reality selection.

Circuit six is associated with so called psi phenomena such as pre-cognition and telepathic ability. Modern physics describes all matter as vibratory in nature. In interpersonal communication, the implementation of circuit six is perceived by earthlings as "picking up on the vibes" of another individual. In the old days, we used to call this being in tune with one's bio-rhythms.

The implementation phase of circuit six may be thought of as creative reality selection or meta-programming as described Dr. John C. Lilly, M.D. in his book "Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer." The ability to redesign one's reality is known as the Art of Magick in certain circles (no pun intended). The basic concept is that if one has focus and technique, one can re-define the way one sees and interacts with universe.

Circuit VII

Collective unconscious Brain - Species wisdom retrieval.

Here is where we tap into the earthling collective... past, present and future. Circuit seven is the collective unconscious mind/brain of Dr. Carl Jung. It is believed by science that all of humanity's evolutionary history is archived within the double helix of our DNA. This information may be accessed through circuit seven activation. Reincarnation and past life regression may be alternative interpretations of aspects of a fully functional circuit seven.

Returning to the chakra analogy, circuit seven is analogous to the Sahasrara, or crown chakra... the thousand petaled lotus flower. This energy vortex is the highest circuit within the earthling body. This circuit is in direct communication with universe, which is visualized as a eighth circuit elevated above the earthling's head.

Circuit VIII

Galactic Brain/mind - Non local access to universal matrix.

Contact. The ability for earthlings to be in communication with non-local (other worldly) intelligence has been recorded since the dawn of time. Out of body experience, cosmic consciousness, communion... there are many interpretations. One of the greatest and least offensive verbs used to describe this phenomena is inspiration. To be inspired is arguably the very basis for all human creativity and cultural development.

It is important to note that although the eight circuits are described above as being activated sequentially, any or all circuits may be activated at any time. Each earthling is unique, as is each earthling's life experiences. Anything can happen. Trauma, sever physical exertion, as well as natural tendencies may spontaneously trigger any circuit. That's just the way life is.

Remember... 8 is infinity spelled sideways!

Useful Correlations...

Law of Eights/Eight-Fold Path.
Eight circuits = Octave musical scale.
Circuits One through Four = Left Hemisphere analytical thinking.
Circuits Five through Eight = Right Hemisphere creative thinking.
In physics, the Eightfold Way is a theory organizing subatomic hadrons.
8 circuits x 8 (Will or self-programming) = 64 possibilities.
64 grid systems = Chess board, I-Ching, DNA.
Egyptian/Gnostic Ogdoad
Taoist Eight Bagua

Outsourced Eight Circuit Links...

Antero Alli's Angel Tech

Antero Alli's Eight Circuit Brain

Chakras and the 64 Yoginis

Eight Circuits @ the vaults of Erowid

Eight Circuit Model of Consciousness @ Wikipedia


The Illuminati Papers

Note: More advanced Yogas, pertaining to the eight circuit model may be found within our premium members site: the Invisible College.



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