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This nutty eight circuit thing
by Scott O. Moore
This is from the early days of the Leri mailing list, back before I had fully broken my brain and started all over again. -Scotto
Received a few questions recently about the eight circuit model. I know someone posted it earlier (taken from alt.drugs), but I thought I'd try to use a few examples that would tie in to us specifically. As of yet, I have no idea if that's going to work out or not...maybe I'll have to resort to Gilligan once more. Gasp. Shudder.
And I know a few people expressed their dislike -- don't mean to offend, or drive this into the ground, but this is the one that helps me the most right now, so I just thought I'd share....
1. The Oral Bio-Survival Circuit.
It's the same situation with humans. I receive a signal; I react. Instantly. NOTICE that there is no time for value judgments here. You simply react, instinctively.
The first thing you imprint on Circuit 1 is your mother, or any life-giving, non-threatening figure.
Gilligan is our personification of Circuit 1. Generally unknowing, concerned mostly with avoiding harm ("Gilligan, when I get my hands on you..."), and has no plans for the future, just taking it as it comes ("My teeth are picking up radio signals? I hope I like the station").
2. The Anal Emotional-Territorial
The Skipper is our personification of Circuit 2. Obviously the Top Dog in the relationship between he and Gilligan, and he and the rest of the castaways most of the time. He gets things done. Notice that this example of the Top Dog isn't negative at all; if it wasn't for the courage of the fearless crew, after all, that little Minnow would have been lost.
3. The Time-Binding Semantic
The Professor is our personification of Circuit 3. Concerned entirely with science, making models, coming up with solutions, fixing the radio. "If I could rig this little metal thingy up, I could construct a crude barometer that would allow us to ride out the storm."
4. The "Moral" Socio-Sexual
Mary Anne is our personification of Circuit 4. Very attractive, and yet, you just wonder what she's thinking about all these clowns. She comes from the Midwest, good solid moral background, and even if she is attracted to the Professor, do you think she could ever go through with it?
These four circuits have been developing over the centuries. They sum up our past evolution, show us where we've been. The higher four circuits are precursors to our next phase of evolution, show us where we're going.
5. The Holistic Neurosomatic
Faith healers live on this circuit. The lower four circuits come to the fifth circuit, looking for relief, and the faith healer can simply turn on, briefly perhaps or more permanently, the joy in each patient. Why? Because the faith healer enjoys joy, especially the joy of giving joy to others.
Ginger is of course our personification of Circuit 5. Get in with her, my friends, and you are guaranteed a sensual, wonderful experience. You know it, and she knows it.
6. The Collective Neurogenetic
Ideas about the collective consciousness of the human race...archetypes that always pop up... When this net talks about tripping, what things keep popping up over and over again? It's not always necessarily a matter of synchronicity. Our DNA is telling us strange and interesting things about our history and about our future. The problem is, we hang out here and we feel all these things, but then when we come down, our poor little 3rd Circuit simply can't come up with the right set of words, the right semantic grid to describe it. All we can do is paint pictures -- pictures of God (Michelangelo), evocative music (Beethoven's later stuff), and hope that these things will carry some of the emotional weight of the experience.
Mrs. Howell is our personification of the 6th Circuit. Mrs. Howell knows instinctively "how" to be wealthy; no one had to sit her down and tell her. She always knew....it simply wouldn't be proper for her particular set of DNA to be anything but. Luckily, other DNA has been rich before her, and can convey the experience to her.
7. The Metaprogramming Circuit
Mr. Howell is our personification of Circuit 7. Mr. Howell has the power not only to do just about anything he wants, but he can buy off the others whenever he wants too. And it's second nature to him; it's not something he has to revel in, he just does it. Whew.
8. The Non-Local Quantum Circuit
And the process is infinite, believe me. It doesn't stop. You can always go another step forward (or backward if you're a pessimist). Just when you get comfortable in your new reality, you suddenly realize, "This new reality is cool, I'll admit, but I'll just bet it could be cooler." And sure enough, it could be.
Hope this helps a bit, and I hope my pompous proselytizing doesn't bother y'all.
The quest is personal and interpersonal all at once. Only you know the best way for you; you're the only one inside of your experience; you're the only one qualified to make those decisions. Can I say "Do this and this and this and you'll have a Breakthrough?" Nope. Only you can say that to your own nervous system.
But the quest is still interpersonal. I haven't seen everything; I don't know all the possibilities. And if you give me some words that have helped you, and somehow, in some way, I can make them work for me too, then I don't ever want to not be with you, I don't ever want to cut off your words. And if your words don't work for me, does that mean you're wrong? Nope. It means your words work for you and don't work for me, and in the meantime, we can still support each other on our individual quests together. Live it out; support; take what you can and give what you can and don't ever be so presumptuous as to suggest that your way is the only way, or that there is in fact "one" way that will lead everyone through. We are not all the same person; we are not merely a million different incarnations of the same thing. We are unique in all the cosmos. Live with that; it's joyous...
Scott O. Moore: "The curious story of the figure known as Scotto is worth further exploration. While on the surface, he seems to have fit the mold of the angst-ridden artist of the time, it is apparent that on another level entirely, the man was quite likely insane. He claimed, at various points in his life, that he was in contact with extraterrestrial beings who predicted the end of human civilization, that the Voices in his head were actual entities and not a product of too many psychedelics, that punctuation marks as a group were an organized faction out to subvert reality, that the characters in his fiction had achieved sentience by way of his writing about them (and were not at all pleased with the situation), that the 'willing suspension of disbelief' alluded to in theatre aesthetics was not simply a metaphor but an actual phase transition in spacetime, that the so-called 'memetic attractor' at the heart of the mystic organization known as Leri was 'alive and pulsing,' and most notably, that the attractor which eventually yanked Leri into the Dreamtime and off the planet had reverse engineered Leri's escape, retroactively, by exerting an influence backwards in time. In light of these maniacal ramblings, it is a wonder Scott O. Moore was never struck by a car while crossing the street."
--from the journals of Dr. Nicholas Solitude, circa 2023 (via the Dreamtime)
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