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
that suggests Leary received this information in the form of
an obscure manuscript, penned by a Tantric Yoga
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
as well as emotional attributes are contained within this
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.
important to realize that this transcendence of space/time is
available to all earthlings at any moment by means of
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 and universe form a partnership that
co-experiences existence. This partnership is communicated through
means, which from the perspective of the first four circuits, or "normal
awareness" seems to defy logic.