Dr Timothy Leary
, the so-called LSD guru
theorized that the the nervous system comprises eight different Circuits
that the mind and body can operate on. These circuits work much like the gears
in an automobile
in that when in one particular gear, the mind
works one way, a different way when the gear is changed.
The different circuits have developed over the course of human history, and will continue to develop for as long as we exist as a species. They are listed both in chronological order of their development, but also the complexity of their mechanations, for these two items are inexorably linked. The invertebrate has no need for higher reasoning, and so, things only develop as they are needed.
The Bio Survival Circuit was the first of the eight circuits to arise, and it is the first circuit in which our mind operates when we are born. It is a condition-response sort of mind that reacts directly with stimuli. An individual operating in this circuit seeks only to be near to those things which are pleasing and to flee or attack those things which are harmful.
Second is the Emotional Circuit, and it is the mind of a child. The individual ceases to be an entity of reaction, but an entity of action. Instead of simply responding to its environment, the organism sets goals and defines desires. Just as the child finds itself to be very self-centered and interested only in fulfilling the desires it has set for itself.
Third, is the Dexterity-Symbolism Circuit. This circuit represents the left brain functions of the mind. Logical reasoning, mathematics and the like are all controlled by this circuit.
Fourth, is the Social-Sexual Circuit. Organisms acting in this circuit become interested in time. Or, more accurately, the being wishes to transmit its culture, or beliefs across time by influencing future generations. This is the beginning of religion.
The first four brains are ones that have already developed and are active in all normal human beings. The latter group of four, however, has yet to be activated in human beings and require the use of drugs, ritual or other means to expand upon one's bioconditioning, to become a truly metaprogrammed individual.
The Neurosomatic Circuit is the fifth brain, and was first activated perhaps 4,000 years ago in certain hedonistic circles within the affluent members of society. Tantra, marijuana, sensory deprivation or psychological trauma are all triggers for the fifth circuit. The Neurosomatic Circuit itself is an initial stage of detachment from the action-reaction nature of the first four brains.
Sixth is the Neuroelectric Circuit. Metaprogramming. A being operating in this circuit has a keen awareness of his own programming, and even has some ideas as to modify that programming to better suit his goals. LSD, Peyote and certain metaprograms all have the potential to unlock the Sixth Mind.
The penultimate circuit, the Neurogenetic Circuit is the remembrence of past-lives, and the development of supranormal powers, such as telekinesis and telepathy. The being has an understanding of the human mind down to each and every neuron, and has great insight into the true nature of reality. Immortality.
The consciousness escapes the mind in the Neuro-Atomic Circuit and is free to travel about. Contact with extraterrestrial or superterrestrial beings is often reported. Astral Projection, the Galactic Overmind and access to the collective unconscious have all been reported. Extremely high doses of ketamine as well as DMT are able to trigger this circuit.
Nobody knows as of yet if there are further circuits beyond these eight into which the human mind has yet to venture, but this Noder is willing to bet that there are hundreds, just waiting to be discovered.