(See Comic)The higher circuits allow a person to become ever less robotic and ever less limited by the body. Wilson and Leary presented a much more materialistic and evolutionary view of these circuits than I am going to here. To me the way Wilson/Leary sorted out the higher circuits hierarchically as Neurosomatic, Neurogenetic, Metaprogramming, Neuroatomic is a superfluous approximation. Really the higher circuits are more like alternate imprints for the lower circuits that arenâ€™t about evolution in as much as they are ultimately about rendering the body unnecessary. In other words, the higher circuits are about decisions made purely on the level of mind that clean the unconscious part of the mind to such a degree that there is ultimately no more need for a body of any kind (or a universe for that matter). Since most people donâ€™t have much higher circuit experience, less is known about higher circuits than lower circuits. Some physical characteristics a person may expect to find in people utilizing higher circuits are things like perhaps graceful aging, infrequent illness, the ability to see things like auras, maybe heal people, psychic abilities, and the ability to bring higher circuit truths down to levels of lower circuit understanding. The drug that begins to give people glimpses of higher circuits is Cannabis. And various psychedelic drugs give more intense glimpses of higher circuits. Awakening higher circuits often comes with a period of time known as â€œThe Dark Night of the Soul.â€ This is often an uncomfortable period of time. It is uncomfortable because the personâ€™s world is starting to be flipped right side up (it was upside down before). It often seems like things are being taken away, but what is really happening is that the person is beginning to recognize the unreality of the things he once thought he valued. This period of time could be described as the egoâ€™s temper tantrum. The ego is the thing that simply wants to keep you a predictable robot dominated by lower circuits and constantly looking for happiness externally where it will never really be found. Most people let their egoâ€™s temper tantrums scare them back into normal roboticism, but for people who get through the initial darkness, a whole new mentality takes over. This mentality helps to awaken alternate imprints in the lower circuits. Alternate Imprints with Higher Circuits Bio-Survival: Instead of a safe or unsafe imprint, you replace it with an invulnerable imprint. That is because you now realize you are ultimately immortal and merely walking through a dream and always accompanied by (fill in your favorite supernatural entity: like the Holy Spirit, Higher Self, Guardian Angel, Jesus, etc.) Emotional Territorial: Instead of a strong or weak imprint, you replace it with an equality imprint. That is because you now realize bodies are simply dream figures and that everyone is really the same one mind. Semantic: Instead of an infophile or infophobe imprint, you replace it with a disbelief imprint. That is because you now realize not to make illusions real to yourself by believing in them. The only thing true about an illusion is that it is untrue. Socio-Sexual: Instead of a normal or deviant imprint, you replace it with an indiscriminate spirit (mind) imprint. That is because you now realize that only minds can really join, not bodies. It is like flipping the drive behind sex right side up and applying it to mind instead of bodies. The orgasmic qualities are the same, but unlimited since mind is unlimited. Ultimately, a perpetual orgasm of oneness with God (all mind) is the result. Overall, what you are doing by utilizing higher circuits is dissolving duality. Whereby you had a split mind before that was dominated by unconsciousness, you now have a whole mind. There are many techniques for awakening higher circuits, like certain kinds of yoga. However, there is one technique especially worth looking at. That will be covered next.
(See Comic) Most people are Naive Realists. And put simply, a naive realist is a person who believes the world he or she perceives is the real objective world. Although most of us may be able to look into the sky and say, that is the sun, we all experience the sun differently. One person may see the sun simply as a sign of a nice day. Someone else may see the sun as nuclear fusion in process. And someone else, like poet William Blake, may see the sun as a hundred angels singing â€œHoly, Holy, Holy!â€ Who is right? Well, that depends on your own experience. And it also depends on your objective. According to the 8 circuit model of human consciousness, our experiences and objectives are predominantly programmed by the way we are individually imprinted. If we just look at the first two circuits, bio-survival and emotional-territorial, we can start to build a grid of general types of people and how they experience the world based on their imprints. On the bio-survival circuit, a person either gets an imprint that the world is safe or dangerous (and lots of things in between). And on the emotional-territorial circuit a person gets and imprint of being strong or weak (and lots of things in between). By combining the imprints on those two circuits we get 4 general types of people. Hostile Weakness Iâ€™m Not Okay, Youâ€™re Not Okay criminal Hostile Strength Iâ€™m Okay, Youâ€™re Not Okay tyrant Friendly Strength Iâ€™m Okay, Youâ€™re Okay benevolent leader Friendly Weakness Iâ€™m Not Okay, Youâ€™re Okay benevolent follower If we add the third circuit(the semantic circuit, infophobe or infophile imprint), things quickly get more complex. And things get even more complex when the fourth circuit (the socio-sexual circuit, normal or deviant imprint) is added. However, since most people are dominated by their lower circuits, a lot can be gleaned about a person just by studying her or his first and second circuit imprints. Inevitably, since we all have different imprints, we all live in our own little reality tunnels. And if we got rid of all forms of the verb to be in our language (be, is, am, are, was, were, been and being), as was suggested by philosopher Alfred Korzybski, weâ€™d be much more attuned to that fact. And weâ€™d also avoid wasting time arguing with people over things like, whose music is better, Snoop Dogâ€™s or Beethovenâ€™s. It all depends on your imprints and thus your objectives. Some people were imprinted to respect Snoop Dog and some people Beethoven. If you were to say, according to my version of reality Beethovenâ€™s music is far superior to Snoop Dogâ€™s, that would be a truthful statement. Yet, it would also recognize the other personâ€™s reality.To exist in this universe means to be trapped in a particular tunnel vision of reality. But you can at least expand your tunnel into more of a landscape by awakening higher circuits. Because with higher circuits, you start to gain more control over lower circuits and so your imprinting becomes less rigid and more malleable. Sometimes it is good to have some hostile strength. And sometimes it is good to have some friendly weakness. You want to be flexible and not a robot so that you can make choices that truly lead to happiness instead of trying to just satisfy your roboticism. Freedom of mind is freedom from misery.