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8-Circuit Model of Consciousness (wikipedia.org)
12 points by bhavin on Jan 10, 2011 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments

I thought interesting, then read the first sentence:

"The 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness is a theory in psychology, first proposed by Timothy Leary. It consists of several quantum psychological systems that unify the various interpretations of the main altered states of consciousness into one coherent meta-theory."

Hmm, sounded kinda mumbo-jumbo-ish, but I decided to read on. But when I hit "Timothy Leary greatly expanded upon the basic premise of eight brains, he had been inspired from sources such as the Hindu chakra system. However, the most direct transmission occurred when Leary received a document from a student of yoga." I hit the back button.

If you ever saw Across the Universe, Timothy Leary is the guy played by Bono from U2. The guy was fucking nuts. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary

You get the Timothy Leary you deserve.

In the Top Ten articles to show what is wrong with Wikipedia.

I can only smile thinking about the couple hours of facts and debunking that Sheldon Cooper can fill talking about this page.

I think it's quite fruitful to assume that the brain consist of several layers of psychical processes, each at a different level in evolution and not always in tune with each other. It seems to be closer to the truth than assuming we are 'whole', or 'one mind'. I think that's pretty non-controversial, considering what we know about how brain anatomy, but then I'm not an expert.

Also, perhaps the particular language he used was useful in dealing with patients?

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