Re: Prometheus Rising

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 19:56:45 +0300 (MSK)

On Thu, 5 Feb 1998 wrote:

> I'd vote for the reality of the first six (he did have the metaprogramming
> circuit as number six rather than seven, didn't he?), but I'm pretty
> dubious about the others, except in the most limited sense. In many
> respects I preferred John Lilly's model (in 'Center of the Cyclone') for
> the region beyond the fourth circuit.
> BTW, those interested in this subject should probably also read Lilly's
> book 'Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer', which
> is on the Web somewhere. It's a bit of a tough read in places, but it has (?)

I hope I am not commiting St. bovicide when questioning claims as to the
reality of existance of such circuits, their analyzability via
introspection and as of their mutability by any rituals.

Besides of anecdotal, do we have any other evidence?


P.S. This is no bashing whatsoever, I am genuinely interested.

> a lot of interesting background information.
> Mark
> P.S. I'd also strongly agree with Anders' statement a few days ago about
> the dangers of careless alteration of motivational systems.