Mark Grant (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 23:10:34 +0000

On Sun, 13 Apr 1997, Mike Rose wrote:

> the moment but I am really keen on learning more. Can any1 suggest any
> preliminary texts on brain function and basic neurology? Where should I
> start?

It's not directly relevant, but the most interesting brain book I've read
in the last year was Dennett's "Consciousness Explained". I disagree with
a number of things that he says (mostly in the first couple of chapters),
but his model of brain function explains a lot of my weird experiences.

> I am currently reading Lilly's 'Centre of the Cyclone' and I guess
> I will read 'Programming and Meta-Programming....' next - any other
> suggestions?

'Prometheus Rising', of course. Possibly 'Cosmic Trigger'. Both are by
Robert Anton Wilson, who has a somewhat sensationalist style but does
write from experience.

> The question is what has happened since the 70s, is anyone else doing any
> similar meta-programming research?

Yep, but not on any official basis AFAIK. There were a couple of mailing
lists on the subject but I don't know if they're still going. There's
little on the Web other than Lilly, Leary and Wilson texts.


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