Re: [Fwd: BOOKS: Prometheus Rising (perception retraining)]

Keith Elis (
Sun, 02 Nov 1997 01:06:52 -0500

Neuronaut wrote:

> I have read Prometheus rising several times as well as many of RAW's other
> tomes. In my experience, perceptual re-training is, indeed, possible as
> well as incredibly fun. To paraphrase RAW there is nothing wrong with the
> Universe, humans merely misuse their brain..instead of using your brain for
> failure and misery, use it for fun and profit.

I agree, and this is one of my more specific points. The brain is powerful
hardware, but limited by its software -- its operating system, to stretch the
metaphor. Of course, the primary difficulty is transcending the operating
system to modify it, or even replace it entirely. I must admit that I'm a bit
skeptical about circuits six through eight, but of course this is a result of
the operating system I'm currently using (Microsoft's Rational-Critical Law
Student <grin>).

> My re-programming began with
> a right temporal lobectomy. In the two months after surgery I was concerned
> only with the basics of survival (Circuit One for those familiar with the
> Leary-Wilson 8 Circuit model) during which I found it possible to
> re-imprint fundamental programs about how I perceive the world, myself and
> how to move from one perceptual framwork to another - that the current
> framework I am using is but one of billions and if I find it not to my
> pleasure, it is possible to change to a perspective that is more to my
> liking.

Can you give some specifics? I don't see any radical surgery in my future, but
I'm sure you've acquired some knowledge I would find helpful.

> As I gained more functions I found myself blissfully hanging out
> in the 5th circuit. From the Hedonic Engineering capability of the 5th
> circuit I discovered it easy to jump to the 6th and 7th so as to literally
> change my world. In other words, as many before me have doneI used somatic
> bliss as a conduit to expanded consciousness. The benefits are many. For me
> I find joy and expansiveness comes from the ability to program the
> programmer.

Again, something to sink my teeth into?