Friday, August 1, 2008

Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising online

Robert Anton Wilson's Prometheus Rising is a guidebook to the exploration of various reality tunnels, breaking through the current one and opening our minds to a whole new world.
A a guide book of "how to get from here to there", an amalgam of Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of consciousness, Gurdjieff's self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybski's general semantics, Aleister Crowley's magical theorems, Sociobiology, Yoga, Christian Science, relativity, and quantum mechanics amongst other approaches to understanding the world around us. It claims to be a short book (nearly 300 pages) about how the human mind works and how to get the most use from one. Wilson describes it as an "owner's manual for the human brain".

The book examines many aspects of social mind control and mental imprinting; it provides mind exercises at the end of every chapter, with the goal of giving the reader more control over how one's mind works. The book has found many readers among followers of alternative culture as it also discusses the effect of certain psychoactive substances and how these affect the brain, moving on to tantric breathing techniques, holistic approaches and other methods.

From a scribd summary: A synthesis of Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of human consciousness with traditional psychology. It will totally change your perspective on the people you consider "stupid."