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Corpus Technologica: En religionshistorisk analys av Robert Anton Wilsons version av The Eight Circuit Model of Consciousness i ljuset av den västerländska esoterismen
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a thesis about The Eight Circuit Model, a modern mind map developed for the purpose of illumination and enlighenment by Dr. Timothy Leary in the 1970s. Later, authors such as Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli elaborated upon the idea to make it more wholesome and compatible with other ideas expressing the same basic principle. In short, it is an intellectual abstraction of the evolution of consciousness through a series of eight stages, which Leary called Circuits. By looking at the brain as an evolving bio-computer, with thoughts working as software, upgrading itself through neurological imprints, Learys created a Hero's Journey for the modern age.The thesis tries to analyze this idea, as it is presented in Robert Anton Wilsons Prometheus Rising, through the lens of the discourse category ”Western Esoterism.” A hard-to-define subject but described as ”the dialectic of the hidden and the revealed in the field of religion.”

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2012. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
The Eight Circuit Model, Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, Esoterism, Discourse, Psychology, Sociology, Technology, Self-Help, Drugs & Religion
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18590OAI: diva2:609300
Subject / course
The Study of Religions
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-03-05 Created: 2013-03-05 Last updated: 2013-03-05Bibliographically approved

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