Welcome to the Emergent Human with Michael Ostrolenk, where we explore optimizing health, embodied spirituality, and post-conventional living.
Today I speak with Antero Alli, author of two books advancing Timothy Leary’s 8-Circuit Brain model: “Angel Tech” published in 1985 and “The Eight-Circuit Brain: Navigational Strategies for the Energetic Body”, published in 2009.
Alli discusses his work with the 8-Circuit Brain model, which has been endorsed by Timothy Leary and by Robert Anton Wilson. The 8-Circuit Brain model posits eight interactive functions of Intelligence: physio-biological intelligence of survival, emotional-territorial intelligence and the will to power, symbolic-conceptual intelligence of intellectual acuity, social-moral intelligence and empathy with others, somatic intelligence of body wisdom and capacity for bliss, psychic intelligence of the self-aware brain and CNS, mytho-poetic intelligence of the planetary entity and DNA Matrix, and quantum-nonlocal intelligence of the mysterious singularity.
Alli provides an overview of the first four circuits, the survival circuits, which focus on humans’ physical, emotional, spatial, informational, social, moral, and sexual intelligence required to survive on the planet. Alli then discusses the upper circuits, the post-survival circuits. There are various methods that can bring a person to experience the upper-level circuits, and Alli describes the benefits and potential drawbacks of each circuit, depending on the level of engagement
To learn more about Antero Alli and his work, visit The Eight-Circuit Brain
(http://verticalpool.com/8circuitbrain1.html) and Vertical Pool Films (http://www.verticalpool.com/dvd.html).
I’d also like to provide a short update: My friend Jan Winhall new book now available for pre-order: “Treating Trauma and Addiction with the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model: A Bottom-Up Approach”. https://janwinhall.com/book/
Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website: www.cosperscafidi.com/.
We will close out today’s show with one of my favorite singer/song writers Stuart Davis and his song “Savoring Samsara”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKYdI19XKJY