“Prometheus Rising” And The 8-Circuit Model Of Consciousness

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“We are all giants, raised by pygmies, who have learned to walk with a perpetual mental crouch. Unleashing our full stature—our total brain power—is what this book is all about.”
—Robert Anton Wilson

I ran into Prometheus Rising and its author Robert Anton Wilson during a time in my life when I was trying to figure out why some people were assholes to other people. In my naïveté, I sought “granular” reasons for humanity’s inhumanity to others, training my magnifying glass on specific ideological and political issues. But these explanations were unsatisfying—and ultimately led down relativistic and semantic rabbit-holes.

There had to be a more basic reason. And there was.

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You Are A Work In Progress

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“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
—Heraclitus

Have you ever felt you needed “permission” to change some aspect of yourself? Have you ever felt like you had to present a thorough “rationale” to do so? That you might “disappoint” friends, family, and so on if you moved on from this or changed into that?

That’s a normal feeling. And, to be frank, it is also normal for some people you know to possibly express a number of negative or confused reactions to said change. Humans are creatures of habit—some more than others.

But it is also 100% normal and inevitable that you WILL change over the course of your life, whether you make a conscious plan regarding it or not.

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