from Exo-Psychology by Dr.
Timothy Leary Ph.D
This information presents a neurogenetic ontology - a
theory of eight levels of reality and their interaction.
All realities are neurological-patterns of impulses received,
stored and transmitted by neural structures. Consciousness is defined as energy
received by structure. Intelligence is defined as energy transmitted by structure. For the
human being the structures are neural circuits and their anatomical connections.
Please re-read the last three sentences.
For thousands of years ontologists have speculated futilely
about the nature of reality. There can be no more room for debate. Surely the nervous
system determines every aspect of human reality. What is "real" is what is
registered by nerve endings, coded in neural memory banks, and transmitted by nerve
The ontological question is so easily resolved we wonder why
there was ever any confusion. After all, the circulation of the blood was understood four
centuries ago. The structure of the nervous system, the fibrous wiring of the sense
organs, and the connections to the brain are so anatomically obvious that one is puzzled
at the inability of earlier anatomists and physiologists to understand that the nervous
system is the seat of consciousness and thus the solution to many ontological questions
that had vexed and confused man's thinking. We face here, perhaps, another contrived,
deliberate stupidity, a protective myopia, a species taboo which shrouds attempts to
explain consciousness and intelligence-expanding processes. The facts about the nervous
system are too robot embarassing, too challenging to larval theological and political
systems. It is just too early on the evolutionary clock for the species to face the
neurological facts, for the robots to decipher their own circuitry.
Four-brained humans cannot accept a scientific neurogenetic
ontology which places reality within the changing flux of the nervous system and not in
the comforting solidity of the imprinted-conditioned reality-islands. "Man the
Machine" is an unbearable concept to those who are not ready to mutate beyond the
lower, robot circuits.
One cannot evolve from one's robothood until one realizes how
totally one has been robotized. A succinct presentation of this point will be found in
Gurdjieff's comments on mechanization quoted by Ouspensky: In Search of the
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