Robert Anton Wilson explains our favorite model of human consciousness

The audio files below are the relevant excerpts of the original, extensive, taped interview with Robert Anton Wilson. They are each sides of a tape and about 45 minutes long, and together are the third session of the famous “Sounds True” interview.

On this tape Wilson talks about how he got into thinking about these topics in the first place and then famously describes Timothy Leary‘s Eight Circuit Model of Human Consciousness. Leary is quoted to say that Wilson could explain his model than Leary could himself.

Sounds True Session 3:
Robert Anton Wilson Explains Everything
or
Old Bob Exposes His Ignorance

Side A

Side B

Totem Pill animated diagram of the 8 Circuit Model

A still from the Totem Pill animation by Marc Ngui showing Circuit 1.

A still from the Totem Pill animation showing Circuit 1.

The animation at the top of this story is called Totem Pill, a diagram of the Eight Circuit Model of Human Consciousness inspired by Wilson’s description.

The animation is set to “The Grand Elixir” by Ocote Soul Sounds and Adrian Quesada, from the album “The Alchemist Manifesto” (2008 ESL Music).

A still from the Totem Pill animation by Marc Ngui showing Circuit 6.

A still  showing Circuit 6.

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