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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: New Falcon Publications,U.S.; New Ed edition (1 May 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561840564
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561840564
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Imagine trying to make sense of Timothy Leary's eight neurological circuits, G.I. Gurdjieff's self-observations exercises, Alfred Korzybski's general semantics, Aleister Crowley's magical theorems, and the several disciplines of Yoga; not to mention Christian Science, relativity, quantum mechanics and many other approaches to understanding the world around us. That is exactly what Wilson does in "Prometheus Rising". In short, it is a book about how the human mind works and what you can do to make the most of yours. Readers have been known to get angry, cry, laugh, and even change their entire lives. It has practical techniques to break free of your "reality tunnels".

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AGT Lowe on 16 Oct. 2007
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i read this book first off several years ago and have re-read it many times since.

this is one of wilsons most straight forward books, that it obviously not saying much as it blends leary, gurdjief, crowley, psychology together into a multi-layered model.

if you have read any other of wilsons books you will be familiar with the term 'reality tunnels' a.k.a the reality, personlaity, belief system we are viewing the owrld thru now. a jew would view a swastika diffrently to a nazi for example, while two humanoids would have slightly diffrent staements after viewing the ame car crash.

this book explores and greatly adds to leary's 8 circuit model and shows you how these circuits operate in your life and how to change them.

another good book on this model is antero alli's 'angel tech' and any book on chaos magic that talks about beliefs like carrolls 'liber knull and psychonaught' or phil hine's 'prime chaos.'

basically by tracking and adding subtracting habits and recognizing where your machanical robot-brain circuits program your reality of life you can change your hardwired imprints and live a better life.

if you are constantly nervous and overeaat you most likely have circuit 1 (oral, survival cirucit) problems, if you have sexual issues (circuit 4), terratorial, power issues (circuit 2) and best of all how you can leap chapel perilous (dark night of the soul) and enter the fun, intelligence raising, higher circuts which used to be called enlightenment.

who is reading this right now? Is there life on earth?
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Sept. 1999
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Quite simply one of the best books ever. This book is part-philosophy, part-psychology and part-occult science. Based somewhat on Tim Leary's 8-circuit model of consciousness this is certainly the most lucid theories of mind I've ever read. No review could really do it justice, just buy it and see.
The world needs this knowledge!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By "ohbounder" on 17 Nov. 2002
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Prometheus Rising has a terrible new-age cover. Don't let that put you off. Inside lies a truly remarkable book that will turn your thinking about the world on its head, or at least illustrate how everyone else in the world sees it differently.
Full of humour, fascinating thought experiments and plenty of exercises (like believing that your mail is being intercepted and looking for the evidence), Prometheus Rising joyfully dissects how we see the universe using examples, analogies and metaphors that will have you laugh out loud. Wilson, a genius of the first order, introduces us to a new way of thinking about money (bio survival tickets) self (reality tunnels) and a zillion other things.
This is not a self help book, but you could conceivably help yourself by buying it. Insights and Profound Understanding guaranteed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Manuela Brand on 12 Feb. 2013
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"Don't judge a book by its cover" is good advice for this one. For 3 years, neither the cover nor the description on the back motivated me to read it (it was the persistent recommendation of a friend of mine).

Robert Anton Wilson connects different psychological and historical theories with neuroscience to explain levels of consciousness from which individuals and societies operate. Based on this, he explains insight-fully how the world is not the same for any one person, and how we can understand different "reality tunnels" better. If you understand his model of the 8 brain circuits, you will never again look at people, the world and concepts such as science, money, military or politics the same way. The book provides a profound understanding of the evolution of human consciousness, and brings forth the message that we are meant to rise to higher levels of futuristic circuits.

Some limitations:
=> Reading the book was at times not easy, Wilson adds many references to unknown authors or stories without explaining them adequately to the reader. His writing style is nerdy, it sometimes feels like he is writing for a circle of friends. But there are nuggets of brilliant insights all throughout the book.
=> It is sometimes difficult to distinguish scientifically proven facts from personal speculation. Some of his predictions in the book about the future of mankind have been proven wrong (e. g. that life extension drugs will be widely available in the year 2010, and most of humanity will have migrated towards space by 2026).
=> The book is classified as Psychology/Self Help. However, it goes way beyond academic psychology and some of his exercises are very difficult/impractical to perform (e. g. "take a course in Kungfu for 3 months, then re-read this chapter").
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Artur Kowalski on 28 Nov. 2002
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This book completely changed my perception of how we function. Wilson not only explains the cognitive ideas of such disparate thinkers as Leary, Korzybski, Crowley and Sagan in a manner most laymen readily understand, he also convincingly points out just what these guys have in common, and where they differ. This book clarifies so many issues on consciousness I have always wondered about and few issues I haven't even thought of wondering about. Read this book now!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A. Jackson on 27 Dec. 2006
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This book changed my life, direction wise anyway. I highly recommend it to each and every human entity that crosses it's path. Truth rarely comes to any of us, but this book helps to understand how we can understand.

It "is" important that you do the exercises at the end of each section though, and once you have, re-read the section before and you will get a whole load of jokes that are hidden in it. This man (Robert Anton Wilson) has a rich and diverse way of threading gut wrenching humour in at all points in his writing, and I applaud him for this.

I read this book 3 times in a row and noticed so much more with each read, it truly showed me how we blind ourselves to the world around us and the world inside of us, it also explained why we are all so different and the same.

I believe this book "is" a journey book, if you get given it by a friend then read it straight away, it was meant to be in your hands. If you get it as a gift then get stuck in and don't believe everything you read, because a lot of it could be smuck.

If you are the kind of person who wishes to open their mind and go on a wild adventure known as life itself, then step on in to the wonderful map of Mr Wilson, this book seems to be a fine place to start based on my experience with this discordian pope (I am one too by the way, and now that you have read this, you are now POPE, there are quite a few popes now!)

BUY THIS BOOK, or borrow it, receive or give it, just make sure it somehow passes under your nose...
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