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The problem is that The Scene has a lot of people who think they're living the higher circuits when they're not. They might have a sort of IIIrd circuit understanding of them, but there's a huge difference between living with constant synchronicities, intuitions and coincidences that are actually useful, and chasing illusions. I've known a lot of people who do the latter - sometimes with hilarious results - but not so many who do the former.

The other point about education is that it's as much designed to imprint circuit-specific behaviours as it is to teach facts or behaviours. The point of current scientific ideas about education is to teach the rationalist view of science, not to teach looser but more effective models.

E.g. you can teach music by concentrating on rote learning, or on creativity, on improvisation, or on history and musicology, or on patriotism and cultural conformity. All of these trigger different circuits, and aren't tied to the subject, but to the meta-message which says 'This circuit is the important one - be suspicious of the others.'

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2007 at 01:29:59 PM EST
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