Course dynamic: 35% theory, 65% praxis.
Nothing to believe; all theories are tested in personal real-time experiments.

"Antero Alli is that special brand of human -- a frontier scout for the species --
out there on the rim where past and future intersect."
- Timothy Leary, PhD author

"Some who like to talk of things 'mystical' but have no firsthand knowledge,
may find Antero's realism a bit disconcerting..."
- Robert Anton Wilson, PhD author

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1) THE EIGHT-CIRCUIT BRAIN, the book, is required for this course and
can be ordered direct from the publisher at: The Original Falcon Press
OR Amazon OR you can order autographed copies of this book from me
(just ask). The Vertical Pool 2009 Edition is the same book used in this
course; either edition will work. Though this book is ALSO available on
Kindle, the hard copy version is recommended since page numbers are
referenced in this course (e-books do not feature page numbers).

2) This course is 35% theory (reading, thinking, writing) and 65% praxis
(tasks, rituals, meditations) demanding approx 10 hours each week free
from the computer,
plus whatever amount of time you choose to interact
with Antero (via private e-mails) and others on the weekly online forums.

The 8-week course structure is already contained in the book THE EIGHT-CIRCUIT BRAIN. Week One involves mostly reading to become more familiar with basic circuit functions and definitions. Throughout Weeks 2, 3, 4, & 5 specific experiential work tasks (meditations, rituals, actions) are introduced that everyone can tend to at their own pace. If you can write down the results of doing the work, you have the option of sharing your experiences with others in the multi-platform online forums and/or privately with myself via e-mail. Week 6 (Chapel Perilous) winds down with introspection and review. Weeks 7 & 8 are reserved for catching up on missed tasks, assignments & feedback from myself. There are no set meeting times; you do whatever assignments allowed by your daily schedule and personal motivation. What you put into this course is what you get out of it. Every Friday, the next week's assignments are presented while all previous weekly assignments and forum posts remain open to read and/or to post on. NOTE: This course does not use Skype, phone, or video conferencing. - Antero

Reports from Past Participants
comments from those who have done this course 

Your space is reserved after tuition has been received.
The course is limited to 23 participants; first come, first served.
As of January 12th, 12 spaces available (refresh page for updates)

$210. paid in full (US Funds only) by or before March 17th.
Tuition covers the entire course of eight weeks.
(non-refundable after 3/17/17; credit can be applied to future courses)

There is no PayPal button. Send payment to:  verticalsource@gmail.com
(e-mail me if you don't know how to do this).

Send a postal money order or bank check payable to: Antero Alli
and send to ANTERO ALLI, PO BOX 19382, Portland OR 97280.

Include your e-mail address and a note re: 8-CIRCUIT course
Please e-mail me to let me know that your payment has been sent
so I can reserve your spot. E-mail: verticalsource@gmail.com

Within 48 hours of receipt of your tuition, you will receive a confirmation
"receipt of payment" e-mail. On March 12th, you will receive the password
to the Forum with instructions on setting up your profile page there. 

- Antero

Send all 8-Circuit course inquiries to me at:


~ Instructor Introduction ~


This 8-week course results from a comprehensive study and practice of dynamic techniques for accessing the states of consciousness symbolized by the Eight-Circuit Brain model. This online course has been tested and refined over the past nine years with over five hundred participants. This is no "New Age" woo-woo workshop of silly affirmations and crystal fantasies but an experiential approach to real self-work with real results. All eight circuits are covered, their specific internal vertical supports, initiations into and out of Chapel Perilous. Though knowledge is power, it's actually not knowledge itself that holds ultimate value in this course but the firsthand experience participants undergo and its direct application plus the feedback I (and the other participants) are there to share.

Once understood and redefined in your own terms, the 8-circuit model can act as an effective diagnostic for precision tracking and interpretation of a spectrum of consciousness within yourself, others, the world and beyond. The 8-circuit grid can be especially useful for those seeking context and integration of hyper-consciousness triggered by psychoactive drug use, outside shocks, and real-life traumas. If you are motivated to accept more responsibility for your life, for your own choices, autonomy, and integrity, this course may be for you.

If you have any questions about this course or myself, please don't hesitate to contact me.

-- Antero

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ANTERO ALLI advances the legacy of the Eight-Circuit Brain model initiated by Timothy Leary and later by Robert Anton Wilson, both of whom have endorsed his work. Antero is the author of ANGEL TECH, THE EIGHT-CIRCUIT BRAIN, TOWARDS AN ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SOUL, ASTROLOGIK, THE VERTICAL ORACLE, PREGNANT UNIVERSE (with CS Hyatt, PhD), and THE AKASHIC RECORD PLAYER.
He is a prolific independent filmmaker (with thirteen features to his credit) and the founder of ParaTheatrical ReSearch, a group ritual medium using methods of physical theatre, dance, and Zazen to access the internal landscape. He currently resides in Portland Oregon with his wife, the singer/composer Sylvi Alli.



June 10, 2015 Podcast with Antero
The eight circuits, paratheatre, Leary, Chapel Perilous

Antero interviewed on Timothy Leary's influence
for the Timothy Leary archives

by Antero All

Excerpts from Antero's interview on 'THE NEXT STEP' TV show

Lecture by Antero Alli; Esozone, Portland OR, 2008