Course dynamic: 35% theory, 65% praxis.
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 through 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-book formats 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. This content is enhanced by daily and weekly online group forum interactions, ongoing instructor feedback via public forum and private e-mail. The first two weeks involve mostly reading and writing to become more familiar with circuit functions and definitions. Weeks 3, 4, & 5 are the most intense with experiential tasks (meditations, rituals, actions). The work of Week 6 (Chapel Perilous) winds down with introspection and review. Weeks 7 & 8 are open-ended and reserved for catching up on missed tasks, assignments, & instructor feedback. There are no set meeting times for this course; everyone goes at their own pace. 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. Click this for definitions and functions of the eight circuits as approached in this course. NOTE: This course does not use Skype, phone, or video conferencing.

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

TUITION: $210. US funds (pays for all eight weeks)
Full payment of tuition reserves your space in this course.
Note: this course has always filled up long before it starts.
Enrollment limited to 23. As of Feb. 8th, 4 spaces available
(refresh this page for enrollment capacity updates)

PayPal payment:
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Send PayPal payment to: verticalsource@gmail.com
(please include your e-mail and a note saying: "8-Circuit Brain course")

Non-PayPal payment:
send Postal money order or bank check (U.S. funds) payable to Antero Alli,
and mailed to: Antero Alli, PO Box 19382, Portland OR 97280.
(include your e-mail address and a note: "for 8-Circuit course")

When payment is received, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within 48 hours.
Passwords, links to the online forum, and pertinent course information sent out March 15th.
Tuition is non-refundable after March 19th, 2016.

- Antero

Note: If you live in the Portland OR area, an in-person study group has been scheduled to meet every Sunday 3pm to 5pm (March 20th to May 8th) to run concurrent with the online course. This study group provides a rare opportunity for in-person feedback on course work assignments and the results you are experiencing by doing this course (at no extra cost). Limited to eight participants enrolled in the online course who also reside in the Portland area; as of Feb 7th, 2 spaces are available in this study group.

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