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EIGHT CIRCUITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS by bluefluke EIGHT CIRCUITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS by bluefluke
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The Eight Circuits of Consciousness is my illumination system of choice.
It has long served as a more modern agnostic alternative to systems such as the
theologically heavy Kabbalah, Chakras, Alchemy etc.

Unfortunately time has not been so kind to the house that Leary and Wilson built.
I felt it time to update and revise the language/terminology used to match modern
nomenclature as well as patch some gaping holes that could serve as a stumbling block  
to the modern initiate who intends to use it as a tool for a traditional mystery school experience.

And while the very idea that any facet of Chaos magic or Discordianism be held as
unmovable fundamentalist orthodoxy is hilariously counter to the point of the thing,
there are those who will inevitably deem any update to a (half century old)
map of consciousness made by philosophical anarchists as outright heresy.
It's a weird beast, this human creature.


UPDATE: This thingy will now be available as an enormous, glossy ass poster included in the fancy version of my tarot deck.
Once I get a test print back from the manufacturer I'll post images bellow.

Lurv you guys! :3
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:iconcanishenosis:
CanisHenosis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Most excellent explainer. I see the insinuation of the pillars of Boaz for Jachin in your system and was curious if it was intentional to rename them Hodge and Podge :p 
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
The sacred chao holds essentially the same meaning as the kabbalisic pillars and yin/yang. : 3
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:iconivanganev1992:
ivanganev1992 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
WHAT IS NINE
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blablaixion Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
It's a bit, or a lot, forced.  Probably in a lot of ways but since I know something about alchemy that becomes the one that stands out to me the most. 
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Dev9393 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
Hi,
I would like to buy your tarot deck. Is it still available? Thanks for any help.
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:iconallanmbrado:
Allanmbrado Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Why did you use different colors for the chakras? In this scheme, do you interpret them in a different manner?
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'm attempting to show the similarities between the Kabbalah, the Chakras and the Eight Circuits of Consciousness, all of which have their own individual color schemes.
However, because this piece is tackling the Eight Circuits of Consciousness and is mainly aimed at Chaos magicians, I am using it's color scheme so that practitioners of said
system understand the similarities of the other systems at a glance.
And while I understand that these systems don't translate 1 for 1, I think it's amazing how many of these illumination systems have come into existence independent of each other,
coming to such similar conclusions, using a lot of the same underlying machinery.
I've always been a huge proponent of the various mystical/occult traditions looking past our differences and accepting each other as brothers and sisters rather than distant cousins.
Every tradition has "blind spots" that keeps it from achieving perfection. By opening our doors to other houses and studying their works these "blind spots" become more apparent.
This becomes less a possibility and more of an inevitability in the internet age where so many of us joyfully befriend and learn from each other.
Here's to the future! :meow:
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Perfection ! :o
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Kittaaay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image has EVERYTHING!! I'm also working on putting a lot of different schools of thought/philosophies/religions/mysticism in my art now. Thank you for the inspiration dear friend. Love and light.
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :3
My goal here was not just to explain the methodologies Chaos magicians and Discordians use to
achieve illumination but to show that the underlying machinery is largely universal and that the
majority of mystic/occult systems (both in the east and in the west) are interconnected by a
common ancestor. :meow:
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:icongrisador:
grisador Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Awesome
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:iconkittaaay:
Kittaaay Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just found your illustrations on ultraculture.org (I was loosely researching sex magick because I was a little bored at work) and I really want to thank you for the psychonaut field manual. I mean, it's everything I've been searching for about like, 9 months. All the good stuff, without any of the wooh-hah that a lot of these new age theosophic and spiritual books are giving you. I am seriously amazed and nodding my head at everything you wrote. The Kybalion got close but still had this 'wow dude shit is so mysterious' vibe going on. Thanking you from my most inner Self and hoping this reply will reach you and warm your heart :D 
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oculus-saturni Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
I must know--what is the rationale behind the assignment of these tarot trumps to the 8 circuits?
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I've since revised my hypothesis in regard to the tarot, I'll elaborate further in the next chapter of the PFM.
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:iconendarkenedilluminati:
EndarkenedIlluminati Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'd be very interested to see your thoughts on the I Ching.
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
I don't know enough about it to comment on it unfortunately. Though I do want to study it's tech some day.
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GottaGoFeast Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
I am not sure what this is about, but I like the eclectic occult vibe a whole lot.
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thankee. It's called Western Esotericism.
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driscoldevil Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
I was starting to think I really was nuts for believing these things, then just for the first time in too long I actually put the full work into another sigil, results that day. I can't go into specifics, but basically I got exactly what I needed in a way that can only be rationally explained as coincidence. That's how you know you are getting the good stuff.
I think the piece I was missing for so long was the banishing ritual. I got too cocky, stopped doing it, and naturally it stopped working. Just another reminder that I can't just cut out all the hard work.
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bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Skepticism is a powerful and absolutely necessary tool to avoid being sucked into dead end woo shit but if taken too far it can horseshoe around making you believe equally delusional bullshit and dismiss obvious truths.
Yep, banishing keeps the lines from getting all tangled/jumbled.  I think we all go through a lackadaisical faze but it always comes back to bite us ah ha. XD
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Graykor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
I can see a great mage from here :3
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bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
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Graykor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
<3
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artReall Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh! this looks fantastic!xD tnx 4sharing! ;))
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
No problemo. Glad to be of service. : )
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:iconartreall:
artReall Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart 
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:iconkinvin:
kinvin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it Heart Heart Heart 
 
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
I am a dummy! 
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alice-southerland Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
lovin it
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
:happybounce: 
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:iconjojo-deer:
jojo-deer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What the hell does mean...?

I LOVE IT!
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
I'll just copy/paste an earlier statement I made because I think it explains not only this tool but the overarching goal of occultism in general:

"Certain chunks of the brain control hubs of nerve clusters and thereby the functions thereof.
Through very specific states of Gnosis one can directly take command of functions usually left exclusively
under the command of the sub or super consciousnesses by way of these nerve clusters.
With enough dedication and hard work one could take complete control over any and all functions of their own mind.
Want to turn off pain receptors? You can do that. Want to have an out of body experience? You can do that. Want to remember where you left your keys? You can do that.
Of course you could really mess yourself up too. There is a reason a lot of these functions are automated but hey, the danger is half the fun. :3"
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jojo-deer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I fucking love mind-shit like this...

I, uh... need to take this deviation into this bathroom stall for no particular reason... excuse me...
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driscoldevil Featured By Owner Edited Apr 28, 2016
Might as well make a sigil first and then charge it...with no paticular method.
"The danger is half the fun"
This statement sums it up. If you're life is super awesome already and you don't feel like risking anything, don't bother. Enjoy your awesome life.
My life was shit, now it's pretty awesome. Danger or not, I want to see how far the rabbit hole goes.
That said, it's not for everyone. That doesn't mean "some are too weak for it" or anything, it means some people are doing just fine without this effort. My personal belief, magic is mental power. People with physical power are great, they build shit, break shit, make more shit. They excercise.
Magic is for the other people. People who map shit, design shit, and excercise their minds.
These practices are excercise, and the actual magic is "building shit" and yeah, take this with a huge pile of salt since I'm still a noob at all of this, I just wanted to share my theory here.
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RobotWisdom Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Love it.
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanky!
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:iconmichigo-sinister:
Michigo-Sinister Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. This is pretty cool.
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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:iconmichigo-sinister:
Michigo-Sinister Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome.
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Papa-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
So fucking cool.
I find it annoying how on one level this makes sense. Yet I would have a hard time trying to articulate why this makes sense.
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Think of it this way:
Certain chunks of the brain control hubs of nerve clusters and thereby the functions thereof.
Through very specific states of Gnosis one can directly take command of functions usually left exclusively
under the command of the sub or super consciousnesses by way of these nerve clusters.
With enough dedication and hard work one could take complete control over any and all functions of their own mind.
Want to turn off pain receptors? You can do that. Want to have an out of body experience? You can do that. Want to remember where you left your keys? You can do that.
Of course you could really mess yourself up too. There is a reason a lot of these functions are automated but hey, the danger is half the fun. :3
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disalvatron Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Pure RAWESOMENESS
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanky! ^_^
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disalvatron Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
My pleasure Broski :)
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Coguelin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
Still awesome dude!  And I saw Ultraculture sent a link around too!
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:iconbluefluke:
bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thankee sai.
Yep, been posting stuff at ultraculture in between chapters of the manual.
The wait has been particularly long this time around (I am fairly slow already and do not
hesitate to throw my work off a cliff if it's sickly only to start over from scratch) so doing
stuff like this keeps people from thinking I'm lazy and also maintains my sanity while I work
on the same 10-15 pages for months on end. ha ha. XD
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valkyr-one Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
:salute:
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bluefluke Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
:happybounce: 
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xSilvWolf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah this is so cool and so confusing at the same time.. What is this for?? Is it.. Like.. A game? A series? Or something else?
I want in on this magic.
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