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Circuit II: Reimprinting the Emotional-Territorial Circuit for Social Success Using Effective Neurotransmitter Management
A.K.A. How to Get Courage and Stop Being a Pussy


INTRODUCTION

This post is a guide for men falling on the submissive end of the Circuit II spectrum to reimprint Circuit II with dominant/assertive behaviours. It focuses on physiological processes and exercises, and stays away from metaphysical terms such as "willpower" and "courage" which are just words and don't actually tell you how to do something on a physiological level.

I wrote this post because I was sick of seeing books, articles and posts that talked about "just doing it", "having balls", and "courage" and "willpower" as though they are something you can just decide to have one day. There is a simple physiological process behind courage which anyone can do, and it is this I will be teaching you in this post. The problem with posts where the author asserts "just grow some balls" is that clearly the author of that post DID have some knowledge of the physiological process of courage prior to doing whatever he or she did, whereas the reader may well have no knowledge at all. This can create a downward spiral of frustration and pain for the reader when the prerequisite of an activity is a process they do not have knowledge of. We address this problem and nail it once and for all in this post.

Required reading before you start: http://www.deeptrancenow.com/imprints.htm#second

I also recommend reading all of Circuits I-IV there. This is mainly just to understand some of the terminology and concepts I will be using in this post.



WHY REIMPRINT?

Socially speaking, Circuit II is the most important of the first four circuits to master, since it governs 99% of social dynamics. Your mastery of this circuit represents your ability to get what you want from other people. Socially, it is more important to master than Circuit I (and considerably more straightforward to reimprint), because you can have negative Circuit I imprinting ("It's dangerous out here!" script) and still get what you want from other people using Circuit II methods - you will simply become more tyrant-like till Circuit I gets reimprinted with an "It's safe out here!" script, but tyrants are still wholly able to get what they want out of people as has been demonstrated throughout history.

From the perspective of attracting women, Circuit II is more important to master than Circuit IV, the Socio-Sexual Circuit. This is because a woman mainly takes her cues for deciding the worthiness of a man from his Circuit II behaviours, whereas men tend to skip straight to judging a woman based on her Circuit IV sexual cues (her looks and sexual receptiveness, in other words). Also, no matter what the quality of Circuit IV sexual cues you send out to attract a woman, if you lose a domination battle against another man, the woman will simply revert to her own Circuit II behaviours and consult those to find out who to pick. She will always pick the victorious male. Circuits I and II always override Circuits III and IV. Most sexual battles in our current society are actually fought on Circuit II, NOT Circuit IV. This is because, as a patriarchal society, sexuality is in general repressed (since women are seen as a resource). In our society, the focus of our behaviours is almost entirely on the ego, which is a catch-all term referring to Circuit II primate behaviours relating to territory, resources and status. You can see Circuit II battles being fought every night in the chauvinism, one-upmanship and drunken brawling at any regular mating spot - usually the nightclub. Good seducers employ mainly Circuit IV methods in their seduction. However, without a good grasp of Circuit II behaviours, you are going to constantly face competition from other males (and also testing females, e.g. her and/or her friends) which you won't be able to handle.

In summary, reimprinting a submissive Circuit II into a dominant one is important because many of man's struggles to become successful in life involve climbing and dominating a social ladder of some sorts. Social success generally directly correlates with overall happiness, therefore improving Circuit II behaviours will drastically improve mood, happiness and outlook on life and reduce anxiety as you begin to get what you want out of the social sphere. Circuit II mastery also leads to better physical fitness, muscularity, and weight loss, as a by-product of increased neurotransmitter levels, which is the foundation of this method, and which we will study in more depth later on.



WHO THIS POST IS FOR

This post is for submissives. If you're not a submissive, only read on if you're interested in the neuroscience behind being a submissive vs. not being a submissive.

If you are a submissive, pay careful attention.

How to tell if you are a submissive (you may have some or all of the following):

-You routinely fail to go after what you want
-You consistently cannot bring yourself to be assertive, even when logically you know you should. This can take the form of:
* Allowing yourself to be bullied
* Not standing up for yourself
* Not going after what you want when others are also going after theirs
* Leaving the decisions to others/leaving the choices for others to have first pick
* Consistently being unable to approach women confidently even though you desire sex/companionship
* Consistently being treated without respect at work
* Trouble looking people in the eye
* Trouble saying "NO"
* Equally, trouble saying "YES" when it directly serves you
-When other people are around, you generally catch yourself with your head facing downwards and your shoulders slumped (the characteristic "submission" pose)
-Approval-seeking behaviours (this is a submission tactic designed to find favour with superiors when you have already subconsciously taken domination off the table)
-Lying and hiding mistakes/flaws (the ego trying to protect itself in a hostile world)
-Making lots of "contingency plans" constantly (prioritizing 'flight' over 'fight')
-Weird and compulsive masturbation habits and fantasies, often based around control (intellectually simulating what you cannot obtain in shared reality)

If you are unaware that you are a submissive, you will often display these traits also:

-Having a lot of "problems" in life, which others may not see as real problems (and these are mainly self-imposed by your ego to protect you from the knowledge that you are currently incapable of going after what you really want due to weak/submissive Circuit II imprinting)
-Whining a lot about these "problems" to whomever will listen (puts responsibility away from you, since submissives always defer responsibility)
-Having several petty rivalries going on at any one time with other beta males or weak individuals of the same social strata as you (or slightly higher or slightly lower). These rivalries will generally lack significance in the "real world" and represent personal victories as the ego seeks to correct the balance of being constantly dominated by gaining a slew of minor although worthless victories over your peers (think of the dynamic between the two main characters in TV's 'Peep Show')
-Bullying those weaker than you to "correct the balance" of being bullied by those stronger than you (the ego at work again)

I say "if you are unaware you are a submissive" with regard to the above points because people who realize they are a submissive are usually able to put a stop to the worst superficial behaviours that betray their true submissive status. Nixing out superficial behaviours is how people often appear to progress quickly when first starting out in personal development. However, the underlying causes of these behaviours usually take far longer to fix (if they get fixed at all), which often leads to a PROLONGED period of incongruence. During this period, successes are usually sporadic.



THE BASIC METHOD FOR REIMPRINTING CIRCUIT II (OR "GAINING COURAGE")

-It has to start with some sort of basic logical model of how the goal state should look ("something to shoot for"). This should consist of simple rules such as "I stand up for myself" or "I go after what I want". Having a good male role model to copy at this point is helpful.
-It is the behaviours themselves that need to be reimprinted. In the personal development industry, the psychological aspect is usually dealt with first - in other words, they give you techniques to reprogram you psychologically to change your outlook so you do the correct behaviours when the time comes. This is the wrong way round. Reimprint the BEHAVIOURS by doing new behaviours at the right time, and the psychological outlook automatically changes as a result of new reference points being gained ("Behaviour X generated outcome Y", which is entirely how the mammalian brain works).
-With this last point in mind, approach situations where you have exhibited submissive behaviours in the past with the intention of laying down new assertive behaviours.
-Generate enough neurotransmitters to make you do actions congruent with this goal state.
-Enter the situation and stay focused on the goal state throughout. This will usually include a period of "tunnel vision" whereby you focus on nothing but your goal and put fears to one side. All thought must stop at this point - you have a plan, stick to it. Keep going till you get the outcome you want. The neurotransmitters will carry you through. E.g. if you want to stand up for yourself, keep going until you have satisfactorily stood up for yourself, no matter whether it was "smooth" or not (elegance is not the point here. Elegance comes with experience).
-When the situation is over, don't logically analyse what happened, just take a break on your own and try and relax. This is the "Nothing bad happened" outcome phase of the imprinting process, whereby your brain learns that by doing an action, no harm came to you (and possible gains were brought). Inserting logical analysis at this point is redundant since your brain/body is learning kinaesthetically. Logical analysis just muddies up the emotional/kinaesthetic process of laying down the synaptic representation of the event and its outcomes.
-Due to synaptic plasticity, any behaviours you did during the incident have now been shuffled to the front of the queue and will take precedence next time a similar situation occurs. With just 2 or 3 of these similar situations having happened, with the same goal behaviours applied, your new response will begin to become unconscious. Even the neurotransmitter generation phase, which we will discuss later, will become automated to fit the goal.
-Due to pattern matching, your brain will draw parallels between each separate situation you have entered and dealt with in this manner, and will begin to globally apply the new rules and behaviours you did, leading to a snowball effect. The bigger the conquered situation is in significance, the more global change that will occur. E.g. if you did something really scary, your brain will filter down and detag anything equal to or less scary than that as "safe" (or more appropriately, "I can handle this").
-When most situations are now handled unconsciously (with repeated application this can occur in just a few weeks), reimprinting at this point is complete. Just ensure you continue to apply courage regularly so as not to forget the process.

You have all been through this process thousands of times in your lives already. However:

The neurotransmitter management stage is the main step where submissives fail.

This is the step that decides what degree of neurochemical "push" is going to be applied to the situation to get the desired outcome. Submissives apply way too little push because either:
a) Their chemical response has been conditioned to be low through repeated defeat
b) They stifle themselves with THOUGHT instead of ACTION (thought always seems to reduce neurotransmitters)
c) They lacked a good male role model to demonstrate appropriate neurotransmitter management during childhood.

Submissives consequently often have limited knowledge of organic neurotransmitter generation and maintenance, or what operating on high neurotransmitter levels even feels like. We are going to talk about reimprinting neurotransmitter responses shortly, as the main part of the overall reimprinting strategy.



THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEROES, COWARDS AND HOTHEADS

-Heroes have good neurotransmitter management (conditioned by male role models OR self-taught, usually the former) combined with some logical model of what is achievable based on what has worked before. This model is built up over time through experience, and the majority of behaviour-forming experiences occur during childhood. Heroes are focused on what they desire. Once they have chosen to perform an action, they first ready themselves psychologically and physiologically with neurotransmitters. Because of the effect of the neurotransmitters, during their actions, they have tunnel vision to what might go wrong. Before committing to action however, heroes make educated guesses about what lines they can cross based on their logical model. To update their logical model, some pushing into unknown territory must always take place. Heroes have at least a workable logical model of what's possible. Often they have highly accurate models of what is possible which allows them to make huge gains. The model comes from past experience, which comes from ACTION, which requires neurotransmitters.

-Cowards however lack the experiences required to build reliable logical models of what is or isn't possible in their social endeavours because:
a) They lack the neurotransmitter management required to go through with model-building experiences correctly.
b) Consequently, without a reliable model of what's possible, they instead assume the worst and focus on worst case contingencies ('flight' behaviour).

In other words, cowards cower away from the exact experiences that would improve their model of the world and therefore give them better choices for when it is or isn't sensible for them to fight for what they want. If they force themselves to go through with an intense experience anyway, they lack the neurotransmitter management to stay focused on their goals while doing it, and therefore get distracted by the perceived negative contingencies. Therefore the flight response continually gets anchored to the experience and going through the experience is simply a reinforcer of the initial fear assessment - instead of imprinting "Hey, this isn't so bad!" to a situation, fear just gets reimprinted making them even more averse to the situation next time.

Cowards tend to stay cowards for a combination of not going through necessary experiences, and going through them incorrectly and just re-anchoring the flight response to them. If you pump yourself up on neurotransmitters BEFORE the scary action, you are a lot less likely to view it as scary, and are a lot more likely to handle it well. If you enter the situation without doing this first, you instead get the main neurotransmitter dump DURING the action, which translates to your awareness as SHOCK (flight response).

However, the good news is that by introducing correct neurotransmitter management and focus, we can break that cycle.

Good neurotransmitter management always comes first.

Let's talk about the Coward's antithesis, the Hothead.

-Hotheads have high neurotransmitter levels (as opposed to cowards who lack them) and the difference between hotheads and heroes is that hotheads do not consult their logical models to make educated guesses about the outcomes of their actions: they JUST act. This is a conditioned response that has allowed them to win in some way in the past. Hotheads lack the abstract layer of rationality between impulse and action. Cowards do not lack this layer; they just have it generating negative outcomes all the time based on an inaccurate model. Hotheads are dangerous because they are so loaded on their own neurotransmitters that they cannot stop and rationally consider the outcome of their actions (their behaviour is highly analogous to people on cocaine, for reasons we'll discuss later). They are an input-output machine with no intermediate processing. Hotheads however have the advantage over cowards that they are geared towards action, and therefore they frequently get what they want.

An example of a hothead is a guy I know personally: He is prone to outbursts of extreme violence towards men and women. Any perceived threat to him or his status results in an immediate explosion of neurotransmitter activity (this is where hotheads get their name - a rush of norepinephrine and dopamine to the brain perceived as a literal feeling of heat or energy) and violent territorial behaviour. His tutor at college refused to promote him to an advanced course so he drove round to her HOUSE and made threats at her. He got slapped with a restraining order for that stunt, but of course at no point did he consider that that might happen. Counter-intuitively (unless you understand Circuit II behaviours), this guy gets LOTS of women. He marches up to them with complete tunnel vision to any male competition or anything else that might go wrong, and with a smile, simply talks AT them with questions such as "Where do you work? What's your name?" The women revert to a Circuit II evaluation of him and decide he must be the boss, since his confidence levels are so high. Never mind that he might be a threat to her physical safety; if he can exude such a physical threat to other men, surely his offspring will also be successful territorial nutcases, too.

The hero is a balance between the coward and the hothead in that he invokes neurotransmitters voluntarily and purposefully, instead of simply reacting to them. In moving from coward to hero, a hothead phase will almost certainly be involved. You might find this phase fun however. :)



SUBMISSION/DOMINATION INTERACTION LOGICAL MODEL GUIDELINES

Since submissives/cowards frequently lack the necessary reference points for choosing which fights to engage and which to ignore, I'm going to provide some from my personal experience to try and help in basic evaluations.

-The bark is worse than the bite. A social conflict rarely escalates to physical violence. If it's going that way, you can just apologize and eject. In other words, 99% of "what could go wrong" IS IN YOUR HEAD.
-Winning is mostly a matter of believing you will win first and foremost. The more experience you have, the more you will assume you have already won.
-99% of conflicts are won before they even happen, via unconscious body language/facial expression exchanges, during the Human Handshaking phase (http://www.personalpowermeditation.com/forum/index.php?topic=88.0).
-If a verbal domination battle does take place (commonly referred to as "banter"), it's usually won within the first couple of verbal exchanges (pushing each other's buttons to see who backs down first).
-No one HAS to lose. If you banter well, you can both accept each other as equals (this is known as "earning respect"). When picking up girls, the guys who "earn your respect" in the venue ARE the competition. Anyone you beat generally isn't.
-Put losses down to experience. Don't take it personally.
-If the guy's being a real douche, you can always leave.
-We are not in the business of physical confrontation. These interactions however can often become heated (from your end as well, if you are just getting used to neurotransmitter management - i.e. the 'Hothead' phase). If worse comes to worse, getting beaten up isn't that bad. Also, getting into fights makes you not scared of getting into fights, which improves your performance in domination battles considerably (the other guy will back down if he senses you are less scared than him, and he will read that off your non-verbal cues).



NEUROTRANSMITTERS

Q. How do we know that dominant behaviour is all down to neurotransmitter concentration?
A. Because we can give the biggest pussy in the world some cocaine and he will believe he is invincible.

An example from my night out recently: I saw a scrawny little guy scale a spiked, metal-bar fence of twice his height and climb back into the bar he JUST got thrown out of. He was thrown out again by THREE bouncers, all of whom he challenged to a fight in front of the bar, while standing in a busy road with cars having to avoid him. He eventually just lost interest and went home.

Cocaine is highly analogous to the kinds of states that appear in Circuit II behaviours. For example, cocaine resembles anger very closely.

The neurotransmitters implicated are norepinephrine and dopamine, both generated by cocaine in high concentrations. Norepinephrine provides focus and an impulse for action, dopamine co-ordinates movement and provides a sense of reward for your actions. Getting angry creates an enormous chemical potential for reward, followed by a huge dopamine dump when you actually go through with the action. Ever hit someone who really had it coming to them? Did it feel great? Yes, it did. And chemical reward is the reason why. People who get angry a LOT (hotheads) are running on a high octane chemically-driven and highly addictive reward system. They are literally being made to feel good for their stunts. This is good because it allows you to forgive them, but at the same time they are generally to be avoided.

By hijacking this action-reward system, you can train yourself to similarly be rewarded for using courage. At this point, in whatever field you have chosen to apply yourself in, you become unstoppable.

Characteristics of high neurotransmitter states:

-Fear is masked and switched off
-High focus - a tunnel vision whereby all you can see is your goal
-A "breathy" feeling - breathing feels really good
-Goal-orientated behaviour and a tendency to make snap decisions
-Often a complete suspension of logical analysis (running on "gut" - this is all worth learning just to train yourself to turn off your logical mind!)
-An enormous sense of elation/reward when the situation is resolved -OR-
-An ongoing sense of euphoria if the situation is not able to be resolved quickly

These last two points are what cause the addiction to this chemical state. It is why thrillseekers do what they do.

Fear

Fear isn't actually a chemical state; it consists of thoughts (generated by evaluation of the logical model) which activate "no-go" inhibitory circuitry in the brain, which puts brakes on any intended behaviour by imposing a reversed kinaesthetic to that behaviour (that's why you "lock up").

Neurotransmitters increase the brain's focus on the thoughts associated with the intended behaviour. They effectively mask the fear signals so they don't work, or switch them off entirely. In my experience, there is no state of fear that cannot be switched off by sufficient neurotransmitter saturation. In other words neurotransmitters are a cheat code to get around fear, and this is one of the reasons drugs which cause high states of neurotransmitter activity are so addictive: they allow people to behave in ways they ordinarily wouldn't be able to.

Luckily there are natural ways to build high neurotransmitter states without drugs. I will be showing you exercises for inducing these states shortly. Remember though, people have been organically generating and exploiting these states forever:

-Athletes getting "psyched up" before the race
-Boxers getting angry before the fight
-Rousing speeches from leaders which pump up an entire crowd or army by:
a) Instilling a goal (destroy enemy, for example)
b) Setting achievable parameters for victory (so their logical model accepts the proposal)
c) And then providing an idea of the potential reward (so they get an idea of what they will receive if they do win, which generates a small dopamine dump to motivate them towards getting the BIG dopamine dump at the end). Leaders have been tricking people's chemical reward systems in this way forever.

People have also been using high neurotransmitter states for their own pleasure since time began:

-Tribal drumming and dancing
-Competitive sports
-Going to rock concerts, football matches etc. which are loud and stimulating
-Skydiving and other extreme sports
-Taking drugs which increase neurotransmitter concentration, e.g. cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy.

Types of Responses to Increased Neurotransmitter Activity

Submissive types are very used to experiencing the flight response when dealing with even the tamest confrontational situations. The feeling they most identify with is the sudden sinking feeling in the stomach when they are threatened (the threat is usually to the status, or ego, and is rarely a physical threat, although the response to either is the same, and even tame situations are often perceived to be a physical threat by the submissive). This response characterizes itself as an immediate shift into submissive responses (bowing head, feeling "down" etc.). This is a normal submissive response to a physical threat and will diminish greatly after reimprinting. Don't worry about "trying to get rid of it" - that won't help, and in fact is a red herring. All emotional responses are to be dealt with via acknowledgement and UTILIZATION where applicable - emotional responses are never to be resisted.

There is another response which occurs simultaneously during the "stomach drop" that goes unnoticed by the submissive as he is not used to utilizing it. That response is a rising feeling of energy moving upwards from the body into the head. This is the response we want to begin noticing, amplifying and utilizing. This is the norepinephrine release to prepare you for fighting.

At this point I want to say that if you are not used to handling high releases of neurotransmitters, your behaviour will be fairly erratic when first experiencing it (people "going berserk" is a result of this inability to handle the neurotransmitter release). However, with repeat exposure, you learn how to stay cool and operate effectively under this pressure. It requires constant exposure however, and this is where a lot of people make mistakes in their relationship with their own neurotransmitters:

Society tells us:
-Anger is bad
-Fighting is bad
-"Losing control" is bad

Because society says these states are inherently bad (and they can be when uncontrolled), people fall into the trap of trying to keep their cool their entire lives. They play "diplomat" to avoid confrontation. When the shit really starts to fly however, they run because they know they can't handle themselves under pressure.

However constant exposure to these states is precisely what allows us to learn to control ourselves during them, and utilize them effectively. In other words you have to be okay with being hotheaded in several situations so you can learn what operating within these states feels like.

Bearing all this in mind, as a submissive trying to become assertive, learning to tolerate high neurotransmitter activity through ongoing exposure is essential. You can take steps to minimize "flying off the handle" by increasing exposure slowly and deliberately. That will be discussed in the next section.

Many People Naturally Get This

There are many successful people in the world already going after what they want in life, using these states. In people who naturally generate these states, it is often unconscious and was learned by observation of good male role models, or by direct education from them. E.g. the user Bliss on this board told me how his dad used to actually teach him "Punch the air! Get mad!" before football games to improve his performance. These skills carry through to all social situations. Men who are lucky enough to have good dads to teach them these things usually turn out as a success.

A Side Thought on Bipolar Disorder

In bipolar disorder, the patient swings from a phase of low mood and depression (read: low neurotransmitter levels) to a manic phase of unrestrained activity (read: high neurotransmitter levels). Rather than giving them drugs, teaching them about their own neurotransmitters and giving them exercises to learn to control their own neurotransmitter exposure might well be the cure, since:

-The mania phase occurs, in my opinion, as a result of failing to identify and get used to state shifts as a result of neurotransmitter dumps
-The depression phase occurs, in my opinion, as a result of not having knowledge of how to naturally boost neurotransmitters to improve mood

I'm going to be studying neuroscience at university in a year's time and I look forward to putting this conjecture forward. :)



THE EXERCISES

On to the meat and potatoes of this post: How to generate neurotransmitters at will to allow the natural process of courage.

-Exercise every morning. I recommend free weights and press-ups for 15 minutes (more is fine). This sets a good baseline level of neurotransmitter activity. For some reason, exercising in the morning keeps neurotransmitter levels high all day. This is a key step to introducing your brain to higher neurotransmitter concentrations and the altered states they bring. Observation of your state throughout the day is important for noticing the effects of the neurotransmitters on mood and behaviour (you will feel more focused and driven, like you can "take on the world"). While exercising, pay careful attention to the automatic flexes in your abdomen as adrenaline (epinephrine) is released to help with the exercise. These flexes also cause neurotransmitter dumps in your brain. In other words your emotions are very much tied to activity in your solar plexus region, and manual manipulation of this region is the key to generating neurotransmitters on-the-fly. During and after exercise, also notice changes in your perceptions: heightened focus, tunnel vision and a tendency towards action. This is the state we aim to cultivate.

-Now, learn ways to generate this same state at will without having to do exercise. I recommend Kapalbhati breathing as shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2v-9LmU7IE
Learn it from the video and begin practising it regularly. This stimulates glands which dump neurotransmitters into your brain. Notice the changes in mood and perception immediately following the exercise. It directly increases neurotransmitter levels, and the flexing of the diaphragm is how this is achieved. Notice how you can flex your diaphragm in different ways to get higher neurotransmitter releases. Come up with new ways of manipulating the diaphragm using your breath: try sudden jerking inward breaths, outward breaths and flexing different muscles to see what works. Evaluate success based on the profundity of your state change. I recommend playing with this for a long time till you figure out ways of rapidly releasing neurotransmitters on command. For me personally, I get a good response by breathing short, sharp breaths inward, using my diaphragm, then taking a good-quality full, slow breath inward while imagining energy coming up into my head.

-You should now have a good knowledge of your behaviour while under the influence of this state. Enter social situations and watch for natural spikes in this state. E.g. hot girl walks past - can you find that rising energy in your body I talked about earlier? If you can, have you noticed if you ordinarily let it flow, or try and repress it? If you notice it, can you pull it upwards by putting your awareness into it and willing it up, to increase the response? Notice how when you allow this response to spread into your head, how any doubts/fears you might have about the situation begin to diminish. A state of quiet alertness takes over. This is the beginning of good neurotransmitter management.
During situations causing natural spikes, you'll also get the stomach drop (the adrenaline dump you get during exercise). Instead of panicking and withdrawing, do what you can to AID the stomach drops. Flex the diaphragm even more. Do the Khapalbhati. Take the drop to its maximum capacity. What was once your enemy is now your friend. Observe the perceptual change this causes and begin to ENJOY it.

NOW, the best thing about this is, you can do this style of breathing exercise whenever you need an increased neurotransmitter response. When the social situation you want to reimprint comes along, you can enter it and reimprint it in any way you like. Fear is no longer a factor, since you can completely mask it by increasing neurotransmitter levels. You can use the breathing method to gain the confidence of a cokehead if needs be. Eventually you will seek to gain pleasure from your own chemical releases. This is when you begin to relish new social challenges for the chemical responses it brings. At this point you essentially become unstoppable.

-You can also get on-the-fly neurotransmitter dumps by:
* Doing physical exercise just before going in (quick burst of running on the spot, simulating lifting heavy weights by tensing your muscles, punching in the air like a boxer, doing starjumps)
* Shouting and howling like a monkey (I believe they actually do this to flex the diaphragm and cause the neurotransmitter release; the actual sound they make is a dominance display but is secondary to the main function of PREPARATION)
* Singing is GREAT - but singing properly, with the diaphragm, not through the nose as most people do when attempting to impersonate their favourite singer.

Other Tips

-Don't masturbate every day. It fucks around with your testosterone and dopamine levels in depleting ways. Testosterone is known to mediate the fight response (the intensity of the response is governed by the presence of testosterone: a higher amount of testosterone leads to a bigger neurotransmitter response when needed). The breathing technique works a lot better if you haven't masturbated for a couple of days.

-Good sleep is important. Sleep turns off neurotransmitters at night and lets the brain recover and reorder its reality model. The breathing technique works best after a good night's sleep.

-On training focus. You should, through regular meditation, have the ability to focus on a specific object or goal indefinitely. For example, if you asked me right now to stare at a point on a wall indefinitely, I would be able to hold that focus for an extremely long time while thrusting any other thoughts from my mind. Cultivating a meditative practice will only help you utilize what I have taught you in this post even better.

-Stick with the process I have taught you here, accepting that it might take a few weeks to learn how to use your body in these ways.



THE END GOAL

The end product when this is mastered is that fear becomes inconsequential. You walk through life happy to enter new situations because you now know you can create the necessary mental and physical states to deal with it, at will. Therefore most of what was considered a threat in the past is now flagged as "I can handle this". Any situation you go through now just gets added to your logical model, further deflagging situations that were flagged as threats before.

You walk around in a general state of contentedness, and when you wish to enter a situation, you are able to enter a state of heightened neurotransmitter activity at will, knowing that this micro-state will look after you the entire time. The process for generating neurotransmitter dumps on-the-fly becomes automated, so you even stop having to think about that.

New situations come to be seen as exciting challenges rather than something to be feared. You begin to cultivate an enjoyment of new things. Your addiction to exploring life has begun, and from here you can look forward to a life of adventure beyond the fear paradigm.

Your mood improves drastically, as a result of naturally producing and utilizing neurotransmitters in the way they were meant for. These are the same chemicals that synthetic anti-depressants boost as their primary function.

Since these chemicals improve mood, any comfort eating and other addictions will stop. These chemicals also regulate diet and metabolism, so the implications are that you will become extremely fit and healthy, with a kind of bright-eyed glow about you that women will find very attractive.



CONCLUSION: THE SCARIEST THING

The amazing consequences of what I have taught you here is that it is simultaneously the worst thing and the best thing to ever happen to you: I've given you RESPONSIBILITY.

You can now go for anything you desire in life, since I've taught you how, at a whim, to mask all fear and any preventative thoughts getting in your way. I've also shown you that the consequences of social conflict are rarely what you think. Bad things generally do not happen if you attempt to get ahead, and winning is often surprisingly easy. Winning is generally down to who wants it more.

However, I have also removed the luxury of the cloak of excuses, deferred responsibility and blame that most people use to justify not going after what they really want in life.

The question now is: With this knowledge, what are you going to do?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 12:40:39 AM »
This post is about the old words of wisdom that to get rid of the fear you have to actually do the thing you fear. You are a genius my friend. You have actually typed it and said what needs to be done step by step. For a long time now I've been trying to articulate this thing but lacked the scientific knowledge to teach it. Thank you for this post.
It astonishes me that people write books like "Feel the fear and do it anyway" which intuitively tell you there might be something in it, but these books lack a proper description of WHAT ACTUALLY SHOULD I DO. WHAT SHOULD I FEEL AND HOW THE FUCK DO I >>>>>>>>>DO<<<<<<<<< ???

This was a question that bothered me for years until I discovered that I don't actually do anything. It is the body that does things and there are workaround methods which you must use in order to DO things you can't such as visualizations, pumping up, chakra meditations and breathing excercises. People live and die never knowing this knowledge failing to reach their dreams. This saddens me deeply cause it isn't that hard. I want more people to know this.


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Learn it from the video and begin practising it regularly. Notice the changes in mood and perception immediately following the exercise. It directly increases neurotransmitter levels, and the flexing of the diaphragm is how this is achieved. Notice how you can flex your diaphragm in different ways to get higher neurotransmitter releases. Come up with new ways of manipulating the diaphragm using your breath: try sudden jerking inward breaths, outward breaths and flexing different muscles to see what works. Evaluate success based on the profundity of your state change. I recommend playing with this for a long time till you figure out ways of rapidly releasing neurotransmitters on command. For me personally, I get a good response by breathing short, sharp breaths inward, using my diaphragm, then taking a good-quality full, slow breath inward while imagining energy coming up into my head.

Is it that diaphragm excercises actually stimulate the glands to produce neurochemicals? Never thought of it this way. I always just used my attention to spread the feeling from my gut. Also a thought/image that came to me while reading this. Is this what wild animals do? Imagine a wild boar doing short breaths preparing for an attack. Or better a leopard stretching his back preparing to fight, it looks like a diaphragm excercise when cats do that.
Oh! Another thing I remember. My dog does Kapalbhati excercises sometimes. I never knew what he was doing. Sometimes it looks like he get hyperventilated and does these short exhalations. Are diaphragm excercises forgotten animal rituals? We need to watch Animal Planet more.
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Re: Circuit II: Social Success Through Effective Neurotransmitter Management
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 11:07:57 AM »
This post is about the old words of wisdom that to get rid of the fear you have to actually do the thing you fear. You are a genius my friend. You have actually typed it and said what needs to be done step by step. For a long time now I've been trying to articulate this thing but lacked the scientific knowledge to teach it. Thank you for this post.
It astonishes me that people write books like "Feel the fear and do it anyway" which intuitively tell you there might be something in it, but these books lack a proper description of WHAT ACTUALLY SHOULD I DO. WHAT SHOULD I FEEL AND HOW THE FUCK DO I >>>>>>>>>DO<<<<<<<<< ???

This was a question that bothered me for years until I discovered that I don't actually do anything. It is the body that does things and there are workaround methods which you must use in order to DO things you can't such as visualizations, pumping up, chakra meditations and breathing excercises. People live and die never knowing this knowledge failing to reach their dreams. This saddens me deeply cause it isn't that hard. I want more people to know this.


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Learn it from the video and begin practising it regularly. Notice the changes in mood and perception immediately following the exercise. It directly increases neurotransmitter levels, and the flexing of the diaphragm is how this is achieved. Notice how you can flex your diaphragm in different ways to get higher neurotransmitter releases. Come up with new ways of manipulating the diaphragm using your breath: try sudden jerking inward breaths, outward breaths and flexing different muscles to see what works. Evaluate success based on the profundity of your state change. I recommend playing with this for a long time till you figure out ways of rapidly releasing neurotransmitters on command. For me personally, I get a good response by breathing short, sharp breaths inward, using my diaphragm, then taking a good-quality full, slow breath inward while imagining energy coming up into my head.

Is it that diaphragm excercises actually stimulate the glands to produce neurochemicals? Never thought of it this way. I always just used my attention to spread the feeling from my gut. Also a thought/image that came to me while reading this. Is this what wild animals do? Imagine a wild boar doing short breaths preparing for an attack. Or better a leopard stretching his back preparing to fight, it looks like a diaphragm excercise when cats do that.
Oh! Another thing I remember. My dog does Kapalbhati excercises sometimes. I never knew what he was doing. Sometimes it looks like he get hyperventilated and does these short exhalations. Are diaphragm excercises forgotten animal rituals? We need to watch Animal Planet more.

My CAT does Kapalbhati and till I learned it I thought he was ill!

YES these are forgotten animal rules. YES the exercises stimulate glands that dump neurochemicals.

YES getting pumped up in this way is normal before ANY conflict (or perceived conflict).

When chatting up girls, your central nervous system views it as a conflict whether you do or not philosophically. These exercises will get you through ANY period of stress, including chatting up girls. In fact it is RIDICULOUSLY effective for chatting up girls since it gives you that COCAINE confidence and masculine pride they go nuts for (just following through on your actions without thought - real presence, organically chemically generated).

I got over all approach anxiety using this and my game has gone up tenfold since learning it. Especially because I have that bright-eyed glow and chemical confidence that ordinarily I would use drugs to simulate.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 10:27:58 PM »
Wow I'll be studying my dog now for PU techniques! :D

How did you get to know this? I have 2 dogs, the female one doesn't seem to do this stuff. The male does all sorts of things. For example he rolls over and scratches his back on the floor. It seems like a lot of fun. Dogs probably do this to pump themselves up into a better mood.


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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 02:19:58 PM »
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Learn it from the video and begin practising it regularly. Notice the changes in mood and perception immediately following the exercise. It directly increases neurotransmitter levels, and the flexing of the diaphragm is how this is achieved. Notice how you can flex your diaphragm in different ways to get higher neurotransmitter releases. Come up with new ways of manipulating the diaphragm using your breath: try sudden jerking inward breaths, outward breaths and flexing different muscles to see what works. Evaluate success based on the profundity of your state change. I recommend playing with this for a long time till you figure out ways of rapidly releasing neurotransmitters on command. For me personally, I get a good response by breathing short, sharp breaths inward, using my diaphragm, then taking a good-quality full, slow breath inward while imagining energy coming up into my head.

I haven't had a chance to apply this yet, but after reading it it made my think of something a read a while ago. I read a post on a pick-up forum that talked about a method for getting over anxiety. You would breathe all the way out and hold your breath until you started to panic. As you held your breath, the area around your stomach would start going into contractions. Then you would take a full breath in and afterward you would feel much better. After reading this, I'd assume that the "contractions" were really the diaphragm muscle flexing, stimulating neurotransmitter release.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 02:47:41 PM »
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Learn it from the video and begin practising it regularly. Notice the changes in mood and perception immediately following the exercise. It directly increases neurotransmitter levels, and the flexing of the diaphragm is how this is achieved. Notice how you can flex your diaphragm in different ways to get higher neurotransmitter releases. Come up with new ways of manipulating the diaphragm using your breath: try sudden jerking inward breaths, outward breaths and flexing different muscles to see what works. Evaluate success based on the profundity of your state change. I recommend playing with this for a long time till you figure out ways of rapidly releasing neurotransmitters on command. For me personally, I get a good response by breathing short, sharp breaths inward, using my diaphragm, then taking a good-quality full, slow breath inward while imagining energy coming up into my head.

I haven't had a chance to apply this yet, but after reading it it made my think of something a read a while ago. I read a post on a pick-up forum that talked about a method for getting over anxiety. You would breathe all the way out and hold your breath until you started to panic. As you held your breath, the area around your stomach would start going into contractions. Then you would take a full breath in and afterward you would feel much better. After reading this, I'd assume that the "contractions" were really the diaphragm muscle flexing, stimulating neurotransmitter release.

That would be correct.

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 01:55:09 PM »
Can you "fake it til you make it" with state? I mean, if you acted like you were in a hyperthymiac state, would your brain eventually manufacture the neurotransmitters to make that state real?

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 03:00:29 PM »
Can you "fake it til you make it" with state? I mean, if you acted like you were in a hyperthymiac state, would your brain eventually manufacture the neurotransmitters to make that state real?

Yes. It's one of the methods I use. Imagine yourself becoming elated. Smile. Now keep breathing with big, full-lung breaths (making sure to use the diaphragm, and the whole rib cage should expand upwards and outwards. Imagine energy coming up into your face and head to "fill in" that state. This results in neurotransmitter dumps to make this state congruent.

You can do a LOT of things like this (state changes) when you learn how to move energy about in your body and mind. The breath is always important, and experimenting with how you breathe is how you learn many of these things.

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 05:14:42 PM »
This is an extremely useful post.  I have read about a zillion posts over the years with the classic, "just man up and do it", advice, which is impossible for the people who need the advice.  If people could just do it, they wouldn't need the advice. This is good in that it prescribes simple concrete actions that can be taken to alter your inner dynamic.

Men who are risk avoiders have had a lifetime of bad training to get that way.  They have no experience at winning and lots at losing.  I know my behavior was shaped by a childhood where I was never given the chance to win and never got rewarded for risk taking. If you miss the experience of winning early in life, you don't learn how, and the template you use to manage reality does not equate risk taking with reward.  This leads to a cautious approach to everything, which literally alters everything about you, physically, mentally, and socially.

This is unique is that it directly targets altering the neurotransmitters which govern behavior.  In five years of reading self help stuff, I have never heard this approach before.  There is very little new in this field, I can usually guess what most articles are going to say before the third paragraph.  Bravo.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 10:44:20 AM »

Wonderful! Since I've read your former posts I had an intuition that your next post about Circuit II would be a "revelation" and indeed... it is. I am not disappointed.

I have a lot to say about that topic, because it is exactly my sticky issue. Well, more than that. The issue that ruined a lot of things in my life.

I've tested a lot of methods in the past years and put a lot of energy, so I can compare.

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This post is about the old words of wisdom that to get rid of the fear you have to actually do the thing you fear. You are a genius my friend. You have actually typed it and said what needs to be done step by step. For a long time now I've been trying to articulate this thing but lacked the scientific knowledge to teach it. Thank you for this post.
It astonishes me that people write books like "Feel the fear and do it anyway" which intuitively tell you there might be something in it, but these books lack a proper description of WHAT ACTUALLY SHOULD I DO. WHAT SHOULD I FEEL AND HOW THE FUCK DO I >>>>>>>>>DO<<<<<<<<<


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This is an extremely useful post. I have read about a zillion posts over the years with the classic, "just man up and do it", advice, which is impossible for the people who need the advice. If people could just do it, they wouldn't need the advice. This is good in that it prescribes simple concrete actions that can be taken to alter your inner dynamic.

Men who are risk avoiders have had a lifetime of bad training to get that way. They have no experience at winning and lots at losing. I know my behavior was shaped by a childhood where I was never given the chance to win and never got rewarded for risk taking. If you miss the experience of winning early in life, you don't learn how, and the template you use to manage reality does not equate risk taking with reward. This leads to a cautious approach to everything, which literally alters everything about you, physically, mentally, and socially.

This is unique is that it directly targets altering the neurotransmitters which govern behavior. In five years of reading self help stuff, I have never heard this approach before. There is very little new in this field, I can usually guess what most articles are going to say before the third paragraph. Bravo.



I can't say it better. Genius!

But wait... Before offering you all my material possessions and my three virgin sisters as a sign of my eternal gratitude, I am always VERY skeptical about every new theory. Even when it sounds very good. I must first put it into trial. Aaand.... that's what I did yesterday evening. I could not wait to go out to apply it in-field.

My goal: removing the blockings preventing me from approaching women on the street whenever I want it.

I won't tell more for now, testing phase is still in progress...

I'll keep you posted in a few days.

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 05:18:38 PM »
But wait... Before offering you all my material possessions and my three virgin sisters as a sign of my eternal gratitude, I am always VERY skeptical about every new theory. Even when it sounds very good. I must first put it into trial. Aaand.... that's what I did yesterday evening. I could not wait to go out to apply it in-field.

My goal: removing the blockings preventing me from approaching women on the street whenever I want it.

I won't tell more for now, testing phase is still in progress...

I'll keep you posted in a few days.

One trend I am noticing here and on the other forum is that guys are focused on the breathing exercise, and that is cool because it is ace, but do NOT overlook the physical exercise stage. This is a combo of developing a higher baseline neurotransmitter saturation via exercise then using the breathing exercise as a TOP-UP when needed (e.g. for approach). So do exercise a few hours before going out. The weights are the important one.

If I feel my state dropping even during the pickup I will do the exercise. I always use several sharp INWARD breaths for the exercise. I try not to get caught doing it but at the same time doing it literally makes you not care either way, so hiding it is redundant.

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2010, 02:18:52 PM »
After almost 2 weeks of testing, I come back with a temporary feedback. I'll try to make it as concise as possible because it is a huge topic. I'll talk a little bit about my life not just for the pleasure of talking about me, but it's important to know where a man stands at the beginning to measure the actual progress.

Before taking advice from anyone, we should first know (and better: see it live) where he stands on the "masculine scale" in order to relate (or not) to him. I've been involved in the seduction community for the past 7 years, and I've been going out hundreds of times as from the age of 15yo (I'm now 30). I've seen about 50-100 guys trying to play the game and improve their relations to women. So, I'm not talking from a forum writer point of view, but as a very critical observer (and performer) of live hard in-field action.

There are mainly 2 categories of guys learning Pick-Up:
#1 Guys who are already good at it, and who keep doing what the've always done
#2 Guys who are bad at it, and who either remain bad or struggle desperately to improve a little bit with a huge amount of energy (and frustration)

And usually, category #1 gives advice to category #2 with statements like "It should be natural, you JUST have to do it". Wich of course leads to no results/actions, thus leading to even more frustration (or looking for clownish techniques).

Note that we should not worship too much #1 guys. "Naturals" are overrated. I've seen several naturals in my life. In fact, they are good in a very tiny specific area of seduction. They do not think about it, and usually do not want to. They are satisified as long as it brings results, but they are very hostile when it comes to moving away from their habits and going to an unknown territory.

What I mean is these guys have very few adaptation skills. They had a chance of receiving good imprints at an early age. But they are not better at learning new behaviours than #2 guys.

For instance, some guys are very good at PU in bars. Because that's what they've always done. Take them on the street and ask them to do a walking cold approach and they become pussies. So "alpha" is very relative. And usually, these guys are too proud to ever admit it. They will become obnoxious and find excuses like "Street Pick-Up is for loosers, there are only ugs here, I only game in high class trendy bars".

#2 guys have a better learning tolerance. Since they are used to feel like newbies at the bottom of the scale, whether it is in a bar or on the street, it doesn't matter. They are willing to learn. Well... willing to learn for a few months or a few years, but at some point, they feel down and give up.

BECAUSE...

There isn't any concrete and efficient method to actually DO the ACTIONS they are supposed to do.

My personal conclusion after all these years is that getting women in bed is 80% state/mojo/positivity/alpha/Circuit II (everyone has his own definition, but we FEEL what it is) and 20% logistic/semantic/technique.

Most guys fail at the 80% part, and never work at it because they are UNAWARE of it. That's why their success ratio is low (I'm talking about reality here, not the e-book marketing and tv shows garbage promising to score models in a few weeks or months).

So...

That brings me to this Circtuit II post.

For the past 2 weeks, I've been out trying to do Street Pick-Up and re-imprint my behaviours thanks to that new method described here above. I've done 4 sessions.

Until now, I can say that it is probably the most powerful and efficient method I've tested to create a REAL CHANGE. I am shocked and amazed.

BUT... Though I got some very concrete improvements in my behaviour (I'll talk about that below), it is just a kind of a "sneak preview". Many blockings still remain, and I'm still not able to open a lot of women on the street.

Nevertheless, I guess I need time, it is just the beginning of the process. I will not wipe off 30 years of bad programming/habits with 4 sessions (about 4x2 hours) of new imprint work.

I think the change I felt unitl now is very encouraging and it gives me motivation to go further.

My education: wussy negative father, intellectual mother. But very free sexuality.

That is in fact a very bad mix. I've been free to do whatever I wanted, but in fact I didn't do a lot because I did not have the tools to do it.

That creates an immense frustration. I was going out a lot, saw a lot of things in life, but wasn't able to take it and enjoy it. Watching the meat dangling in front of me while I'm craving, but not daring to take it. Or at least, try to take it.

Nevertheless, with a lot of desperation, energy and perseverance, I managed to loose my virginity at 17yo, and got a lot of sexual adventures and several long term relationships. But A LOT of dry spells...

My life was like a roller coaster. Always struggling with my negativity and shyness to approach women, but at the same time, being very comfortable in the next phases (sexuality).

Now that I discovered Robert Anton Wilson's Circuits, I've realised that I've probably been using CI (victim chick, the "nice girl", and me trying to get affection and security), or CIV, because if I could approach a girl, talking, natural instincts and sexuality were OK.

I've been with some incredible girls, but it was hard to keep them. And meeting new ones has always been a problem. So I can get an abundance of average (or below average) women, and have them do all kind of things for me.

My goal is of course to get the hotties, and to approach them with NO HESITATION.

I am average looking and definitely not the kind of guy women turn their head on the street.

So, if I want to get better girls, I need something else. I must MAN UP and rely on CII. Being the more of the leader, being fearless, strong and positive.

Note that I've already done a lot of work on myself. I'm saying that I'm shy, but not really. And most of the time, I'm not a pussy. At a party, I can open 30+ girls in a very direct way, and escalate very quickly, getting several make outs. Or fingering a girl after 30 seconds of meeting her.

But that is Night Game. And depending on my mood; On the street, I'm still a pussy.

About other men. I never have any problem with other men. In fact, I'm very good at amoging. I very rarely feel threatened, and I am not submissive. But it depends on what submissiveness we are talking about.

I am submissive when I do not grab a girl to dance, and another guy dares to do it in front of me. It is a kind of silent submissiveness. But I am always comfortable among other men. It is the terrirory fight for women that causes problems. I am weak at that.

Illuminatus's description is so true.

I've often been winging with hotheads. At primary school, one of my best friends was a hothead. But it did not gave me a good role model. I don't know why I did not take it as a source of influence. In fact, it is the opposite. It has set up a hierarchical structure of me being the beta, the follower.

I've reverted back to that structure many times in my life. That's why I've seen some guys do incredible things, and I've intellectualy learned the "method". But I am not able to do it, because I was only the observer. So, now, my goal is to take the symbolic place of the hotheads. Abolishing the throne! Becoming the king instead of the servant.

OK, enough writing, let's go to the application.

BREATHING!

I have rediscovered the joy of breathing thanks to this forum! I've never thought about it before. How could that be?! The most basic essential thing in life. Nobody talks about its importance in our modern society.

In fact, I now realise that my (wronlgy labeled) pyschological problems (shyness, procrastination, depression, lack of actions) were probably more of a physical problem. When I was a child, I had problems to breath through my nose. I don't know how to translate that into english. I got a little surgery and during a few months I could breath freely. But later it went back. It wasn't life threatening. It was just an annoyance. So, I automatically adapated to breathing more through my mouth, and my breahting was low in general. Never deep through my full lungs capacity.

I've done several sports for years, but never at a high level. I've been boxing, wich is good to man up. But despite what many people think, it does not solve anything with women. And I was never very good at it. Just doing it to stay fit. I remember now what most of my coaches were telling me while watching me boxing: "You do not breath! relax and breath!".

A few weeks ago, I began to create a tunnel vision while boxing with the strongest guy in my club. I tried to keep the focus, and to breath better. Awesome! I was like Neo seeing the bullets coming slower and avoiding them. I became also bolder, and hit back strongly. The guy was surprised. Usually, he punches everyone hard and everyone is afraid of him. For the first time I could see another expression in his eyes: doubt!

So, I am now doing breathing all day long, including Kapalbhati. Getting rid of my (negative) thoughts is also a fulltime job. I must try to be aware all the time. My mind constantly runs ways in all kind of directions. I try to stabilize it, to maintain inner peace.


The way I apply CII reimprinting

Note that you are more than welcome to correct me if I'm doing smething wrong. All suggestions welcome too.

* Though I feel like Kapalbhati has a positive effect, I prefer to breath in a different way. I don't like breathing only through the nose. It feels uncomfortable.

So, I take the MAXIMUM volume of air into my lungs through the nose. I block a few seconds. And get it out through my mouth. I repeat more and more quickly. It becomes "brutal". I expand my chest a lot, but move my diaphragm more than my chest or throat.

* I howl like a gorilla, hit my chest with my fist, open my eyes wide and agressively. Of course, I do that on the street when few people are around :-)

* My nostrils open at their maximum. Again, like a gorilla. It's like I'm switching to fight/maximum alert mode.

* I do a bit of work out before going out. Stretching, press-ups, free weights. Though not a lot.

* ATTENTION, here is an addition of mine to the post: I RUN. Like Forrest Gump (or Usain Bolt)

Usually I go jogging once or twice a week. But always at a slow pace. I enjoy it a lot. It is also a good remedy against negativity. But what I need, is to do it just a few minutes before approaching. So I run on the street, like a sprint competition. Just 20 seconds for instance, but at MAXIMUM speed. My heart beat rate was at its peak. I almost got a heart attack... But it's great. It forces you to go out of your head.

* While I walk or run, I fist fight with an invisible enemy.

By the way, while I was running, going to a crowed place to do PU, I ran over a railways bridge. It was dark in the evening. My shadow was projected on the short walls of the bridge. I could see my shadow running, and it looked like I was running faster than what I actually felt. Beautiful experience. I was Rocky.


Results

Note that I am currently doing PU in the worst environment possible. It's very cold, it is winter in my country. I cannot sometimes feel my hands despite gloves. It is dark, because I do it around 18-21h. People come back from work (so do I). They are stressed, closed, and packed in their coats. Plus, there are very few cute girls, so I have to walk long to find one. That means I have to keep my state up all the time.

But the good news is that if I can do it now, I'll be even better when environment variables are improving.

Note that in the feedback below, I don't try to make long interactions. I only focus on opening in a direct way for now, because that's my sticky point. I'm very experienced for the rest of the interaction.


Session 1: two  indirect opens, but almost immediately after arriving on the field. Usually it takes me 1 hours to feel good. It was snowing, and I may look like a stalker in the dark. But despite that, it was all right. Small improvement, but I feel way better. Breathing definitely makes the difference. It's like a whole new body for me.


Session 2: too tired because of my work day. Sleep is my number 1 requirement. I work on being achored in the present, I breath better, but I cannot get a high state. I don't open anyone. But I still feel things are changing and getting me closer to my goal. No more negativity.


Session 3: MIRACLE! After 30 secondes of running, walking, boxing, gorilla-behaviour and breathing, a hottie walks towards me. I prepare myself. My heart is rushing but for the first time, I am able to RE-LABEL it as excitation instead of fear! I open "Hi, I like your style, you look like cute, I wanted to come and see who you are"...

I ejected a few minutes later and there was maybe a potential here, but that's not the point.

I was like WHOOOOHOOO!! The sensation inside me was amazing. Before the open, I was already pumping blood at high pressure through my body. During the open and the interaction, I was so excited that I could hardly articulate. But that's just temporary because I am cool once the conversation has started. I just need to get used to that rush.

IMPORTANT REMARK: no alcohol involved. Not even a small beer. That's the difference with bar game. Here, I only drink coffee (I've read that it's important for neurotransmitter, and I love it). But that's all. No music to pump my state up, no wing to help me, no cigarette to abosrb the stress (I quit smoking a few months ago), only a shitty glooomy and cold environment and... my balls.

That's the game I love. The purest one.

After that, I went to another place to open more. But the rush was exhausting. It's like a deep reimprinting in the hard stones of my brain/body. About 3 other women passed by, but I had a slight remaining hesitation, and didn't open. Anyway, I made my day. I was very happy.


Session 4: I tried to do the same in the evening. But the day was bad. I had to talk to negative people who piss me off, and I could not get the out of my head. I got stuck in a negativity spiral. I walked on the streets for 1h30, I went home, watched tv, and slept.


So, there will probably be again relapses and bad sessions. The reimprinting process needs time. But the potential power I felt seems huge. I feel like a super hero who decides when he wants to build his energy flow and use his super powers.

But it is very exhausting. When I start my breahting phase, and the gorilla-behaviour, I feel like I'm becoming someone else. Like it is not in my control anymore. Like The Incredible Hulk. And when I go back from my "trip", I feel empty. But it's worth it of course.

In Fight Club, he says: "After the Fight Club, nothing is solved, but nothing matters anymore".

That's exactly what it is! For all my life I've tried to solve mind problems by thinking about them. Like a mathematic problem. That's what psychoanalysis tries to do. Obviously, that's the wrong way. You have to OVERRIDE the problems. That's what all these physical exercises do.

A few years ago, I tried to do something like that with my wings. I had noticed that when we punched each other like children playing into a fight, we were more conscious, and bolder to approach women. But I did not do it often, because my wings were not interested and shy to do it.

Now that I go out alone, I can go BEYOND the limit I never crossed. And that's were the results are!

And for the end of my post, I repeat these lines from Iluminatus, because that's exactly what I am experiencing, too:

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* Breathing becomes more free
* My perceptions are less and less distorted by negative thoughts
* I'm sleeping less
* Getting thinner
* Automatically eating better
* Trances/presence is becoming more and more natural and I'm reverting to more primitive behaviours
* I have the look and bright eyes of a healthy individual
* No drugs / alcohol
* It seems like there is some sort of natural flow within the body that Western society simply ZAPS out of you, from an early age

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This causes problems with learning behaviour-based activities such as sports, socializing and motivating yourself to achieve because trying to do these things whilst in a linguistic processing trance is entirely sub-optimal. It is the wrong tool for the job. However, people will read forums about picking up girls, or developing motivation, or high achievement in sports, and go away and try to do these things WHILE REMAINING IN THE LINGUISTIC TRANCE. People do this ALL THE TIME.
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Re: Circuit II: Social Success Through Effective Neurotransmitter Management
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2010, 03:06:09 PM »
The way I apply CII reimprinting

Note that you are more than welcome to correct me if I'm doing smething wrong. All suggestions welcome too.

* Though I feel like Kapalbhati has a positive effect, I prefer to breath in a different way. I don't like breathing only through the nose. It feels uncomfortable.

So, I take the MAXIMUM volume of air into my lungs through the nose. I block a few seconds. And get it out through my mouth. I repeat more and more quickly. It becomes "brutal". I expand my chest a lot, but move my diaphragm more than my chest or throat.

* I howl like a gorilla, hit my chest with my fist, open my eyes wide and agressively. Of course, I do that on the street when few people are around :-)

* My nostrils open at their maximum. Again, like a gorilla. It's like I'm switching to fight/maximum alert mode.

* I do a bit of work out before going out. Stretching, press-ups, free weights. Though not a lot.

* ATTENTION, here is an addition of mine to the post: I RUN. Like Forrest Gump (or Usain Bolt)

Usually I go jogging once or twice a week. But always at a slow pace. I enjoy it a lot. It is also a good remedy against negativity. But what I need, is to do it just a few minutes before approaching. So I run on the street, like a sprint competition. Just 20 seconds for instance, but at MAXIMUM speed. My heart beat rate was at its peak. I almost got a heart attack... But it's great. It forces you to go out of your head.

* While I walk or run, I fist fight with an invisible enemy.

By the way, while I was running, going to a crowed place to do PU, I ran over a railways bridge. It was dark in the evening. My shadow was projected on the short walls of the bridge. I could see my shadow running, and it looked like I was running faster than what I actually felt. Beautiful experience. I was Rocky.

This is exactly how I do the Circuit II stuff now. It developed on its own seemingly, and became pretty much identical to how you describe it above.

I am keeping active like this all the time, and apart from feeling great and giving you courage and clarity, it also has the effect of boosting baseline neurotransmitters on a more permanent basis. E.g. you will start waking up feeling alive, and being happy to be alive, and you need to do less to maintain this level of neurotransmitters.

It is the best thing I've ever taught myself, and I'm so glad others are benefiting from it also.

I may add a more in-depth reply later; I have to run back to work now!

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Re: Circuit II: Social Success Through Effective Neurotransmitter Management
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010, 12:48:59 AM »
What are some more behaviors, things I could do, if I use this courage formula?
I need some ideas for activities where I'll have reimprinted Circuit II if I successfully pull them off.

Keep in mind I'm at a small art school, where everyone knows everyone...  Sorta.

I'm close to getting a girlfriend, for several reasons.  One reason is that I need to focus more on work this semester, and I want steady companionship/pussy.  Another is that it's much, much easier for me...  I've got many satisfying relationships under my belt.  Unless I suddenly become a pimp daddy who has girls coming over all the time, the girlfriend strategy is far superior to the player strategy, while I'm here.

I'll still want to learn/maintain dominance though.

I have balls, just not an idea of what I can get away with.  I know there are ways I can be dominant which I've never even considered.

And...  I'm considering going into sexual state more often...  But I feel like it might be a bad idea, in such a close-knit community.  Because a creep, or a sleaze, gets talked about a lot.  And would only be good if I was successful a substantial amount.  But being more flirty, and not verbalizing tension, seems like a very good idea.

Yesss...  my new plan is to be very flirty and vibey, but avoid overt, conscious discussion.  I have been too verbal and open, and caused ASD...  From now on I am avoiding saying anything potentially controversial for Circuit IV.  I play the gentleman, in public at least...
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Re: Circuit II: Social Success Through Effective Neurotransmitter Management
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 10:49:23 PM »
Hello Illuminatus,

I came over to this forum from masf.

One of the things I really like about this post is that it gets down the scientific specifics.

That being said, there is one area I feel still needs to be explained more specifically: Quote:

Fear

Fear isn't actually a chemical state; it consists of thoughts (generated by evaluation of the logical model) which activate "no-go" inhibitory circuitry in the brain, which puts brakes on any intended behaviour by imposing a reversed kinaesthetic to that behaviour (that's why you "lock up").

I am trying to find more information on the chemical process of this "locking up"

I realize that to go through the re-imprinting, it is not necessary to have a scientific understanding of everything.

However, I hope that as we move forward documenting this subject, we can really nail down the science.

This way, we can have a shared language and avoid the vagaries of each individuals attempt to recount their experience.

I thank, in advance, anyone who can point me in the right direction.

Poondust





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