One of my favorite RAW works uses a different order for the Eight Circuits than in Prometheus Rising.
As Hilaritas Press goes about reprinting many of Robert Anton Wilson's works in fresh editions, Rasa has attempted to add value to each new edition. And it's appropriate to bring that up as we conclude Chapter 12, dealing with the sixth circuit, what in Prometheus Rising is described as the Neurogenetic Circuit.
You can of course read any edition you like when participating in this online discussion group, but in the Hilaritas Press edition of the book, there's an "Afterword" by Rasa which wrestles with an unsolved mystery: Why did RAW change the order of Timothy Leary's 6th and 7th circuits in Prometheus Rising, only to revert to Leary's original system in Quantum Psychology?
Rasa lays out the mystery in the Afterword:
"In Timothy Leary's order of the Eight Circuits in his 1977 Exo-Psychology, he calls Circuit 6 Neuro-electric and Circuit 7 Neurogenetic. In Cosmic Trigger I (also 1977), Bob uses the same names and the same order. However, in Prometheus Rising (1983), Bob reverses the order of Circuits 6 and 7. Circuit 6 becomes the Neurogenetic Circuit and Circuit 7, previously Neuro-electric, is renamed the Metaprogramming Circuit. To add another layer of uncertainty, in 1990 Bob published Quantum Psychology where his description of the Eight Circuits returned to Tim's original order. He renames the Neurogenetic Circuit after Rupert Sheldrake's concept of the Morphogenetic Field to the Morphogenetic System, but the descriptions of Circuits 6 and 7 in Prometheus Rising and Quantum Psychology do not change substantially -- only their sequence."
The Afterword goes into considerable detail about how Rasa queried various RAW experts, the RAW Trust Advisors, about the mystery without ever being able to reach a definitive conclusion. At the end, Rasa says that he likes the ordering and naming in Prometheus Rising, and explains why but admits, "that's just my thing."
John Higgs is quoted in the Afterward noting that Leary continually revised his Eight Circuit model during all of the second half of his life. And RAW appears to have followed a similar process, revising the model as he thought about it and wrote about it.
The Wikipedia article, "Eight-circuit model of consciousness," lists the eight circuits in Leary's original order, while noting how RAW changed the order in Prometheus Rising. The Wikipedia article also points out that Leary originally had seven circuits, not eight.
The Wikipedia piece also points out that the Eight Circuit model can be tied to RAW's "Eight Winner Scripts" and "Eight Loser Scripts" in the book The Illuminati Papers, (combined here). The scripts, and RAW's listing of "The Eight Circuits of the Nervous System" in The Illuminati Papers, follow Leary's order rather than the one in Prometheus Rising.