Consciousness is defined as: spirit animating
state or condition of
awareness of, and, or
Consciousness has always
seemed to be separate from the
physical animal body as
when life leaves the body
consciousness leaves the body as well.
Consciousness is, in fact,
the Force that motivates Life.
Consciousness and intelligence
are not synonymous.
A computer is
intelligence, it is not conscious.
An ant is conscious, it is not
Intelligence is a cumulative process
of discernment and
"The conscious mind, by its
nature, can only consider one thing at a time, while the unconscious can make
any number of observations, calculations,
syntheses, and executions simultaneously and correctly." - Jean Liedloff
According to the philosophy laid out in the Puranas, the
consciousness of human beings evolved through four stages, each lasting
thousands of years.
Humans, as a species, have been to transitioning
from a lower forms of conscious awareness
into a higher form of conscious awareness since the beginning of the Axial Age
Those transitioning find themselves to be
separated from experience -
observer experiencing events and
objects standing outside of
The moment we see self as
The Observer we naturally
attempt to re-engage
to become intimately
re-involved with reality.
reality and immersion
within reality, is an
cleaved by the Rational Mind.
In non-dualistic awareness there is
no such gap; there is
only intimate being, an opening
to and participation in what is.
Integral Consciousness =
= living in the
"Integrally Conscious" is living in the moment in
To be Integrally Conscious is to be
Walking the Thinspace.
Walking the Thinspace is living
both as the "observer" and
as the "actor" - a joining of the
Rational, that vast storehouse of bodily
memory gained through life experience, with
knowledge learned through symbol systems of communication.
have come up with different terms for
True Liberation or integral
consciousness carries with it many terms including Nirvana,
Christ consciousness and
Contemporary neurological research has discovered
distinct brainwave patterns that
parallel each of the states of consciousness identified.
the multilple levels of human
consciousness Jean Gebser identified five progressive stages in the
evolution of human consciousness; archaic,
mythical, rational and integral consciousness.
These states of consciousness are
experienced by every human.
archaic consciousness mode
humans experience themselves as one
with nature and with all of life in a form of
In archaic consciousness there is neither subject nor
object, consciousness is not aware of itself - there is no conscience, ego
concerns or social pride.
As consciousness continues to evolve humans
start to become conscious of
distinctions, such as male and
female, good and
evil, and inside and
outside - a
consciousness of magical duality allows differentiation.
the fruit of the tree of
knowledge is a metaphorical way of saying that our earliest ancestors began
to develop a recognition of polarities - duality.
They could no longer maintain their
initial state of union with the Creator.
This is further symbolized by their
leaving the Garden of Eden.
Humans begin to gain mastery over the
polarized world they experience.
"In this magic structure, man makes
the almost superhuman attempt
to free himself from the
jungle-like bonds and spell of his fusion with nature. Here lies the basis
of all sorcery and magic - rainmaking,
countless other forms by
which magic man tries to
cope with nature". - Jean Gebser
mythical consciousness begins to
discovering the depth of their
internal world elaborated on and shared their
new awareness through the telling of myths.
age of mythmaking arose
simultaneously in various parts of the world.
Myriad myths such as the
Ramayana and Mahabharata in India, the
myths of ancient Greek
civilization, and the myths
passed on in all indigenous cultures
the nature of the soul and
Mythical consciousness no longer
prevails, nevertheless, it still influences.
Each new mode of
consciousness overlays its predecessor.
The older structures still live
within the current structure, just as older parts of the brain continue to play
an important role even after the development of the frontal cortex.
mythical forms of consciousness
influence us today although they have become overlaid with a fourth structure
of consciousness that has been emerging for millennium,
focused on measure and
dissociation slices reality into three disparate parts;
subject is detached from object,
people from nature and
from one another.
We alienate ourselves from that which
Since the eighteenth century
of Enlightenment, there has been an excessive reliance on reason at the
expense of other ways of experiencing life.
"Faith in reason has led to
a fragmentation of the
individual, a devaluing of the body and of feeling, to a complete negation
of all structures of consciousness other than the rational." - Allan
When we live solely
in the rational we lose our experience of
participation in the
the mythical form
of consciousness brought forth.
dissociation the mythic
structure residing in the subconscious functions as the
subconscious affecting us through
metaphors rather than having
a central place in our
the height of human
rationality the effect of earlier modes of consciousness were not only
denied but trashed.
depth psychology has revealed the enormous influence
magical and mythical conscious
structures still have in our everyday lives.
signals a shift out of dissociated
rationality to a more
Each consciousness structure
gradually evolves over millennia.
That which is observed is now
experienced as an object.
The seat of observation, the mind, is now
identified as "I".
The object is seen as
separate from oneself, to be manipulated for ones ends.
approach to life is epitomized by
the engineer, who attempts
to shape and dominate
reality with calculations, and
attempts to engineer our
The observer focuses on the
object rather than on the observing.
This attention on the object
leads to the notion of objectivity.
One forgets that his is one
of many perspectives.
He believes his perspective is the
true way of seeing - he is being objective.
Identification of ones own
perspective with the collective perspective of society leads to the
disdain of viewpoints judged
Objectification of reality,
a technique, made possible the art of science.
During the last century
physicists dismantled the notion of objectivity.
That which is observed is affected by
the very act of observing.
operating in lower modes of
consciousness can not understand the
operants of higher
modes of consciousness.
The way that we experience reality changes
dramatically depending on which structure of consciousness
rational self lives in chronic dissatisfaction looking for solutions to
problems it has devised to make life easier or better for
A new form of consciousness
has been emerging since the beginning of the Axial
Age that goes beyond rational dissociation.
The previous structures
of consciousness were exclusive; functioning in one mode, you could not
simultaneously experience other forms of consciousness.
aperspective or integral consciousness, as Gebser called it, encompasses
awareness of the operation of previous forms of consciousness.
According to the ancient
traditions of India, consciousness is self existent.
It does not arise out of or depend on
anything outside of itself such as time.
It is not evolving; it has always
existed and is inherently complete.
It is the capacity of the human
being to function from this form of consciousness that is evolving.
The writings of contemporary developmental psychologists
suggest the way consciousness develops in each
person from infancy through adulthood recapitulates the way consciousness
has collectively evolved.
Margaret Mahler, a British psychoanalyst, has
described an initial stage in which the infant experiences a sense of oneness
similar to that of the archaic consciousness.
psychologist, Jean Piaget, found that
develops between ages two and four.
Piaget concluded that the
culmination of cognitive development in contemporary society occurs in
adolescence with the
acquisition of abstract reasoning, which he called "formal operations."
This corresponds to rational consciousness as defined by Gebser.
Recently cognitive theorists have extended Piaget's model of human
development and have described a
further stage in the development of consciousness, beyond abstract
The evolution of the stages of consciousness described by
Gebser is also reflected in the way that spiritual practices have changed over
The rituals of the early Vedas and Tantric practices appeared the
These are both expressions of the magical structure of
Followers of these traditions use ritualistic magic to
gain mastery over the natural and supernatural world as well as to burn through
the world of appearance and merge with
the source of
The Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Puranas, which bring
into play mythological stories that help the listener to experience his true
essence as well as how to conduct
himself in the world in harmony with his divine nature, came much later.
The historical periods of evolving human consciousness have lead to the
development of unique practices in each period.
Each of these approaches has the
potential to lead to an awakening out of that mode of consciousness.
It would be incorrect to assume that practices that arose in one era
are inferior or superior to those of another era.
The practices that
emerge from a particular
structure of human conscious can have a range of effects including
the transcendence of the ego
The progression of humans through successive
consciousness structures is a means of developing reflective integral
allows reflection on existence in distinct and comprehensive ways.
progressively more conscious of itself.
arrives at recognition of itself in
infinite forms and
expressions as well as the
formless and unnamable.
As consciousness evolves through archaic,
magical, mythical, and rational structures, it becomes increasingly able to
marvel at itself and this existence.
Integration of these
modes of consciousness into waking awareness allows reflection on the
awe inspiring manifestation
and its source.
Whereas we know conscious thought
in all higher animals,
frequency is debatable.
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