"The evolution of man is
the evolution of his consciousness,
and 'consciousness' cannot evolve subconsciously."

Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff

What is Consciousness?

Our shared condition -- consciousness

Reality Sandwich | Evolving consciousness

"Allow the Dharma Rain to penetrate

the Veil of Cognitive Blindness.

Let Consciousness drink the Dharma Rain,

Seeds buried deep within

will gladly recieve the Holy Water."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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The Case for the Soul: Quantum Biology

spiritual evolution of consciousness
from quantum physics point of view

Quantum Physics Debunks Materialism

"The history of Western civilization is a history of the growing segregation of the strands of consciousness, separating the moral and spiritual from the sensual and physical, a lose of unity." - Arthur Zajonc

Consciousness is defined as:

spirit animating matter

apperception of personal presence

state or condition of being conscious

awareness of, and, or sensitivity to surroundings

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.

Intelligence is a cumulative process of discernment and judgement.

conscious and subconscious thought

Stan Grof on brain and consciousness

How the brain produces consciousness in 'time slices'

spiral consciousness

Evolution of Consciousness

The Evolution of the Brain and the Mind

History of Human Thinking

"The conscious mind, by its nature, can only consider one thing at a time, while the subconscious 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 begun to transition from a lower forms of conscious awareness into a higher form of conscious awareness since the beginning of the Axial Age when Siddhartha Gautama achieved Nirvana.

Those transitioning find themselves to be separated from experience -
an observer experiencing events and objects standing outside of self.

The moment we see self as The Observer we naturally attempt to re-engage presence-of-moment reality to become intimately re-involved with reality.

The Gap, between observing reality and immersion within reality, is an artificial division 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 = participatory awareness = living in the moment.

celtic thin space

"Integrally Conscious" is living in the moment in participatory awareness.

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 the Mystical, abstract intellectual knowledge learned through symbol systems of communication.

Different cultures have come up with different terms for Living Lucidly.

True Liberation or integral consciousness carries with it many terms including Nirvana, quantum consciousness, fully awakened, participatory awareness, Ḉhri§t Ḉon§ḉiou§ne§§ and Buddha consciousness.

Contemporary neurological research has discovered distinct brainwave patterns that parallel each of the states of consciousness identified.

To understand the multilple levels of human consciousness Jean Gebser identified five progressive stages in the evolution of human consciousness; archaic, magical, mythical, rational and integral consciousness.

These states of consciousness are experienced by every human.

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archaic consciousness

In an archaic consciousness mode humans experience themselves as one with nature and with all of life in a form of Unity Consciousness.

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 Paramarthika state refers to the Advaita non-dualistic state of reference, where only Brahman/Atman exists.

Here, there is no differentiation.

Beta wave consciousness is a temporary and relative state of existence whereas the Paramarthika state is the absolute-permanent state of existence.

magical consciousness

Eating 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, ritual, and countless other forms by which magic man tries to cope with nature". - Jean Gebser

The Vyavaharika state refers to the Dual (Dwaita) state of reference.

Most people understand the Universe from this plane.

They perceive the duality of object and the subject.

There is the World (Jagat) and there is Individual (Jiva) and the God (Ishwara) all separate.

mythical consciousness

Millennium later mythical consciousness begins to gradually emerge.

Humans, discovering the depth of their internal world elaborated on and shared their new awareness through the telling of myths.

The 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 revealed the nature of the soul and its journey.

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.

Archaic, magical, and mythical forms of consciousness influence us today although they have become overlaid with a fourth structure of consciousness that has been emerging for millennium, rational dissociation.

rational consciousness

Rational consciousness, focused on measure and logic, objectifies reality.

Rational 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 we objectify.

Since the eighteenth century Age 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 Ajaya

When we live solely in the rational we lose our experience of participation in the numinous, which the mythical form of consciousness brought forth.

In rational dissociation the mythic structure residing in the subconscious functions as the collective subconscious affecting us through dreams and metaphors rather than having a central place in our conscious life.

At the height of human rationality the effect of earlier modes of consciousness were not only denied but trashed.

Carl Jung's, depth psychology has revealed the enormous influence magical and mythical conscious structures still have in our everyday lives.

This recognition signals a shift out of dissociated rationality to a more inclusive awareness.

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.

This approach to life is epitomized by the engineer, who attempts to shape and dominate reality with calculations, and attempts to engineer our lives.

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 contrary.

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.

Those 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 predominates.

The rational self lives in chronic dissatisfaction looking for solutions to problems it has devised to make life easier or better for itself.

integral communion

integral consciousness

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.

Newly emerging 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.

The developmental psychologist, Jean Piaget, found that magical thinking 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 reasoning.

The evolution of the stages of consciousness described by Gebser is also reflected in the way that spiritual practices have changed over time.

The rituals of the early Vedas and Tantric practices appeared the earliest.

These are both expressions of the magical structure of consciousness.

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 manifestation.

The Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Puranas, bring into play mythological stories that help the listener 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 identity.

The progression of humans through successive consciousness structures is a means of developing reflective integral consciousness.

It allows reflection on existence in distinct and comprehensive ways.

Consciousness becomes progressively more conscious of itself.

Consciousness finally 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.

conscious thought

Whereas we know conscious thought

occurs in all higher animals,

frequency is debatable.

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