evening and night
summer, autumn and
childhood, youth, middle years and
a strong body,
a clear mind,
a pure spirit,
adherence to the rule of
"The writings of
contemporary developmental psychologists suggest that the way that
consciousness develops in each person from infancy through adulthood
recapitulates the way that consciousness has collectively evolved during the
course of history.
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 magical thinking develops between ages
two and four.
He also concluded that the culmination of cognitive
development in contemporary society occurs in adolescence with the acquisition
of abstract reasoning, which he called "formal operations."
corresponds to Gebser's rational consciousness.
theorists have extended Piaget's model of human development and have described
a further stage in the development of consciousness, beyond abstract reasoning.
Herb Koplowitz refers to this stage as Unitary Consciousness." - Swami
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