The constant struggle to retain consciousness can
be trying at times.
"The evolution of man is the evolution of his
consciousness, and 'consciousness' cannot evolve
unconsciously." - Georges
"Allow the Dharma Rain to penetrate the
Soil of your Consciousness. Allow your
Consciousness to receive the Rain, and the
Seeds buried deep within will have a chance to be
Watered." - Thich Nhat
All arose from the
great Void before Time came into Existence.
Pure presence, the
absolute, God, separated into two flows of Consciousness;
to ever greater sense of Separation and
one inwards to ever greater sense of
Unity and at-one-ment.
We call the two flows "Separation Consciousness" and "Unity Consciousness".
Sense of purpose
arises from the pull back to the Source of Life itself.
Separation Consciousness has
subdivided and condensed into multiplicity of form.
Each fractal of
materiality is infused with the impetus for increasing
sense of Unity.
It is a pull back to
ever higher degrees of Unity and Oneness,
yearning manifested to fully express the memory of the original
condition of absolute oneness.
This is what defines and shapes the soul
within each of us.
The Soul is an
inherent divine sense of purpose, direction and destiny,
which when we
align with, fulfills all our true desires and needs.
adapted from Chris
Consciousness is defined
in psychoanalysis, the
the state or
condition of being conscious
alert cognitive state in which you are
aware of yourself and your situation
perception of the
presence of any
object, state, or sensation.
the state of being
conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental
operations, acts, etc
alertness to or concern
for a particular issue or situation;
a movement aimed at raising the general public's
consciousness of social injustice.
a sense of one's
personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and
opinions held by or considered characteristic of an
individual or group:
Love of freedom runs deep in
the American consciousness.
It has been said that
beauty is the splendor of truth.
beauty is goodness.
It is beautiful to be good.
To be intelligently good, one must be just.
To be just, one must act
To act reasonably, one must have the knowledge of reality.
To have the knowledge of
reality, one must have
truth, one must have an exact
notion of life.
Alphonse Louis Constant
aka Eliphas Levi, French magician
Consciousness has always seemed to be
the physical material
animal body because when life leaves the body
consciousness leaves the body as well.
Consciousness outwardly appears to motivate
and is, in fact, a force that
intelligence are not synonymous. A
computer is intelligence, it is not
conscious. An ant is conscious, it is not intelligent.
Intelligence is a cumulative process
of distinction and judgment.
Cognitive dissonance occurs when ones
subconscious perceives a logical inconsistency and fails to suppress it. The
ensuing emotional reactions, experienced as anxiety,
guilt, shame, anger, embarrassment, stress,
and other negative emotional states, are created by consciously avoiding
self-awareness of one's behavior by refusing to acknowledge contradictory
ideas, concepts and
theory of cognitive dissonance proposes
that people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by one of two
1) they may change their concepts, beliefs and behaviors, or
2) they may
justify or rationalize their ideas, beliefs, and
dissonance theory is one of the most influential and extensively studied
theories in social
This is the main reason that
governments, corporations, religions or popular movements use
propaganda to create unity within a
Popular movements only come into being when the triumvirate of
control - governments, corporations and religions -
fail to meet the needs of the people. When people's ideas are consistent with
each other - unified - they are in a state of harmony, or consonance.
In modern industrialized civilization
it is theorized that cognitions that are apparently unrelated can simply be
categorized as irrelevant to each other and therefore do not lead to
dissonance. On the surface this may appear true but
30 million prescriptions of
anti-depressants suggest otherwise.
A powerful cause of dissonance
is when an idea conflicts with a fundamental element of the self-concept, such as "I am a good person" or "I made the
that comes with the possibility of having made a
erroneous decision can lead to rationalization, the
tendency to create additional reasons or justifications to support one's
choices. A person who just spent too
much money on a new car might decide that the new vehicle is much less likely
to break down than his or her old car. This belief may or may not be true, but
it would likely reduce dissonance and make the person feel better.
also lead to confirmation bias, the
denial of disconfirming evidence, and other
ego defense mechanisms.
As it is often easier to make excuses than it is to change behavior,
dissonance theory leads to the conclusion that humans are rationalizing but not
always rational beings.
Evolution of Consciousness
Humans, as a species, are beginning to
transition from a lower form of
conscious awareness into a higher form of non-dualistic conscious
awareness. Many times we find ourselves to be separate from what we are
experiencing - a observer experiencing events and objects outside myself .
The moment we see ourselves as the observer we naturally attempt to
re-engage presence-of-moment reality to become intimately re-involved with
reality. This gap, between observing reality and emersion within reality, is an
artificial division created by the rational mind.
awareness there is no such gap; there is only intimate being, an opening to and
participation in what is. This is also be referred to as "participatory awareness" or
living in the moment.
When one is "integrally conscious" one is immersed
in participatory awareness.
Walking the Thinspace means one is living both as the "observer" and as the
"actor" - a joining of the Cartesian Mode of Duality Consciousness where mind
and body are no longer seperated and all emotions are seen as Emanating from
Records that vast storehouse of both bodily memory knowledge and
intellectual knowledge gained through life experience.
To understand the way in
which human consciousness is now evolving we must understand the way in which
human consciousness has evolved over time.
identified five progressive stages in the evolution of human consciousness;
archaic, magical, mythical, mental and integral
Contemporary neurological research has discovered
patterns that parallel each of the states of consciousness identified by
In an Archaic
consciousness mode humans experience themselves as one with nature and with all
of life in a form of unity consciousness.
There is no differentiation.
As consciousness continued to evolve humans
became conscious of distinctions, such as male and female,
good and evil, and
inside and outside - a consciousness of magical duality allows differentiation.
Eating from the
tree of knowledge of good and evil is a metaphorical way of saying that our
earliest ancestors began to develop a consciousness that partook of polarities.
They could no longer maintain their initial state of union with the Creator and
Sustainer. This is further symbolized by their
leaving the Garden of Eden.
This step in the evolution of
consciousness allowed humans to begin to gain mastery over the polarized world
of distinctions that they now experienced. Gebser says, "in this magic
structure, he 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, such as rainmaking, ritual, and countless other forms by
which magic man tries to cope with nature".
thousands of years still another form of consciousness gradually emerged. This
was the mythical
consciousness. Humans discovered the depth of their internal world and they
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.
"Myth renders the
soul visible so that it may be visualized,
represented, heard, and made audible."- Jean Gebser
mythical consciousness no
longer prevails in our lives as it once did; nevertheless, it still influences
us. Each new mode of consciousness supersedes its predecessor, but does not
eliminate it. The older structures still live within us, just as older parts of
the brain continue to play an important role even after the development of the
frontal cortex. These three forms of consciousness, the archaic, magical, and
mythical, continue to greatly influence us today although they have become
overlaid with a fourth structure of consciousness that has been emerging for
several hundred years, rational
rational consciousness there
is a focus on measurement and rationality. The
rational consciousness has
led to a greater mastery over the natural world than ever before; but this has
come at a great cost. This rational consciousness
divides the world more than ever into separate
parts; subject is separated from object, humans from nature and from one
another. We alienate ourselves from that which we objectify. Since the
eighteenth century, there has been an excessive reliance on reason at the
expense of other ways of experiencing ourselves and our world.
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."
When we live in the rational we lose our experience
of participation in the numinous, which the mythical form of consciousness
brought forth. The mythic structure now functions as the
subconscious and continues to affect us through dreams, and metaphors,
rather than having the central or valued place in our conscious life that it
once did. At the height of rationality the effect of earlier modes of
consciousness were denied, however, during the past one hundred years, depth
psychology has revealed the enormous influence that the magical and mythical
structures still have in our everyday life. This recognition signals a shift
out of exclusive rationality to a more inclusive awareness.
consciousness structure gradually comes forward and evolves over centuries. It
begins modestly, but in time becomes more extreme and its limitations also
become ever more apparent. For example, the development of perspective in
Western art in the Sixteenth Century demonstrated that human consciousness had
developed the ability to stand apart and observe the world from a particular
point of view. This capacity continued to become more predominate over the next
four hundred years in how we relate to the world and ourselves.
which is observed from a perspective is experienced as an object. The seat of
observation, the mind, is identified as "I'. The object is seen as separate
from oneself, to be manipulated for ones ends. This approach to life is
epitomized in the engineer, who attempts to shape and dominate the world with
his calculations, and in our attempts to engineer our lives. The observer
focuses on the object rather than on the observing itself. This attention on
the object leads to the notion of objectivity. One forgets that his is one of
many perspectives. He believes that his perspective is the true way of seeing
things, that he is being objective. Identification with ones perspective and
the shared perspective of his society has led to the disdain of other
viewpoints and the domination of other cultures.
of our world made possible the development of our sciences with all their
benefits. It is ironic that during the last century physicists led the way in
dismantling the notion of objectivity. They have shown that the observed is
affected by the very act of observing, rather than being independent of it.
This understanding has gradually spread into our culture and we have begun a
transition out of the objective consciousness to a recognition that experience
exists in relationship.
The way that we experience our world and our
place in it changes radically, depending on which structure of consciousness
predominates. When we are in one mode of consciousness we may have difficulty
understanding or appreciating another.
A new form of consciousness is
now emerging that goes beyond the rational consciousness. The previous
structures of consciousness were exclusive; if you were functioning from one
mode, you could not simultaneously experience the other forms of consciousness.
This newly emerging aperspectival or integral consciousness, as Gebser called
it, encompasses awareness of the previous forms of consciousness.
According to the ancient traditions of India, this 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 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. The developmental 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." This corresponds to
Gebser's mental or rational consciousness. 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. Herb Koplowitz
refers to this stage as Unitary Consciousness.
The evolution of the
stages of consciousness described by Gebser is also reflected in the way that
spiritual practices have changed through history. For example, in India the
rituals of the early Vedas and Tantric practices were the earliest traditions
to appear. 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, 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.
historical periods of evolving human consciousness have lead to the development
of unique practices in each period. But each of these approaches has the
potential to lead to 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 from the mundane to
the transcendence of the ego
identity. The progression of humans through successive structures is a
means of developing reflective consciousness. It has enabled us to reflect on
our existence in distinct and ever more comprehensive ways. Consciousness
becomes progressively more conscious of itself. As human consciousness evolved
through its archaic, magical, mythical, and mental structures, it became
increasingly able to marvel at itself and the extraordinary appearance of this
existence. As we integrate each of these modes of consciousness in our
awareness we have an ever-increasing capacity to reflect this awe inspiring
manifestation and its source.
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