"The evolution of man is the evolution of his
and 'consciousness' cannot evolve
the Dharma Rain to
the Soil of your
Allow your Consciousness to receive the
the Dharma Rain,
Seeds buried deep within will have a chance to be
Thich Nhat Hanh
"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." -
Consciousness is defined as: spirit animating
apperception of personal
state or condition
of being conscious
awareness of, and, or
always seemed to be separate from the physical
animal body because when life leaves the body consciousness leaves the
body as well.
Consciousness is, in
fact, the force that motivates
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
distinction and judgement.
The constant struggle to retain consciousness
and remain intelligent can be extremely difficult and trying at times.
From the great Void before Time began the pure presence of Aeon
separated into two flows of Consciousness;
one flowed outwards spreading
with an ever greater sense of
Separation and one flowed inwards congealing into an ever greater sense of
The two flows, Separation Consciousness and
Unity Consciousness, wind together like the
double-helix of the deoxyribonucleic acid
molecule and when they resonate in unison the Source of Life itself finds
expression in the subdivision and condensation into a multiplicity of
It has been said that beauty is the
splendor of truth.
Now moral beauty is
It is beautiful to be good.
To be intelligently good, one must be just.
To be just, one
must act reasonably.
reasonably, one must have
knowledge of reality.
have the knowledge of reality, one
must have Consciousness of
To have Consciousness of Truth, one must
have an exact notion of Life.
Alphonse Louis Constant aka Eliphas
dissonance occurs when the 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 personal behavior by
refusing to acknowledge contradictory ideas, concepts and beliefs held.
The theory of
cognitive dissonance proposes that people
have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by one of two opposing methods:
1) they may change their concepts, beliefs
and behaviors, or
2) they may justify or rationalize their ideas,
beliefs, and behaviors.
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 - in the hope of creating
Popular movements only come into being when the triumvirate of
control - governments, corporations and religions - fail to meet the needs of
When people's ideas are consistent with each other -
unified - they are in a state of harmony, or consonance.
culture 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
millions of 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 correct decision."
The anxiety 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 the
choice made. 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.
can 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.
Consciousness Humans, as a species,
have been to transitioning from a lower forms of
conscious awareness into a higher forms of non-dualistic conscious
awareness since the beginning of the Axial Age when Siddhartha Gautama acheived
Those that are transitioning find themselves to be separate
from what they are experiencing - an observer experiencing events and
objects standing outside of self.
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.
In non-dualistic 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 and
living in the moment.
is being "Integrally Conscious."
"Integrally Conscious" is
living in the moment in
To be Integrally Conscious is to be
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.
This union of the
bicameral brain produces
Lucid Living or
cultures have come up with different terms for Living Lucidly or living in
True Liberation or
consciousness carries with it many terms including Nirvana,
To understand the multilple levels of human
consciousness Jean Gebser identified five progressive stages in the evolution
of human consciousness;
magical, mythical, rational and
Contemporary neurological research has discovered
patterns that parallel each of the states of consciousness identified by
consciousness mode humans experience themselves as one with nature and with
all of life in a form of Unity
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 recognized 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 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
This 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
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.
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.
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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