"Allow the Dharma Rain to penetrate
Soil of your Consciousness.
Consciousness to receive the the
the Seeds buried deep within will have a chance to be
Thich Nhat Hanh
Consciousness is defined as: spirit animating
apperception of personal
state or condition of being
awareness of, and, or
always seemed to be seperate 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 life.
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.
dissonance occurs when the subconscious perceives
a logical inconsistency
and fails to suppress it.
The ensuing emotional reactions, experienced as
stress, and other
negative emotional states, are forged by
consciously avoiding self-awareness of personal behavior by refusing to
acknowledge contradictory ideas, concepts and beliefs held.
of cognitive dissonance proposes that
people have a motivational drive to reduce dissonance by one of two opposing
1) they may change their concepts,
beliefs and behaviors, or
2) they may justify or rationalize their ideas,
beliefs, and behaviors.
Cognitive dissonance theory is one
of the most influential and extensively studied theories in
This is the
main reason that governments, corporations, religions or popular movements use
propaganda in the hope of
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.
MICE 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.
Dissonance can also lead to confirmation bias, the denial of
disconfirming evidence, and other ego
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.
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 forged 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.
It is being "Integrally
"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 the Mystical, abstract
intellectual knowledge learned through symbol systems of communication.
This union of the bicameral
brain produces Lucid Living or
have come up with different terms for Living Lucidly or living in
Liberation or integral consciousness
carries with it many terms including Nirvana,
Christ consciousness and
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.
neurological research has discovered distinct
brainwave patterns that
parallel each of the states of consciousness identified by Jean
archaic consciousness mode humans
experience themselves as one with nature and with all of life in a form of
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.
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 - duality. 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 duality that they now experience.
Jean 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".
After 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
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 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.
recognition signals a shift out of exclusive rationality to a more inclusive
Each 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
That 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.
This objectification of our world made
possible the development of our sciences with all their benefits.
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.
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
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 rational consciousness.
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.
Mahler, a British psychoanalyst, has described an initial stage in which the
infant experiences a sense of oneness similar to that of the archaic
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.
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
Whereas we know conscious thought
in all higher animals,
frequency is debatable.
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