Tuesday, July 23, 2013

(Video Clip) Ken Wilber on the Pre-Trans Fallacy

Does pre-rational, pre-linguistic, animal consciousness represent the freedom, and therefore the good, that we need to get back to, or are we really looking for something on the other side of rational? - within the unitive realm of the trans-rational?

Society commonly views rational states of consciousness as the only state of consciousness with any real value. The pre-rational states were seen by psychologists as infantile states that we developed out of. Trans-rational states were not understood and were therefore not differentiated from pre-rational states. This resulted in the baby being thrown out with the bath water. However, Ken Wilber hopes to bring a new understanding into the mainstream.  You have to be somebody before you can be nobody.

 "Equipped with a new evolutionary understanding of the human psyche as it unfolds through multiple structures of development, Ken noticed a core confusion that made it very difficult to discern between the lower stages and the higher stages."

Click on the title, above, to watch the video clip.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

(Quote) Mark Stavish - Between the Gates

"Meditation, lucid dreaming, and astral projection practices are to indirectly prepare us for our ultimate initiation - the death experience."

"There are several paths open to us at the time of death. Through esoteric practices we are able to consciously chose which path we will take."