Paleolithic consciousness or
consciousness is characterized by a non-dualistic
acceptance of That Which Is
A mistrust set in and there
arose the desire to attempt to control Nature
rather than to follow Her and conform to Her
The compulsion to gather food for a "rainy day" was
initiated by a left brain
thought of future need that originated in a remembrance of past times of
The moment the
desire to control nature began is the moment God kicked Adam and Eve out of the
shamanistic nomadic religions relate directly to the
brain while settlement
based agricultural cultures relate directly to the
The right brain
directly senses the energies of
The natural self, the
brain, enjoys change and relishes the novel.
The natural self glories in an ever-unfolding
adventure into the Divine.
Once the split from Nature occurred the
individual no longer felt, as the early forager did, those body energies that
we call core emotions -
brain recognition of actual
emotions did not go away even
though the individual was no longer conscious of them after the
had taken control.
To compensate the
brain for the wall the
had erected to filter out those core emotions the
allowed the right brain
access to parts of itself it was only
Individuals unaware of the secret
agreement entered into by the two hemispheres of their brains "act out", in
a ritual manner, core
emotions/feelings/realities/experiences the conscious
is cut off from.
As long as the secret agreement
stands they will deny this as they are numb to it and unaware of it.
The manner of the "act out" is always symbolic of the (truly)
motivating inner core
emotions/feeling/reality/experience that has been repressed.
The noumenon the right brain
experiences makes itself known, not consciously but indirectly and
This symbolism will be based on
metaphorical allegorical -
brain uses to understand
exclusive left brain settlement modification of Nature thinking that is causing
all humanities problems.
This would not have been an issue
without the global corporate revolution which hid future decline behind glossy
"It is a part of the Cartesian mode to think
of consciousness as being something peculiar to the mind, that the mind is the
organ originating consciousness.
mind does not originate
The mind is an organ that inflects
consciousness in a certain direction to a certain set of purposes.
There is a consciousness here in the
living universe is informed by consciousness.
Consciousness is a form of energy,
a natural force.
Whereever you see life energy, there is consciousness.
a wonderful story of a deity, of a self that
thought, "I am".
As soon as it thought "I am," it was
It was an entity now, a self,
locked in time.
thought, "What should I be afraid
of, I am the
only thing that is."
As soon as
I am alone
imagined that if there were
another It would not be
lonesome, and so
It felt desire.
It swelled, split in two, became
male and female, and begot the universe.
Shortly before birth the rhythm of the uterus
begins, and there's terror!
Fear is the first emotion, the
emotion that says "I".
is the first emotional experience of the fetus in the womb.
of childbirth is imprinted on the both the mother's and the child's
The trauma experienced of being joined, then seperated, will be
reenacted over and over again when they come into conflicting contact over
Stanislav Grof found some patients re-experienced
birth and, in the re-experience of birth, the first stage is that of the
fetus in the womb,
without any sense of "I" or
Then comes the horrific stage of getting born, the difficult
passage through the birth canal, and then - bright light, loud sounds and other
Can you imagine!
Isn't it amazing that this repeats
just what the myth says - that self said,
"I am", and
immediately felt fear?
It was alone, Self felt desire for companionship and became two.
Self breaks into
the world of light and
pairs of opposites.
There is the plane of consciousness
where one identifies and communes with that which transcends pairs of
The nature of our experience of reality is I and you,
this and that, true and untrue,
male and female,
good and evil,
every one of them has its opposite.
Duality is a simple method to differentiate
reality by putting reality into a linear box with end points.
Transcending the Hegelian Dialectic and Duality
Paralleled now as "Republican"
vs "Democratic" or Left against Right.
When we are turned outward, we seem to see
imperfections in reality.
If we look inward, we see that our
inability to accept reality as reality truly is - is the source of our attitude
that reality is imperfect.
Once we look inward at our own consciousness
- our self - we begin to understand our inner
reality and we can then judge if that inner reality reflects outer existent
reality - the field of
There are dimensions of
your being, a potential for realization and consciousness
that are not included in most peoples concept of self.
Life is much
deeper and broader than most conceive it to be.
live with only a fractional inkling of
reality, and fail to see within
themselves what gives life breadth
You can live
in terms of that depth of your life - awaken !
It is possible to experience a
plane of consciousness where one identifies and communes with that which
transcends pairs of opposites and if you experience it, you will suddenly see
that all the religious mystical experiences are the same.
space form the sensibilities that bound our experiences.
Our senses are enclosed in the field of
time and space, and our
minds are enclosed in a frame that consists as categories of thought.
To be touched by God we must
allow our consciousness to expand beyond the field of enclosure.
We enclose God when we try to think of
We wall God out if we
are not careful.
Instinctual reason is one
category of thinking.
Figuring out how you can solve a problem is not
lies with sensing the order of
the fundamental structure of the noumenon.
-adapted from Joseph
LSD suggested as
a tool in psychotherapy.
Grof treated psychological problems with
lysergic acid diethylamide for
several years while it was still legal.
The following year saw the first
studies in medical/psychiatric journals.
"The potential of
LSD seems to be
extraordinary and unique. The ability of
LSD to deepen,
intensify and accelerate the psychotherapeutic process is incomparably greater
than that of any other drug used as an adjunct to psychotherapy, with the
exception perhaps of some other members of the
group." - Stanislav Grof
1950 to 1965
LSD is used in
conjunction with therapy on an estimated 40,000 people
International symposia were held in Princeton, London,
Amsterdam, and other locations.
1970 Hundreds of
articles on the uses of
LSD in therapy
have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the
Journal of Psychology, the Archives of General Psychiatry, the
Quarterly Journal of Studies of Alcoholism as well as many
had segments devoted to
LSD, and two
professional organizations were formed for this specialty, one in Europe and
the other in North America.
"LSD and other
function more or less as nonspecific catalysts and amplifiers of the
In the dosages used in human experimentation, the classical
such as LSD,
mescaline, do not have any specific
They increase the energetic niveau in the
psyche and the body which leads to manifestation of otherwise latent
The content and nature of the experiences that
these substances induce are thus not artificial products of their
pharmacological interaction with the brain ("toxic psychoses"), but authentic
expressions of the psyche revealing its functioning on levels not ordinarily
available for observation and study.
A person who has taken
LSD does not
have an "LSD
experience," but takes a journey into deep recesses of his or her own psyche."
- Stanislav Grof
"LSD has a high-risk/high-reward
Lysergic acid diethylamide requires a time commitment - an
LSD trip can last as long as
Early rituals suggest a deliberate,
thoughtful approach to drug use.
Although he got a little lax about
it as time went on, Timothy
Leary's ideas about "set and setting," which emphasized
of the psychological state of the user as well as the environment in which
the drug would be used, recognize that the way to avoid a bad hallucinogenic
experience has a lot to do with how
well you know yourself and how willing you are to
remove yourself from bad-vibe people
and excessive external stimuli, like
If we're looking for a yardstick to
measure how people's feelings about consciousness have changed over 40
years, we could do worse than to consider
the enormous philosophical
gulf between LSD and, say,
Whereas one expands consciousness, the other belongs
to a class of drugs whose phenomenal success rests largely on their ability
to keep the mind from expanding
into uncomfortable places (ie facing reality squarely).
Whereas one reduces a person's
'functionality' in the interest of questioning reality,
the other is about
becoming 'more functional' while questioning very little." - Meghan
"Over his long life, Albert
Hofmann (the first chemist to synthesize lysergic acid diethylamide) took
LSD many times.
Hofmann developed a personal mysticism
involving nature, for which he had a
One thing this
very tolerant man decried in the
Western drive for facile satisfaction
was an alienation from nature.
The use of LSD made
him more and more conscious of
In nature Albert Hofmann saw "a
miraculous, powerful, unfathomable reality." - Robert Stone
A massive dose of
lysergic acid diethylamide increases sense
experience to the point where it will cause the subject's
voice", to experience a "white out" which leads to a vacant memory of the
experience in the
The amount of disruption of
thinking is directly proportional to the dose - the higher the dose, the more
The best way to describe to a left brain what it is like in
brain visual would be
of Alex Grey.
But that is
only visual and a poor description as the colors are heard and not seen, they
taste weird, smell funny, and keep slapping, pinching, caressing and sticking
you with more and more sensory information.
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