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commented on Feb. 27, 2012
There has been a lot of speculation as to what December 2012 will bring. I favor the notion that we are heading toward a transformation of consciousness that will alter our perception of reality in a magnificently amazing manner. What follows is my outside the box speculation regarding this transformation of consciousness:
First, a bit of groundwork: many esoteric disciplines speak of an experience of awe or ecstasy that is available if we exist in the space between our thoughts. This advice has also been promoted by advocating meditation as a means to transcend the thinking process, dismantle the illusion of a past, present and future and enter a state referred to by many terms such as Samadhi, Enlightenment, God Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness, Unity Consciousness and Cosmic Consciousness etc. It is true that these terms have been used when referring to lesser experiences. Having spent a few hours in this state many years ago, I agree with certain experts that, at our current stage of mental or spiritual evolution, this state is available consciously for only short periods [several minutes to a few hours]. The experience can also occur unconsciously during sleep.
Whether experienced consciously or unconsciously, our reality paradigms are altered in a responsive manner and we often seek camaraderie in organizations such as IONS. I have also come to agree with certain authorities that this experience is our birthright, that is to say, ultimately, it will become our everyday experience. Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the founder of IONS, states this in one of his recorded lectures on this site. In that lecture, he describes his experience in space while returning from the moon. In one of Edgar’s early lectures he states that this experience was his motivation for creating IONS.
So then, speculating outside the box as promised: I believe that this transformation of consciousness will provide a form of direct knowing…what this means is concept formation, comprehension, theorizing, cosmological speculations and intellect will be viewed as no longer useful, obsolete relics of a primitive past. Some will argue that without concept formation we would be abandoning religion and what some consider treasured theologies. They also argue that without concept formation we could not create the modern conveniences that provide comfort and entertainment. I would gladly give up all that for a primitive existence, if that primitive existence provided the divine state of grace and beyond description awe, where the familiar human sense of self does not exist.