Seeking the High Country of Consciousness
Seek the high country
The findings below, of the author seem to suggest that any map of human consciousness is essentially a landscape which has three predominant regions. These three regions have been color-coded, and are discussed separately below. However in the first instance it is better to introduce a summary of these three regions of consciousness as follows:
Terrestrial Ocean of Ego & its Forces
- Seemingly oceanic nature of terrestrial forces
against which human consciousness constantly struggles.This realm is the realm marked in red, with the increasingly calibrated series of levels … shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger and pride. In this realm survival is via the knowledge and use of force verse force, and consciousness is very much held in sway by the tidal influences of the outer world.It represents a terrestrial environment in constant change and flux, a world where a tidal influence is exerted by force over all things.None of the influences in this realm are reliable, none are lasting, none are energy efficient, and none are worth even thinking about. The student of life should stay out of the red.
None of it is worth anything.
Pathway of Courage & the Warrior Spirit
- The vehicle of courage must be summoned by the student/journeyer
then used to haul ass out of the canyons of existence and the inter-tidal zone,
and across the great plains of the soul, towards the foothills of neutrality.There is a narrow band of the horizon between the lower environment of consciousness and the upper environmental levels of consciousness, and this is reserved for what the author terms the level of courage. This realm is marked in yellow/gold color.Courage should be governed by the realm above, not the realm beneath.
Courage is a vehicle by which the human soul become known to the student of life.
Cosmic Ocean of Inner Peace & its Powers
The mountain path, upon which gather in the high places,
the inner powers associated with love, joy and peace.
This realm is that marked in green, and corresponds to the higher calibrated levels of consciousness delineated by the author as neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and enlightenment. In this realm survival is subsumed by association and knowledge of the cosmic powers of the inner realm of consciousness.
The entire planet which is shared by life is open to the cosmic environment which can be seen as another ocean in itself, just alot bigger than what our terrestrial perspective affords.
As travelers of the mountain paths know well, such trails reach closer to the sky, and provide direction in this process we call life.
Mud Map of Consciousness
Inspired by David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness
Power vs. Force
– The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour
The above tabulation is described as a mud-map of consciousness because it was inspired by the “Map of Consciousness” presented by the above author in the third chapter of the above book.
It needs to be noted that the blank information in the tabulation has been necessarily suppressed due to observance of copyright.
Selected by color are the lower half of the table in red, and the upper half in green, with the band of gold separating the two halves. The only data retained from the original “Map of Consciousness” is the column in the table entitled “Level”.
All other information has not been published, and interested students of life should find the book to study the complete picture presented.The basis for the color coded dichotomy is outlined in the authors own words, in an extract from Chapter 3:
Test Results and Interpretations
The critical response point in the scale of consciousness [by means of Applied Kinesiology tests and analyses] calibrates at level 200, which is the level associated with integrity and courage. All attitudes, thoughts, feelings, associations, entities, or historical figures below that level of calibration make a person go weak – those that calibrate higher make subjects go strong. This is the balance point between weak and strong attractors, between negative and positive influence. At the levels below 200 the primary impetus is personal survival, although at the very bottom of the scale – the zone of hopelessness and depression – even this motive is lacking. The higher levels of fear and anger are characterised by egocentric impulses arising from this drive for personal survival. At the level of pride, the survival motive may expand to comprehend the survival of others as well. As one crosses the demarcation between negative and positive influence into courage, the well being of others becomes increasingly important.
By the 500 level, the happiness of others emerges as the central motivating force. The high 500’s are characterised by interest in spiritual awareness for both oneself and others, and by the 600’s, the good of mankind and the search for enlightenment are the primary goals. From 700 to 1000 life is dedicated to the salvation of all humanity.
What the author and researcher Dr. David Hawkins has achieved is a means to discuss the nature of consciousness as a continuum, in much the same manner as the eastern traditions have been doing for many many thousands of years. Only this time, the tabulation has been prepared by western scientific practice, and it should be highly regarded by all students of life seeing as though it addresses the subject matter of human consciousness itself. In the following article I discuss the implications of the generalization of the author’s original detailed tabulation into the three (colored) zones. This may or may not represent the original intentions of the author, however as the author’s publication company Veritas, objects to the disclosure of the author’s full “map of consciousness” then we have to be content to simply discuss a simplification of the original.
For this reason we have termed the result a “Mud Map of Consciousness”, being a gross simplification of the multi-dimensional detail supplied by the original author Dr David Hawkins.
As a final introductory remark, I would like to think that it is quite likely that the author (Dr. Hawkins) is unaware of the standard management of copyright which is necessarily enforced in standard business by any publishing company. I would like to see Dr. Hawkins voluntarily place the whole of his “Map of Consciousness” in the public domain.
A review of this publication by Richard Dawkins might easily stop at this point because in the above presentation, simplified as it is, exists much to contemplate. However in reading though the work, other bits and pieces of literary work invariably caught my attention, and some of it is presented below.
- “Reality is misidentified
with one’s intellectual artifacts,
and the artifacts themselves are as a result
of an arbitrary point of perception. –
This is a classic example of what might be termed Buddhist logic.
For more on the subject of Buddhist Logic, see Theodor Stcherbatsky (1866-1942).
- “The individual human mind is like
a remote connection to a database.
The database is human consciousness itself,
of which our own cognizance is merely an individual expression,
but with its roots in the common consciousness
of all mankind. –
As a database professional, I find this reference intriguing. Hawkins presents human consciousness already inherently connected to the common consciousness of all mankind. In other words there exists some (analogous) foundational database system in which all experiences are permanently retained, and into which each of us may readily connect, at any time or place.
- “There should be no need to “get”
when one already “has“.
The basis of this non-materiality is ……That which supports life
is supported by life.
This is very essenic.
- The Mountain Man Mandala: The Environments of Nature – Cosmic and Terrestrial, Inner and Outer
- The Outer Cosmic Environment: The Ecosystem of the Sol – Earth/Moon Binary and the central Fire
- The Inner Cosmic Environment: The Ecosystem of the Soul – Heart/Mind Binary and the central Fire
- Veritas: Dr. Hawkins’ publishers.