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Consciousness, Wisdom, and Self-Realization. Consciousness-Based Practices. Consciousness. Collective Consciousness. Collective Consciousness. Global Consciousness. Think Global. SHIFT23_PUHAKKA_EvolvingConsciousness_lores.

Institute of Noetic Sciences. Alva Noe on consciousness “You, your joys and. Connecting the science of mind, brain, and spirit with perspectives from the Institute of Noetic Sciences. As the legendary philosopher John Locke once said: “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.”

Connecting the science of mind, brain, and spirit with perspectives from the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

What limits our desire and capacity to take in new ideas – even when we hold an intention to transform and grow? How can we shift a paradigm that we see as flawed and incomplete without understanding the barriers to changing our minds and behaviors? And how can we develop habits that allow us to explore and reveal our own biases and intolerance of ideas that refute our prevailing beliefs and opinions? These are tricky questions, but ones that are lighting up many science labs around the world. New discoveries and new thinking in neuroscience, social psychology, and anthropology offer provocative insights into the barriers to transformation. Recent studies within the realm of science suggests that facts do not exert as much influence on our opinions as our deeply engrained emotional convictions.

Evolving consciousness. Worldview transformation and the development of social consciousness. Toward Integral Consciousness. Center for Consciousness Studies . Tucson . Arizona. Consciousness / Philosophy. ARTICLE:  An Integral Theory of Consciousness. Figure 1: The Four Quadrants Of course people can differ about the details of such a diagram, and Figure 1 is not intended to be cast in stone.

ARTICLE:  An Integral Theory of Consciousness

It is presented here as a reasonable summary that helps carry the present discussion. Likewise, each of the quadrants might more accurately be constructed as a branching tree, and not a simple straight line, indicating the rich variation within each grade and clade (each level and type). Each quadrant includes both hierarchies (or clear gradations) and heterarchies (or pluralistic and equivalent unfoldings within a given grade). Figure 1, again, is nothing but a simple schematic summary to help further the discussion. The Upper Right quadrant is perhaps the most familiar. Figure 2. Figure 3. Consciousness. Alan Watts on Human Consciousness. THE THEORY OF "EVERYTHING"