Methods

Each orientation of being/consciousness has its own way of operating, of experiencing truth, of searching out truth,

 

Archaic Consciousness

Man is in dreamless sleep…

No method, none needed.  no differentiation between life and Life, no thought, no mind, no time, no death.

 

 

Magical Consciousness

Man exists in a dream…..

 

Mythical Consciousness

Man

Man begins to wonder

Stories, myths served the purpose of:

explaining the mysteries and allow individual to experience that mystery in their own lives

aligning the individual with the society, themselves, and with the universe/spirit

Guide the individual through stages of life to death

 

Rational Consciousness

Man has become self-conscious, dis-comfortingly so….

The Scientific Method – the approach, the modus operandi of the rational structure

– “a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge”

-“a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.”

Use of logic, deduction,

  1. Observe
  2. Propose Hypothesis
  3. Design Experiment to test hypothesis
  4. Test
  5. Deliberate
  6. Reject Hypothesis-revise it  or  Hypothesis proven-draw conclusions

 

” In the transition from Mythical to Mental, however, a rejection of previous method arose, particularly in our now deficient, Rational structure. This was part of a natural process, I believe, for the rational cannot tolerate anything other than itself. This in no way negates the value of the mental approach for the scientific method has proven to be a very useful, albeit limited, way to garner knowledge. But, just as the scientific method became the predominant means of acquiring and evaluating knowledge in the Mental structure of consciousness, a new structure demands a new method”

 

–scientific method is all well and good for forms, observables, for physical science and the relative world

but it does not help in that which is subjective, mental, spiritual, consciousness, unseen, intangible,

 

Integral(?) Consciousness

Through Man Consciousness becomes self-aware….

Method for new consciousness is one of backing away from untruth

The subtractive path to truth the foundation of all inquires into truth, reality, that which is unknown
-it is not weighing probabilities and choosing. It is eliminating all untruth, leaving you with the understanding that the only thing which is not untruth is the thing which sees the untruth.  ALL is wiped away and all that remains is all.  All that remains is the awareness of being, the knowledge that all is unreal except the first hand knowledge of I AM.
The integral one will be a method which approaches the trans-rational
–meditation, self-awareness, introspection and the search for self-definition, watching thought, stillness, silence, space

 

 

 

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