The Supermind

Superconsciousness has its bodily center in the frontal lobe of the brain.

Several Indian masters have claimed that the frontal cortex in most humans is in a sleeping state and needs more energy to awaken. There are also indications from recent research into meditation and higher states of consciousness that under the right circumstances the frontal cortex can function at a much higher energy level, generating very fast brainwave frequencies called gamma waves.

The ‘prefrontal cortex’ when energized is associated with intuition and insight, elevated emotional states

An area called the prefrontal cortex, part of the frontal lobe, is the primary centre for consciousness; the site of the self and many higher intellectual functions.

The prefrontal cortex provides higher order cognition and regulates and integrates much of the rest of the cortex.

The frontal lobe of the brain provides our advanced insights and our sense of inspiration. Together, the lobes make up a complex superhighway of information processing.

Instinct is considered by some to be the enemy of intelligence, and intellect to be the opponent of intuition.

The intellect works like some machine which constantly dissevers our awareness into an unending series of separate thoughts and sensations, and splits up our interior sense of being into comparatively minute measurements of years, months and days, thus rendering us the prisoners of time when we are, in reality, the children of eternity. Whatever it appre-hends is grasped under this limitation and through this instrumentality of time. It is important to understand that these disintegrated fragments are contained within the real self, are perceived and pervaded by the Overself-consciousness during every instant of the present, and that were it otherwise mankind could never become conscious of these differ-ences of thought and impression.

A new horizon is opened up to us when we understand this matter, when we perceive that a timeless existence, that is, an eternal existence, may be attained by the inward regulation of thought. Admittedly the reconciliation of a timeless Absolute with the world of clock-marked time is extremely difficult and, in fact, only the master of yoga can do it practically. But it is the possibility held before mankind by its greatest religious teachers and its secret lies in understanding that the present moment holds eternity as its ever-present underlying motif, and in grasping the fact that behind the moving intellect there always abides the Great Repose.

The five senses and the intellect work together.

The basic self, the lover self that governs the body and the emotions and is experienced in the solar plexus. It controls the internal organs, the five senses, and the nervous system.

The solar plexus, sometimes called the instinctual brain.

Instinct is considered by some to be the enemy of intelligence, and intellect to be the opponent of intuition.

The lower chakra that is located in the stomach, which is also the home of the abdominal brain, or the solar plexus brain, that is also seat of “Pergamos church”.

The third Church, of Pergamos, the umbilical or Manipura chakra, is situated in the solar plexus.

Consciousness in which our mind works as a chained slaves

The five senses is a result of the ego and the Solar Plexus is represented through the ego.

The ego produces the five objects of sense perception

The real Self is not the five senses, nor the sense of objects, nor the organs of action and perception, nor the motion of vital forces, nor mind, nor deep sleep state. That which remains after exclusion of the above is the real self, Purusa, which is Pure Consciousness.

The individual self casts off all these bodies when it enters to realize its true nature and there by liberated. Being subtle, it cannot be seen with the physical eyes or perceived with any other of the five senses, nor known with the intellect.

Our five senses are responsible for creating the veil of falsehood (veil of ignorance) around our soul by bombarding it with false and misleading information.

Heaven represents the higher centres of consciousness; the highest heaven is that level of perfect awareness which is superconsciousness.

The individual is indispensable because the collective or the mass consciousness is always lower than the individual.

This is the mass consciousness, located at the third chakra.

Beta brainwaves is the general field of mass consciousness.

Supermind is superman

Aurobindo has envisioned, the next evolution of humanity is going to raise us in the supramental direction.

“The animal was the laboratory for the evolution of man; and man must similarly be the laboratory for the creation of superman.

Unconsciousness corresponds to the mineral kingdom
The subconscious corresponds to the vegetable kingdom
Consciousness belongs to the animal kingdom
Self-consciousness belongs to the domain of human beings
Superconsciousness to the domain of the Angels, which is also the domain of Masters, Initiates and supermen.

Superconsciousness does not emerge from the intellect but manifests through other faculties that are more subtle and sensitive, such as the intuition that lives in the soul and spirit.

The Superman is one whose centre of gravity is shifted from the domain of Ignorance to the domain of Truth. He is in possession of a divine Principle— the Supermind – that is illumined by the Supermind which is a pure principle of integral Truth-vision and sovereign Truth-effectuation. This is the central key and work with meditation; to release the bounds from the “knot of ignorance”. Gravity is bound to the lower self (ego) and its state of ignorance. Teaching saying; Deep sleep is the knot of ignorance; when it is removed through meditation, we can discover our true nature and eternal peace.

The veil of ignorance holds rigid structure in place that does not allow the DNA software programming and the coding structure of the DNA to actively integrate into the higher-dimensional chakra system necessary to activate aspects of the hypothalamus, medulla oblongata and pineal gland. These aspects are limited by this veil or partition. This partition is also what holds you in third-dimensional linear time (time as a past—present—future loop) and creates major restrictions to knowing yourself.

Meditation is the highway to this state of perfect enlightment and meditation is the route to super- consciousness. The power and science of meditation is not just yoga, it is through meditation one can build a whole new brain and may even create a new world in the future.

It is actually through meditation one building a new superhighway of the brain and it through meditation one connects all parts of the brain to a higher state of consciousness.

Through meditation the human cells becomes recievers of light and the cells become superconductors. Now of photons that increase your electrical and electromagnetic field. “Put another way, you could say that this new transformation of the electrical system can be likened with – body’s ‘wiring’ from being simple copper cable to being wired with fiber-optics, where the same ‘width’ of wiring is able to carry a thousand times as much ‘process’ information.

Light is innately intelligent and carries higher quantities of “purer” information as well as being superconductive. The more of it you can bring into your system, the more you can transform your body at the cellular level, from your organs, muscles, and tissues to your brain and nervous system.

Its through meditation one can upgrade the whole system of both the body and brain to a higher state of consciousness.

It is through meditation that we create the threads and cables that connect the three aspects of the mind. In the same way that our homes are wired for phone and internet reception, these threads function as communication lines that allow us to receive information from the higher planes. Over time, as we project our attention upward, these threads and cables fuse and widen as a symbolic bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds is built. This bridge is built in two pieces. The lower span links the lower mind and the soul. When we build this bridge, we create a direct channel for the downpouring of information from the soul to the brain, where it is interpreted and used. As you’ll see in the next chapter, this experience has produced many of our greatest achievements in religion, the arts, and business. At a later stage in our spiritual development, the higher span—the one between the soul and the higher mind—is built.

When the three minds unite, we have access to all information—past, present, and future. Time and space disappear as the past, present, and future are experienced in each moment. According to the Wisdom teachings, this bridge building is the “new and true” science of the mind.

Studies of meditation shows that during meditation, the grand central stationlike cable of nerves connecting your two brain hemispheres, the Corpus Callosum — becomes deeply stimulated. The main formula is; by lowering reducing normal brain activity in beta increasing the alpha brainwaves, and when reducing the alpha waves the theta waves increasing, and when reducing theta waves or epsilon brainwaves the gamma brainwaves increasing.

Communication between the two hemispheres is handled by the corpus callosum, a bundle of over two hundred million nerve fibers. The two hemispheres are connected by a broad band of fibers, known as the corpus callosum. The corpus callosum, is a high- bandwidth transmission channel with greater “bandwidth”. During meditation, the grand central stationlike cable of nerves connecting your two brain hemispheres, the Corpus Callosum — becomes deeply stimulated. It is where neural connections are activated to the extent of creating new neural pathways or dendritic synapses, between them, breaking the barrier of lack of corpus callosum energy.

During sleep the whole neo-cortex is switched into a less reactive state wherein its responsiveness to incoming sensory information is markedly reduced, and this is the central key with meditation; by conscious practice meditation one learn to reduce the brain activity and this open the doors the higher levels of gamma brainwaves and higher consciousness.

Several Indian masters have claimed that the frontal cortex in most humans is in a sleeping state and needs more energy to awaken. There are also indications from recent research into meditation and higher states of consciousness that under the right circumstances the frontal cortex can function at a much higher energy level, generating very fast brainwave frequencies called gamma waves.

That differentiation of the cortex is the aggregate of neurons or brain cells, while the medulla is an aggregate of nerve fibres connecting different parts of the cortex to each other and to the rest of the body. Therefore, the brain being divided into lobes (the cerebral cortex). This division has allowed a common misconception that we think with only 10 percent of the brain. First, we have not ever located where we think. And yes, the cortex accounts for only 10 percent of the brain. That does not mean that we think with 10 percent, or that if we ever learn to use more than 10 percent, we will be superhuman. Remember, the other 90 percent is formed of fibres connecting the cells of the 10 percent to each other. The only parts of the brain that are not so connected with a specific function of the body are the frontal lobes. Instead of being connected with the body, the fibres from these lobes seem to connect only to the other parts of the cortex. This led researchers to suggest that the frontal lobes act as the controller to the rest of the brain as much as the rest of the brain is the controller of the body. While other waves predominantly affect areas of the brain, Gamma influeces the entire brain. During meditation, the grand central stationlike cable of nerves connecting your two brain hemispheres, the Corpus Callosum — becomes deeply stimulated.

The gamma waves unify the electrical and electromagnetic circuitry within our brains. beyond the theta level, we begin to use gamma waves, very fine brain waves that create a unification of energy across our brains. When we use our gamma brain-wave functioning, the gamma waves unify the electrical and electromagnetic circuitry within our brains. The gamma waves radiate outward from the center of our brain in a uniform way, uniting pans of the brain that do not work together in our current states of consciousness. In the moment that we achieve unification of our electrical and electromagnetic functioning, an interesting thing happens. The door to the infinite opens, and we immediately leap into higher consciousness. We become aware of realities that are beyond our third dimension awareness. In the moment we leap into gamma consciousness, we awaken to multidimensional awareness! This is the multidimensional awareness or the seventh sense. From there, we are no longer aware of limitations of time, limitations of space, or any other type of limitations.

It is interesting that the Epsilon frequency is also associated with very similar states of being. With the advancement of brainwave research it has been found that these frequencies co-exist. The Hyper-Gamma, Lambda and Epsilon frequencies are linked together in a circular relationship” when the brain exhibits the higher frequencies, you will also find Epsilon folded into the frequency and vice-versa. This interesting relationship is one that requires further investigation. During the sounding exercises your brainwaves may well slow to between 3 and 12 hz and there may even be times when Epsilon, Gamma and Hyper-Gamma frequencies are present, especially if you are experiencing bursts of pre-cognition.

Gamma brainwaves reflects the high frequnecies of the soul energy. It is a state where the soul is in charge. The mind has to be quite to access the gamma state. It´s the unity of all things and emerging with the divine. The gamma state represents great peace and bliss beyond language can describe.

A myth is meant to reconcile an individual to the experience of awe in relation to the divine in his or her life.” In balance, physical calmness, and equilibrium of the mind, the creative decision-making process becomes possible as opposed to pure survival. The physiology of balance allows for a more “wholesome” state of mind, in which both the rational and intuitive abilities of the mind are optimally available. Rich in serotonin transporters, prefrontal areas of the brain—particularly the orbito-frontal cortex—activate the associations and reward-based cognitive connections with the limbic system, and again, if in balance in a higher consciousness position, in the gamma state, solutions emerge. The gamma brain wave, which entrains the brain in a particular way and is achieved in higher consciousness state, stimulates the connections between areas in the brain responsible for creating future memory and taking action toward the decision that is identified as the most adequate. The new neural pathway quickly fires off in the new direction and thus establishes a new way and possibility. This enables the seeker to connect with a metaphor of his or her personal role in the universe. Subsequently, connecting the dots according to the intention, a creative action emerges as a solution, a strategy of the next step, creating an active inner vision of necessary action to be taken in the near future.

Meditation Is for All

Meditation is the best way to speed up the process of spiritual evolution, regardless of the stage a person has reached on the long staircase to enlightenment. The goal is to use all sides of the brain simultaneously and the whole body as an integral whole.

For the vast majority of consciences is not possible greater interconnection of the corpus callosum, reflection and visionary dream alert they are out of reach, in an associative confusion. The conscious ego is disconnected from the transpersonal inner being, there are many blockages between the hemispheres where one dominates the other and an illusory appearance of artificial symmetry is created, there is no internal consistency that coven everything, including the chaos and unpredictability. We find ourselves caught in a consensual reality caused by a vision limited to the left hemisphere. The differences between the dreamer and the director must end and allow the two hemispheres to communicate through that brain interface that is the corpus callosum.

The corpus callosum is more than 700 million fibers interconnection and each fiber is capable of transmitting more than 300,000 simultaneous data in both directions, only 0.7% of these fibers is used, which gives us the ability to increase capacity without to genetically modify the brain. We fully complete our spinal neuro brain system is capable of simultaneous access to all dimensions, we only need to grow in awareness and the ability to crystallize energy.

The only parts of the brain that are not so connected with a specific function of the body are the frontal lobes. Instead of being connected with the body, the fibres from these lobes seem to connect only to the other parts of the cortex. This led researchers to suggest that the frontal lobes act as the controller to the rest of the brain as much as the rest of the brain is the controller of the body. While other waves predominantly affect areas of the brain, Gamma influeces the entire brain. During meditation, the grand central stationlike cable of nerves connecting your two brain hemispheres, the Corpus Callosum — becomes deeply stimulated.

Meditation is, as I have said, a process of ever deeper relaxation. We usually think of relaxation as a sinking down-ward into passivity and sleep. There is, however, a higher kind of relaxation, which involves a response to the call of the soul. The more consciously we respond to that call, by meditating and offering up our hearts’ devotion, the more we find ourselves relaxing, not downward into subconsciousness, but upward into superconsciousness, drawn there by the “gravitational” pull of divine grace.

Reincarnation as a Necessity for Human Development

Once we see an actual direction in human development, we see in it also a rationale for the doctrine of reincarnation that cannot but appeal to anyone’s sense of the fitness of things. So long as people imagine reincarnation to be a doctrine with no rhyme or reason, it is easy to dismiss the whole thing as an interesting, but somewhat unattractive, superstition. The way reincarnation has often been explained, life seems to be a sort of lottery. If the numbers are against us, they can cause us to be born as spiders or flies, or as anything at all. Who could take such a system seriously? But if there is a direction to human evolution, and especially if evolution can take us to the heights of consciousness, then it seems obvious that more than one life is needed to complete an ongoing process that we see happening around us all the time. Whatever level you have attained, yourself, in your spiritual evolution, you can progress more rapidly if, in meditation, you direct your energies and consciousness up the spine, and expand them outward from the ego to include the happiness of all in your own happiness.

Meditation is the highway to this state of perfect enlightment.

Pure Consciousness enters the physical brain and nervous system. They are not in themselves pure states of conscious-ness. Pure love and joy are cosmic, not human, realities. They exist far above the emotions—as aspects of Pure Consciousness itself. Human love and happiness, along with every other human emotion, are filtrates of intuitive feeling, just as reason is a filtrate of intuitive wisdom. Pure love and wisdom are aspects of divine consciousness, and can be perceived only in superconsciousness. Calm feeling is intuition. When that calm feeling is disturbed, as only the ego with its likes and dislikes can disturb it, it be-comes emotion. Calm feeling is like a lake without ripples; emotion is like ripples appearing on the surface of the lake, that change the appearance of whatever is reflected there. To perceive Pure Consciousness, it is not enough to quiet only the mind: The heart’s feelings, too, must be stilled. It is in the heart that feeling is centered; it is there that the feelings must be purified.

That Self, which is joy, can be found only when the waves of desire, of likes and dislikes, subside in the mind. Meditation is the process of neutralizing those waves of feeling, by releasing the ego from involvement with them. To achieve, this release, simply observe the waves.

Likes and dislikes form deeper roots in the consciousness. Whereas impressiuons are like waves, rising and falling to which there is no opposite. That Self, which is joy, can be found only when the waves of desire, of likes and dislikes, subside in the mind. Meditation is the process of neutralizing those waves of feeling, by releasing the ego from involvement with them.

Likes and dislikes have a binding effect.

The Art and Science of Yoga

Of all spiritual practices, the oldest and most complete is the science and art of yoga. The yoga tradition contains many systems, all of them with superconsciousness as their final goal. Yoga means “union.” Implied, of course, is the concept of divine union.

Superconsciousness takes human awareness outside the brain. We may say even that the brain is only a filter for su-perconsciousness. It can serve as a window onto supercon-sciousness, much as windows themselves reveal the scenery lying beyond them, but the brain can no more produce superconsciousness than a window can produce scenery.

Subconsciousness lies, as the word implies, below the level of conscious awareness. Its physical seat in the body is the lower brain and the spine. The more our energy and awareness are uplifted in the spine and projected forward through the brain toward the frontal lobe, the higher our level of awareness will be. Concentrate in the frontal lobe of the brain, at a point midway between the eyebrows. The spine is the tunnel through which consciousness ascends to enlightenment. It begins from the dimmest awareness at the base of the spine, and ends at the seat of superconsciousness between the eyebrows.

The only parts of the brain that are not so connected with a specific function of the body are the frontal lobes. Instead of being connected with the body, the fibres from these lobes seem to connect only to the other parts of the cortex. This led researchers to suggest that the frontal lobes act as the controller to the rest of the brain as much as the rest of the brain is the controller of the body. While other waves predominantly affect areas of the brain, Gamma influeces the entire brain. During meditation, the grand central stationlike cable of nerves connecting your two brain hemispheres, the Corpus Callosum — becomes deeply stimulated.

The veil of ignorance holds rigid structure in place that does not allow the DNA software programming and the coding structure of the DNA to actively integrate into the higher-dimensional chakra system necessary to activate aspects of the hypothalamus, medulla oblongata and pineal gland. These aspects are limited by this veil or partition. This partition is also what holds you in third-dimensional linear time (time as a past—present—future loop) and creates major restrictions to knowing yourself.

If heaven is represeted through awakeness and enlightment, hell represents the sleep state or unwaken consciousness. The subconsciousness is out of the range of conscious, but can through meditation change the lower rigid structures and programming.

Hell (underworld or the subconsciousness) represents the lower centers of consciousness in the spine—those states of relative unawareness from which humanity has risen in its long evolutional climb. Heaven represents the higher centers of consciousness; the highest heaven is that level of perfect awareness which is superconsciousness. All life is impelled up the spiral staircase of the spine by a kind of soul memory. Invertebrates, having no such stair-case themselves, can only stand at the bottom, so to speak, looking up. But with the appearance of the spine in evolution, a tunnel forms through which energy and conscious-ness can rise. The higher we rise within ourselves, the closer we come to heaven within ourselves.

States of healing as well as deep states of superconsciousness, are achieved by working through the chakra system in order to access the subtle bodies.

The Spine as a Magnet

The pathway of spiritual attainment is the spine. This path-way may be compared to a bar magnet, the molecules of which are aligned north and south. The larger the number so aligned, the stronger the magnetism in that bar of steel.

In human beings, the more the energy in the spine is directed up toward the brain, the stronger is its own magnetism. If the magnetism is strong, these people can attract to themselves all good things, including the more subtle benefits of spiritual insight and understanding. Magnetism in physics is also generated by an electric current. The stronger the current, the stronger the magnetic field. The flow of energy in the spine, similarly, generates a magnetic field—animal, or spiritual, depending on the quality of consciousness behind that energy.

This power functions on much the same principle as electromagnetism, but is, in its own way, far more powerful. As the strength of electromagnetism depends on the strength of the electric current, so our personal magnetism depends on the strength of our will, the determinant also of the strength of our energy-flow.

The stronger our magnetism, the more infallibly we attract to ourselves whatever it is we seek in life. As cosmic energy is a vibration of divine consciousness, so our bodily energy, and the energy we project into the world around us, is the projection of our human will. The stronger that will, the greater also will be the flow of energy.

Consequently, the greater also will be our magnetic field. As a person evolves spiritually, it becomes vitally important for him to harbor thoughts that are benign and uplifting. For by negative thinking he may attract to himself, and to others, the very things he fears for himself and them.

When the mind has been trained to remain fixed on a certain internal or external location, there comes to it the power of flowing in an unbroken current, as it were, towards that point. This state is called Dhyana.

When you go down into the subconscious, because it represents the collective side of the universe and is part of the cosmos, of the vastness, you enter into universal life, the ocean of universal life, and you become part of it, you melt into it and vibrate with it, through your solar plexus.

Unconsciousness corresponds to the mineral kingdom
The subconscious corresponds to the vegetable kingdom
Consciousness belongs to the animal kingdom
Self-consciousness belongs to the domain of human beings
Superconsciousness to the domain of the Angels, which is also the domain of Masters, Initiates and supermen.

Superconsciousness does not emerge from the intellect but manifests through other faculties that are more subtle and sensitive, such as the intuition that lives in the soul and spirit.

The Superman is one whose centre of gravity is shifted from the domain of Ignorance to the domain of Truth. He is in possession of a divine Principle— the Supermind – that is illumined by the Supermind which is a pure principle of integral Truth-vision and sovereign Truth-effectuation. This is the central key and work with meditation; to release the bounds from the “knot of ignorance”. Gravity is bound to the lower self (ego) and its state of ignorance. Teaching saying; Deep sleep is the knot of ignorance; when it is removed through meditation, we can discover our true nature and eternal peace.

Brain in Evolution Brain Structure Level of Consciousness Brainwav Frequency
Reptilian Brainstem Survival Very slow (Delta) Mammalian Limbic system Emotion Slow (Theta) Human Neo-cortex Thought Medium to fast (Alpha/Beta) Superhuman Frontal lobes Focus /Presence Medium to very fast (Alpha/Gamma)

The first requirement for freeing consciousness from the gravitational pull of mortal body-consciousness is to activate energy,

Truth-Consciousness, where there is light without shadow, knowledge without ignorance, growth without limitation,

The ego-mind has no access to anything outside itself. Awareness can’t be bothered with the ego’s idea of reality. The ego-mind can experience only itself and its creations (opinions, emotions, identities). It cannot look beyond itself. It is incapable of seeing anything — itself included — without the bias of its own filters. It is incapable of awakening, of escaping/liberation from its own gravitational pull.

Man A Transitional Being

MAN is a transitional being; he is not final. For in man and high beyond him ascend the radiant degrees that climb to a divine supermanhood. There lies our destiny and the liberating key to our aspiring but troubled and limited mundane existence. We mean by man mind imprisoned in a living body. But mind is not the highest possible power of consciousness; for mind is not in possession of Truth, but only its ignorant seeker.

The fifth chakra is termed as “mind”, “ether” and belong to the one of the five senses.

Beyond mind is a supramental or gnostic power of consciousness that is in eternal possession of Truth. This supermind is at its source the dynamic consciousness, in its nature at once and inseparably infinite wisdom and infinite will of the divine Knower and Creator. Supermind is superman; a gnostic supermanhood is the next distinct and triumphant evolutionary step to be reached by earthly nature. The step from man to superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth’s evolution. It is inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner Spirit and the logic of Nature’s process.

The appearance of a human possibility in a material and animal world was the first glint of some coming divine Light, the first far-off promise of a godhead to be born out of Matter. The appearance of the superman in the human world will be the fulfilment of this divine promise. Out of the material consciousness in which our mind works as a chained slave is emerging the disk of a secret sun of Power and Joy and Knowledge.

The supermind will be the formed body of that radiant effulgence. Supermanhood is not man climbed to his own natural zenith, not a superior degree of human greatness, knowledge, power, intelligence, will, character, genius, dynamic force, saintliness, love, purity or perfection. Supermind is something beyond mental man and his limits; it is a greater consciousness than the highest consciousness proper to human nature.

The Superman is one whose centre of gravity is shifted from the domain of Ignorance to the domain of Truth. He is in possession of a divine Principle— the Supermind – that is illumined by the Supermind which is a pure principle of integral Truth-vision and sovereign Truth-effectuation. The brain is as much a product of the mind as the chromosomes are a product of forces about whose nature we know as little as what we call gravitation, light or consciousness.

I.K. Taimni interprets this as meaning that Udana (fifth chakra) is obviously connected with gravitational pull of the earth on the body, and by controlling this particular prana it is possible to neutralise this pull. Man’s mind is not limited by his physical body, although he usually thinks it is. But it is the intellect and the ego that bind him there. The psychic body has no weight, and, therefore, gravitational forces cannot work on it.

Knowledge and belief systems about gravity can limit the mind in science that binds the mind to matter, and science of yoga teaching how to advance, liberate, disentangle the gravitational forces from matter. Fear is like gravity, it pulls down life by suppressing belief systems and fear doctrines. Fear of death is what binds the mind to matter, in same way gravity binds matter to itself.

There is a metaphor that can be used to describe the journey from nonabiding to abiding awakening: that of a rocket ship. A rocket ship takes a tremendous amount of thrust and a tremendous amount of energy both to get off the ground and then to break the gravitational field as it travels through the sky and ultimately into space.

If there is enough fuel in the rocket and it gets far enough away from the Earth, it can eventually get beyond the gravitational field of the planet. Once the rocket is beyond the gravitational field of the Earth, the Earth no longer has the power to pull it back down.

As a metaphor, we can think of the egoic structure, or the dream state, as the Earth. The dream state has a gravitational force; it has the tendency to pull consciousness into itself. This gravitational force is really what one is dealing with throughout the entirety of the spiritual journey. Awakening is breaking free of this gravitational force. Initially, it may simply be leaving the dream state, awakening from the dream state of “me” and separation and isolation. But because we’ve awakened does not mean that consciousness has gotten past the gravitational pull of the dream state. If we haven’t gone completely beyond this gravitational field, we’re going to be pulled back toward the experience of “me” and the perception of separateness.

Using the metaphor of the rocket ship is a way of thinking about the process of awakening. The dissolution of the ego takes time. While the moment of awakening is a process that unfolds thereafter – the process of getting beyond the gravitional force of the dream state. This process, this greater individualization can override and shed one´s ego, and become a kind of superself that has the ability extend the individual consciousness beyond the constraints, into a form of communication with the Divine Consciousness or Universal Consciousness.

One fact continuously emerges of spiritual development, and that is, that the psychic powers, higher and lower, are hindrances to the highest spiritual state and must be left behind by the man who can function freed from the three worlds altogether. This is a hard lesson for the aspirant to grasp. He is apt to think that a tendency towards clairvoyance or clairaudience is indicative of progress and a sign that his practice of meditation is beginning to take effect. It might prove just the opposite and inevitably will, should the aspirant be attracted by, or attached to, any of these forms of psychic faculty.

These subtler pulls are in opposite directions: toward the upper spine and the brain, and toward the lower parts of the spine and body. The pull downward, relative to our normal upright position, is that of the subconscious. The pull up-ward is that of superconsciousness.

The ‘light’ of primordial awareness is descriptive ‘light’, as it appears as darkness until transformed into your observer-knower as a self-referencing individual consciousness. When that transformation occurs, pure awareness is now an activated ‘light’ of primordial awareness, referred to as actual ‘light’, as the ‘light’ is used by the observer of pure awareness to see by its illumination, allowing the pure knower to know what is seen, which is subliminal self-awareness.

Insights removes darkness and illuminates. Insights manifests in the multitude of light. Insight opens the third eye and travels through the Crown of the head. Insights reveals the path to salvation. It brings cosmic visions. Insights removes gravitational force of the earthly matter from the human kind and elevates the human kind to a higher platform.

Intuition emerges as a flash of light when the consciousness of man meets the Superconscience. Intuition comes even without the contact of the individual consciousness with Superconscience. It also comes when the individual consciousness directly feels the hidden truth that lies behind the appearances of things, beings. etc. It is to be noted that Intuition comes as a spark or flash of intimate truth perception out of the contactual unity of our consciousness with spiritual reality of things and beings and is more powerful than the sight and conception of Illumined Mind and Higher Mind.

Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and morc intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is also something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. As intuition flashes on the dark veil of ignorance of human mind, it is covered with a thick mental coating. Thus when intuition is subjected to reason of the mental consciousness it ceases to be true or original intuition. So long as intuition is subjected to mental reason it is reduced to a mixture of ignorance-knowledge.

Intuition has a four-fold power. A power of revelatory truth-seeing, a power of inspiration or truth-hearing, a power of truth-touch or immediate seizing of signifi-cance, which is akin to the ordinary nature of its intervention in our mental intelligence, a power of true and automatic discrimination of the orderly and exact relation of truth to truth — these are the four-fold potencies of Intuition.’

Intuition by its power can transform the mind, the heart, the life and the body into a greater integrality and turn them into the stuff of intuition. But the ascent of the individual consciousness to the level of intuition is not capable enough to bring down the whole body of identity-knowledge to the lower triple of matter-life-and mind. The foundation of inconscience is very deeply rooted in our nature. So intuition, in order to transform the ignorance or inconscience of the lower triple to the superconscience level, depends on another gradation of consciousness which is known as Overmind.

According to Sri Aurobindo, the Ovcrmind is the source of Intuition. It is the true link between the mind and the Supermind. The Ovcrmind easily establishes direct contact with the Truth-consciousness. It pos-cetros the power of cosmic consciousness. It is the principle of global knowledge which carries in it a delegated light from the Supramental Gnosis.

Thus, according to Sri Aurobindo, the descent of the Ovennind brings about an entire subordination of the centralizing ego sense and its final annihilation in the largeness of the being, it is replaced by a wide cosmic perception and a vast Universal Self.

The consciousness of the Ovcrmind is global in its cognition. This means that the Overwind consciousness embraces the totality of all experiences but it lacks the power of complete integral experience. It considers each aspect and power of the Supreme Reality and constitutes a separate and independent reality. Sri Aurobindo explains the phenomenon.

The Supermind works on the basis of integration. It always acts on essential truth of things, total truth and the truth of its individual self-determinations clearly knit together; it maintains in them an inseparable unity and between them a close interpenetration and free and full consciousness of each other; but in the ovcrmind this integrality is no longer there. And yet the Overmind is well aware of essential Truth of things; it embraces the totality, it uses self-determination without being limited by them. Overmind-Energy proceeds by an illimitable capacity of separation and combination of powers and aspects of the integral and indivisible all comprehending unity.

The Overmind is like a covering which hides the Truth-consciousness, as with the wide wings of some creative Oversoul this whole lower hemisphere of Knowledge-Ignorance, links it with that great Truth Consciousness, while yet at the same time with its brilliant golden lid it veils the face of the greater Truth from our sight, intervening with its flood of – infinite possibilities asatonceanobstacleand a passage in our sccking of the spiritual law of ourexistence, its highest aim, its secret Reality.’

The overmind is a son of inferior Supermind because it is still a gradation of the lower hemisphere, it lacks the total integrality of the Supermind. But it is the highest gradation of the lower triple hemisphere and higher than mind. The overmental consciousness does not divide. it separates completely the aspects of the supreme reality for purposes of manifestation. However what to the mental mason are irreconcilable differences present themselvesto the Ovenn nd intelligenceascoexistent correlatives; what to mental reason are contraries are to the Overmind intelligence complementarics.

We can present the evolutionary process with the following diagram:

Existence
Conscious-Force
Bliss
Supermind
Mind
Psychic
Life
Matter

When the Overmind liberates itself from its limitations it can easily ascend into the Supernind. The Overwind, no doubt, stands above the Higher Mind, the Illumined Mind and Intuition in the ladder of evolution. It exists just below the Supermind. The Supermind descends through the Overmind to Intuition, Illumined Mind, Higher Mind, Mind, Life and Matter. The descent of the Overmind is not strong enough to transform the ignorance basis of inconsciencc to the Supramental consciousness. The gravitation force of inconscience pulls down the individual consciousness from the overmental stage to the lower levels. Hence the individual can liberate himself from inconscience only when the Supermind would descend into the dark chamber of inconscience.

This (the greatening process) would continue until the point was reached at which Overmind would begin itself to be transformed into Supermind; the Supramental consciousness and force would take up the transformation directly into its own hands, reveal to the terrestrial mind, life, bodily being their own spiritual truth and divinity and, finally, pour into the whole nature the perfect knowledge, power, significance of the supramental existence. The soul would pass beyond the borders of the Ignorance and cross its original line of departure from the supreme Knowledge: it would enter into the integrality of the supramental gnosis, the descent of the gnostic Light would effectuate a complete transformation of the Ignorance.

The Supermind, unlike the mind, is not shrouded by Igno-rance. Its knowledge is not confined to narrow ego-sense. The integral knowledge at the Supramental level is not veiled within the dark chamber of inconscience. The vision at this level is cosmic, all comprehensive, all extensive, all inhabiting, the subjective timeless, spaceless static self-awareness and the objective dynamic knowledge in space and time are simultaneously present at this level of consciousness.

The Higher Mind is not only a higher form of cognition, it also possesses volitional and effective aspects. It works always on mind, heart, feeling, life, body etc. by virtue of its power of consciousness. It seeks to purify ignorance through knowledge and is created by the innate power of knowledge.

The Higher Mind is more developed than our ordinary mind but it is not powerful enough to sweep out all the obstacles of ignorance to realise the Gnostic or the Superconscience. The Higher Mind facilitates a first change and an ascent towards the higher consciousness as much a descent to prepare an integration of the being into a greater Force of Consciousness and Knowledge.

Text source; “The Indian Scriptures and the Life Divine”

Regeneration in Spirit

ONCE REGRESSION IN THE service of transcendence has returned the ego to the Ground, a developmental reversal occurs: the dark night of the soul comes to an end and a period of psychic renewal commences. The period of regressive deconstruction is over and the ego enters a period of transcending reconstruction, a period that, adopting traditional terminology, this is regeneration in spirit. The developmental reversal that sets the ego on this course has been expressed in a great number of symbolic images. Included among these images are, for example, those that depict a transformation of violent waters into life-giving springs and founts, infernal fires into the flames of spiritual purification, raging winds into the breath of life, hell into purgatory, passion into resurrection, and, in general, death into new and higher life.’

In the West, a second influential coneceptions of the regenerative process is that of alchemy. It is the assumption of alchemy that universal transsubstantiation is possible, and in particular that base metals can be transubstantiated into gold and that the fallen soul can be transubstantiated into a soul that is spiritually perfect. The process by which the soul is transubstantiated is conceived differently in different alchemical systems; however, most systems agree that the process has at least the following stages.

(1) The soul is subjected to intense inner heat through the practice of rigorous ascetic disciplines.

(2) This heat gradually decomposes the soul and reduces it to prime matter—which, according to Aristotelian metaphysics, is the universal matter underlying all distinct substantial forms.

(3) Upon being desubstantialized, the soul comes under the catalytic agency of the philosopher’s stone or, as it was also called, the elixir (the power of the Ground as spirit) and begins to be reconstituted or transubstantiated. And

(4) the process of reconstitution continues until the soul reaches a state of spiritual perfection, that is, until the soul is no longer merely something that is subject to the transforming action of the philosopher’s stone but is itself the full and perfect embodiment of the philosopher’s stone. The alchemical account of regeneration, then, is one that, like our own, conceives of the regenerative process as being a period of psychospiritual reconstitution that follows upon a period of radical psychic deconstitution.

GENERAL FEATURES OF THE REGENERATIVE PROCESS

Let us first consider the general features of the regenerative process; then we can turn to some of its more specific dimensions.

  1. The calming of physico-dynamic potentials. The conflict between the egoic and nonegoic spheres that occurs during regression in the service of transcendence consists of a double action. One of these actions is an upsurge of physico-dynamic potentials which, no longer contained by original repression, break free from underlying instinctual regions and erupt into the higher, mental-egoic domain.

In this sense, regression in the service of transcendence is like a volcanic upheaval that spews highly energized materials from psychic depths into the stratosphere of consciousness. Occurring simultaneously with this upsurge of physico-dynamic potentials, however, is an equal but opposite downfall of the ego into the prepersonal unconscious, the gravitational pull of which, no longer blocked by original repression, now acts directly upon the ego. In this sense, regression in the service of transcendence is like plunging into an underlying deep, into an abyss seething with sinister forces. The violent conflict between egoic and nonegoic poles occurring during regression in the service of transcendence is therefore both an eruption of the psyche’s repressed underlife and a submersion of the ego in this underlife.

And this conflict is both of these movements at once, since the regressive return of the ego to nonegoic life is at once an explosive derepression of the latter and a precipitous collapse of the former. This eruption/submersion ordeal escalates throughout regression in the service of transcendence, since the eruption of nonegoic potentials and the submersion of the ego proceed through ever-deeper and more highly charged levels of the unconscious.

The ordeal comes to an end, or at least begins to do so, only when the most ulterior and potent levels of the unconscious have vented themselves and the ego has been pulled to the deepest of the depths. Only at this point does the conflict between the two psychic poles begin to abate and do the ego’s prospects begin to look up toward a brighter horizon. This turning point marks the end of regression in the service of transcendence and the beginning of regeneration in spirit.

It is signaled in two immediate ways: (1) the ego is released from the abysmal gravity of the Ground, and (2) the violence with which physico-dynamic potentials discharge themselves significantly diminishes.

The ego is released from the gravity of the Ground not because the power of the Ground loses any of its magnetism but rather because the ego finally reaches the bottom of the abyss, and therefore touches Ground.

The ego re-establishes contact with the point in the psyche from which the gravity of the Ground emanates. It is re-Grounded, and, consequently, it is relieved of its prior impulsion toward the Ground.

The ego continues to be affected by eruptive pulsations arising from the physico-dynamic sphere, but having completed its descent to the Ground, it is no longer subject to the lure of the deep. In the words of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra (1966), the soon-to-be overman is at last disburdened of the oppressive “spirit of gravity” and, now rooted in Dionysian depths, begins to climb toward the clear atmosphere of mountain heights.

I.K. Taimni interprets this as meaning that Udana (fifth chakra) is obviously connected with gravitational pull of the earth on the body, and by controlling this particular prana it is possible to neutralise this pull. Man’s mind is not limited by his physical body, although he usually thinks it is. But it is the intellect and the ego that bind him there. The psychic body has no weight, and, therefore, gravitational forces cannot work on it.

The release of the ego from the gravity of the Ground is indicated in the disappearance of the morbid transfixions that are symptomatic of the second stage of regression in the service of transcendence. If we remember, the mental ego during this stage is vulnerable to being captured by black holes in psychic space and to falling into blank trances.

The mental ego is vulnerable in these ways because the power of the Ground, having infiltrated the egoic sphere, exerts an irresistible magnetism that commands the mental ego’s attention, arrests its activities, and holds it fast, as if in the grip of death.

The mental ego, caught in this stranglehold, panics and struggles to keep itself from being sucked under. Despite its fears, however, the mental ego is hypnotized by the power of the Ground and thus, paradoxically, is drawn toward the very thing from which it seeks to escape. Morbid transfixions such as these are symptomatic of the second stage of regression in the service of transcendence because this is a time during which the ego is open to but still unanchored in its underlying Ground.

Accordingly, the ego does not overcome its susceptibility to these transfixions until it has completed the regression to the Ground and, taking root therein, is released from the Ground’s downward gravitational pull.

When the ego is finally released from the gravity of the Ground, it also begins to be treated less violently by resurging physico-dynamic potentials. This happens in part because the most highly charged of these materials have by this time already vented themselves.

Coinciding with the ego reaching the bottom of the abyss is the discharging of the most potent strata of the prepersonal unconscious. Another reason for the decrease in violence is that physico-dynamic potentials, in discharging themselves, do not reaccumulate to authentic spiritual life. In short, what the ego had perceived as breakdowns, it begins perceiving as breakthroughs, and what it had perceived as vulnerabili-ties, it begins perceiving as emerging strengths.

This movement of spirit as it forces its way through repressions and breaks down facades is at the heart of the purgative process. Considered in this light, purgation can be seen to be a process that is similar to childbirth, since, like giving birth to a child, purgation is a process by which an emerging life breaks through resistances and is delivered into a new plane of being.

Even more closely resembling physical birth, purgation is a process that (1) unfolds by way of alternating dilations and contractions and (2) involves not only agonizing pain but also ecstatic joy.

Purgation begins with dilation. The power of the Ground forcibly opens and penetrates the egoic sphere. Now, assuming that the action of spirit has begun being affirmed, the ego responds to this dilation and penetration in a twofold way. On the one hand, since it affirms spirit, the ego eagerly invites spirit to enter the egoic sphere and assists spirit in the dilation-penetration process. This is the attitude of faith. However, despite its sincere desire for spirit, the ego is still burdened by deep-seated resistances to openness and transparency.

Hence, the ego no sooner welcomes the penetration of spirit than, in being touched intimately within itself, it is struck with visceral fear, and therefore contracts. It aborts the birthing process; it cuts short the adventure in faith. But the ego by this point realizes full well its need of spirit, and so in time it resummons courage and begins again to cooperate with the movement of spirit. Consequently, it is again dilated and penetrated, this time more widely and deeply than before. But once again, given its remaining resistances, it contracts in fear, although this time less severely than before.

And so the process unfolds. With each succeeding phase the egoic sphere is dilated more widely, penetrated more deeply, and contracts less completely than was the case in the preceding phase. By these steps of the birthing process, then, the ego becomes progressively more open and progressively less resistant to the movement of spirit.

Restricting defenses are gradually broken through, facades are gradually dismantled, rigid postures are gradually dissolved, and fears are gradually dispelled. Everything within the egoic system that encumbers the spontaneous life of spirit is gradually purged until, finally, the egoic sphere becomes fully open and transparent, a perfect vehicle-mirror of spirit.

Text source; “The Ego and the Dynamic Ground: A Transpersonal Theory of Human Development”

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