|Transcend Mundane Consciousness|
Doors Of Perception:
The 'Doors of Perception' is a 1954 book by Aldous Huxley, the term of which is used here to mean the perceptive sensory apparatus of the five senses, that may include extra sensory perception such as intuition, clairvoyance, synchronicity or psychic healing.
Everyone possesses a same or similar sensory apparatus capable of sensing in an exact of fairly similar way. The experience of rain, snow, high heat or swimming in an ocean is fairly the same for everyone, although people may have differing ranges of sensitivity, such as some can withstand cold temperatures better than others.
While everyone possesses a same or similar Sensory Apparatus, such that what is sensed is fairly similar, reactions of two or more people to the same stimulus can be quite diverse. One person will be unfazed by a close encounter with a wild mountain lion, while another may run in terror. The reason for this is Interpretation. Everyone may perceive in a same or similar fashion, but everyone is capable of different interpretations as individual conditioning, adoption from others, and personal assessment. This means that different people attach different Associations from the memory, to the same stimuli in the external environment or thinking. Upon seeing or thinking spider, the average person might associate fear laden images, whereas an arachnologist might associate beauty.
What most determines the differences in Interpretation affecting sensory response, proceeds from what the individual considers to be of Consequence. If a person dies, the reaction of those learning the news will accord to the Consequence the diseased held for them, such as father or good friend as compared to stranger. Consequence is what is important and significant to the individual and which governs most decision-making and choice. Consequence also determines emotional content, as what is of greatest Consequence produces the greatest emotional response. What one apprehends and how one experiences reality is determined by what one considers as of enough Consequence to notice. The botanist may notice the scale on a leaf while the hiker may not. What is considered of Consequence determines one's future such if one thought university important enough to attend.
What is of Consequence is determined by a manifest number of factors, the foremost of which is the interaction of the body and sensory system with itself and its environment. Everyone experiences a cold wind. This is called Ego Interpretation, which means the context of the body through which the sensory world is interpreted. Examples of body interpretation would be for instance: the best apple, the warmest coat, the easiest trail, the best heating system or most effective medicine.
Consequence is determined by what is of importance and Consequence to the body, such air, food, water, being pain free or possibly a steam bath. Since all bodies are fairly similar in most respects, most agreement of individuals is based on the similarities of the body as context for interpretation. Most people would agree that snow is white and cold. Most agreement between any number of individuals is possible through Ego Interpretation.
If one has only one body as a single context for Interpretation, in contrast the mind can create any number and any type of contexts for interpretation as it can imagine called Identities. These contexts are called Identity Interpretation, which means the creation of personifications and characters in which the world is interpreted. The Identity of artist may interpret the world in terms of color, wherein the Identity of accountant may consider numbers to be of greater Consequence.
Any number of Identities can be created and most people utilize about a half a dozen, such as male or female, husband or wife, occupation, religious or spiritual, political, a driving Identity or hobby interests. One will interpret the world through the context of these Identities while one is engaged with them, and switch to the next when appropriate. Each of these Identities uses a different context to interpret one's present reality. Generally Identities are created for the purpose of accomplishing goals and thus tend to be more male oriented. Most human conflict derives from Identities antithetical to others, like religious Identitities that cannot tolerate non-religious.
Consequence of Being:
The Doors of Perception as how and what one perceives is determined by one's interpretation of what is of Consequence, which will determine the individual's experience of life. The Consequence of Being is a concept which describes Consequence, by the assessment of whether any given entity can be transformed or destroyed. What is of Consequence can be reduced to two types as: Consequential Integrity and Consequential Negation.
Consequential Integrity means that transformation or destruction, for alternative states or circumstances is prohibited or limited. This is generally the value system of indigenous people, and to some greater or lesser extent limits the pursuit of excess and profit by applying Consequence to all natural things. For this reason it is called Conservative and its law of economics is Necessity and Subsistence as no blame.
Consequential Negation is the value system of Progressive Materialism and the Mundane Consciousness, which means that anything existing in the material world possesses no Consequence by its natural existence. Consequence must come from an external source called Paradigm Ideal. Anything that does not conform to this ideal may be transformed and destroyed for Excess and Profit or for world betterment. The valley is damned and flooded for hydro-electricity.
Mundane Consciousness is wherein the condition of the physical existence is perceived and believed to have no inherent consequence or value in and of itself. The reason for this is that the Absence of Consequence, when considered as an inherent condition of the natural world, allows for the complete free exploitation and destruction for excess and profit in the natural world.
When the natural physical world possesses no inherent Consequence, a means is necessary to evaluate human existence and reality in general, as a matter of knowing what can and cannot be exploited, altered and destroyed, and how both the natural world and humankind should be treated. For this, an evaluative system is needed, which since one does not exist in the natural world, it must be created by the mind.
Paradigm Ideal is created as exemplars external to the natural world to which human aspiration should conform, such as every advantage of which money can buy. Because Paradigm Ideal does not exist in the natural world a duality is created as Paradigm Ideal and Antithetical Opposites or good and evil, or what is natural and what is developed.
The assessment of value and Consequence is determined by the comparison between Paradigm Ideal, as what is most advanced by human development and what is undeveloped, as is the natural world. Numerical Evaluation is a number scale between one and ten in which everything is compared as a degree of conformance to Ideal or Antitheticals, such as one is homeless and ten is a millionaire while five is middle class.
Transcending the Mundane Consciousness means transcending the paradigm of Progressive Materialism, the fundamental premise of which is Consequential Negation, in which the physical material world is considered to possess no inherent consequence in and of itself. Consequence is established by conformance to Paradigm Ideal external to the individual, wherein only humans possess the capacity for such creation and transformation.
Transcending the Mundane Consciousness could be said to be very complex
and time consuming endeavor, because of the inculcation of the progressive materialist paradigm since birth. A process of deconditioning which may take the form of critical analysis might be required, as an examination of everything one feels, thinks and does, most of which is automatic, subliminal and unconscious,
and that can take a great deal of time to include many years depending on
the process used.
The concept suggested here would be called a Metaphysical Identity indicating beyond the physical, but that may or may not necessarily be spiritual or religious.
This Metaphysical Identity to begin would be vacant and absent of any
attributes for what it should be, a complete blank slate and the individual
would create their own Metaphysical Identity, over a period of what might probably be a lifetime.