in the development of the human psyche, certain aspects can be likened unto dimensional viewpoints. as the human ages from infant onward, they
temporarily reside within these viewpoints. most people get stuck somewhere along the way, but ultimately
every soul will attain what can be
called the "leading edge" of consciousness. in our current day the leading edge is at level 7, which is actually a 1 dimensional form of
consciousness.
the following outline is based on
"spiral dynamics", the work of Ken Wilber, and my own concept.
SELF CONSCIOUSNESS
(1) 1 dimensional = survival, instinctual.
(2) 2 dimensional = emotional, magical.
(3) 3 dimensional = ego, rationality.
(4) 4 dimensional = society, conventionality, a timeline of 3D interaction
OTHER CONSCIOUSNESS
(5) 3 dimensional = intellect, the sciences.
(6) 2 dimensional = pluralistic relativism, cultural equality.
(7) 1 dimensional = global identity, unity.
(8) 5 dimensional = starchild ?, death ?
which can be plotted as follows:
granted, this diagram probably creates more questions than answers. for simplicity's sake, i have included only a skeleton of information. i have
successfully mapped everything from physical sciences and religion to tarot and cosmology onto this model. it is comprehensive.
for purposes of this thread, in an attempt to understand what is meant by a the "dimensional shift" in consciousness, i will speak briefly on the
upper triangle portion. to gain the proper perspective within the diagram, you must view it as a 3-dimensional rendering....such that the upper
triangle (5th dimension) stands perpendicular to and above the lower section. i have given directional cues on the diagram to help achieve the proper
perspective. it is drawn in an imaginary space, so do not try to understand it as a literal 3D space.
keeping this in mind, i hope it becomes at least somewhat clearer what is meant when metaphysicists speak of "rising" into a higher dimension of
consciousness.
please feel free to ask any questions with the understanding that the potential for complexity of conversation is quite high.
(for an example of this model in application,
CLICK HERE)
[edit on 16-10-2009 by tgidkp]