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Human Consciousness

Human consciousness is the basis of most psychological theories and studies. Collective human consciousness refers to the beliefs and morals which are shared by a group of people whether it be small group of individuals or a massive group of people.

All humans have a collective consciousness that they are living and that they have a purpose in life. All humans think and react the same way when they experience love or pain. Most often than not, collective consciousness is very noticeable in small societies and groups, because they gather together and share commonalities within their groups.

The map of human consciousness is a creative output by psychiatrist, David Hawkins, who did research based on kinesiology in order to come up with spiritual psychotherapy which aims to transform the life denying negative energies present in a human’s consciousness and transform them into positive ones.

The affirming energies will change the course of human consciousness to create better results for people and for them to be able to reach the higher levels of consciousness. His and other works help in developing the study of human consciousness.

According to an author this time, Eckhart Tolle, who wrote The Flowering of Human Consciousness, which can be availed through audio books online, it is important to be aware of the now or the present human situation. Human consciousness must thrive in the present in order to appreciate things and develop accordingly. The audio book offers a a brief tour of human consciousness studies, and an explanation of the evolution of human consciousness.

Although there are many discoveries and revelations that have surfaced about human consciousness, some aspects of it remain a mystery. One of which is the evolution of human consciousness.

Many concur that a human being possesses awareness or consciousness from day one. An example often cited is an infant’s recognition of his or her mother’s voice and smell. This most basic human instinct proves that human consciousness is innate.

This consciousness however is enhanced as a human being grows or matures and he or she gains more knowledge and experience. Thus there are people with higher state or levels of consciousness.

Collective human consciousness is a phenomenon wherein separate or individual consciousness is unified to form shared beliefs and uniform moral attitudes. This also called commons consciousness and herd-like thinking.

There are many books authored by experts bear the title ‘A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness’. The most popular is the one from Indian author and neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran, who comprehensively discussed the ramifications and implications of the human consciousness and their effect on the individual and the world around him.

The map of human consciousness was popularized by renowned scientist David Hawkins in his book Power versus Force. He developed the map to illustrate in quantifiable terms the levels of human consciousness. His scale of consciousness are as follows: enlightenment 700-1000, peace 600, joy 540, love 500, reason 400, acceptance 350, willingness 310, neutrality 250, courage 200, pride 175, anger 150, desire 125, fear 100, grief 75, apathy 50, and guilt 30.

Another good resource book about human consciousness is Eckhart Tolle’s The Flowering of Human Consciousness, which gives a thorough discussion of the power and potential of human consciousness.