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The Evolution of Consciousness

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The Evolution of Consciousness (2008)

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In this interview, Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps (executive editor of What Is Enlightenment? magazine) explore the methods and mechanisms through which human consciousness and culture evolve and develop. They examine the remarkable fact that human consciousness is able to evolve and develop without changing its underlying biological neurology or DNA.

They further explore the nature of “internal development,” and describe how different aspects of a person’s consciousness can evolve relatively independently along emotional, cognitive, and volitional lines of development. The conversation concludes by exploring the spiritual line of development, the nature of the self, and integral philosophy’s efforts to bring forth a “natural theology” that recognizes those aspects of spirit which become “self-evident” to those who have achieved the integral stage of consciousness.

Steve McIntosh, Carter Phipps
Rosalind Bennet

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bbeech5, posted on January 8, 2014

Why is Rupert Sheldrake's photo on the cover of this interview between Carter Phipps and Steve McIntosh? This is misleading.

sandradeanelee, posted on June 21, 2013

philosophical in approach,,,,, presented in a manner that is not particularly informin. it would have been more interesting had he indicated just what he believes consciousness to be. that definition is in fact up for grabs. often i have heard it explained as 'self awareness' not necessarily located in the physical brain. i view it as a 'tool' that integrates the workings of the brain and the 'inner-self'/soul/mind'. it's interesting that the consciousness can be active during a surgery wherein the entire body is clinically dead.

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