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.