Mud Map of Consciousness
Power vs. Force
I N T R O D U C T I O N
Selected by color are the lower half of the table in red, and the upper half in green, with the band of gold separating the two halves. The only data retained from the original "Map of Consciousness" is the column in the table entitled "Level". All other information has not been published, and interested students of life should find the book to study the complete picture presented.
The basis for the color coded dichotomy is outlined in the authors own words, in an extract from Chapter 3:
At the levels below 200 the primary impetus is personal survival, although at the very bottom of the scale - the zone of hopelessness and depression - even this motive is lacking. The higher levels of fear and anger are characterised by egocentric impulses arising from this drive for personal survival. At the level of pride, the survival motive may expand to comprehend the survival of others as well. As one crosses the demarcation between negative and positive influence into courage, the well being of others becomes increasingly important.
By the 500 level, the happiness of others emerges as the central motivating force. The high 500's are characterised by interest in spiritual awareness for both oneself and others, and by the 600's, the good of mankind and the search for enlightenment are the primary goals. From 700 to 1000 life is dedicated to the salvation of all humanity.
In the following article I discuss the implications of the generalisation of the author's original detailed tabulation into the three (coloured) zones. This may or may not represent the original intentions of the author, however as the author's publication company Veritas, objects to the disclosure of the author's full "map of consciousness" then we have to be content to simply discuss a simplification of the original.
For this reason we have termed the result a "Mud Map of Consciousness", being a gross simplification of the multi-dimensional detail supplied by the original author Dr David Hawkins.
As a final introductory remark, I would like to think that it is quite likely that the author (Dr. Hawkins) is unaware of the standard management of copyright which is necessarily enforced in standard business by any publishing company. I would like to see Dr. Hawkins voluntarily place the whole of his "Map of Consciousness" in the public domain.
Much like the inventors of the software TCP/IP.
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Souther Spring of 2005
A Tri-partite view of Consciousness
Terrestrial Ocean of Ego & its Forces
This realm is the realm marked in red, with the increasingly calibrated series of levels ... shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger and pride. In this realm survival is via the knowledge and use of force verse force, and consciousness is very much held in sway by the tidal influences of the outer world. It represents a terrestrial environment in constant change and flux, a world where a tidal influence is exerted by force over all things.
None of the influences in this realm are reliable, none are lasting, none are energy efficient, and none are worth even thinking about. The student of life should stay out of the red. None of it is worth anything.
Pathway of Courage & the Warrior Spirit
There is a narrow band of the horizon between the lower environment of consciousness and the upper environmental levels of consciousness, and this is reserved for what the author terms the level of courage. This realm is marked in yellow/gold colour.
Courage should be governed by the realm above, not the realm beneath. Courage is a vehicle by which the human soul become known to the student of life.
Cosmic Ocean of Inner Peace & its Powers
This realm is that marked in green, and corresponds to the higher calibrated levels of consciousness delineated by the author as neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and enlightenment. In this realm survival is subsumed by association and knowledge of the cosmic powers of the inner realm of consciousness.
The entire planet which is shared by life is open to the cosmic environment which can be seen as another ocean in itself, just alot bigger than what our terrestrial perspective affords. As travellers of the mountain paths know well, such trails reach closer to the sky, and provide direction in this process we call life.
My summary of all this is simple:
Further Extracts & Review: Power vs Force
A review of this publication by Richard Dawkins might easily stop at this point because in the above presentation, simplified as it is, exists much to contemplate. However in reading though the work, other bits and pieces of literary work invariably caught my attention, and some of it is presented below.
Further References ...