The word “consciousness” describes a state of awareness of our internal and external existence. It has been debated, explored, analyzed, and written about across philosophical, spiritual, and psychological traditions and throughout human history—and still remains largely mysterious, despite the fact that so much of animate life possesses it. Our search to understand consciousness—both our own and others’—can be described as the most quintessential human action that we can take in our existence.


A Simple Explanation of Consciousness—Meditation Tips with Light Watkins

Meditation teacher Light Watkins breaks down the concept of consciousness and how it relates to the practice of meditation in practical ways.


Robert A. Monroe on Exploring Expanded Consciousness

Bob discusses the experience of exploring higher consciousness through out-of-body experiences and audio-induced gamma brainwave states.


Ken Wilber: Increased Consciousness, Decreased Suffering

Ken Wilber talks about Consciousness and Meditation in this clip from the DVD Spirituality in the Modern World


Mind-Body Connection (Pt. 1): Love as Potential

Paul Chek shares a mix of current scientific opinion, metaphysics, and my experiences with tai-chi, Qi-gong, meditation, and my experiences in shamanism as a means of explaining what he personally feels unconditional love (UCL) is, and how that relates to consciousness.


Psychedelics: Treating Addiction, Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Roland Griffiths

Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction.


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