What is consciousness, and where does it come from? In this provocative lecture given at EntheoGenesis Australis in Dec 2010, experiential journalist Rak Razam discusses the nature of consciousness that is underpinning the current global shamanic resurgence and planetary awakening.
As Richard Maurice Bucke said in his influential book from the turn of the 20th century, Cosmic Consciousness is a heightened perception of awareness above and beyond normal consciousness, illustrated through figures from history like the Buddha and others who claimed to have experienced mystic states. But what about the widespread shamanic ability indigenous and now the West is experiencing that often gives glimpses of this cosmic connection? What can larger species vectors be drawn from the rising tide of consciousness across the planet and the history books? Is the once sporadic peaking of consciousness in the gene pool now a species-wide activation?
Like a cosmic season, are we entering the summer of the soul, the tide of galactic history dovetailing with the celestial grand orbit of our solar system? Prepare to be illuminated in this critical philosophic podcast that grounds many esoteric and New Age ideas with modern science and current affairs.
Originally aired on: Feb 9, 2011