note: A young writer is working on a fictional treatment of a character
who lives the most self-conscious life she knows how to, on the basis
of current science. I prepared for her a summary of the insights into
the complexity of human consciousness as I had synthesized it in two books.
This email shares with you that brief overview of the kind of being I
believe humans are at this point in our evolutionary development.
Read the attached article if you want to gain some inspiration and a sense
of an alternative to the egocentric, short-term orientation of today's
materialistic, blood-thirsty society.
Take a few minutes to consider a longer-term, more expansive picture of
what Homo sapiens could be. The article identifies some sections of my
books Gods, Genes, & Consciousness and Our Solarian Legacy: Multidimensional
humans in a self-learning universe that support this vision.
A very good, short fictional story published by friend and colleague Joyce
Shafer does an excellent job of making real the cosmology set forth in
Our Solarian Legacy. Her excellent book I Don't Want to be Your Guru,
But I Have Something to Say can be purchased at:
Imagine a cosmos animated by an invisible force
that connects and envelops every ray of light, every vibration of sound,
every particle of matter, and all life forms in an ongoing dance of conscious
creation and experimentation.
See your core Self as a being of light and consciousness improvising on
an already well-established stage with only a skeleton of a script. You
try on different roles, honing your craft as you go. You engage with various
casts, wearing different costumes. You are both the actor and director
of a series of scenarios in a larger than life screenplay.
Did you know that frontier science and ancient traditions suggest that
the real you is more than a one life-time, physical being? What would
you think if someone offered you evidence that you have lived one or more
lifetimes prior to this one? And that you'll live again in a new body
after the death of your current one?
Perhaps you've already felt that your consciousness was more expansive
than the array of thoughts you're holding at this moment. Perhaps you've
had moments of memory from the lives of other individuals.
Maybe as a child you felt you knew something of the reason for being in
the family into which you were born. Or you may have had the opposite
feeling, that you didn't belong there.
Have you ever met a new person whom you had never had the opportunity
to see before, but felt you knew already? Have you ever walked around
a corner in a strange country and specifically recognized parts of the
scene before you? Have you been able to tell others about people or places
you've never seen before?
Are you disturbed by the sense of some suppressed knowledge about a person
or event that you have been unable to recall? Have you seen a portrait
or photograph of an historical person who seems familiar to you on some
unarticulated level? Do your dreams often place you in situations that
could have been in a history book?
If you answered any of the above questions in the affirmative or found
drawn to the possibilities suggested, then you are among the increasing
percentages of people who see themselves as aspects of a multidimensional
universe where individuated conscious beings exist beyond the limits of
our physical bodies and one lifetime.
This new, and yet ancient, vision includes a number of principles or attributes
that apply to all humans (and perhaps many other species). All of the
postulates below have been documented through systematic research and/or
collections of credible human experiences.
This evidence overwhelming suggests that such descriptions fairly represent
an objective reality; they are not just someone's beliefs. Even where
we do not have theories that explain how they happen, we do know they
1. Humans are primarily conscious beings whose existence extends
beyond their current life-time. In some form of consciousness or the other,
we live before we're physically born and continue to do so after physical
death. (OSL pp. 208-13)
2. The individual consciousness and the person's physical body
carry DNA traces or memories of one or more previous individual lifetimes.
(Many traditions call this reincarnation.) Young children are often able
to recall them before they are taught not to believe their memories. Scientific
research has confirmed numerous cases of such knowledge. (OSL pp. 186,
3. Each individual consciousness can know things about and communicate
with other individuals and dimensions through ways not explained by the
five physical senses (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, or tasting).
These inner senses have been documented and labeled in various ways. some
of the more common are:
- Telepathy: where a person sends or receives information to/from
another without any physical sense or connection being involved. (OSL
pp. 156-7, 212)
- Remote viewing: a person is able to accurately describe a situation
at a long distance that he or she has never seen before and has no prior
(OSL pp. 138-42)
- Precognition: someone perceives an image of a future event that
subsequently manifests. (Not all such predictions occur as probabilities
change due to actions taken subsequent to the initial image. About 66%
is the average accuracy rate.)
(OSL pp. 66-7, 150)
- Energy sensing: the individual can sense, from a distance and
out of sight of another, some of the emotional intentions of that person
toward the sensor. We often call it a gut feeling or intuition, but regardless
of the label, we have evidence that this is a real human subtle sense.
(OSL pp. 144-50)
4. Advanced non-human beings occupy the same universal field of
consciousness as humans. These beings, like humans, can exist in 3-D reality
and other as-yet-unexplained dimensions. (I call them ABs, for advanced
beings, because they can decide when to communicate with incarnated humans,
not because they are necessarily any more advanced than humans in other
These beings help humans with useful knowledge or information from other
dimensions. They can also do damage, even unintentionally, to humans.
(OSL pp. 176-78 and GG&C)
5. The expanded human awareness can see things happening in 3-D
reality even when we are not awake or the brain is not functioning. The
first is called OBE for out-of-body-experience and the latter is called
NDE for near-death-experience.
In both cases the awakened or resuscitated person can describe things
that happened to her or in a particular situation that could not be known
unless the person's consciousness was still at work while seemingly absent
or dead. Dreams also provide access to this realm of information. (OSL
pp. 143-44, 1831, 183-84)
6. People who have died often report back to family members or
someone else. The information they give can be verified as something only
the dead person could have known. The message can come as a disembodied
voice, through a trance channel, or even recorded on an electronic device.
(OSL p. 186, 208-09)
7. Many human channels open their consciousness to permit another
being to speak through it to pass on information to other humans. Sometimes
these messages deal with health problems, historical situations, advice
on Earth events, etc.
The information received that way is not from a divine source or any repository
of ultimate truth; it is only what that particular being (wherever it
is in the universe) knows or wants to share. It requires human efforts
to confirm or reject the channeled information as invalid. (OSL pp. 242,
8. Through as-yet-poorly-defined senses, humans have the ability
to focus their conscious intention and have an effect on others or physical
objects. It appears one's focused intention coheres a subtle energy that
is a substrate of our quantum universe that causes psychokinetic effects
(PK). Some of the changes wrought in another being assist in its process
of self-healing. (OSL pp. 50-55)
9. Throughout history various forms of the ABs described above
have been involved in human development, with positive and negative consequences
for individual and species realization of its natural potential.
Regardless of effect, these interactions between species and dimensions
have been a natural part of our self-learning universe. A universe in
which humans find themselves as self-aware players in a complex organism
that experiments and learns from life with all its up and downs, tragedies
and successes, and grace and horror. (GG&C)
10. If all beings (humans and ABs) are still engaged in a process
of self-discovery and learning about the universe, any who claim to speak
for the Ultimate Source do so for one of two reasons: (1) to attempt to
quiet their own fear of not knowing and lacking a sense of control of
their own destiny, or (2) to instill false fears in the rest of us to
control us psychologically and to manipulate us to increase their own
Beware of any who claim to have The Truth!