Following are brief thoughts about parallels between Ageless Wisdom and the Wilber/Integral model related to “states of consciousness.”
States of consciousness can be divided into three general categories.
- Waking (Gross body)
- Sleeping (Subtle body)
- Deep Dreamless Sleep (Causal body).
Everyone, regardless of your stage of development goes through these three stages whenever we fall asleep and wake up. We have various experiences (or states of experience) when we are in the waking state and in the gross body through the use of the five senses and are in the Alpha brain wave patterns. Daydreaming means we are still in the gross body, so even though we are in Beta brain wave patterns, these dream-like experiences are still related to waking states.