Knowing and Unknowing

The more one knows, the more it is increasingly realized what is unknown—and, in certain cases, what is finally perceived as unknown can take on awesome proportions.

The larger or more awesome an unknown is, the less likely it will be perceived as such, if at all.

It is said that someone once asked a fish to describe everything in its environment, and the fish responded by describing everything but the water.

If one asks a human specimen to describe its environment, a long list of this or that will download, and the chances are very good that consciousness will not appear on the list.

Like the fish’s water, consciousness is the FIRST environmental aspect a human specimen exists within.

Wisdom and Education

Wisdom can be thought of as doing the right thing at the right time.

There are no educational curricula (no Wisdom 101s) anywhere that might nurture wisdom, and there is no concise history of it. What one finds instead is that when wisdom is mentioned (as some philosophers do), it is only in passing and usually via some kind of proverb or aphorism that hints of it, but says not much more.

In the last two hundred years during which it has seldom prevailed anywhere if it does come into existence, as factors that have seldom, if ever, been brought to light.

Humans have capacities to produce wisdom, and then not utilize it.

Modern technology is capable of predicting hurricanes, tornadoes, and even earthquakes. But the warnings are ignored to a notorious degree, even when becoming self-evident. The real disaster, in terms of human life, almost always comes from this uniquely human failure to heed the signs.

Deadly consequences come about with respect to manmade disasters. World Wars I and II were preceded by multitudes of signs that were indeed recognized by some but were explained away or ignored by very many more—and clearly because high-placed men were more interested in the ends they sought, with almost no concern for the consequences of their seeking, which consequences entailed multiple millions of dead and wasted.

“The future always foreshadows itself” via signs or signals of what is to come.

The definition of a sign is given as “something that serves to indicate the presence or existence of something”—such as present or forthcoming danger. Synonyms are given as symptom, mark, token, presage, portent, warning, and premonition—extended by metaphors such as bird of ill omen, gathering clouds, put on one’s guard, heed at one’s peril, signs of the times ahead, and so forth.

These definitions are workable enough to establish an educational course of Signs 101 and sufficient enough to at least intellectually establish the basic reality of signs and signals.

There is also insufficient education with respect to awareness, intelligence, wisdom, and especially that enigmatic thing they emerge out of—human consciousness itself.

Shamans

“The social function of the Shaman was oracle, healer and spiritual guide all in one. Their job it was to maintain a connection with the spirit world.

The modern concept of a shaman is based on early stereotypes and Victorian values. Shaman were able to communicate through the Earth-spirit. They were often associated to an animal, or familiar.

The word shaman originated among the Siberian Tungus (Evenks) and literally means ‘he (or she) who knows’. The concept of a shaman was almost lost in the 20th century, but it is making a slow revival in ‘new-age’ cultures. It is often spoke of as one of the first ‘religions’ practiced by people.

Generally, the shaman enters the spirit world by effecting a transition of consciousness, entering into an dream state, ecstatic trance, either auto-hypnotically or through the use of intoxicants. The methods employed were diverse, and are often used together. Some of the methods for effecting such trances are as follows: Fasting, drumming, dancing, and psychedelic drugs.”

– The Shamanistic Belief System –

“Even though there have been many forms of shamanism throughout the world, Eliade (1972) identified some shared beliefs that are common to all of them:

– Spirits exist and strongly influence individual lives as well human society at large
– Spirits can be benevolent or malevolent
– While in trance, the shaman’s spirit can leave his body to enter the supernatural world
– Within spirit world, the shaman can interact and communicate with the spirits therein
– Answers to earthly problems can be found in spirit world
– The shaman can treat sickness caused by malevolent spirits
– The shaman can perform acts of divination
– The shaman can evoke animal images as spirit guides and message-bearers

All of these basic beliefs paint a picture that is radically different from the worldview of Western science. In the view of shamanistic cultures the physical world is much more complex than we think. According to the shamans, there is an other world interpenetrating physical existence that is inhabited by intelligent spirits. Even though these spirits are normally intangible as well as invisible to us, the shamans say that all humans constantly interact with them; be it actively or passively.”

It is believed that a large percentage of prehistoric rock art is of shamanic origin.

http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/shamanism.htm
http://eagleshaman.com/shamanism/what-is-shamanism/

Consciousness

All forms have consciousness. Consciousness was inherent in the first materialization in 3D plane.

A tree is conscious of itself as a tree. It does not consider itself a rock. A dog knows it is not a cat.

Self consciousness does not involve humanity as per se.

So called human consciousness did not suddenly appear. The beginning of human consciousness began as soon as multi cellular grouping began to form in field patterns of a certain  complexity.

The consciousness  of being human was fully developed  in the cave man but the human conception was a alive in the fish.

Mental genes are blueprints for physical matte r and in these mental genes existed the pattern for human type of self consciousness. It did not appear in construction for a long period of time.

Human consciousness existed in psychological  time and in the inner time long before you as a species  constructed it.

from Seth and Jane Roberts Books