Exploration in Consciousness

With only the occasional exception, recipients of this work emerge from their session in a vastly different state of mind than that in which they began. Often, a long period of silence ensues after "docking" (or "landing"), in which words are just not available, or not adequate. Sometimes, uproarious laughter is the first response. Other times, the hands come together in the body-language of prayer, while the silence continues. Commonly, people have inner visual experiences of the non-ordinary, with connotations of deep meaning, as if they have had a powerful waking dream.

These observations have led me to the conclusion that this work is a powerful tool for the exploration of consciousness. It appears to yield results similar to tools for this aim that have been developed in recent years, such as sensory-deprivation chambers, or John Lilly's flotation tanks. And, perhaps the results are akin to tools that have been used by ancient cultures in pursuit of the powers of the mind and prayer, such as sound chambers, kivas, labyrinths, and pyramids. The potential in this regard is relatively untapped, and there is much yet to be explored.

Skip Atwater, (quoted below) and others, are scientists devoted to studying ancient sacred sites and traditional shamanism as possible means to further understand the potential of human consciousness.

Skip Atwater, consciousness researcher, author of "Captain of my Ship"
"As we learn more about brain function, we are remembering the functions of the lower brain and the higher brain to make us a totally functioning human being, capable of perceiving in many different ways, capable of having our minds extend beyond our bodies. There is information beyond the limitations of the body and our five senses. It is our mind that gives us access to this information. It is the essence, the soul of us that allows us to know these things."

Stanislav Groff, MD, originator of Holotrophic Breathwork, Consciousness researcher:

"There are two modes of learning about the universe. Like our everyday exploration of consciousness via the senses, explorations of the mind can open entirely new information."

Carl Jung (from Larry Dossey's, "Recovering the Soul") Jung asserted that our task in life is to "become more and more conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious"......and that human consciousness is "the invisible, intangible manifestation of the soul." (Jung) Thus, the task of "creating more and more consciousness" becomes the equivalent of recovering the soul and regaining contact with the inner Divinity.(Dossey)

Kurt Goldstein, psychiatrist, "I have come to the conclusion that man always lives in two spheres of experience: the sphere in which subject and object are experienced as separate and only secondarily related, and another one in which he experiences oneness with the world..." (from "Recovering the Soul", Dossey)