The Atman Project: A Transpersonal View of Human Development by Ken Wilber

By Ken Wilber

Wilber strains human improvement from infancy into maturity and past, into these states defined via mystics and religious adepts. The non secular evolution of such remarkable members because the Buddha and Jesus tricks on the course people will soak up their carrying on with progress towards transcendence.

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As a final result, the self is no longer just a fleeting, amorphous self-image or constellation of self-images, nor merely a word or name, but a higher-order unity of auditory, verbal, dialoging, and syntaxical self-concepts, very rudimentary and tenuous at first, but rapidly consolidated. Except in the earliest phases of development, the individual's state of cognition determines most of the changes which occur in his psychodynamic life. It is his state of cognition that re-elaborates past and present experience and, to a large extent, alters their emotional associations.

According to don Juan, we have no memory of that portentous moment, simply because none of us could possibly have had any point of reference to compare it to anything else . . 403 At first he can only recognize his new membership reality, but eventually he will be able to recall it, moment to moment, whereupon the world-as-described becomes his higher reality and he effectively enters the linguistic realm of being. This is a decisive growth experience, but naturally tends to render the previous stages more or less inaccessible.

With the verbal or lower mind, the self is no longer bound and chained to the present, myopic in its vision and confined in its perception. Consciousness is, as it were, expanded through the vehicle of symbolic language, which creates for the mind a perceptual space quite beyond mere sensory input. This is, of course, a monumental advance along the evolutionary curve of consciousness, and a step taken, to date, only by humankind. But, as I tried to demonstrate in Up from Eden,427 there is a price to be paid for every increase in consciousness—as the child himself soon discovers.

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