Just the other day I sent a tweet on Twitter regarding 38 Degree’s proposed billboard action against the BBC cut backs, which seem to be threatening the wider ethnic community of broadcast programming here in the UK – you know, as you do – when one Tweet in particular from Peter Russell‘s steam jumped out at me… And lingered in my mind like the melody of catchy song does.
I had been meaning to check this out sooner rather than later… But, alas, due to my most busy schedule of late, I have had to postpone investigating the link… Until this morning, that is… And despite my initial apprehensions about listening to the first audio file I could find on the website, I have been thoroughly engrossed in the interesting talk that was given by Craig Hamilton about the evolution of consciousness and spirituality, which proposes ways about how we might go about letting go of our old memetic programming and replacing any “evolutionary aspirations” that we might have, to get past the little body mind consciousness in order to truly evolve into new ways of Being and Seeing the world and our relation to it. I must say, of late, what with a busy schedule surrounding work and training, I had almost placed the quest for developing a better understanding about our position within the universal dynamic on the back burner… But since having listened to this talk, I have found much inspiration and been exposed to some interesting ideas that have rekindled my aim to evolve my perceptive stand point beyond what so many of us take for granted in this everyday media driven world.
I have discussed the core aspect of this talk within previous pages of this blog a few times before, offering mainly a more scientific explanation for our present modes of Being and Understanding, so that we might observe a truth that is centered on empirical evidence – rather than vague and sketchy “hearsay” – with the main aim of demonstrating the natural patterns of mind that we are all subject to, no matter how different we perceive ourselves to be. And, in many ways, I am very glad to find others making bigger waves in getting this idea out there to reach thousands, if not millions, of people around the globe about this most important and pressing matter.
As many of you may no doubt be aware, it’s certainly not a new idea in itself, and has been discussed from many different angles by various luminaries, scientists, philosophers and even spiritual leaders alike i.e. Dr Albert Hofmann, Matthew Taylor, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Rifkin, Luang Por Chah, Carl Jung, George Monbiot, David Bohm, Elizabeth Culotta, Spinoza, Beau Lotto, Edward R. Murrow, Toporek, Dr Bruce Lipton, Jill Bolte Taylor, Christopher deCharms, Peter Russell, Dennis Genpo Merzel, William Blake and even (but not surprisingly) His Holiness the Dalai Lama. But regardless of this recurrent theme, I feel this talk in particular provides a somewhat new dimension to the core idea facing humanity as a whole i.e. the idea of evolving and understanding Life, via a more centered mode of scientific enlightenment, that melds with modern day Life and society in way that may posit in future a very healthy human conduct.
Thus I would like to highly recommend this talk to anyone who has an interest in what enlightenment, evolution and spirituality mean.
Join Integral Enlightenment founder Craig Hamilton for an in-depth look at the core shifts that have the power to propel us beyond the confines of the separate ego and into a life of wholehearted engagement with the evolutionary process. Includes an overview of the Integral Enlightenment approach to transformation, and a description of the Integral Enlightenment 9-week Telecourse.
To find out more about Craig and his interesting story, please visit his website by clicking here.
OR to investigate some of the other audio posts from Craig’s “Integral Enlightenment” website, please click here.